PADI Scuba Courses In Las Terrenas


Haven´t been scuba diving lately and want a refresher? This is your course


A program if you never try this amazing sport. In 1 day you can start diving!!


The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver.


This course is probably the opposite of your inicial course, instead of heaving of heavy academic component your Advanced Open Water Course is primarily experiential.


This course expands your ability to care for yourself and to assist another diver both on the surface and underwater.


Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Become a PADI professional TODAY.


Dive Courses In Las Terrenas

Samana Diving is a premium dive education centre offering a full range of PADI dive courses, scuba diving lessons, and dive skills training programs in Las Terrenas. Whether you’re seeking to experience your first breath underwater in the Open Water Diver (learn to scuba dive) course, or to extend your experience with the next specialty course to earn your Advanced Open Water certification or Master Scuba Diver rating, or to teach and pass on your diving knowledge as a professional Dive Divemaster, you’ll find the perfect course right here at Samana Diving.

Our dive courses carry the most respected and sought after scuba credential in the dive industry – a PADI diving certification from Samana Diving. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI qualification will be recognised and accepted the world wide. Backed by our expert team of experienced dive instructors, IDC Staff Instructor, and other PADI dive professionals, it’s no wonder Samana Diving is a PADI Resort Centre (the only one in Las Terrenas and all Samana) and a well-respected dive school and education centre.

There is a very good reason why our customers selected us and our dive shop as their “Most Outstanding Dive Centre” in the whole of Samana area. When you learn to dive with us you will discover why:

  • Maximum of 4 students per dive instructor in the Standard course.
  • Only 2 days to complete the in-water training.
  • Genuine and globally recognised PADI Open Water Diver Certification on completion of the course.
  • Choose between online PADI eLearning or traditional classroom theory options
  • New scuba dive lessons start every day.
  • All scuba diving equipment supplied during the course.
  • Added safety of small classes.
  • Highly qualified and professional scuba instructors and staff.
  • Bring a friend a save with group discounts.

With a maximum of 4 students to each of our instructors, you will gain confidence and experience unmatched by any other scuba dive school. With this approach, your instructor can more easily target specific areas that you need attention to, rather than waste your time while they concentrate on other students. As a result, you will get more time having fun scuba diving and finish the course a much better diver. This lets you complete your learn how to dive course with only 2 days of in-water training.

Note: if you have a group of more than 3 you can still all learn to dive together. We will add another instructor to keep the student to instructor ratio at a maximum of 4 students for each instructor.

1.- The pre-requisites

  • You must be 10 years or over.
  • Complete a Diver’s Medical Questionnaire to determine if you require a dive medical from a doctor prior to engaging in dive activities.
  • You must be able to swim 200 m and tread water and float for 10 mins.

2.- Pick a start day

  • Choose a day that you want your in-water training lessons to start. We have new scuba lessons beginning every day.

3.- Theory options

  • Choose to complete your theory session using the online PADI eLearning system or the traditional classroom option.

Why choose a Genuine PADI course?

  • Global recognition – everywhere!
  • Highest Education Standards
  • Leading-edge Educational Materials
  • Progressive training & continuing diver education
  • Professional Quality and Support
  • Environmental Responsibility
PADI (or Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest and leading scuba diver training organisation. PADI divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI dive certification will be recognised and accepted globally.
The PADI system of diver education is the most instructional solid system in the diving industry. PADI courses are designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile. Under the guidance of your professional PADI Dive Instructor, you gain confidence while mastering important safety concepts and skills. PADI Instructors are trained and held to diving’s highest standards, backed up by a sound and proactive quality management system.

All PADI programs, from entry-level through scuba instructor training, fall under strict educational standards monitored for worldwide consistency and quality. PADI takes a proactive approach to quality management and randomly surveys PADI Divers to confirm their courses meet PADIs high standards as well as the divers’ expectations. No other diver training organisation works to maintain this level of professional reliability and integrity.

Credentialed instructional designers use state-of-the-art technology and learning theories to create PADI materials with you, the student diver, in mind. Independent study materials, available in a variety of media – online programs, tablet-based apps, manuals, workbooks, multimedia discs, etc. – allow you to learn in a way that works for you. Instructional support materials allow your PADI Instructor to further explain important concepts and verify understanding.
The PADI system of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centred and provide maximum practice and realistic application. You progress at your own pace as you demonstrate mastery of specific skills essential to a confident scuba diver and pursue your own goals and interests in the underwater world.

Beyond simply learning to scuba dive, you can expand your capabilities as a diver through continued education. The fun and enjoyment of being a confident scuba diver are fuelled by continuing to improve your scuba skills. Each PADI course builds on the previous one, teaching you skills and techniques when you’re ready to learn them. PADI speciality courses let you explore specific dive interests. Professional-level courses let you live the scuba diving lifestyle by becoming a divemaster or scuba instructor.

Just as scuba divers must earn PADI certifications, PADI Instructors must complete a development program that sets the industry standard for scuba instructor training. Each new PADI Instructor demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the PADI System and the ability to conduct PADI programs by meeting specific criteria. Before earning the PADI Instructor rating, all candidates are evaluated by a select group of PADI-employed Instructor Examiners. This ensures that the evaluation process is objective, fair and consistent worldwide. This is another way that PADI training stands above others in the dive industry.
As a PADI diver, you join millions of others to form a growing force that can and does make a difference in the effort to preserve the underwater world. PADI courses encompass environmental awareness and protection philosophies that emphasise the importance of protecting fragile aquatic ecosystems. The worldwide PADI organisation is committed to preserving the aquatic environment for future generations. Diving won’t survive without beautiful places to visit, and PADI Divers are encouraged to take action with Project AWARE (Samana Diving it´s the only 100% aware center in Dominican Republic) and make every dive count for a clean, healthy ocean planet.
PADI courses are certified as compliant with ISO standards for Recreational Diving Services by an independent auditor, the European Underwater Federation, and the Austrian Standards Institute.