PADI 5*Dive Center - Instructor Development Center - Best Dive Excursions - 100% Safety Record - Catalina Dives

  • 100% Safety Record
  • 5 star Dive Center
  • More than 20 000 enthusiastic divers
  • Multi-lingual Dive Instructors
  • English, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Russian
  • Small groups - no crowds
  • Fun & Adventure


PADI Scuba Diving Courses

pool diving

Global Dive Academy are teaching people every day that diving is both fun and safe. We offer free introductory lessons to diving at the Resorts pool, morning and afternoon, for all those wishing to experience diving for the first time so you can easily integrate diving into your vacation.

Already a diver? Check out our Dive Master Interships!

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Our Dive Centre in Bavaro offers all PADI Courses. For beginners we offer: Discover Snorkeling, Discover Scuba Diving, PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver. For the more Experienced Divers we offer: PADI Adventure Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and All PADI Specialty Courses (Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Navigation, Cavern, etc.) up to the highest rating in Recreational Diving: The "Master Scuba Diver" qualification.

Dive trainingThe introduction courses are taught in one of the swimming pools of our Beach Resort. The Ocean Dive we make in front of our Resort within no more than 5 Minutes Boatride. The theory section of the course is supported by visual mediums and interactive learning which makes it all the more fun and motivating.

It doesn't matter which diving course you have in mind, with Global Dive Academy you will find the most competent and friendly dive centre in the Dominican Republic. Our programs offer a free boat shuttle service for those staying at other hotels in the area. You will be picked up 30 minute prior to when your course will start and you will also be dropped back once you finish.

Global Dive Academy offer the following PADI Courses:

PADI CoursesPrices
BubblemakerUS$ 89
Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)US$ 99
Scuba DiverUS$ 299
Open Water DiverUS$ 449
Open Water Diver via E-LearningUS$ 299
Adventure DiverUS$ 269
Advanced Open Water DiverUS$ 389
Rescue Diver (RD)US$ 449
Nitrox SpecialtyUS$ 199
Emergency First Response (EFR)US$ 129
Referral DiveUS$ 69
ReActivate (former Scuba Review)US$ 99
“NEW” “PADI Sidemount Specialty” 1 Confined Open Water Dive + 3 Open Water DivesUS$ 399
All PADI Specialty Courses on Request
Ask for the Master Scuba Diver Challenge
PADI Divemaster & PADI GoPro Internships
* Please see below for Dive Master Courses

Dive Master Courses

The Global Dive Academy Divemaster Program-Independent learning through PADI eLearning

PADI Divemaster Online eLearning gives you:
  • The ability to complete a Significant portion of your Knowledge Development Online, replacing all but one of the Classroom Presentations (Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster). This will be delivered live by one of our PADI IDC Staff Instructors or PADI Course Director.
  • Provides convenient unrestricted 24/7 access to the Online Version of the PADI Divemaster Manual and DVD segments
  • Learning at your own Pace and on your own Schedule and come Fully prepared to your PADI Divemaster Course at Global Dive Academy where “DIVING & STUDYING” is “SERIOUS FUN”.

The PADI Divemaster Online eLearning Fee of $232 is paid directly to PADI. When you Sign Up with Global Dive Academy we will Discount you the $232.

To purchase the IDC Online Independent Study, follow these steps:
  • Click on the “eLearning Button” below.
  • Select “Language” and choose “Purchase an Online Course-eLearning”.
  • Select by “Course Details” the “Divemaster” and then “BUY NOW”
  • Fill out Credit Card information.
  • Begin the PADI DIVEMASTER Course Online with Global Dive Academy.
PADI Diving e-learning