Post # 1
Anyone who’s a scuba diver, or a will-be scuba diver? Getting/got certified for the honeymoon? Share your experience!
I just started my open water training and I think I barely managed my swim test. I didn’t expect that I had to do that (I know, I didn’t read my homework in enough details)! I knew I’m not in the greatest shape but boy was I really more out of shape than I expected! I also cheated for a couple of seconds but the instructor said it was ok. Hopefully, this thailand honeymoon will continue to be a positive motivator….
Post # 3
I have been on resort courses before and we plan to get certified before the honeymoon if we can squeeze it in. I’m sure you’ll pass your tests! THe open water stuff can be challenging if you haven’t been swimming regularly!
Post # 4
My friends got certified on their honeymoon and you can definitely tell the difference between someone who got resort certified and classroom certified. I think classroom is definitely the way to go!! I’m signing up soon for my certification. I’m so excited!!
Post # 5
Good luck to all of you who are planning on it; and I also agree that I will probably feel more confident going through the more structured route of certification. It has definitely been fun (except for the swim test part). But it’s true as arizonabride said, the test is not bad if you swim regularly (or in great shape). I’m glad our honeymoon is not immediately after the wedding though. There was no way I would’ve had time to do this during the months leading up to the wedding 😀
Post # 6
Oh I want to do this so bad! One of my best friends just did it w her boyfriend and I’m so jealous at how much fun it looks!
Post # 7
I got scuba certified when I was 16 to go on a trip through my high school & it was the best thing I ever did! I have dove in Belize & the Cayman Islands & cant wait to dive again in Hawaii on our honeymoon. The classroom is definitely the way to go! Good luck everyone
Post # 8
I signed up for PADI’s online course, then did my open-water dives with an instructor in Puerto Rico (this was convenient for me because I lived there at the time!) This exact setup obviously is not an option for everyone, but it can be a great comprimise to do the online stuff before you leave, then just complete your final open water dives for the certification once you get to a tropical locale (as long as they have PADI instructors.)
So worth it ladies – SCUBA is such a blast, and an awesome way to share a special experience with your man.
Post # 9
I got certified in Thailand a few years back and my husband I entertained the idea of going scuba diving on our honeymoon in Bora Bora. But when we got there, we were way too lazy and the water was so clear, we were pretty happy with snorkeling and kayaking for free.
I do have to say that I also had trouble with my swim test, which was conducted in choppy waters off of Koh Lanta, but he let me pass. And the 2 days of scuba diving were really tiring. But then again, I’m also super out of shape.