PADI Courses & Diving

The facility is host to a PADI dive center where visitors can obtain open water, rescue and dive master qualifications and/or training.

All visitors wishing to dive at BCSS need to provide existing dive qualifications and paperwork. Those new to diving may sign up to the PADI courses presented here. The center permits a maximum of two dives per day except if visitors are part of a special program such as Media & TV Crews or are conducting personal assignments such as Master, PhD or Senior studies. The BCSS dive center maintains equipment available for rent and can be used across all programs but it is recommended visitors bring their own snorkel, fins, boots, gloves and wetsuit.

In order to conduct a PADI Course at BCSS, visitors must be part of a Volunteer, Student or Senior program that covers accommodation, catering, access to all facilities/projects, boats/vehicles use (with staff) and training.

Accommodation Room & Board Diving Sessions Open Water Course † Rescue Course † Advanced Course †
Single* $80 per person/night $30 per person/day $530 $450 $790
Sharing* $70 per person/night $30 per person/day $530 $450 $790

* Includes catering & accommodation as well as main activities, boat use, vehicles etc – Excludes leisure activities. Also excluded are airport VISA entry fees (50 $), park fees (variable) and mainland taxi to beach at Dona Ana hotel (pay in cash 600 MET/4 people taxi, 1200 MET/7 people taxi – call BCSS driver Nelson +258 84 28 49 480 – or let BCSS know your arrival time to arrange pick up). Parking is available in Vilankulos. Non English speakers must provide a translator on selected programs.

‡ Dive Master courses are only available on demand, please Get in Touch.

† This is a supplementary cost on top of a main program. Accommodation must be booked separately via one of the Volunteer, Student or Senior programs. A $50/week surcharge incurs if not bringing your own gear.