THE DETAILS

Come join us on our Ocean Discovery Summer Camp! Become an active member of our sailing vessel, the S/Y Next Wave, learn to SCUBA dive and go deeper with God while building life long friendships. Learn to dive and become a PADI Advanced Diver or Divemaster, sailing the Bahamas to dive sites that include plane crashes, sunken ships, night dives, jumping into caves, reefs, drift diving, nurse sharks, wild pigs, iguanas, and much more.

This camp gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and explore how to use them in God’s purpose for the world.

DIVEMASTER PROGRAM

Become a certified professional Divemaster on this 2 month PADI course. Starting with the introductory Open Water Course, students will work with dive instructors to obtain their certifications, making 60+ dives throughout the Bahamas

FAMILY DIVE & SNORKEL

Come with your family to enjoy this week of introductory level diving or snorkeling. During this week, anyone 10+ years of age has the opportunity to become PADI Open Water certified (children under 10 are welcome to snorkel).  With many family activities, group adventures, and Bible devotions, this is a week not to miss. 

3 WEEK DIVE PROGRAM

During this program you will complete your PADI Open Water and Advanced Diver certification. Students will perform five different types of adventure dives and 20+ dives over an adventurous 3 weeks.

 

PREREQUISITES & WHAT TO EXPECT

All campers will live on the SY Next Wave, a 136ft sailboat sailing throughout the Exumas. Helping on the ship, diving daily and participating in daily devotionals and worship. Prices include meals, lodging, rental equipment and Nassau airport (NAS) pickup/dropoff. Prices do not include airline tickets.
  • Recreational scuba diving and freediving requires good physical and mental health. There are a few medical conditions which can be hazardous while diving hence we have you review PADI medical form and complete it appropriately.
  • Complete the e-learning portion of OW course:  You will be receiving the web-based learning materials once accepted to this program.
  • Becoming certified as an Open Water SCUBA diver and be able to dive anywhere in the world! Expand your diving skills through PADI Advanced Open Water certification.
  • We are a Christian organization whose main purpose is to know God and make Him known. Not everyone who serves onboard has to be a Christian; however, while they are members of our team we ask that they’d be willing to participate in all activities, be respectful of our Christian beliefs, and that they live out the Christian values we embrace, on and off the ship.

 

For those interested in participating in the 2-month Become a Divemaster program, please note it is a highly rigorous program, consisting of up to 15-hour days and 6-day weeks. Applicants must be aware of the high level of mental and physical endurance required to successfully complete all the dive courses. Additionally, these students must:

  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Be a strong swimmer (you will be required to pass four stamina tests in order to pass the dive master course– a 400m swim, 15-minute tread, 800m snorkel, and 100m diver tow)
  • Be First Aid and CPR Certified through an internationally recognized first response organization such as Red Cross. Certification must remain valid for the duration of Divemaster Program (certification only lasts 2 years).
  • Have PADI’s Medical Form filled out and signed by the student and physician. A link to this form will be sent once accepted to this program.
  • Complete the e-learning portion of OW course:  You will be receiving the web-based learning materials once accepted to this program.

 

Are You Ready to Dive In?

Applications for Summer 2021 Ocean Discovery Camp are open!
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SUMMER 2021

Become a Dive Master (2 Months)

June 6th – August 7th $8,750

3 Week Dive Program

June 6th – June 26th $3,750

3 Week Dive Program

June 27th – July 17th $3,750

Family Open Water Diver & Snorkel (1 Week)

July 25th – August 1st Adult $1000
Child (12 and under) $750


The program provides Regulators with Computer Consoles, Buoyancy Compensator Device, Weight System and a Bag to keep your gear together. Personal dive equipment such as a dive mask, a summer spring wetsuit, snorkel, boots and fins are at your expense. Other optional SCUBA equipment such as backup wrist computer, gloves, underwater camera or underwater flash light are at the cost of the student. Questions about cost or equipment can be sent to volunteer@mvpacifichope.org