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Norwegian Cruise Line Dive In Programs

All About Dive In: Ever wonder how the other two-thirds of the world live? More than a million guests have taken the plunge with NCL's Dive In program. In fact, NCLpioneered Dive In, the first snorkeling program of its kind in the cruising industry! If you have a desire to learn, NCL licensed instructors can teach almost everyone to snorkel.

How the program works: NCL exciting and well-developed Dive In program offers complete snorkeling instructions, including the proper use of equipment. Although it isn't difficult to learn, it is important that you complete all the steps. First you'll be asked to fill out an application, short medical history and release form, followed by a presentation and question-and- answer session with NCL's licensed instructors. Before each excursion there will be a full explanation of procedures. Finally at the snorkeling site, qualified instructors will take small groups on a guided marine life tour, pointing out various kinds of fish and coral.

    NCL Dive In program includes:
  • Use of snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel and snorkeling vest)
  • Full instructions
  • Marine life tours at each site
  • Transportation to and from dive sites
  • Dive In certificate

Sample Dive In Programs

Dive In / Discover Scuba
Duration: 3 1/2 hours.
Here's a scuba excursion that requires no prior diving experience! After a short video and a 15-minute class on scuba diving basics and safety, you will put on your equipment and enter the water from the beach, accompanied by an experienced dive instructor. Not far from shore, you will reach the reef, filled with colorful sponges, corals and schools of tropical fish. You will have 30 to 40 minutes to enjoy your dive, then another 30 minutes to swim, snorkel or relax on the beach.

Dive In / Stingray City
Duration: 3 hours.
Truly the dive of a lifetime! Snorkeling with dozens of stingrays will definitely be a highlight of your cruise. This unique dive on a sandbar in water that's only three to four feet deep gives even novice snorkelers a unique opportunity to experience these beautiful and docile marine mammals up close. The shallow water the stingrays inhabit makes this dive accessible to everyone. An underwater camera is a must to capture the moment! Come see why National Geographic Society calls Stingray City "the most exciting shallow-water dive in the world."

Dive In / Buck Island National Park Reef
Duration: 4 hours.
Buck Island is the United States' only underwater National Monument and one of the most popular snorkeling areas in the Caribbean. After a 30-minute powerboat ride from Christiansted to Buck Island, you will enter the water from the boat and have one hour to enjoy this remarkable snorkeling experience. Your Dive In instructors will accompany you on the marked snorkeling trail that takes you along the reef. These stunning underwater coral gardens are filled with brilliantly colored tropical fish.

Dive In Scuba / Nassau
Duration: 4 hours.
Certified scuba divers can take this opportunity to explore Nassau's famous reefs on a two- tank dive. Accompanied by a local dive master, you will swim through a shipwreck and glide over the amazing wall at the Tongue of the Ocean, which drops to the inky black bottom of the sea. This tour includes round-trip transportation, two tanks, weights and weight belt. Additional equipment can be rented at the dive facility in Nassau.
Note: Participants must present open-water diving certification.

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