Dive Courses for every level

As Vanuatu’s only PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Dive Resort, Big Blue Vanuatu will help you with learning to dive or continuing your dive education. With an experienced, knowledgeable, up-to-date instructor team we can take you all the way from novice to instructor, and beyond!

The price for all our courses includes gear hire and PADI manuals. Please note payments made by credit card incur a 4% surcharge.

Big Blue is a 100% Aware, which means that percentage of proceeds from every course provided by Big Blue Vanuatu goes to Project Aware. We participate in the Project Aware Dive Against Debris program to combat pollution of our marine environments.

Learn to Dive

  • Discover Scuba Dive
  • 12,500vt
    per person
  • Blow some bubbles in a safe, relaxed pool environment while we introduce you to the equipment and techniques used by scuba divers, all under the watchful eye of our dive staff. Then we’ll go diving on one of the amazing dive sites along Pango Cove! Experiences conducted daily.

    One of our instructors will escort you along the reef where you’ll experience an incredible diversity of fish and coral. To join us in the ocean, you must have completed the pool experience.

  • PADI Open Water Course
  • 45,000vt
    per person
  • Become a PADI Open Water Diver by earning the world’s most recognised certification in the beautiful tropical waters of Vanuatu.

    Begin with a bit of dive theory and pool training, and then enjoy four open water ocean dives among the reefs and wrecks of Port Vila Harbour, Mele Bay and Pango Cove accompanied by your friendly Big Blue instructor. We can tailor the course to your availability. The practical portion of the course takes a minimum of 2 and a half days.

    When you book and pay for the course we will send you your unique code and the link to the PADI online course materials so you can complete the theory portion of the course before you come, leaving more holiday time to enjoy everything Vanuatu has to offer.

Advanced and Specialty Courses

  • PADI Advanced open water course
  • 45,000vt
    per person
  • Continue the adventure by completing your PADI Advanced Open Water course over two days, while diving the clear warm waters of Mele Bay. Just five dives in total and you will be on your way to opening up new and exciting dive adventures!

    You will complete training in Deep Diving and Underwater Navigation, and then you choose three other Adventure dives – select from Underwater Digital Photography, Search and Recovery, Night, Wreck, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware conservation dives and more.

    When you book and pay for the course we will send you your unique code and the link to the PADI online course materials so you can complete the theory portion of the course before you come, leaving more holiday time to enjoy everything Vanuatu has to offer.

  • PADI Specialty Dive Courses
  • Prices Vary
  • We offer a number of specialty dive courses taught by highly experienced professionals. Possible courses include:

    Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty, Peak Performance Bouyancy, Night Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Fish Identification, Underwater Navigation Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Project Aware Conservation

    If you do 5 specialty courses and are a rescue diver then you can qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest qualification for the non-professional diver. Go on, and we’ll take you for the Master Scuba Diver Challenge.

  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • 45,000vt
    per person
  • The Rescue Dive Course gives you the confidence and knowledge to assist a fellow diver if an accident should happen. Despite the serious nature of the subject, students typically report a great sense of achievement upon completing the course’s role playing the scenarios.

    Note that EFR First Aid Course is a prerequisite to the Rescue Diver Course. If you have not completed this training, it will need to be included as described below.

    When you book and pay for the course we will send you your unique code and the link to the PADI online course materials so you can complete the theory portion of the course before you come, leaving more holiday time to enjoy everything Vanuatu has to offer.

  • Rescue Diver plus EFR First Aid Course
  • 59,500vt
    per person
  • To become a Rescue Diver you need to have completed a first aid course within 12 months. If you haven’t we can teach you! This combination course price includes both the cost of the PADI Rescue Diver course and the Emergency First Response course.

    When you book and pay for the course we will send you your unique codes for both courses (you will receive two emails so watch out for both!) and the link to the PADI and EFR online course materials so you can complete the theory portion of the course before you come, leaving more holiday time to enjoy everything Vanuatu has to offer.

Professional Courses

Have you ever watched your PADI Instructor or Divemaster and thought, would that be a great job? Would you like to dive your way round the world? Becoming a PADI professional gives you the opportunity to work at home or in the hundreds of PADI dive centres and resorts around the world. Why not train to become a diving instructor in the warm tropical waters of Vanuatu?

Big Blue is Vanuatu’s only PADI 5 star Instructor Development Centre. We are the only centre to run Instructor Development Courses in Vanuatu and one of only a handful in the South Pacific.

Our Divemaster Programs give you the opportunity to work alongside our international and highly experienced team and gives you hands on experience of working in a PADI 5 star IDC centre which will assist you greatly when you decide to undertake the PADI IDC.

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