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SERIAL DIVERS DIVING CENTER

We are a husband and wife team, and we are both proud to have the highest level of French diving certificates. Also, we are PADI instructors and we are completely bilingual in French and English. We’ve been trained in the best schools with the best French diving instructors.

We created our diving club with only one goal: to safely help you discover the beautiful and mysterious world that lies within the crystal clear waters of Saint Barth.
By our side, you’ll feel welcome and confident, apart of our underwater family, joining us in the joyful spirit of discovery and conviviality for a safe and memorable adventure.

 

OUR TEAM

Emmanuel

I’ve always been in the water, going back as far as I can remember. By the age of seven I was already scuba diving in Lybia hunting grouper with my father. My tiny flippers couldn’t compare with the big flippers of the adults.

At the age of twelve, I carried my first tank in the turquoise waters of Guadeloupe. Since then, I never stopped traveling all around the world seeking new discoveries and wonders that lay beneath the sea.

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At the time, I had not considered “diving” as a profession. I was studying computer management. In 1992, I had my engineering degree and after a year in the army, I took my first job. Back then, diving was just something I was doing for pleasure as often as my job allowed.

It was only in 2006 that I seriously started to put prospective on what was important in my life. I decided to focus on my number one passion and I even thought it might be possible to succeed in a new way. So I started to build the next chapter of my life, a professional diving project, my goal being that within the next ten years I’ll be able to make my dream come true: my own diving school!

Since 2006 I gained experience in the world of diving clubs learning from the “inside” and I learned about the business structure through several seasonal contracts in the Mediterranean Sea.

This “double vision” was interesting in many ways: It allowed me to understand all the issues that could appear in each aspect of owning my own business. It made me aware of the strength and the weakness of each teaching methods.

I left my former life in October 2013 and today I’m ready to help you discover the true meaning of diving in weightlessness! I’ll show you how to dive safely. Divers and instructors are both welcome. If you are seeking discoveries in a new way or if you just feel like experimenting a modern way of diving do not hesitate… Come to see us!

Today, with my French State Certificate Second Degree, and MSDT PADI, not only am I licensed to train divers but also instructors. This demonstrates seriousness and quality for your future diving holiday in Saint Barth. Moreover, I am the only person in this island with such a high level of qualification.

 

Isabelle

I’m from Corsica so I’ve always loved the sea and the fish but after seeing “Sharks” at the age of 10, I decided to put my flippers away.

Fortunately I found myself some brand new flippers at 40 years old when I met Emmanuel! He proposed to me under the Elphinstone Arche in the Red Sea. Since then we traveled all around the world together diving in almost every sea on the globe!

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Most of my training took place in the Isula Diving Center of Ajaccio and then I didn’t hesitated for a second when I had to leave my family for seven months in order to follow the intense training of State Certificate at french sports high school. Then in order to diversify this training and to discover new horizons, I became a PADI instructor, and I’m licensed to initiate you to deep water diving and Nitrox.

I am part of an organization which has one goal: welcoming more women to the diving world. Right now, I’m the only woman instructor with the State Certificate in Saint Barth.

Being the mother of two children, believe me… you can trust me with yours. They’ll be in good hands.

We decided to change our lives and share our passion and happiness with you, by creating our own diving school. We chose Saint Barth because the weather is always nice, the sea waters are warm and crystalline with a wide variety of fauna and flora… and to top it off… people here are so kind!

If you want to have a once in a life time experience full of memories that will remain with you forever, trust us with your diving holiday or even if you want to switch career and become a diving instructor, why not? You won’t regret it.

 

OUR ASSETS

Discover the wealth of the waters overflowing with the fish of Saint Barthelemy in the company of professional instructors who will ensure your comfort and your safety. Located in Gustavia at the dock of the community, the diving center, Serial Divers, offers 3 daily outings (9:00 am, 11:30 am and 15:00) every day of the year.


Our comfortable and fast boat will take you to one of 22 diving sites on the island to discover fauna and flora exceeding your expectations. You will thrive while supervised by qualified instructors in the middle of grouper, tarpon, sharks, turtles, stingrays, barracudas, reef fish … the heart of a reef consisting of caves, canyons, rock towers, tunnels and wrecks, reefs and lined with colorful sponges.


Our goal is your satisfaction and for your pleasure to be complete, we offer you a choice of dives and a wide variety of training. No other diving club can offer you such a treat. It will have such an effect on you that you will too, become a Serial Diver…

 

 

 

OUR EQUIPMENTS

We privileged quality, you will find in our structure a listening team and the installations adapted to your needs (free Nitrox, rental photo and video equipment, semi-rigid boat, new and high quality equipment of diving ,…).

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SCUBA GEAR

The center is fully equipped with SCUBAPRO.

The vests have quilted linings, they allow you to dive just wearing a shirt during the hottest months of the year. They also have leads pockets integrated, this way you won’t need to wear a belt. Way more comfortable.

Our steel tanks are narrow and very light. With a capacity of 12L; they only weigh 12.1 kg which ensures neutrality in water and an unmatched floatation. During your immersion, you will forget that you are carrying a scuba tank on your back and your movements will feel very natural. On request, we can provide 15 liters tanks.

Our high quality regulators will assure your breathing and comfort allowing you to focus on getting the most of your diving.

OUR BOATS

We have one semi-rigid 20ft length that is capable of carrying 4 peoples and one semi-rigid 30ft length that is capable of carrying 20 peoples.

Its two engines of 250 Ch will provide a top speed of 45 knots and a cruising speed sufficient to rally the diving sites of the island in less than 20 minutes.

On board you will find a shower with fresh water to rinse off, cold drinks and French specialties. We also have music on board for picnic outings.

The solar awning will protect you from sunlight. It will provide enjoyable outings on the Caribbean Sea. Our boat is equipped with a sounder, GPS and VHF.

We limit ourselves to 12 divers in the marine reserve of St. Barth for your comfort and safety.

MATERIALS PHOTOS / VIDEOS

Our philosophy, impeccable quality of services. That is why we offer you the opportunity to immortalize your dives and we can rent to you underwater cameras and GO PRO devices with lighting to succeed videos and photos.

We also have the ability to take pictures or to follow you during your underwater adventure, so we can hand you the animated tale of your exploits (benefits reservation only).

 

You will take with you the memory of your immersion in the turquoise waters of St. Bart’s.

NITROX

We have all the equipment necessary for the inflation and NITROX diving.

Nitrox is a mixture with an oxygen content, greater than air, and a lower nitrogen content. Nitrogen being the main cause of decompression problems, decreasing the percentage has three effects: increasing the non-decompression time, reduce fatigue and reduce the risk of decompression sickness.

 

If you are not patented, we can change that by organizing special trainings.

 

PADI COURSES

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GET INTRODUCED

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?

If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

BECOME A PADI DIVER

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

PADI Open Water Diver course

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to use skills and explore!

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

PADI Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you   ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
  • Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

I’AM A PADI DIVER

Three courses available:

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course

Only two days is require to complete this course. The course includes 5 recreational dives and you can go down to 100 ft deep!

PADI Rescue Diver

Six dives to learn how to help in a rescue situation for conscientious divers! The E.F.R. (Emergency First Response) course is required to proceed onto the PADI Rescue Diver course.

PADI Master Scuba Diver

You need a minimum of 50 logged dives. The PADI Master Scuba Diver certification is the highest available to recreational divers in 12 dives. The best of the best in recreational diving!

We offer a wide range of specialties.

Penetrate the shipwrecks in your wreck specialty, go down deeper than 100 ft or learn how to take that great shot in the digital photography specialty. You can also choose one of these: night, underwater navigation, drift, enriched-air, underwater naturalist, peak performance buoyancy, etc…

Feel free to ask for more information, we can help you!

ENRICHED AIR DIVER

We offer two levels of training to discover diving with Nitrox otherwise:

Enriched Air Nitrox

This level available from the PADI Junior Open Water and will teach you the basics of using an oxygen-enriched gas.

So you can use blends up to 40% O2 with all the comfort that represents.

Training is conducted in two dives with a theoretical learning to enable you to understand the basic principles of the use of Nitrox but also the limitations of this mixture.

This training is intended for recreational diving enthusiasts who want to have fun by staying longer under water and / or those who want maximum security.

Advanced Nitrox Diver

This level can be done as part of a training French course or PADI Technical Diving.