Thursday, May 07, 2009




Frog’s Diving, located in Rodney Bay at Harmony Suites (adjacent to The Edge Restaurant), offers special discounted rates to all Peace Corps Volunteers.

The required PADI Open Water Certification, including equipment rentals, materials ($57.50US), and the necessary 4 dives costs $825EC.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Certification, including equipment rentals, materials and 5 dives (navigation and deep dives + 3 other specialty dives to choose from) costs $470EC. An additional cost of $5US/fuel charge and $5US/marina park fees (or $15US/annual fee) per dive, brings the total to apx. $550EC.

Two-tank dives for all certified divers is $150EC. Because of the northern location of Frog’s Dive Shop and the southern location of the dive spots, there is no discounted single-tank dive because of the high fuel costs incurred in getting to the diving locations.

Contact Tommy de Nobrega, Diver Master and Frog’s owner, for details and to make reservations. (758) 458-0798 (office), (758) 715-7794 (cell),

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Peace Corps Eastern Caribbean Volunteer Policies and Procedures Handbook, pp 20-21
-Volunteers who wish to engage in recreational scuba diving while on the islands must adhere to the recommended international standards for safe diving. Those without diving certifications must gain certification through an internationally-recognized certification organization before diving. There is an effort underway to establish decompression chambers to treat diving accidents on some of the Eastern Caribbean island nations where Peace Corps operates. At this point there is a functioning facility on Dominica. There is a facility to treat divers is at La Menard Hospital in Martinique, Phone 596-55-2346.

Volunteers must adhere to the following basic diving rules and precautions at all times:

Notify your APCD and PCMO of your intention to dive while in the Eastern Caribbean. Present your certification card to the APCD and PCMO
Request information on the location of the nearest decompression chamber.
Refrain from using alcohol, smoking or using behavior-modifying drugs before and
after diving.
Stay healthy and fit for diving—eat right and rest well.
Have approval for diving through a medical evaluation by a doctor.
Be recently trained in first aid and CPR and/or make sure your guide, dive master is.
Maintain your dive skills. If you have not dived in 12 months or more, take a refresher course before starting again.
Always dive with a buddy and a dive master. Never ever dive alone.
Never exceed recreational dive limits. Always plan for no decompression diving.
Carry accident insurance from the Diver’s Alert Network (DAN).

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