My husband found out tonight that the Grand offers PADI scuba diving certification programs aboard the ship. He called Princess right away (as this has always been something he's wanted to do - SCUBA!) and booked himself into the program.
Has anyone ever done these classes aboard any of the Princess ships? If so - did it take up a lot of your time? Was it fun? Was it worth doing?
The first 2 days of this program consists of classroom work in the morning and training in the pool in the afternoon. (days 2 and 3 of the cruise). Day 4 which will be Grand Cayman -will be "some classroom" (probably early morning?)
No instruction at all ( day off ) at port Majahual.
Finally in Cozumel, no classroom but you do 2 open water dives, the last I'm sure will be the test for the open water certification. They said it was a 4 day program.
My worry is that all this will take up a lot of time on this vacation! Prevent us from doing other excursions or shopping on our own, etc.
I am so torn! Please if anyone has ever done this can you tell me how it was? I would love to learn to scuba, but I also want to relax, have time to shop, bake on the beach - maybe swim with the dolphins ( a dream of mine!).
Help! Thank you for anything you can tell me- good or bad!