• On Aug 10, 2020
    Derek from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I know that the "Certified Scuba Dive at Stuart's Cove-Nassau"includes equipment rental (wetsuit optional). Can you bring your own equipment and possibly get a discount, or do you pay regardless?

    Welcome to planDisney, Derek! 

    We love having Guests onboard here so we can talk about our favorite topic: Disney Cruise Line. I could go on for hours chatting about how much we love exploring the world with Captain Mickey at the helm. Sounds like I don’t have to say much to convince you since you’re already booked on an adventure at sea to the Bahamas

    I love that you’re diving right in with a question about scuba diving! The Certified Scuba Dive at Stuart Cove excursion in Nassau sounds like an excellent choice. After reading the description, I can SEA why you are drawn to this dive. Getting to explore the Tongue-of-the-Ocean sea wall and dive 80 feet to play “I Spy” with exotic fish and a gorgeous coral reef sounds like a scene straight out of Finding Nemo.

    After checking the “Know Before You Go” information, it looks like the Port Adventure you are interested in does include snorkeling equipment in the pricing, specifically the BCD, regulator, tank, weight belt, mask, snorkel and fins. Wetsuits will be provided at an additional cost. If you want to bring a wetsuit, then that’s one way to save some Disney dollars. So while I know you’d like to use your equipment, see this for the gift that it is because what this means more luggage space for you when packing for your cruise! 

    When I checked online at Stuart Cove's website, it appears they have a contract with Disney Cruise Line and ask that you book through Disney to ensure proper pick-up times and getting back to the ship on time. Frankly, that’s one of the biggest reasons why I always like booking Port Adventures with Disney Cruise Line is the ship will do everything it can to wait for those Guests if there is a delay. I've never actually encountered a problem while on a Port Adventure, but I sure like the feeling that I won't miss the ship if something goes awry.

    Just to go over the particulars for this excursion, it is for certified divers only. Guests must also provide a valid certification and photo ID onboard and have completed at least one dive in the past 24 months.

    Swim back to planDisney anytime as you continue your deep dive into your vacation planning! 

    Happy Sailing!

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