At Corn Island Dive Center we focus on professionalism, safety and fun!
Our goal is to provide customers with quality and safe dive instruction and guided tours, while always adhering to PADI standards. We focus on creating confident, and knowledgeable divers who understand the importance of safety on every dive. We always allow plenty of time for course completion, and we never rush our students. Our patient and experienced PADI Instructors provide an optimal learning environment for our students, they make learning easy, fun and enjoyable while encouraging students to participate, and to ask questions. Our Instructors will ensure that each and every student has an unmatched level of understanding of all their new diving knowledge, and are comfortable and fluid under the water. We strive to create knowledgeable, confident divers, not simply to hand out certifications.
You're in great hands at Corn Island Dive Center, and we want each customer to get the most out of their dive experience with us. Whether you simply want to see some great marine life and have fun in the water with some friends and other travelers, or if you are looking to learn about identifying the local marine life, their habitat and their behavior, or maybe you would like to improve your dive skills and knowledge this holiday, we can do it all!
Corn Island Dive Center is located on Corn Island, Nicaragua. We are on the North end of Brig Bay, across from Hotel Best View.
The best emergency planning is prevention! Here at Corn Island Dive Center our team of experienced and highly trained staff know how to give you a safe, yet exhilarating experience in the water. We work hard to ensure the safety of our of customers and staff so you can enjoy every minute of your dive experience. Did you know to Dial 118 (Spanish), 101 (English) in Nicaragua to reach emergency services? Corn Island Dive Center has a customized emergency action plan in case of any injury or emergency, and all of our staff are trained and prepared should an incident occur. We have emergency oxygen on all of our dive boats, as well as at our center, and all of our Instructors are certified as a Emergency First Responders and PADI Emergency Oxygen Providers. Each boat is stocked with first aid kits, life jackets, flotation devices, fire extinguishers, GPS, radios, and more. There is a hospital on Corn Island, which has a speed boat ambulance ready to transport a patient if needed. Corn Island Dive Center also has emergency evacuation plans in place should a patient need to be evacuated to Bluefields or Puerto Cabezas.
The nearest re-compression/hyperbaric chamber is in Puerto Cabezas, a 4-5 hour speed boat ride away from Corn Island.
The ocean is our playground, but it is also our worlds lifeline. Marine and ocean conservation is extremely important and Corn Island Dive Center wants to help, how about you? As divers, we must protect the ocean, locally we focus on our beautiful waters of the Corn Islands. It is important to us that our waters stay clean and our marine life stays healthy and abundant.
Overfishing is a large issue worldwide and is contributing to massive declines in many fish populations. On a local scale, there are things we can do to help keep our fish populations around the Corn Islands healthy. Many locals for example will fish for food, however there is a huge difference between surviving and making a living, and fishing for sport. We urge anyone visiting the Corn Islands, if you choose to fish, please do so responsibly and only catch what you can eat, or catch and release. Controlling the amount of fish being taken out of our waters will help keep our fish populations higher and the whole marine ecosystem around the Corn Islands healthier.
"Take only photos, leave only bubbles". Our staff at Corn Island Dive Center respects our marine life and you should too! We have a strict policy at Corn Island Dive Center that we do not touch, harass, remove, kill, or feed any of the marine life in our waters. Please be cautious of where all your garbage ends up, especially your plastic bags and bottles!
Corn Island Dive Center is a proud and active member of PADI's Project AWARE. We will be running regular beach and underwater clean-up dives around Corn Island to help clean up our waters.