We recommend staying at the Sandcastle Beach Hotel or Lido Beach Resort, both on Lido Key in Sarasota.
Both hotels are on the beach. Get Miracle Swimming rates.
Sandcastle Beach Hotel, Lido Key
1540 Ben Franklin Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hotel added charge: $278 for 2 nights, standard room
Who Takes Jump Off The Boat?
Sometimes you need to be comfortable on boats and jumping in. Naturally, we teach the entire progression from scratch. You're eligible if you've taken the Beginning course and can float, unfloat and roll over peacefully. You also will have jumped into deep water in a pool at least 3 times. Ocean 101 and Deep Water Play are good precursors, too.
What Is the Course?
We begin by jumping into deep water in a pool. Confirm unequivocally to yourself that you effortlessly come back up! We then practice jumping from a platform above the pool deck. On Day 2, we spend the day on the boat. Jump into a peaceful cove and rest. Then, out to the Gulf to jump into the blue. Step by step we learn, having fun. Lunch is on us on the boat.
When this course is combined with Deep Water Play, the level of mastery of the 1st Circle is so deep that students have spontaneously been able to tread water by the time we jumped into the ocean.
Where and How?
9 hours/2 days, $495
In terms of safety, this fifth course in our series of Core Courses, if taken in conjunction with the other four, completes your series to achieve Open Water Competency.