Scuba

Captain Amy Holmquist
Capt. Amy Holmquist

Master Dive Instructor,
Emergency First Response Instructor, and Master Captain.

Qualifications

Auxiliary Sail Endorsement

OUPV Near Coastal Captain

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Red Cross Professional Rescuer

S.S.I. Dive Master


Scuba:

PADI Master Scuba Instructor, 2002

S.S.I. Dive Control Specialist, 1999


Vessels

Master Captain - 100 ton, 2004

Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels, 2003

U.S. Merchant Marine Officer License, 2003

Auxiliary Sail Endorsement, 2003

Dive Into Luxury - Call for Price

Explore the wonders of the underwater world, while we pamper you and you escape into the beauty and serenity of your surroundings.


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Explore the wonders of the underwater world, while you escape into the beauty and serenity of your surroundings.


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Beach diving is a favorite of the crews ships. Learn to dive and enjoy the local beaches of Saint Thomas. Sites can be explored all year round as they are well protected from the weather and have a wide range of shallow sites with healthy coral and some interesting terrain.

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Never Dive Alone

Always check your equipment before each dive.

Never dive alone.

Enjoy the sites, but don't touch.

The survival of the under water world depends largely on us; do not overturn rocks, kick up sand, pick up animals, touch coral. Be content with watching.

Leave the underwater world as you found it; future divers and the marine life will be happy you did!

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Open Water Certification
Advance Diver Certification
Rescue Diver Certification
Dive Master Certification

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Diving Tours

AquaAmy

AquaAmy is familiar with the various Caribbean dive locations and can safely guide you around. Come learn about the various types of marine life such as corals, sponges, and over 200 species of fish on your Dive Tour. Explore shipwrecks, caves, or take a night dive to experiance the fantastic world of nocturnal marine life!  You will discover corals, sea whips and gorgonian sea fans while swimming with turtles, parrot fish, and blue tang.

Adult Tours

Single Tank Boat Dives

Dive Fee - $175.00 ea
Boat and gear not included. Capt. Amy is available to assist in boat charters and gear rental.

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Two Tank Boat Dives

Dive Fee - $195.00 ea
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Single Tank Night and Twilight Dives

Course Fee - $195.00ea
Advance reservations are required includes. Dive gear not included

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Resort Scuba Course

Course Fee - $215.00
Includes classroom, skill session, fun dive and use of all scuba gear.

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Scuba at the Pool

Course Fee - $155.00ea
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Captain Amy Holmquist


Capt. Amy Holmquist

Master Dive Instructor,
Emergency First Response Instructor, and Master Captain.

Personalized Diving Instruction

  • Personalized attention of your own Instructor
  • Explore the dive destinations you want
  • Try something new
  • Try new dive gear
  • Catch your own lobster
  • Try Underwater Photography
  • Learn more about our fish, coral reefs and Shipwrecks

Scuba and Snorkeling for Kids



Snorkeling Experience for Kids

Course Fee - $155.00ea
Minimum 5 years of age and Maximum 12 years of age

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Scuba at the Pool for Kids

Course Fee - $155.00ea
Minimum 5 years of age and Maximum 12 years of age.

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Shallow Reef Dive for Kids

Course Fee - $215.00ea
Minimum 10 years of age and Maximum 12 years of age. Includes classroom, skill session, fun dive and use of all scuba gear. - Pool like conditions.

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CPR and Emergency First Response

Course Overview

Emergency First Response Primary Care

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR)

teaches you how to deal with emergencies that are immediately life threatening. You will focus on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure you have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to use your skills.

Here are the Primary Care (CPR) skills:

  • Scene Assessment
  • Barrier Use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Serious bleeding management
  • Shock management
  • Spinal injury management

You may also participate in an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training component, learn how to help a conscious choking adult and have an emergency oxygen use orientation.

Secondary CareSecondary Care (first aid)

covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening or when local EMS is unavailable or delayed. You focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice. The Secondary Care (first aid) skills are:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

The courses are approximately eight hours in length.

First Aid Certification

Emergency First Response Training - $100.00
Day Classes 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Care assessment and treatment for adults and children. Includes the use of oxygen, AED machines and more. Class includes books, mini first aid kits and plastic certification card. For the person who needs CPR training, this hands-on skills training prepares them to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in victims ranging from infants to adults.

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Emergency First Response Training - $100.00
Evening Classes 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Care assessment and treatment for adults and children. Includes the use of oxygen, AED machines and more. Class includes books, mini first aid kits and plastic certification card. For the person who needs CPR training, this hands-on skills training prepares them to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in victims ranging from infants to adults.

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Oxygen and Defibrillator Delivery Certification - $24.00

This course teaches individuals currently certified in Adult CPR how to safely use an AED to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
Note: This certification is offered only when you take the Emergency First Response training course

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Emergency First Response Refresher Course - $60.00

This course is for people that have completed the Emergency First Response course and need an update to new techniques to get re certified.
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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE COURSE OUTLINE

Note: Eight-hour courses may be divided into two (2) four-hour sessions.

Primary Care Assessment [A,B,C,D,S]
30 min.
Protecting yourself
10 min.
Rescue Breathing & CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant)
45 min.
Serious Bleeding
10 min.
Shock Management
10 min.
Spinal Injury
10 min.
Defibrillator
10 min.
Oxygen Administration
15 min.
Choking (Adult, Child, and Infant )
20 min.
Video [Optional]
45 min.
SECONDARY CARE / FIRST AID  
Injury Assessment
30 min.
Strains, sprains & fractures
10 min.
Bandaging wounds & Eye Injuries
15 min.
Head, neck,& back Injuries
10 min.
Burns
10 min.
Exposure to cold & heat
20 min.
Electrical Injuries
10 min.
Illness Assessment
10 min.
Diabetic Emergencies
10 min.
Epileptic Seizures
10 min.
Heart Problems
10 min.
Allergic Reactions
10 min.
Asthma
10 min.
Poisoning
10 min.
Video [Optional]
30 min.
OPTIONAL TOPICS  
Workplace Training
5 - 10 min.
Back Injury Prevention
5 - 10 min.
Slips, Trips, & Falls
15 min.
Violence Awareness
5 - 10 min.
Ergonomics
15 min.
Sudden Illnesses
5 - 10 min.
Prevention
5 - 10 min.
Recognizing Emergencies
5 - 10 min.
Prioritizing Care (Adult, Child and Infant)
5 - 10 min.
Foods for Fitness
5 - 10 min.

Preventing Disease Transmission

  • Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Blood-bourn Pathogens
10 min.
How Infections Occur
5 - 10 min.
Legal Considerations
5 - 10 min.
OSHA Regulations
5 - 10 min.
Drowning and Water Safety
10 min.

Course Material

Provided by the Instructor

Emergency First Response Binder (Course Book)

  • Emergency Reference Manuals
  • Independent Study
  • Skill Development

Standard First Aid & Barrier Kit (Pocket size)


Optional DVD

Emergency First Response DVD

EFR DVD

(Available in DVD Format only) This award-winning video provides clear, concise explanations and demonstrations of the important steps of emergency patient care for adults. You'll use the video during independent study or classroom sessions to preview the skill and concepts you'll learn during the practical hands on skill practice session with your instructor. The video provides a visual rich overview of the concepts explained in the Emergency First Response Participant manual and is also an excellent resource to refresh your skills after your compete the course.

Emergency First Response Home Study DVD, NTSC  -  $24.95 ea.

Course Aids

  • Mannequins
  • Oxygen Unit
  • AED Trainer Machine
  • Barriers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Certifications Cards [Plastic]
  • Bandages & Blankets
  • Backboard
  • TV / VCR
  • Insurance & License

First Aid Products

Defibrillators

  • Light weight  Fully equipped at just 3.3 pounds

  • Intuitive - Clean design and clear voice instructions instill the confidence that's needed when administering therapy to a person in cardiac arrest

  • Ever-Ready - Powered by a long-life (4 year) disposable battery.  Automated tests help ensure readiness

  • Versatile - Available for use on anyone of and age, including children and infants

  • Effective - Patented SMART Analysis heart rhythm assessment and SMART Biophysics defibrillation therapy, clinically proven in nearly 10 years of use. No other biophysics waveform is as well documented.



M5066A  -  $1,460.00

HeartStart Onsite Defibrillator

designed to enable you to help save a life in extraordinary circumstances.

Note: HeartStart Onsite Defibrillator purchase requires a purchase of either the Standard Carry Case, M5075A, or the HeartStart Onsite Defibrillator Slim Carry Case, M5076A.

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M5072A - $ 219.00

Child Defibrillator Pads

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Testimonials

Talk to AquaAmy's Lucky Charm

My sons and I were on a scuba excursion with you last week. I am trying to identify the type of ray we say while we were snorkeling. It was approximately 36 inches in diameter with a long thin tail about 12 feet long. We were in about 10 to 15 feet of water. The ray had a well defined head. The top surface was about 50/50 white and blue in asymmetric pattern. What we saw of bottom appeared to be white. Upon arriving home we searched the Internet looking at pictures but still cant identify it. It was definitely not a well defined pattern such as the pictures of spotted eagle rays that we saw online. Any ideas of what this was.

In any regard thanks for making my children's first scuba (scuba) dive a pleasant experience!

  --- Joel - January 2013


Lobster Diving

Hey Amy. Thanks for the hook up with Russell who in turn hooked us up with captain CC. We did 2 dives yesterday and had such a great experience. CC took us to his dive spots and we caught 6 lobsters all about 4 1/2 lbs each. No fish big enough to spear but such a great day of diving!

Thanks again

  --- November, 2012


Thanks for a great day! We really enjoyed learning to scuba & spend the day together. You made it fun, and we got a lot out of all the time in the water and at the beach.

Great job, thanks for being such a great hostess!

Maybe we’ll see you again someday… If your adventures ever cause you to wander up to Milwaukee, look us up ;)

  --- Tom, LueAnn and Family  Milwaukee, WI  March, 2011


I don't know whether you remember me but I brought my son down to St. Thomas, and you gave him scuba lessons. He qualified and received his certification. The year before you had taught both my older son Wally Jr. and I and we were certified. We are all thinking about returning to St. Thomas and we want to take some dives with you. Are you available? We would like to stay at the same place.

Thanks

   ---  Wally, December, 2010


Thank you so much for a great diving experience on Sunday. What a special way to spend Easter Sunday! Taylor & I really enjoyed the day and you are a patient and attentive teacher! What a beautiful world you introduced us to. Thanks again and we hope to see you next year - we'll e looking for you!

  --- Kathy and Taylor , April, 2010


Dive with AquaAmyHere are two photos of your beach sign from Oct. 31, 2009 when I dived with you. Thanks for a great dive.

Take Care,

   ---  Steve - October, 2009


Good Morning Amy. This is Randy and Henry, we were there on the Monday of September 1, 2009 and we had a GREAT time diving, you are a Great teacher and we will always have a desire to come back, and of course we now are HOOKED on diving and are planning a trip in the near further. I hope you do remember us, remember Henry is the one that was a BIG MAN that had all the muscles, and I was the one that you were concerned about the weight belt not staying on because you said I didn't have a BUTT (By the way I think he has a good looking BUTT- His Wife) just joking.

Thanks for the Great experience on our 1st dive

   ---  Thanks Randy, September, 2009


AquaAmys Dive Aug 2009

Remember me its been awhile. I have 2 weeks vac. yet to take this year 1 for a cruise and maybe one for some more dive training. I would like to get my Master diver or Dive master. I have my Advanced let me now what you think.

   ---  Darren February, 2009


Hello Amy,

We had such a great time with you on St. Thomas. Be assured, we'll send any dive-friends going there your way!!

Thanks for making it fun. Also, thanks for helping me get Karen home ... that wild child! Here some pictures I took on the trip ... I need a strobe light badly ... ordering one now ... it was too dark to get good shots of the turtle with my little automatic flash ... bummer. But GREAT memories.

Take care,

   ---  Anja, North Carolina - February, 2009

 
 

My boyfriend and I rented a board from you the other day. It was great meeting you! Thanks for letting us rent your boards!

   --- Lisa, Bend, OR April, 2012


SUP with AquaAmy

You took some pictures of 2 old guys (Wes and Jack)  trying to get up on a paddle board last week at Coco Beach. We tried in vain to get up on the Board.

Thanks for all the fun... hope to see you again when were back in the islands.

---  Jack, March, 2012


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


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6501 Red Hook Plaza #201
St. Thomas, USVI 00802-1305

(340) 998-2651

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