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padi Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Do you wish to dive into the exquisite turquoise waters of the Caribbean?

Wish to do the PADI Open Water Diver course but are short on time?

Then the PADI Scuba Diver is perfect for you.

No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

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Please have a look at our

Recreational Learning Agreement,

payment methods & 

refund policies

as well as to the

Medical Questionnaire


$ 340 USD


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You are only in Mexico for a couple of days and really want to become a diver? The PADI Scuba Diver course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course. You only need to complete the first three of the five knowledge reviews, the first three of five confined water sessions, and two of the four open water dives.

If you primarily wish to dive with a dive guide, then this course might be right for you.

This is your intermediate step for earning your PADI Open Water diver course certification if this is your ultimate goal


PADI Scuba divers are certified to

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

  • Obtain air fills, rent, or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.

  • Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water diver course certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.

All equipment, materials, certification, and entry to the marine parks are included


open water dive sites

Open Water dives  1 & 2 will take place in

the Underwater Museum of Art MUSA and

the Manchones natural reef.

after arriving


The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the PADI Open Water diver course

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the PADI Open Water Diver course

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the PADI Open Water Diver course



getting started

Enroll in PADI Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away.

If you wish to have more free time while on vacation, the entire course can be done in just one day if the eLearning is completed before arrival. A code will be sent to you upon receiving a deposit for your course

after arriving on the island

The elearning may be completed while on the island but you will need to complete key components before being able to proceed with certain sections of the course. Time allowance has been made during your course to allow for study. You still have the benefit of being able to study in the place of your choosing, be it in your hotel room, beach, or beside our swimming pool


All equipment required is included in the course. You learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate, or cold water. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment you need and may suggest additional educational materials, such as the required logbook.


To enroll, you must be 10 years old or older.

You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.

No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

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