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Open Water Diver

"When my friends would come back from diving and I heard about how much fun they had and how they saw fish, rays, sea turtles, and sharks during their dives, they made me want to take a scuba course too. This decision was the best decision that I have ever made in my life."-- Juan Carlos Moncayo, founder and owner of Macarron's Scuba Diver.

In this course we will see, learn, and practice together. Of course, we will also have fun! 

Structure of the Course

  • Diving theory
  • Practice in confined water
  • Practice in open water
  • Swimming practice
  • Bouyancy practice

Prerequisites

  • Age 12 or older
  • Ability to swim
  • Bring 2 photographs to course start

Course Outline

The course consists of 4 days from 08:00am to 17:30pm, plus homework.

Schedule of the 4 days:

Day 1

08:00am-12:30pm meeting of students and instructor, introduction to the course, videos, theory, and review of concepts
12:30pm Lunch
14:00pm-17:30pm practice setting up equipment, practice using equipment in confined water

Day 2

08:30am-12:30pm tests 1, 2, 3, video, theory lessons, review of important concepts
12:30pm Lunch
14:00pm-17:30pm practice setting up equipment, practice using equipment in confined water

Day 3

07:30am practice diving in open water! 
Dive #1: 40ft/12m; time 60 min
surface interval: 1:20 hours
Dive #2: 40ft/12m; time 60 min
13:30pm Lunch
15:00pm-18:00pm test 4, video, theory, review of important concepts

Day 4

07:30am practice diving in open water! 
Dive #1: 40ft/12m; time 60 min
surface interval: 1:20 hours
Dive #2: 40ft/12m; time 60 min
13:30pm Lunch
15:00-Final exam, PADI certification, course closure

Price Includes:

  • PADI book in English and/or Spanish
  • Log book
  • Dive table
  • Use of all dive gear during the course
  • Boat and taxi transportation
  • Theory lessons
  • Dives and practice in confined waters
  • Dives in open water
  • PADI certification upon course completion