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This is the real deal - you'll be certified to scuba dive in open water anywhere in the world to 60 feet by PADI, the world's largest and most respected diving organization. What better place to get certified than Puerto Vallarta where the water is warm and there are lots of fun things to see! Once you're certified as an Open Water Diver, you can do any of our scuba diving trips, dive back home when you return, or on any future vacation anywhere!

The expert PADI instructors will work with you to teach you the fundamentals of scuba diving, first in confined and shallow open water, to make sure you are ready to dive for real. Once you're ready, you'll make 4 open water training dives over 2 days, after which you'll be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver.

Cruise Passengers: Sorry, this is a multi-day course, so is not a good option for a cruise excursion.

Runs: Daily at 9:00 AM.

Duration: 3 days.


Day 1 - Introduction, Confined Open Water Sessions.
Day 2 - Your first two open water training Sessions.
Day 3 - Two more open water training Sessions. Bang! You're certified!


  • Expert English-Speaking PADI Instructor
  • 4 Open Water Training Dives
  • All Scuba Equipment (including Wetsuit)
  • Lifetime PADI Certification to Dive in Open Water to 60 feet Anywhere in the World

Not Included:   Mandatory eLearning Course ($202.00) is paid in cash at the dive shop.  This discount price is only available through us, so make sure to contact us first, not PADI. eLearning must be completed online prior to the first day of your course.

Departs From: Playa Mismaloya, a 20 minutes drive south of Puerto Vallarta. Exact directions will accompany your confirmation..

Continue Diving:  Advanced Open Water Certification or Do Some More Scuba Diving!


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All prices are in U.S. Dollars and include all taxes.


Do your classroom studies back home and choose the referral course here in Puerto Vallarta to maximize your vacation time.

You'll Need:

  • Biodegradable Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit and Towel
  • Photo ID
  • Medical Certificate
  • Doctor's Note (if Applicable)
  • 50 Pesos Cash for Marina Fee (about $3.00 USD)

Kids: Ages 10 and up. Kids age 10-14 will receive a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. Kids 10-11 years will only be certified to dive with a parent or divemaster and up to depths of 40 feet (12m). After turning 15 years old, kids can upgrade to a full open water certification by simply paying a registration fee and getting a new PADI card. Kids under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian during the certification.


1) No alcohol before diving
2) No hangovers
3) No flying for at least 24 hours after diving
4)  All participants are required to fill out a Medical Questionnaire prior to diving.  If you will answer yes to any of the listed items, you will need to bring a note from your doctor clearing you to scuba dive.  This is a standard PADI form used by all PADI dive shops worldwide. Please review it prior to booking to determine if you will need to visit your doctor prior to your trip.