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This is the open-water dive portion of your PADI Open Water Certification course. Sign up at your local dive shop at home to do all the bookwork, then come down to sunny Puerto Vallarta to do your four required open water dives!  We recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of getting certified here. Why spend your vacation in a classroom when you could be DIVING?

Your expert PADI Instructor will work with you in the open water to ensure you are fit to scuba dive to 60 feet in open water anywhere in the world - for life!  At the end of this course, you'll have your PADI Open Water Certification, and more time to actually go diving instead of being in the classroom, and you'll have done your 4 dives in sunny Puerto Vallarta instead of back home!

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

Runs:  Monday through Saturday at 8:45 AM

Duration: 2 days


  • Expert English Speaking PADI Instructor

  • 4 open water dives with instructor, focusing on basic scuba diving skills

  • All Scuba Diving Equipment (Including Wetsuit)

  • At the completion of this course, you will be certified to dive anywhere in the world to depths of up to 60 feet

You'll Need:

  • Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Certification of completion of coursework by your dive shop back home (we can accept NAUI, SSI or other certifications as long as they use the universal certification format)
  • Doctor's Note (if Applicable)
  • 50 Pesos Cash for Marina Fee (about $3.00)

Not Included:  Mandatory PADI Certification Card Fee ($60.00) and E-learning ($202.00) are paid at the dive shop the day of the tour.

Departs From: Dive Offices in Marina Vallarta. Detailed meeting instructions will accompany your confirmation.

Requirements:  All participants will be required to fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to diving.  If you will answer "Yes" to any of the questions, you will need a note from your doctor clearing you to dive in order to participate in this course.  This is a PADI requirement, so all PADI certified dive shops require the same form.


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Our tours are open to everyone - no matter what country you're from, hotel guests, cruise ship passengers, residents, everyone! All prices are in U.S. Dollars and include all taxes.


If you're thinking of getting certified, but you're afraid of the cold, dark water back home, this is a great option! Do the classwork there on your own time, and come here for the fun!