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Scuba Diving Course

Puerto Vallarta


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Begin your scuba diving adventure by learning from certified dive masters at a top-notch dive center off the coast of Puerto Vallarta. Whether you’re preparing for your first diving excursion, or it’s been a while and you need a refresher, these scuba dive courses will get you ready to enjoy dive sites like Las Caletas, Las Marietas and El Morro in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Learn how to dive with PADI-certified trainers
  • Take courses that fit your needs, whether you’re starting you from scratch or needing to refresh
  • Earn official dive certification that allows you to continue diving on your own
  • Tour duration: Varies depending on the course


Learn the basics of scuba from the pros

Start off your scuba journey with morning pick-up from your Vallarta resort. You’ll receive a welcome from dive masters certified by the prestigious Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) when you arrive to a PADI 5-Star Dive Center in Nuevo Vallarta. Your instructors will walk you through the basics in a classroom, before moving on to a pool and finally the open water. The amount of classes and dives you undertake depends on your certification goals.

Begin your journey toward PADI certification

Of course, if you’re looking to dive in the depths of the Pacific, like the pristine waters of Las Caletas, you’ll need to have full PADI certification. You can begin taking online courses to get acquainted with basic knowledge before visiting the dive center, eliminating classroom time needed for certification. For the full open water certification, you’ll need at least five pool dives and four immersions at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. And if you’re already certified, courses are available to continue your certification levels for deeper and bigger dives.


  • Complete course
  • Experienced certified guides
  • All diving equipment.

Practical Information

  • Wear swimsuit, comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring sunblock, camera, towel
  • Bring money for snacks, tips and souvenirs
  • People with a pre-existing heart condition will not be able to participate
  • Please note: Open Water Diver Referral Course participants will need to present all referral training documentation

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: Depending on the course selected
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Elderly: No
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No

Excursion Options

PADI Open Water Dive Course
  • The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

  • PADI Open Water Referral Course
  • Those who have completed their theory and pool work before arriving in Mexico can finalize their PADI qualification with the necessary four open water dives at sea. This course can be completed in two to three days.

  • PADI Scuba Diver Course
  • This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification.
  • From $360 USD
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