Open Water Diver Certification (departs from La Paz)

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with an Open Water Diver Certification – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The Open Water Diver Certification consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore

To enroll in a Open Water Diver Certification (or Junior Open Water Diver course), 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.

And where better to do it than the Sea of Cortez, whose waters are home to some of the best scuba diving anywhere on earth. So take a plunge into waters which are home to legendary visibility and some of the most dazzling displays of soft coral and marine life you’ll ever see.



Your Open Water Diver Certification (departs from La Paz) includes the following:

  • Bilingual staff
  • PADI instructor
  • Round trip transportation
  • All equipment required
  • Coursework
  • Confined Water Dives
  • Open Water Dives
  • Exams
  • A maximum of 4 students per group
  • Certification fee
  • Tour duration: 4 days
  • Tour schedule: to be scheduled with instructor
  • Tour departure: from selected hotels (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
  • Age restrictions: minimum age 10 years
  • Good swimming skills will be necessary
  • Clients need to be in good physical health
  • Clients who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate

Please bring the following to your Open Water Diver Certification (departs from La Paz):

  • Biodegradable sunscreen / repellent
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Camera
  • $7 USD marine park fee
  • $15 USD for lunch
  • Extra $$ for tips, etc.
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