Certification

* All courses listed below include all gear needed to dive (excluding mask, fins, snorkel) *For more information on PADI courses you may also visit PADI’s website.

Scuba Diving Certification with Isla Marisol PADI dive resort

DISCOVER SCUBA/ RESORT COURSE $125 1/2 Day

We have a full range of dive courses taught right on the island. One-half day introduction to scuba; allows non-divers to dive for the rest of the week at the same rate as certified divers. Does not transfer to other resorts. If you upgrade within one year to a higher level, this course may count toward your certification. *Group discount for Discover Scuba: Three or more persons taking the course at the same time drops the cost to $110.

Bubblemaker $125 1/2 Day

One-half day introduction to scuba for kids ages 8-11. This age group is restricted to a 6-foot depth and must be accompanied at all times by a dive instructor.

PADI SCUBA DIVER $350 2 1/2 Days

This is the lowest level of certification that PADI offers. It is a lifetime certification, but has some limitations. You can dive anywhere, but you must be accompanied by a Dive Master, and there is a recommended maximum depth limit of forty feet. Many people don’t want to dive without a Dive Master present anyway, so it may not be a problem. If you want to rent tanks and dive on your own, you should go for the Open Water certification rather than PADI Scuba Diver. Students have the option to upgrade this certification to Full Open Water certification within one year of completion of the course. The course takes less time than the Full Open Water, and is a great option for those who want a certification, but intend to dive only at resorts where Dive Masters accompany all divers. Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card. * Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card

PADI Scuba Diver Referral $220 1 Day

One day; finish certification after classroom and confined water training have been completed back home in advance. * Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card

Open Water Diver $425 4 Days

This is the standard certification for entry-level divers, this course covers all fundamentals of scuba diving and is recognized worldwide. The course includes classroom work, confined water training (demonstrating a mastery of skills in shallow water), and four open water dives. As a certified Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive without a Dive Master present. * Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card

Open Water Referral $280 2 days

Two days; finish certification after classroom and confined water training have been completed back home in advance. * Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card Preparing to go diving for the first time

Adventure Diver $230 1 1/2

One and one-half days; a new level in-between Open Water and Advanced Open Water. * Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card

Advanced Open Water $350 2 days

Two days; another step on your way to Dive Master. * Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card

Rescue Diver $500 10-14 days

This course takes 10 to 14 days. This is a performance based program and the duration depends on class size, logistics (such as weather), and candidate’s performance.

Prerequisites:

* Proof of Advanced Open Water Certification

* Proof of 20 logged dives documenting experience in the following areas: Night, Deep, and Navigation diving

* 15 years or older

* Proof of current CPR Training

* Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card

Dive Master $920 16-21 Days

This course takes 16 to 21 days. This is a performance based program and the duration depends on class size, logistics (such as weather), and candidate’s performance.

Prerequisites:

* Proof of Rescue Diver Certification

* Proof of 60 logged dives documenting experience in the following areas: Night, Deep, and Navigation diving

* 18 years or older

* Current Medical Clearance for diving signed by physician (PADI Medical Statement form #10063 found at PADI’s web site, www.padi.com)

* Current proof of CPR and Medic First Aid Training

* Includes $25 for PADI Pic Card