PADI courses consist of 3 components
We recommend breaking the course up to make it work for your busy lifestyle (see option 2 under Cost below).
Theory: Students complete e-learning knowledge development and reviews within a few days of scheduled course dives. (No quizzes or exam are required to complete this course.)
Open Water Dives: Students complete five open water dives with an Adventure Mermaid instructor who verifies demonstration of mastery on location in Puerto Rico. We certify students on location beginning with required, Navigation and recommended Peak Performance Buoyancy dives at our house dives site in Old San Juan followed by final, required deep dive in Crashboat, Puerto Rico. Finally, if desired, we conduct Night Dives at our house site in Old San Juan on the last night.
(Students should be prepared to provide personal transportation or to share in the costs for transportation to and from dive sites.)
(Rates are per person. 50% due on booking with final payment due 1 week prior to course start. Group discounts available to early birds, at least one month prior to the course start date.)
Course Cost $624
E-LEARNING THEORY, CONFINED, & OPEN WATER with ADVENTURE MERMAID
(Complete the entire course with Adventure Mermaid in San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Total cost of course = $624
(Note: Adventure Mermaid reserves the right to adjust course prices based upon actual costs incurred. Students should confirm the cost of the course when inquiring.)
Additional gear-related costs: Most dive shops require students to provide their own mask, fins and snorkel when diving. We include new, well-maintained scuba gear, including a regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive computer and cylinders (tanks). While we encourage students to purchase personal mask, snorkel, and fins to use it on their course, we will also include this gear for no extra fee upon request.
We encourage previous students to continue their SCUBA education by completing the PADI Advanced Open Water course. Each year, we can assist a small number of students with demonstrated financial need by absorbing some costs or by fundraising in their name. Inquire to learn more by sending your name and the reasons why you'd like to continue your education as a SCUBA diver by clicking the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page.
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