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PADI Open Water Diver Course


Get your PADI open water certification while enjoying the fantastic diving sites of Cabo San Lucas.
Manta’s diving course teaches you everything you need to know to dive independently while delivering you a great, fun vacation time, including hotel/villa offers.  

Price Info

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Full course: Theory, Pool training, 4 Open Water dives, and PADI Open Water Diver certification

Complete course with PADI E-Learning – $450 + $190 paid to PADI

Low-cost round trip transportation available, $10 – $25 per person per day, depends on your hotel location.

Duration: 3-4 half days
Operation: Daily, Low cost round trip transportation available
Requirements: Good physical health
Padi Open Water Diver Course
Open Water Diver Course Cabo San Lucas
General Description

Padi Open Water certification

Your PADI certification starts here. Manta’s open water diver course gives you all the knowledge you need, trains you first in our indoor heated dive pool, and allows you to experience 4 open water dives in great conditions at Cabo San Lucas Marine Park with hundreds of species of colorful fish around you.

This is an entry-level course that qualifies you to as a PADI Open Water Diver.
As a PADI Open Water Diver, you are allowed to dive with another certified diver without an instructor’s supervision or a diving guide and up to the depth of 60 feet (18 meters). 

We start with learning scuba diving fundamentals.
Our experienced Instructors will teach you all the principles needed to go scuba diving.
Lessons will be taken at Manta’s facilities and include diving terms and lingo, underwater communication, diving equipment, and the manner of using it.
An important part will be dedicated to the physical and physiological principles, such as buoyancy, pressure, depth, and breathing compressed air underwater. 

Then we head off to our indoor heated pool for some practice.
Practicing is essential for you to experience diving in a friendly and safe environment.
In the warm pool at Manta’s facility, you’ll learn how to handle your diving gear and exercise scuba diving skills and principles. 

Once you master the knowledge and skills needed, the real thing starts – we head off to San Lucas Marine Park, where you have 4 dives in the open water, 2 dives per day.
The site is amazing with unique underwater sand falls, and overwhelming marine life animals, from tropical fish to eels, lobsters, rays, sea lions and small nudibranchs. 

Manta’s scuba diving course takes 3-4 half days and requires good health conditions.
The course is not all about theory, and everything learned will be implemented in water from the start.
We offer great deals on accommodation in a hotel or villa as well as low-cost roundtrip transportation to our facility. 

Your days at Manta’s PADI Open Water diver course

Manta’s PADI Open Water Diver course combines learning and fun.
Here you get to learn everything needed in a relaxed yet professional environment. 

The course is led by our professional PADI Instructors – the best team around Cabo San Lucas.
Our team of professionals will guide you through everything you need to know to dive independently in 3-4 days.
The course will take approximately half a day – 5-6 hours – each day, at the excellent manta facility, which includes a warm water pool for practice and, of course, hot showers for the students.

The course will start with theory and learning but will soon start training and gaining practical knowledge.
Theory and learning can be taken at the excellent Manta’s facility or online, in the comfort of your home, through interactive presentations with videos, audio, reading, and everything you need to know. After gaining all the knowledge online, you’ll train at the Manta’a facilities.

Practical knowledge and training will be taken in our heated pool.
Pool training will start the first day (can I get some info here?) and continues whilst needed.
You can have all your pool training
consecutively, on one day, and spend the following days getting your open water experience at the local diving site.
Alternatively, you can rotate pool training and open water experience.

Either way, the 2nd day of the course includes your first open water experience at the local diving site (again, update me on the details and I’ll update the text accordingly, Voice messages are fine).
The third day combines learning and gaining more practical diving experience at the local site.
On the last day, you’ll take your exam, make 2 more dives, and that’s it, you’re a certified scuba diver now!


You won’t want to miss this!”

Not sure how to start. family of 5 – all excited but had different levels of nervousness. I have to give both SAM and ALEX incredible KUDOS for dealing with the first day FREAK OUTS from my group! Patience and competene is an understatement. We thoroughly enjoyed our padi open water diver course and will be diving again as a family! I wouldn’t have said that was possible after my first day panic! Really professional staff!

Trip Advisor, Manta's page

“Excellent experience!!!”

Went on the 2-dive expedition to Pelican Rock and to Neptune’s Finger with 2 divers and 2 snorkelers in our group. The staff and dive masters took very good care of us throughout. Dave was our group’s dive master and he was very knowledgeable and professional, making sure of our safety at all times. He was great at explaining each dive plan and then showing us all the cool critters to see at each site. Pelican Rock was cool and there was so much to see in the first 30′. Rays, goatfish, parrotfish, white-tipped reef shark, octopus, amazingly cool fish, corals and invertebrates. Deepest we went here was ~63 feet. Second dive was at Neptune’s Finger. This site was ridiculously cool…amazing topography and hung out at a vivacious, healthy reef full of all kinds of life. Morays, big scorpion fish, huge schools of fish, countless fan corals. Got as deep as 103 feet! I was also able to rent a GoPro to take photos and video of our dives. At the end, they uploaded the files to a CD that I’m taking home. Videos came out GREAT! This outfit does a wonderful job and they are really professional, helpful, knowledgeable and fun! I highly recommend Manta Scuba and Dave! Tip your dive master well–they work hard making sure everyone has a relaxing good time while keeping everyone safe!

Trip Advisor, Manta's page
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