Courses

DIVE COURSES

All our dive trips includes: Transportation from and to any High rise and Low rise Hotels, Cruise Terminal outside gate, Tanks, Weights, Mask & Snorkel, Fins, Boat Trips, Boat Captain, PADI Dive Master/Instructor Leader, Fresh water Ice coolers drinking water, Cups, Cookies, Chocolate, Fresh Fruits and Drinks. We also have on board a restroom including toilet with push button flusher and toilet papers. A big fresh water bucket for digital underwater camera and a Big Fresh water equipment rinse tank, All Coast Guard approved Safety Equipment, VHF Marine Radio, Medic First Aid and two Oxygen tanks.

The purpose of this Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in Recreational diver training. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities.

 

If you can answer YES, to any Medical Questionnaire. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. Please go to the RSTC Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Divers Physical Examination Form at:

https://www.padi.com/documents/padi-courses/2.1.5%20rstc%20medstate%20v201.pdf

Print out the Form and have Your Physician Sign and Stamp it for clearance.

Please bring this form with you.

 

RESORT COURSE

While vacationing in Aruba discover the thrill of scuba diving in 4 hours, Includes classroom, Video, pool session, one tank dive, all equipment, drinks and fruits.

The resort course introduces basic safety information and allows participants to scuba dive under close supervision of a qualified Instructor. The resort course will open the doors to a beautiful underwater world with lots to discover. The minimum age for the resort course is 10 years. 

$90.00

 

 

 

OPEN WATER COURSE

This course shows you how to enjoy recreational diving while maintaining the highest levels of safety with the practice of the basic theory and principles. 

The Open Water Diver Course gives you the basic understanding and in-water skills that are needed to dive safely to a depth of 60 feet of water. The minimum age for this course is 10 years. The course consists of 5 classroom theory lessons, 5 pool training modules and 4 open water dives. Duration: 5 days the theory lessons are based on readings prior to class and video during class. Knowledge reviews from each of the 5 chapters will be handed in to your instructor and corrected during class. You will be taught how to use dive table, and you will also be given multiple-choice Quizzes and a multiple-choice Final Exam to evaluate your theoretical knowledge. The pool used for the course has a shallow end as well as a deep end, which gives perfect conditions for all exercises. The open water course dives are mostly done at the very nice reefs on the south side of Aruba starting in shallow water, which make them very suitable for courses. The course includes all diving equipment, crew pack (text book, log book, and dive planner). 

Requirement: 

2 passport photographs

$400.00

Parent's permission if under 18

 

Photocopy of passport

 

Confident swimming ability

 

 

 

OPEN WATER REFERRAL COURSE

If you need to get certified with a referral form from your initial instructor, then this course will consist of 4 open water dives, which can be done in 2 days. 

At Mermaid Divers we do the referral check out dives from most diving agencies. As long as you bring your referral form we will continue with your course. 

$255.00 p/p,

4 dives.

$75.00 p/p

per dive

 

ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE

Take another step forward and increase your knowledge of diving learning more about the real diving like sunken ship wrecks & adventures night dives. 

This course is for the certified diver who wants to improve diving skills, gain more confidence, and have the opportunity to visit different exciting dive locations. Discover exciting new underwater activities and get additional supervised experience. The course consists of two core dives which are Deep Diving and U/W Navigation, and three elective dives, which could be some of the following: Night Diving, Wreck Diving, U/W Naturalist, Boat Diving, Multilevel Diving, U/W Photography, Drift Diving and/or Peak Performance Buoyancy Diving. 

Duration: 2-3 days  

 $315.00

The minimum age for this course is 12 years.  

 

Included in course: All diving equipment, textbook.

Requirement: 

 
  • 2 passport photographs.  
  • Parent's permission if under 18. 
  • Confident swimming ability.
  • Certified as Open Water Diver or equivalent.

Advanced divers in Open Water

 

RESCUE DIVER COURSE

 

This course is one of the most interesting courses. During the course the student gains a higher knowledge and responsibility of control, inspection, awareness and prevention of possible accidents. 

This course will provide you with good experience in rescue diving. It is a course for the advanced certified diver who wants to expand diving knowledge in preparation for accident prevention and to be prepared to manage realistic rescue situations. The course consists of: 5 knowledge development modules with a final written exam and 5 open water sessions over minimum 2 days. 

Duration for whole course: 3 days

 $395.00 

Minimum age: 12 years.  

 

Included in course: All diving equipment, textbook.

 

Requirement:

 
  • 2 passport photographs.
  • Parent's permission if under 18.
  • Photocopy of passport.
  • Confident swimming ability.
  • Certified as Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

DIVEMASTER

Do you want to improve your ability and knowledge of diving to a professional level? If yes, then this course is perfect for you. You will learn to supervise diving activities and help with the teaching of students. 

As a certified Dive Master you will be able to supervise training activities helping instructors during courses and work in dive centers as a professional guide for certified divers. The course consists of: 9 knowledge development modules with a final written exam, 3 pool sessions, and 5 open water sessions. 

Duration for whole course: 6 days 

 $650.00

Included in course: All diving equipment, textbook. 

 

Minimum age: 18 years 

 

Requirement: 

 

2 passport photographs

Photocopy of passport

Confident swimming ability

Certified as Rescue Diver or equivalent

Submit medical certificate that is less than 1 year old

Medic First Aid certification card that is less than 2 years old

 

 

Have a minimum of 20 logged dives to start the course, and 60 logged dives to get certified

We recommend you to do some readings prior to the course start, so please give us a call

011-(297)-587-4103 or 011-(297)-587-4106

Or send an e-mail to mermaid@setarnet.aw so we can tell you which books to buy and work out a schedule for you.

  

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Cell 011-(297)-593-3920

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