Opuntia Learn To Dive, 4 Days
Activities: PADI Open Water Diver certification, diving, relaxing on the beach.
Opuntia Learn To Dive, 4 Days
Learn to scuba dive and get your PADI Open Water Diving Certification in one of the most remarkable underwater locations on Earth! Over the course of four days, you’ll receive classroom instruction, two underwater practice sessions in a training pool, and four open-water dives in incredible locations around San Cristobal Island. Learn and practice with expert PADI-certified diving instructors and make your first dives truly unforgettable. In between immersion and instruction, you can relax, swim, and snorkel on gorgeous nearby beaches. After long days underwater, rest and refuel with comfortable lodging and gourmet cuisine at the beautiful Casa Opuntia.
- Get your PADI Open Water Diving Certification in only four days
- Learn from expert diving instructors who go above and beyond PADI requirements
- Enjoy four amazing dives in world-class dive spots full of unique wildlife
- Relax on beautiful tropical beaches surrounded by marine iguanas and sea lions
- Comfortable accommodations and gourmet dining at Casa Opuntia Hotel
Rates for Private tour if:
|Number of Guests||5 and More|
|Rate per person in double accommodation||$1563|
Private trips may be confirmed at the date of your choice... contact us to check availability!
Note: rates are valid until December 31/2014.
- Classroom instruction with videos, official textbook, and hands-on demonstrations
- Technical practice of 20 key exercises in two pool sessions
- Continued instruction during dives, with focus on attaining neutral buoyancy
- Instructors are certified Open Water Scuba Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer
THE OPUNTIA LEARN TO DIVE EXPERIENCE
Have you dreamt about learning to dive and experiencing the underwater world? How about learning in a world-class destination while you relax in total comfort? With this unique tour, you’ll get expert instruction, experience your first dives in truly unbelievable spots, and spend your free time enjoying beautiful beaches, comfortable accommodations, and gourmet cuisine.
Of course, the most important part is your instruction. Our experienced and passionate guides and instructors go above and beyond PADI requirements to make sure that you dive prepared. After classroom and pool sessions, and your instructors will continue to give tips and training as you take to the ocean for your first dives. You’ll finish the program with confidence to continue your diving career.
You could learn to dive anywhere, so why go all the way to Galapagos? The water is comfortable and clear, but the sea life that you will encounter is what really makes Galapagos diving unique. Think playful sea lions, giant rays, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, and marine iguanas. Plus, during your classroom education, you can spend your free time relaxing with marine iguanas on beautiful beaches and exploring San Cristobal Island’s unique ecosystems and wildlife. All the while, you’ll stay comfortable and dine at Casa Opuntia, our beautiful waterfront hotel.
The Galapagos Islands are recognized as one of the world’s truly unique dive spots. Many divers consider a visit to the Galapagos as a highlight of their diving careers. Be warned – doing your first dives here might make your local dive spots seem boring!
Although the Galapagos Islands don’t have massive reefs or bathtub-warm water, the dense population of beautiful and unique marine life is incomparable. The area’s isolation, nutrient-rich water, and protection as a marine reserve lead to an extremely high density of marine life. The Islands’ unique species thrive in this environment, creating an underwater zoo of rare and endemic species unlike any other.
December to May: 70 to 75 F / 21 to 24 C
June to November: 68 to 72 F / 20 to 22 C
El Niño years: 75 to 79 F / 24 to 26 C
December to May: 80 to 90 F / 25 to 30 C
June to September: 60 to 70 F / 15 to 20 C
October to November: 70 to 80 F / 15 to 25 C
Water visibility: Crystal clear, often 60 feet or more
Crowd Dynamic: Very light to Moderate
Tijeretas: Cerro Tijeretas is a rocky seaside hill on San Cristobal Island. Above water, Tijeretas is known for its frigate bird population, but under the waterline, we’ll meet green sea turtles, manta rays, sea lions, and Galapagos garden eels, as well as schools of grunts and angel fish. Currents are minimal and the bottom is shallow, making Tijeretas a perfect first dive. Two immersions.
Bahia Predial: Named after a former fisherman’s collective, Bahia Predial is another excellent beginner dive spot on San Cristobal Island. Like Tijeretas, this sheltered bay has very calm water, making it ideal for our first dives. Bahia Predial is also known for its large sea lion population. Diving with these playful creatures, who fearlessly interact with us underwater, is a truly memorable experience. Two immersions.
Accommodations and meals in Casa Opuntia, local airport transfers, top quality dive gear, PADI certified instruction and guidance, all land and sea transportation, PADI Open Water Diver certificate.
Flights to and from Galapagos, entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 USD p.p. subject to change), tips, hotel & restaurant beverages.
This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, inclement weather conditions, and adjustments of Galapagos National Park policy.