Water activity

Oranjestad: Discover Diving Course for Non-Certified Divers

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider:Nautilus Dive Center Aruba
Water activity

Oranjestad: Discover Diving Course for Non-Certified Divers

Activity provider:Nautilus Dive Center Aruba

From US$ 145 per person

Uncover the joy of diving with PADI Discover Scuba Diving program in Oranjestad that is suitable for non-certified divers. Learn from from a PADI instructor and dive at the Mangel Halto Reef.

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Duration 4 hours
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Audio guide included
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pick up time
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Awaken a new interest with an introductory diving course for beginners
  • Encounter a new world as you put your skills to test at the Mangel Halto Reef
  • Search underwater with your guide for 20 species of vibrantly colored fish
  • Get training that is clear and easy-to-follow from trained professionals
  • Use high-quality and well-maintained scuba equipment to explore underwater
Full description

Explore the underwater world with this introduction to diving course with hotel pickup and drop-off in Oranjestad. Get some fundamental dive training to help you decide if you want to pursue diving further. Identify up to 20 species of fish on a dive at the Mangel Halto Reef.

Enjoy the convienice of being picked up from your accommodation in Oranjestad and relax on the ride to the dive center. Watch an engaging introduction video and read from the PADI program book. Take a quick quiz to test your new skills. 

Get a certificate of completion for the Discover Dive program. Try out some of your skills with a dive professional in the shallow water. Gear up and head out to the Mangel Halto Reef for your dive. Feel confident in the water with the help of your instructor. 

Look for colorful fish and marine life like octopus and cuttlefish. After your dive adventure, return to your accommodation in Oranjestad. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Discover Scuba Diving program
  • Scuba equipment
  • PADI instructor
  • 1 dive at Mangel Halto Reef.
  • Certificate of completion
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Feeding animals

Know before you go

  • This is not a PADI Open Water certification, but a Discover Scuba Diving program geared toward giving guests a taste of what diving is like
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

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Juan and his wife are very nice. I did learn the basics and had a nice dive on the beach, but did not see anything interesting and very few fish. I did not receive a full 4 hours. For the price of this, it was definitely not worth it. The total time spent for pickup, training video, dive, and drop off was 2.5 hours. I recommend you shop around to be sure you get your money's worth.

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May 31, 2023

What a great adventure! very nice, understanding people :) slowly and thoroughly explained everything so even the greatest amateur can try their hand. Thetransport to pick you up from your hotel is very helpful. Everything is very professional, the instructor has a lot of experience so you can feel safe! We are very pleased. My girlfriend was scared before the start and after she said she definitely wants to do it again! Thank you team and recommend to everyone!

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May 31, 2023

Excelente opción para hacer. La Paz que genera el estar sumergido, se siente extraño pero a la vez mucha relajación. Siento que sería lo más parecido a estar en el espacio flotando. Los instructores excelente. No había nadie más en el grupo, mas que dos instructores y yo, lo cual hizo más fácil el aprendizaje, y estar debajo aún mejor, ya que solo era yo, daba libertad a muchas cosas. Lo super mega recomiendo

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May 31, 2023

Product ID: 420147