If you are looking to scuba dive in Vallarta or wherever, learning the proper scuba diving protocol is essential to maximize the safety and success of your dives. It's important to receive instruction through a PADI scuba course administered by a PADI-certified instructor. PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, sets the standard for scuba diving safety and diving protocol worldwide.
Scuba diving is an amazing and rewarding activity that all can enjoy. This PADI Scuba Certification course is the perfect first-step for those looking to dive with guides in Puerto Vallarta and beyond. The skills and certification earned in this course can be used in guided dives at sites all over the world. This scuba dive certification course is also a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver certification. Plus, it takes under a day to complete — perfect for those on tight vacation schedules. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
•Dive under the direct supervision of a professional scuba guide to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet •Rent or purchase scuba dive gear and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision •Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other specialty courses
•Minimum Age: 10 years old •Cannot be pregnant •Based on PADI’s flying after diving recommendations, beginner divers shouldn’t fly within 12 hours after a dive; certified divers shouldn’t fly within 18 hours after two or more dives in a day •Must not have respiratory, cardiovascular or ear problems •Must be in good mental and physical conditions •Must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs