PADI Certified Divers

Why choose El Tour Caribe & our PADI Center?

Quite Simply, PADI – The Way the World Learns to Dive© Says it all… With over 25 million diver certifications globally, PADI is now the world’s largest Scuba Diving organization in the world. Your PADI Certification will open a new world of spectacular dive sites and unforgettable wildlife experiences no matter where you dive.

As a PADI Dive Center we are committed to product and service excellence, the professional growth and security of our employees and most of all to providing you with the most memorable dive experience possible. At El Tour Caribe we seek to teach you to enjoy and safely explore and protect our planet’s oceans.

“This was the best part of our trip to Punta Cana. Lise and her crew took care of everything. We completed our Open Water Diver Certification and it was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. We completed two dives on the first day and completed the final two dives later in the week. The dives locations were perfect and exhilarating. Lise has everything arranged from transportation, equipment, crew, lunch, and entertainment. If you are diving in Punta Cana, El Tour Caribe is the tour to go with. You will not be disappointed.”

Peachtree City, Georgia

Via Tripadvisor – December 22, 2016

“Choosing The Course That’s Right For You.”

If you want to simply try diving, but you are not quite ready to take the plunge into a full certification course then the PADI Discover Scuba Program is for you.

If you have always wanted to learn to dive and experience unparalleled adventure in the underwater world, then you are ready to get certified. You have 2 choices depending on how much time and money you have to get certified.

The beginner course is the PADI Scuba Diver Certification and this will require your reading time, plus only one vacation day for training and 2 dives

Or you can go all out and get you PADI Open Water Diver Certification.  This Course will require your reading time, plus 2 full days of your vacation for the training and 4 open water dives.

If you are already a PADI Open Water Diver and wish to further your skills, then the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification is the right one for you.

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PADI Discover Scuba Program

Have you always wondered what it would be like to breath underwater? Not quite ready to take the plunge into a full certification course? then the PADI Discover Scuba Program is for you. While this is not a scuba certification course, this program will provide you with a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. This is the perfect way to try scuba while on vacation.

We can do this either as part of the VIP Saona Dive and Snorkel full day tour or as a half day tour depending on your preference.

Note: that in order to sign up for our PADI Discover Scuba Experience, you must be at least 10 years old.  No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Pregnant women and anyone with asthma are not allowed to dive.

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PADI Scuba Diver Certification

Looking to learn to dive, but short on time? This certification course is perfect for those who already know they will love diving and will not have the necessary time to complete the full Open Water Diver Course.

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course or Junior Scuba Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

The Process is as follows:

First, you will read only the first 3 chapters of the PADI Open Water Manual, then you will complete all of your shallow water training and finally you will put all of your newfound skills to work during your 2 Open Water dives in the beautiful Caribbean sea. Depending on how you choose to study the theory, we will then need 1 full day of your vacation for the training.

Included are:

PADI Open Water Manual and Full Equipment needed for the course and dives. All of our Shallow Water Training is done in a sandy bottom shallow ocean location (not in a hotel pool). Your first 2 dives will be in the Caribbean sea and include a cool ship wreck.

You will leave hooked on diving and planning your dive trip!

This certification is valid worldwide and allows you to dive with a professional to depths of up to 12 meters only.

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PADI Open Water Diver Certification

If you are looking to experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

The Process is as follows:

First, you will read the PADI Open Water Manual, then you will complete all of your shallow water training and finally you will put all of your newfound skills to work during your 4 Open Water dives in the beautiful Caribbean sea. Depending on how you choose to study the theory, we will then need 2 full days of your vacation for the training.

Included are:

PADI Open Water Manual and Full Equipment needed for the course and dives. All of our Shallow Water Training is done in a sandy bottom shallow ocean location (not in a hotel pool). Your first 2 dives will be in the Caribbean sea and include a cool ship wreck.  We save the best for last and include our very own VIP Semi-Private Saona Island full day dive trip for your last 2 dives.

You will leave hooked on diving and planning your dive trip! 

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification

Already a PADI Open Water Diver and looking to further your skills and discover new more challenging dive sites? Then this is the course for you.

The Process is as follows:

You will need to read the following chapters in the PADI Adventures in Diving Manual and complete the knowledge reviews at the end of each of these chapters.  Note we can change some of these chapters upon special request but these are the normal ones we suggest for the course.

• Deep Diving (mandatory)
• Underwater Navigator (mandatory)
• Drift Diving
• Wreck Diving
• Peak Performance Buoyancy

You will then have to do 5 dives. One half day with 2 dives and one full day with 3 dives in order to complete the course. You will need the reading time, plus 1 and a half days of your vacation for the training.

Included are:

Advanced PADI Open Water Manual and Full Equipment needed for the course and dives.

Note: you must show proof of Open Water Diver Certification in order to participate in this course.

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PADI Rescue Diver Certification

Being more confident in the water is what every diver desires and the PADI Rescue Diver Course will help you get there. It also teaches you to be a better buddy. During the course, you learn how to identify potential problems and quickly resolve them before they become big issues. You’ll be ready to rescue someone in an emergency, but you’ll also have the skills and awareness to prevent problems. In short you will become a better diver.

The process is as follows:

You will need to read the PADI Rescue Diver Manual and complete the exams.  Afterwards you will do shallow water training skills on a sandy bottom shallow ocean site.  You will learn to identify panicked divers and how to rescue unresponsive divers amongst many other skills. Then, when you are ready you will test these skills in simulated rescue scenarios. You will need four full days with us to complete this course.

Note: you must show proof that you have completed the EFR Course (Emergency First Responder Course), and have 60 logged dives in order to participate in this course.

Prepare to be challenged. Your reward: More confidence!

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PADI Open Water Referral Certification

If you have already completed the theory and pool/practice parts of your PADI Open Water Diver Course elsewhere and wish to have us help you complete your Open Water Dives (Check-out dives) here while you are on vacation then we will be pleased to help make your first dives truly memorable ones.

The Process is as follows:

First, you will complete a 25 question Quick Quizz and then you will put all of your new-found skills to work during your 4 Open Water dives in the beautiful Caribbean sea. We will then need 2 full days of your vacation for the training.

Included are:

Full Equipment needed for the dives. Your first 2 dives will be in the Caribbean sea and include a cool ship wreck.  We save the best for last and include our very own VIP Semi Private Saona Island full day dive trip for your last 2 dives.

You will leave hooked on diving and planning your dive trip!  

Note:  We will need a signed copy of your referral form from the dive shop where you did the theory and training as proof of completion.

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Broaden Your Horizons. Further Your Knowledge.

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PADI Specialty Courses

If you love being underwater and have already completed the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, you may wish to continue your underwater education with one of our Specialty Courses.

We are pleased to offer you:

• Deep Diver Specialty
• Wreck Specialty
• Underwater Navigator Specialty
• Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

The Process Is As Follows:

You will need to read the PADI Manual for the Specialty you choose and complete the knowledge reviews in the manual.  Afterwards you will put to use the knowledge your learnt by participating in underwater drills, demonstrations and simulations.  You will need at least two full days with us to complete each of the above courses except Peak Performance Buoyancy which can be completed in one day.

Included Are:

• Specialty Course Manual
• Full Equipment Needed For All Dives
• All Dives Will Be In The Caribbean Sea & Include Transfers To This Side.

Prepare to be challenged. Your reward: More knowledge and dive skills!

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