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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
On this excursion, learn to dive and discover the beauty of Aruba's underwater world with the guidance of a professional instructor. Your beginners' scuba course includes a one-hour pool session and a one-tank boat dive. All scuba equipment and instruction are included. A pool session teaches you the basic rules for scuba diving, such as dealing with pressure, breathing through a regulator and how to use the equipment.
The dive boat takes you to a shallow wreck, the Pedernalis. The Pedernalis was an oil tanker torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II. The wreck's several large pieces are spread out between coral formations. The area around the Pedernalis wreck is known for its many types of groupers and its bounty of angelfish. This dive has a maximum depth of 25 feet for about 35 minutes. An instructor will always accompany the class underwater.
Please note: You must fill out a medical questionnaire, which will be reviewed by the tour operator. Whether or not the operator allows you to participate will depend upon the information provided. To avoid disappointment, please review the medical requirements for diving in advance, so that you can ask your physician about clearing any medical issues in writing with a valid medical certificate. Medical certificates are not available from the physician on board the ship. Samples of typical medical questionnaires can be found on the websites of the major dive associations, such as PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) and NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors). Wear your swimsuit; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Waiver must be signed, and medical conditions disclosed. A physician's letter may be required in case of medical issues. In the event of adverse sea or weather conditions, an alternative dive site may be substituted. Minimum age is 12 years. Maximum weight is 350 lbs