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Introductory Diving in Aruba

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Experience scuba diving in Aruba during a half-day introductory course, and explore a shallow reef or one of the island’s legendary shipwrecks. Learn the basics of equipment and safety in a classroom and pool, then head for open water. Practice buoyancy and communication while swimming alongside a dive instructor and discover vibrant fish and brilliant coral as you dive the Caribbean Sea for the first time. 
  • Introductory diving lesson in Aruba
  • Class instruction, pool session, and open water dive
  • Discover the underwater marine species of Aruba
  • No previous experience is necessary
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Instruction Session
All dive equipment
Open water dive

Departure Point

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 85, Noord, Aruba

Meet us 30 minutes prior to your tour at our equipment room on Piet's Pier between the Barcelo and Hyatt Regency on Palm Beach.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Safety Precautions: All participants are subject to medical clearance and may be asked to complete a medical questionnaire. In order to scuba dive safely, you must be in moderately good physical health. Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good condition. All body air spaces must be normal and healthy. Individuals with heart problems, colds or congestion, epilepsy, asthma, or individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs should not dive. If you are pregnant or think you may be, please talk with your doctor before participating in this activity. If taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program. Tour operator has the right to refuse service to anyone who does not meet these basic physical requirements. It is also a safety requirement that you do not snorkel or scuba dive the same day that you fly; please schedule your scuba activity accordingly.
  • Not recommended for child aged 10 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Red Sail Sports - Aruba
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Introductory Diving in Aruba?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Introductory Diving in Aruba?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Introductory Diving in Aruba?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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41 Reviews
3 stars

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Hell to tha yeaaaahhhh
, Oct 2021
What an amazing experience!!! Ernie was a great instructor, very patient as I was a first time diver. He instructed us every step of the way, made sure I was comfortable, and kept us close. Shipwreck and marine life was dope! 110% recommend!!!
Beautiful and informative
, Aug 2021
We got to dive 25 feet and we saw a shipwreck and 2 beautiful sea turtles! Mike our guide was friendly and super nice!
Disappointed by experience
, Jul 2021
Thought the instructor to student ratio would be Better 1:8 with the pool instruction and 1:4 for the dive, no fruit was provided either. I would recommend booking a private instructor if you are unfamiliar with diving and want someone at your side with the dive and pool time. The equipment also left rubber marks on my swimsuit so I would recommend wearing a black suit or old suit that you don't care if it is damaged. The staff were nice about my concerns but no refund was offered for the damaged suit or misleading information from the ad. This may be a better course for those already certified that want a refresher as this was the case for most of the group. I have done snuba, without difficulties but, had difficulties with the pool experience and was having difficulties with my mask fitting. It would have been nice to be provided with an snorkel experience at one of the local snorkel site at a later date as the dive site had high winds, big waves and a strong current which were not great for snorkeling and this is not a site that boats take people to snorkel and I can see why.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jun 2021
Sea Turtles! Very straightforward and fun experience. My wife was timid and had issues with equipment and the guide was amazingly patient and she was so glad she did it.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Harry, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are absolutely delighted to hear of your diving experience with us. Thank you for the lovely comments regarding the instructor. Congratulations and welcome to the underwater world. Stay well.
Amazing Beginner Experience
, Apr 2021
My husband and I had an amazing time. Our instructor was very nice, calm and patient with us, even when I was really struggling to get over nerves. The dive site was beautiful — we saw sea turtles, an eel, pufferfish, angel fish, and schools of other tropical fish. Highly recommend for anyone looking to do this for the first time!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Victoria - We delighted to read your review about your experience with our Beginner dive course. We are proud that you took this course, overcome your nerves and see how beautiful the ocean is underwater. We need more people to see this as it would change their minds on how to protect the marine life better. Thank you for becoming another ambassador. Stay well.
Great experience
, Apr 2021
Excellent instructions and training before hand. And great ocean dive. Can’t wait to do it again. Equipment included. Lots of beautiful sea life.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear New Diver, Thank you for participating in our Introductory dive course. It is the way to safely explore the underwater beauty that Aruba has to offer. Whenever you have the opportunity, continue with the next level of diving to achieve your Open Water certification. All the best and stay well.
An amazing experience
, Apr 2021
We got to see a giant lobster, turtle, rainbow fish, and much more! I got nervous coming down but the instructor calmed me down and helped me get to the bottom. They were kind and informative and I loved it so much I want to go get certified!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Niki - Great that you took part in our dive course, you can see now how amazing the underwater world is, full of colors and beautiful creatures. Please do continue to dive ! Stay well.
anniversary dive
, Jul 2019
Awesome experience. We did this dive once in St. Croix and I panicked and couldn't get myself to go down again. Our guide for this dive was very patient with me and went with me through each step and when I panicked he didn't give up on me. This was good so that I could experience this with my husband.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Mrs.Tanya, We are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your diving experience with us.. We are pleased to hear that we could make your vacation even more adventures. And that you had a taste of our beautiful marine life with your husband. We will make sure to let our diving instructor know, how happy we are to hear that he makes sure that our guest feel safe and calm during this procedure. Once again we thank you for taking your time to write your feedback. We hope to see you soon back with us, So that you can keep enjoying and exploring our marine life. Warm Regards, Jennifer
Loved the dive !!
, May 2019
This was wonderful!! I had been snorkeling several times but had never been diving!! Karl was great. Went over things in the training very well. Loved this!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your memorable diving experience with us. We are glad that Karl could make your vacation a memorable one and we hope to see you back soon to obtain your diving certification and start exploring all the wonderful beings that underwater world has to offer. Be well, Jennifer
This was an incredible experience...
Lauren L
, Sep 2016
This was an incredible experience! Yvett was a great instructor and really made sure we were all prepared in the training session prior to going into the ocean. I must warn you that the pressure under water is intense and as someone who gets motion sickness easily it was a little tough for me to stay under for the entire 45 minutes but you get to see incredible amounts of fish and the shipwreck is really cool as well!
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