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Dives for certified Divers

Fun Dives for Certified Divers

For divers who already have a certification, we offer fun dives every day leaving from Cartagena. We offer 1 or 2 dives during our day trip, plus the opportunity for you to relax at Blue Apple Beach Resort where we are based after dives.

​We make sure to take your diving level and interests into account when choosing the sites, and dive profiles, so please let us know if you have any preferences or special needs.

What’s Included

– Nautical transport from Cartagena to and from Blue Apple Beach Resort where we will get equipped, and from there go by boat to all dive sites.

– Complete dive gear: Buoyancy Compensator Device, scuba regulator, fins, mask, belt, weights, wet-suit if needed.

– Separate aluminum tank for each dive, filled with 3000 PSI

– 2 dives in the open ocean water

– Snacks and drinks for day trips

– Accompanied by a PADI professional

Price

$370,000 / Once / Per Accommodation

Scuba Diver Certification

This course covers the first three of five parts in the PADI Open Water Diver Course. It provides dive students with the knowledge and foundation that is needed to scuba dive. It does include a certification but does not certify divers to dive without professional supervision (as the Open Water Course does). Divers will be able to dive up to 12 meters deep. This course can be completed in minimum of 2 days.

This course consists of two parts: theory and practice. The theory will consist of a class session where students will review the divers’ manual, watch videos, take quizzes, and have class with a professional PADI instructor. The practice will consist of a confined water session in shallow water where the student will learn and develop all of the necessary skills, followed by two dives in the ocean in two separate dive sites.

Students must complete the following:

– Read the first 3 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and complete the knowledge reviews.

– Watch 3 PADI videos

– Review knowledge reviews and go over topics with a professional instructor

– Complete a confined water session and activities

– Complete two open water dives (during one day trip)

– If required, the student will need to provide a medical clearance to dive

What’s Included

– PADI registration and processing fees and Scuba Diver certification card

– Open Water Diver Manual (the student will keep this as a reference manual)

– 3 theory modules to be completed in the classroom with professional instructor

– Quiz and exam materials

– Complete dive gear: buoyancy jacket, tanks, regulator, fins, mask, belt, weights, wetsuit if needed

– 2 dives in the open ocean water

– Transportation to and from dive sites in boat with professional pilot

– Snacks and drinks during open water dives

– An assistant instructor during the open water dives if needed

– Photos of the course are also available, upon request

Price

$850,000 / Per Day / Per Accommodation

Advanced Diver Course

Advanced Diver Course

This course teaches divers who already have the Open Water Certification the knowledge and foundation required to safely plan and complete a dive in advanced diving conditions and up to 30 meters deep. The course gives divers a lifelong, international PADI Advanced Diver Certification. The course takes 2 days minimum to complete.

The course includes five adventure dives in open water, where conditions will be used to increase ability in selected adventures (see list below).  All dives will take place in the dive-sites described in our map and will be chosen based on adventure dives.

Students must complete the following:

– Read 5 chapters, each of which explains a different adventure dive, and complete the knowledge review questions at the end of each chapter

– Complete 2 required specialty dives in open water: Deep Diving (max 30 meters) and Underwater Navigation (compass and visual)

– Complete 3 adventure dives chosen from the following list:

   Diving in Wrecks

   Night Dive

   Drift Diving

   Multilevel and Computer Diving

   Underwater Propulsion Vehicle

   Perfect Buoyancy

   Search and Recovery

   Underwater Nature Study

   Underwater Photography

   Underwater Videographer

   Among others!

What’s Included

– Advanced Open Water Diver Manual (the student will keep this as a reference manual)

– A class session before each dive with a PADI instructor to brief the dive and focus on relevant facts for the dive

– PADI registration and processing, and Advanced Open Water Diver certification card

– Full SCUBA equipment: Buoyancy compensator device, scuba regulator, fins, mask, belt, weights, wetsuit if needed

– 5 tanks (1 per dive)

– Paraiso Dive Cartagena Nautical transportation to and from dive sites in fast boat with professional pilot

– Snacks and drinks during day trips

– An assistant instructor during the open water dives if needed

– Photos of the course will also be available!​

Price

$1,150,000 / Once / Per Guest

Open Water Diver Course

This course teaches students the fundamentals of scuba diving and gives them an international, lifelong PADI certification that allows them to dive with another diver of equal or higher certification level without professional supervision up to 18 meters deep. This course takes a minimum of 4 days to complete.

This course includes two parts: theory and practice. The theory of scuba diving will be taught by a professional instructor and is based around the PADI Open Water Diver Manual, videos, quizzes, final exam, and class time. The practice part of the course will be carried out over three days and will include confined water practice sessions in shallow water in addition to 4 dives in the open ocean in 4 different sites. Our instructors and divemasters will accompany students throughout all aspects of the course.

Students must complete the following:

– Read the PADI Open Water Diver manual and complete all five chapter knowledge reviews

– Review knowledge reviews and go over topics with a professional instructor

– Watch 5 PADI Videos

– Complete confined water dive sessions

– Complete four open water dives

– Perform all the required skill demonstrations in confined and open water dives

– Present medical clearance if required

– Pass the final exam

What’s Included

– PADI registration and process fees and Open Water Diver certification card

– Open Water Diver Manual (the student will keep this as a reference manual)

– Log book to keep track of all dives.

– 5 theory modules to be completed in the classroom with professional instructor

– PADI videos

– Quiz and exam materials.

– Complete dive gear: Buoyancy Compensator Device, tanks, scuba regulator, fins, mask, belt, weights, wetsuit if needed

– Confined water practice

– 4 dives in the open ocean water

– Transportation to and from dive sites in boat with professional pilot

– Snacks and drinks for day trips

– Professional PADI Instructor and an assistant instructor if needed

– Photos of the course will also be available!

Price

$1,175,000 / Per Day / Per Guest

Discover Scuba Diving

Also known as the “mini course”, this will teach beginners the basics of diving and equipment and allows participants to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters while under direct supervision of an instructor. This activity only takes one day to complete and does not come with a certification. There is a ton to see that is shallow and with easy conditions for beginners in the islands around!

​The activity starts with a short theory session explaining the basics of diving, equipment, safety procedures, and signals, followed by a confined water session (in shallow, clear water) where the student will learn how to use the equipment and perform basic skills. After that, the student along with the instructor, will do one or two dives in different dive sites in the open ocean. All divers will be accompanied by a professional PADI scuba divemaster or instructor during the entire activity. After the activity, you will have the opportunity to spend time at and enjoy Blue Apple Beach Resort where we are based or can return to Cartagena.

WHAT INCLUDED

– Nautical transport to dive site and return to Cartagena on our fast boat.

– Short theory session

– Confined water practice to get comfortable and develop skills.

– Complete dive equipment (tank(s), mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy compensator jaquet, scuba regulator, suit if needed, weights)

– Accompanied by a certified PADI professional

– Water, juice, fruit, and snacks

– 2 separate dives in the open ocean

-Photos of the trip are also available, upon request

Price

$390,000 / Once / Per Guest