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Vallarta Padi Open Water Referral Adventure


  • English-Speaking PADI Instructor
  • All Equipment Included
  • Four Open Water Dives with an Instructor

Tour Summary

If you have already finished all of your classroom and book study at home, you can finish your Open Water Certification by diving with our experienced dive-masters in the splendid waters of Banderas Bay. You have completed all of the tedious book studying and classroom testing; now is the time for some fun. Join us for the four necessary open water dives required to finish your certification process. All you need to do is bring along your referral paperwork from your local dive instructor for our knowledgeable and professional staff to assist you in completing your certification. Be sure to bring along all of your study materials as well. Once you hit the warm crystal-clear waters of Banderas Bay, you will be rewarded by all the hard work and studying that you put into the certification process at home.

Our accommodating pro PADI dive instructors will assist you at every stage; you will be learning the exhilarating sport of scuba diving from the best in the region. We’ll provide plenty of valuable tips and techniques that you will find invaluable on all of your future dive trips.

Once we venture out to the first open water dive site, you will be excited, but not nervous; you will be confident in your ability and extensive training. You will finally have the chance to put all of that book learning to practical use. We will vigilantly monitor your progress on this first dive into the wondrous undersea world. Once you witness the breathtaking beauty beneath the surface of Banderas Bay, you will be hooked on this sport for life.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • Not present any respiratory, cardiovascular or ear problems
  •  Be in good mental and physical condition for diving
  •  Avoid being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while diving
  •  Be over 10 years old, not be pregnant and not be flying within a period of 24 hours after a dive
  •  An Acknowledgement of Risk will need to be signed before participating in any of our dive programs
  • All divers booking the Open Water Referral Course MUST have completed their classroom session and pool sessions at a certified PADI dive shop. We will require proof of completion of these courses

Vallarta Tour Center is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Vallarta Padi Open Water Referral Adventure is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)