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Introductory Diving in Aruba provided by Red Sail Sports Aruba

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Introductory Diving in Aruba

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Make the most of your time in Aruba with this half-day scuba course that gets you out diving in the Caribbean Sea in no time. During classroom and pool time, learn the basics of scuba theory and practice, and then head out on the open water to explore Aruba's shallow reefs or a shipwreck. All equipment is included.
  • Intro scuba course lets you learn a new skill on vacation
  • All equipment and instruction provided, no experience necessary
  • Course sets you up for diving the rest of the time you're in Aruba
  • Discover the underwater world and species around Aruba
What to Expect
When you're in Aruba, spend half a day learning to scuba dive so you can get out in the water as quickly as possible. Book ahead and plan your course for the beginning of your stay, and then spend the rest of your time on the island mastering your skills and going on additional dives.  This course includes a classroom and pool instruction phase, which teaches you the basic rules for scuba diving and how to use the equipment. Next, it's on to the boat, which has twin ladders for easy access off the dive platform. Do a 1-tank open water dive to start you off. The dive boat goes to a shallow reef or wreck and an instructor accompanies you at all times underwater. All equipment is included.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piet's Pier Bar, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 85, Noord, Aruba
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Instruction Session
  • All dive equipment
  • Open water dive
  • Fruit
  • Water
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jerry s wrote a review Aug 2020
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This adventure exceeded our expectations and we would recommend this to anyone who is considering it. They really knew what they were doing and took their time to explain and answer question. We were super impressed by how fast we were in the Caribbean scuba diving so
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Date of experience: August 2020
Kyle S wrote a review Dec 2019
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We were in Aruba for a short winter vacation and decided to give diving a try. It was the first time for two of the three of us and Mike and Lisa did everything right to teach us what we needed. The boat ride out to the site was short and we saw some incredible marine life
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Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from RSSManagement, Reservations agent at Introductory Diving in Aruba
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Dear Mr./Mrs. Kws3737, Thank you so much for sharing with us your Discover scuba diving experience. We are trilled to read that Mike & Lisa did an amazing job instructing you on what to do underwater. This is all what life is really about experiencing enjoying and discovering. We would be more than happy to have you again next time diving with us as certified divers. You can just make a special request and you could be diving all over again with this amazing instructors. Warm regards, Zulay
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Jmekins08 wrote a review Aug 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia52 contributions10 helpful votes
I was attempting scuba diving for the first time. I’m pretty open to trying new things and figured, I’d be nervous but would get over it. Michael, our dive instructor was patient, friendly and kind when teaching us new skills. It took me a little while to get comfortable in the
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Response from RSSManagement, Manager at Introductory Diving in Aruba
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Dear Mrs. Jmekins08, Thank you for writing such nice words regarding your diving lessons and for the "five star" rating. We are grateful to read such nice comments from your experience on having Michael as your Dive instructor. It's amazing to hear that Michael was patient, friendly and kind to teach you're new diving skills. However, it's unfortunate that this time you did not get to experience what beauty resides under our waters. It's only when we receive such positive feedback on the lessons and supportive dive members, do we rest knowing that we have done our jobs well. We hope that next year we could have you with us again! and ready to conquer all your fears, we will have our supportive dive team ready to go and show you all our natural hidden beauty's underwater. Sunny regards, Jennifer
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rrc245 wrote a review Aug 2019
Charleston, South Carolina45 contributions33 helpful votes
My husband and I are very experienced divers, but our teen son is not. He took an introductory scuba class here, and it was not great. Basic skills are not reinforced and mastered before taking off, such as how to properly clear a regulator or mask, just very basic things that
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1 Helpful vote
Response from RSSManagement, Manager at Introductory Diving in Aruba
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Dear Mrs. Rrc245, We would like to apologize for your negative experience with us. However, we'd like to learn more about your situation and what exactly did not go well. We know how much input our dear instructors put on our guest. For us is strange to hear that they did not explain or did the proper instructions for your son. They are trained to provide a good service and explanation for all our guest. So, please email us at and we will get back to you promptly. We want to make things right, and would be looking forward for your email. Yours sincerely, Jennifer
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KFOX2016 wrote a review Aug 2019
Sandbach, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked this after reading good reviews but unfortunately didn’t have the same good experience. My family arrived at 8am as instructed, eventually after 8.30am some unenthusiastic staff turned up.... not enough for non certified divers though so then had to wait until another one
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from RSSManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Introductory Diving in Aruba
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Dear Kfox2016, We are very disappointed to hear your bad experience with us. As you may know we are working hard on improving our company. And based on what we are reading from you, it's understandable you felt that way. We've taken your thoughts to heart and we're planning on making some internal Meeting regarding costumer handling. Once again thank you for writing your feedback, you are giving us the opportunities to make things better. Best regards, Jennifer
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