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Resort Course provided by Mermaid Dive Center

Resort Course
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
4
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    4
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The resort course introduces basic safety information and allows participants to scuba dive under close supervision of a qualified On Staff PADI Instructor. The resort course will open the doors to a beautiful underwater world with lots to discover. The minimum age for the resort course is 10 years. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34139P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Resort Course for Beginners.
  • All Coast Guard approved Safety Equipment, VHF Marine Radio, Medic First Aid and two Oxygen tanks.
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • The listed price does not include surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Sales tax 6%, payable at the time of activity.
  • Rental wet suit available for US$9.00 p/p p/t.
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up time is between 30 -60 minutes before the dive schedule times.
  • Mermaid Dive Center Aruba, Bubali 112j Noord, Noord, Aruba
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years and under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian signature and must be accompanying by parent.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking.
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants may be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving if some preexisting medical conditions (example asthma, heart conditions, etc.) that may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor prior so he or she can clear you for scuba diving. Download medical form: https://www.padi.com/documents/padi-courses/2.1.5%20rstc%20medstate%20v201.pdf
  • No Diving within 24 hours of flying is recommended.
  • Maximum 4 resort divers per Dive Instructor.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Maximum depth is 40 feet for resort divers.
  • Participants must sign a diving release & waiver and medical statement.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Resort Course for Beginners.
  • All Coast Guard approved Safety Equipment, VHF Marine Radio, Medic First Aid and two Oxygen tanks.
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • The listed price does not include surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Sales tax 6%, payable at the time of activity.
  • Rental wet suit available for US$9.00 p/p p/t.
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up time is between 30 -60 minutes before the dive schedule times.
  • Mermaid Dive Center Aruba, Bubali 112j Noord, Noord, Aruba
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years and under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian signature and must be accompanying by parent.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking.
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants may be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving if some preexisting medical conditions (example asthma, heart conditions, etc.) that may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor prior so he or she can clear you for scuba diving. Download medical form: https://www.padi.com/documents/padi-courses/2.1.5%20rstc%20medstate%20v201.pdf
  • No Diving within 24 hours of flying is recommended.
  • Maximum 4 resort divers per Dive Instructor.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Maximum depth is 40 feet for resort divers.
  • Participants must sign a diving release & waiver and medical statement.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
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Mel C
Harmony, ME18 contributions
We just finished the Resort Course and dive. My daughter has never been diving before and Carlos and Wendy were very attentive. I haven't been diving for many years and Tatiana and Carlos both went above and beyond to try any find my PADI certification records. Hubert is a wonderful captain. We had a great time. Safety was always first and greatly appreciated. Equipment is well cared for and Carlos, Wendy, and Hubert made the first dive a wonderful experience. Carlos and Wendy took time to be sure all in our small group saw things that we might have otherwise missed. My daughter even got to see a sea turtle. I have read an old review on Tripadviser that stated that the customer felt hounded about tipping. I disagree with that review. Carlos made a joke during our class saying that if we found any gold while we were diving we were welcome to deposit it in the tip box. On board, after the dive, Wendy did thank all of us for joining them and did say there was a tip box on board but then she went right on with talking about getting equipment ready to take off the boat as soon as we docked. I never felt any pressure at all about tipping. Let's be honest, every excursion accepts tips and just as one would tip in a restaurant, it is a way of saying thank you for good service - and the service and attention we received throughout our day was superior. Thank you, to Carlos, Wendy, Hubert and Tatiana. We are looking forward to diving with them again.
Written 7 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Doug N
1 contribution
Aug 2019
I went diving with Carlos and he was very flexible in helping me to fit it into my schedule (was only in Aruba for a day from a cruise). The water was awesome. Carlos was very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate at all to go back and dive with Mermaid again.
Written 22 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MermaidDiversAruba
Dear Doug, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. Thank you for recommending us to anyone looking to dive in Aruba. We really appreciate you doing the two-tank reef dives with us and that you enjoy it while visiting from the cruise ship. Looking forward to your return to Aruba and to have some more Fun, Safe and enjoyable diving with us. Best Regards. Carlos
Written 23 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nbugg235
Memphis, TN9 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
My sister, 18 year old niece, and myself completed the resort course with Wendy. She was very good and patient with us. We dove with Carlos. It was amazing! We loved it so much we asked if we could dive again the next day! The next day we did two dives and they did not disappoint. I highly recommend Carlos and Wendy! You won’t be disappointed!
Written 26 June 2019
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MermaidDiversAruba
Dear Guest, We like to thank you for taking the time in writing a review on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate you doing the resort course and diving with us and that you like it so much and repeat the experience twice. Thank you for recommending us to anyone looking to diving in Aruba. Look forward to your return and have some more Fun, Safe and enjoyable diving. Best Regards. Carlos
Written 28 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Mermaid Dive Center
Scuba-for-life
Scuba-for-life
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Great diving, relaxed, un-rushed and safety is top of mind
I have been certified since 1991 and have hundreds of logged dives. Dive locations include Grand Cayman, St. Lucia
875yanivm
875yanivm
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Great adventure in Aruba
Carlos the dive master is very professional and takes every safety issues very seriously. He also a very nice pers
MIkefromGoldenCO
MIkefromGoldenCO
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Carlos Cares about you and your safety
I wanted to share a very positive expereince while diving w Carlos from Mermaid last week. Carlos stressed safety a
Reynaldopatron
Reynaldopatron
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Dive time
My wife and I had a wonderful time on the diving ship. Very nice and professional people.We recommend Mermaid Divin
rp811
rp811
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Awesome
Awesome experience again with Carlos and his team. Safety is paramount at this place, and I’m glad he had me take a
Akizme1972
Akizme1972
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Above and Beyond
I initially chose Mermaid Dive Center Aruba based on the shop's location relative to where I was staying on the isl
davidgV6536WJ
davidgV6536WJ
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Fantastic dive experience!
We recently did 3 boat dives with Carlos and Wendy and they were fantastic! We have been diving years and they foll
scubaksue
scubaksue
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Great company to dive with
Had a great experience with Mermaid divers. I was diving with a friend who hadn't dove in 20 yrs. Both Carlos and
gkemp
gkemp
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Great Experience
Carlos and Wendy are wonderful dive masters and it is very clear that safety is their number one priority. It was
algerpat
algerpat
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Wonderful
Carlos and Wendy are greet. The dive shop is spectacular and the team is very safety oriented making you feel comfo
carolparkert
carolparkert
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Excellent Dive experience
Carlos,the owner, was fabulous! It had been over 2yrs since my last dive so a quick refresher was required which I
Y485FWdavidg
Y485FWdavidg
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Great Diving Experience and wonderful memories.
Carlos, Wendy, and crew were amazing. I went twice with Mermaid for two-tank dives while in Aruba in November. From
Dave C
Dave C
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Excellent Dive Operation
Over 30 days while in Aruba did 12 dives with Mermaid. Found them to be very professional experienced and caring t
B9763HHlauras
B9763HHlauras
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Enjoy the Sea with Mermaid Divers
Carlos and Wendy, owners and diver master/instructor, are extremely skilled and excellent teachers and guides. I ha
Mkaesebier
Mkaesebier
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Excellent experience with a personal touch
Carlos and Wendy were absolutely wonderful. I chose to go here because of how close they were to my resort and star
Frequently Asked Questions about Resort Course

Resort Course will start at 8:00 AM. Discover and book Resort Course on Tripadvisor

Resort Course price starts from £75.12. Discover and book Resort Course on Tripadvisor

Resort Course cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Resort Course on Tripadvisor

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