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Resort Course provided by Mermaid Dive Center

Resort Course
5
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$92.50
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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
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
Resort scuba diving includes: DVD presentation lecture and pool session, one tank reef dive, Transportation, Tanks, Mask, Fins, Boat Trip, Fresh Fruits & Drinks. Min Age 10. On Staff PADI Instructor at all times.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34139P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
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
Traveler 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.
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
Traveler 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 travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
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.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

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Doug N
1 contribution
Fantastic time
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 August 22, 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 August 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nbugg235
Memphis, TN9 contributions
Amazing! Must try!
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 June 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 June 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mel C
Harmony, ME18 contributions
Fun first taste of diving
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 January 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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

By: Mermaid Dive Center
BaliBen83
BaliBen83
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Amazing Dive Operator on Aruba
I came out to Mermaid Dive Center for my birthday to Dive and can not give enough praise for Carlos and Wendy. They
AMIRV106
AMIRV106
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Fun diving!
Wanna give a BIG SHOUT OUT TO CARLOS AND STAFF! very down to earth,PROFESIONAL!,but funny ,Thank you for being acc
Larrys_other_brother
Larrys_other_brother
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5 Stars X2!
As a long time NAUI instructor I have travelled extensively and can tell you these guys are true dive professionals
Jansson1969
Jansson1969
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Mermaid Dive Center is the one!
Last week I did four dives with Carlos and Claudia. They know the right spots and are very skilled. They pick you u
christopherbL4468XD
christopherbL4468XD
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Fun times in Aruba
Well well well what can I say about Mermaid Dive Resort. First let me say this get ready to laugh and have a lot of
KingNine
KingNine
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Great Time Diving with Mermaid
I must say I started off disappointed but ended up extremely happy. My wife and I got certified just before covid
610ninah
610ninah
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Great dive in Paradise
Carlos and Wendy were excellent. They took us to some very cool locations, and made us all feel comfortable, welcom
Harley224455
Harley224455
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Highly recommend Family owned Dive Shop!!!
Thank you, Carlos, Wendy, Charlie and Captin. What a great experience diving with you guys. Knowing my boys (Aidan
PacmanSanDiego
PacmanSanDiego
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Budget dive shop
Budget company and safety is not a priority. My wife and I have been diving all of the world. We should have known
Desert V
Desert V
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Beauty Beyond Belief
Carlos and Wendy were awesome dive guides and the locations they took us were amazing! They made us feel like frien
HFSimplyWanderlust
HFSimplyWanderlust
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Highly Recommend
Carlos and Wendy were absolutely wonderful to dive with and Hubert was such a fun and happy boat captain. They prio
shaynalauren
shaynalauren
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BEST DIVE SHOP EVER
The Mermaid Dive Center was one of the best dive centers I’ve ever seen. The staff at this dive center is extremely
William S
William S
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GO WITH THE BEST!
We are experienced divers. This was our third time diving with Carlos and Wendy. We love everything about their op
Cheryl S
Cheryl S
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Definitely use this company
We dove 3 different days with this company. There are several excellent things about them: 1. Size of the group
134juddg
134juddg
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Great Diving!
Carlos, Wendy & Captain Hubert were great!! Special thanks to Wendy who was very encouraging & helpful to my wife,
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