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½ Day Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Activity Level: Easy/ moderate
Duration: Approx 4 hours
Transportation: Provided
Available: Daily
Rate Details: 1 tank=$104.94, 2 tank=$196.10

Learn to dive in one day! Ever wanted to test out scuba to see if you enjoy it? Here’s your chance to have your first encounter with the underwater world. Within 3 hours of you arriving for the course you will be taking you first breath underwater in the luxury surroundings of warm Caribbean waters.

DSD OPTIONS: [View DSD BROCHURE]

We will require a medical doctors written authorization if you answer YES on the medical questionnaire.

**FOR THE SHORE DIVING PLEASE BRING TOWEL, SUNBLOCK, WATER, SNACKS AND NOTHING OF HIGH VALUE. PLUS THERE IS NO BATHROOM FACILITIES AT THE DIVE SITES.**

  1. Do the Special Couples/Family package (2 divers). This is a Private course, only you two and the instructor. The instructor will take pictures and/or shoot videos of your experience which you will receive those pictures via a “we transfer” link in your email. You will go to Mangel Halto which is a sandy bowl area and do some skills in the shallows and then to the dive at 40 feet to see the Kappel wreck. This package is $369.94 includes all equipment needed for the couple. For an additional dive add $95.40 for the couple. These are shore dives.
  2. Do the one tank Discover Dive with our maximum group of 4 divers and 1 instructor. This course will start at 8:30 amwith the pickup and you will be back at the hotel by 1:00pm-2:00pm depending on how the day goes. You will go to Mangel Halto which is a sandy bowl area and do some skills in the shallows and then to the dive at 40 feet to see the Kappel wreck. This course is $104.94/person includes all equipment needed. This is a shore dive.
  3. Do the two tank Discover Dive with our maximum group of 4 divers and 1 instructor. This course will start at 8:30 amwith the pickup and you will be back at the hotel by 2:00pm-3:00pm depending on how the day goes. You will go to Mangel Halto which is a sandy bowl area and do some skills in the shallows and then to the dive at 40 feet to see the Kappel wreck. Then the second dive is located at Rock Beach, which is a sloping coral wall. This course is $196.10/person includes all equipment needed. This is a shore dive.

SHORE DIVE DESCRIPTIONS: http://www.shorediving.com/Earth/ABC/Aruba/index.htm

Mangel Halto:  Inner reef is 55 ft. deep. A shallow sandy bowl, ideal for training dives and Discovery Scuba Dives. The outer reef is max 90 ft. and has an abundance of marine life, including soft and hard coral and plenty of fish. 

Rocky Beach: Sloping coral wall with lots of life. Reef goes down to 90 ft.

4. Do the Special Couples/Family package (2 divers)/2 days. This is a Private course, only you two and the instructor. The instructor will take pictures and/or shoot videos of your experience which you will receive those pictures via a “we transfer” link in your email. You will go to do a shore dive at Mangel Halto which a sandy bowl area is and do some skills in the shallows and then to the dive at 40 feet to see the Kappel wreck. Then on a Thursday do a 2 tank boat DSD dive to the and Arashi Reef and the Antilla Wreck with the same private instructor. This package is $835.28 includes all equipment needed for the couple.

SHORE DIVE DESCRIPTIONS: http://www.shorediving.com/Earth/ABC/Aruba/index.htm

Mangel Halto:  Inner reef is 55 ft. deep. A shallow sandy bowl, ideal for training dives and Discovery Scuba Dives. The outer reef is max 90 ft. and has an abundance of marine life, including soft and hard coral and plenty of fish. 

Rocky Beach: Sloping coral wall with lots of life. Reef goes down to 90 ft.

9AM MORNING BOAT DIVE SCHEDULE: SITES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO OCEAN CONDITIONS

Thursday                              Arashi Reef & Antilla Wreck

BOAT DIVES DESCRIPTIONS

Arashi Reef: This young reef is filled with surprises. It serves as a cleaning station for green and hawksbill turtles, so if Mother Nature permits, you will be able to see at least one on this dive site! You will see patches of reef, hard and soft corals, plenty of schools of fish all at a max depth of 50ft-16m.

Antilla Wreck: A German freighter sunk on purpose by its own captain in 1940, so if would not be confiscated by the Dutch government on the island at the time. The wreck is approximately 430ft/130m long and lays at a max depth of 55ft/17m on a sandy bottom. However, the wreck is covered in coral and has plenty of marine life surrounding it. Due to its age, we do not penetrate this wreck.

This could be the beginning of a whole new way of life for you. Imagine over 75% of the earth’s surface is ocean. How many people do you know who are qualified to dive beneath it? What can you see and what lies beneath the waves? As a diver you can find out for yourself. Once in the water, your dive instructor will help you put your scuba equipment on and he/she will gently help you take your first breath underwater. Without doubt this will be one of the best experiences you will have ever had. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling. Learn to dive in one day! Ever wanted to test out scuba to see if you enjoy it? Here’s your chance to have your first encounter with the underwater world. Within 3 hours of you arriving for the course you will be taking you first breath underwater in the luxury surroundings of warm Caribbean waters.

Inclusions
High Quality Equipment, Theory session, Skills Session, PADI Instructor, Dive up to 40ft/12m.
Rules & Regulations
Lessons for the Discover Scuba Diving Course take place at JADS Dive center located on Baby Beach. On the drive you will be amazed with the small island tour What should you bring? No equipment necessary – everything’s provided except you supply the smiles. Please bring your bathing suits and towel. Amenities available are: Restrooms, Snack Bar, Refreshments, Warm water shower and change room.
Restrictions
Minimum age is 10. Anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can take part in Discover Scuba. Various points of interest along the way. Pick Up Location Details: High Rise Hotels 8:30 am Boutique Hotels 8:40 am Beginner Divers must be fit to dive according to the PADI Medical Form. Divers must allow 24 hours after diving with JADS before flying. Medical Questionnaire

2 Tank Morning Boat Dive “Southern Coast”

Activity Level: Easy/ moderate/ difficult
Duration: Approx 4 hours
Transportation: provided
Available: Daily
Rate Details: USD 99.64

Our morning dives are designed to cater to all divers with various tastes and include 2 dives at two different sites off Aruba’s beautiful Southern Coast. The first dive of the day is a “deep” dive where the depths range from 40’ to 100’ ft at locations such as Fingers, Skalahein, Airplanes, Indian Head and Jane Sea. The second dive of the day is usually at one of the “not to be missed” reefs on Aruba’s Southern Coast such as: Barcadera, Sponge, Mas Bango, Balashi. Aruba’s Southern Coast Reef & Wrecks an adventure where underwater dreams come true.

Inclusions 
What should you bring? You supply the smiles. Please bring your bathing suits and towel. Amenities available are: Restrooms, Refreshments. We provide water, cookies, ½ sandwich, chocolates and juice.
Duration
Your diving adventure will be approximately 4 hours from start to finish. You are in the water for about 45 minutes and dive up to approx. 40-100ft/12-31m. A certified PADI Dive Master / Instructor will guide you

2 Tank Morning Shore Dive “Southern Coast”

Activity Level: Easy/ moderate
Duration: Approx 5 hours
Transportation: provided
Meeting Place: Jads Dive Center, Aruba
Available: Daily
Rate Details: Per Adult USD 99.64

An opportunity of a lifetime awaits you on this exclusive dive opportunity.
After your 30minute FREE island tour to JADS Dive Center located directly on Baby Beach you will be briefed on the following un-miss able dive sites.
“The Kappel” This recently sunk 51′ wreck was strategically placed on the sandy sea floor next to the Magel Halto reef at a shallow depth of 35ft for all to see. Added bonus: due to its location the dive will continue onto the beautiful Mangel Halto Reef. “Rocky Beach” known by many names, but named this for the pebbles at the entrance to the site. A most exquisite dive site where anything from Green Moray Eels to the tiniest macro life are spotted while diving. JADS has private access to this site. Inclusions PADI Dive Master or Instructor (guide) 2 tank dive weights SMILES FISH FREE 30 min island tour (transportation).

SHORE DIVE DESCRIPTIONS: http://www.shorediving.com/Earth/ABC/Aruba/index.htm

**FOR THE SHORE DIVING PLEASE BRING TOWEL, SUNBLOCK, WATER, SNACKS AND NOTHING OF HIGH VALUE. PLUS THERE IS NO BATHROOM FACILITIES AT THE DIVE SITES. **

Mangel Halto:  Inner reef is 55ft/17.5m deep. A shallow sandy bowl, ideal for training dives and Discovery Scuba Dives. The Kappel wreck was sunk in Nov. 9, 2010 and it is a small wreck at a maximum depth of 45ft/15m. The outer reef has a maximum depth of 90ft/30m and has an abundance of marine life, including soft and hard coral and plenty of fish. 

Rocky Beach (Puerto Chiquito/Pos Chiquito/Hole in the Wall): Sloping coral wall with lots of life. Reef goes down to a maximum depth of 90ft/30m.

Isla de Oro Reef: It is a sloping hard-coral reef with a maximum depth of 80ft/27m.

Santa Largo: It is a sloping hard-coral reef with a maximum depth of 80ft/27m. Be careful of the fire coral.

Baby Beach: Right behind JADS Dive Center. Towards the south end of the island with lots of life and big corals. Drift dive and a maximum depth of 55ft/17.5m. Entry and exit can be rough.

Santana di Cacho/Santana/Pet Cemetery: Towards the south end of the island, with lots of life and big soft corals-sea fans, sea rods and sea plumes.  Drift dive and a maximum depth of 55ft/17.5m. Entry and exit can be rough.

Cabez Reef: Tip of the south end, jumping off a 20ft/7m cliff with your scuba equipment on, strong currents with beautiful corals and bigger life. You must be good on air for over 1 hour, be able to handle extremely strong currents and come out in a sea of fire coral with the waves crashing on you. Only for experienced divers. The reef has a maximum depth of 90ft/30m.

Private Instructor/Guide

To enhance your experience, we offer a private instructor for all courses (open water, advanced, specialties, and Discover Scuba Diving-DSD) or a private guide for boat and/or shore dives. This option is recommended for divers who would like a one-to-one approach where the instructor/guide will strictly focus on you. The instructor/guide will go at your pace and show you the wonders of the underwater world. The price for a private instructor/guide is $159.00/day.

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