Dive Courses

The bay is ideal for all levels of diving as it offers the diver entry from shore, with a natural buffer to the prevailing currents, and has a gradual sloping bottom topography that slowly slips away towards the start of the shelf. The proximity to the continental shelf allows extraordinary shore and boat dives, where beginners can enjoy the shallow sites of the house reef, optimal water temperature and great visibility. The wall along the bay offers more challenging diving with awesome topography including vertical drop-offs, colourful pinnacles, swim-through’s and caves.

One privilege of diving at Nuarro is that there are only the lodge divers on the reefs. So, you get the whole reef to yourself and dive times are usually dictated by air supply not the need to get back for the next boat of divers.

PADI’s eLearning®

Do you want to take an open water dive course with us but don’t want to spend hours of your holidays in the classroom? PADI’s eLearning® is perfect for you!

The open water dive course involves video-theory, quizzes and exercises that you can now complete at home, leaving you more time to enjoy your holiday. It is important to point out that you don´t necessarily save on costs but you do save on holiday time! Even if you are not here at Nuarro, we will be available online to answer any questions you may have and we will go through key points upon your arrival.

How does it work?

After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

What else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll come to Nuarro Activity Center to complete your training. You'll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course and you must successfully complete five confined water dives and four open water training dives with our PADI Instructor.

Are the requirements for PADI e-learning and the certification the same as in a regular classroom?


How much does it cost?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is about $169.00 (US), billed to you directly by PADI. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). Nuarro charges a fee of $380.00 (US) for the in-water portion of your certification. This fee covers all of your confined water sessions, rental equipment, dive trips and certification card.

How do I begin?

Easy, enroll in the PADI e-learning system in the link below and follow the steps. After successfully completing your theoretical course you will receive a code which you should bring for us. Please do not forget to register Nuarro Lodge/23951 as your dive center.

Follow the link bellow:


Discover Scuba Diving

  • Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? This program allows you to experiencing scuba diving in a relaxed and supervised manner.

  • What You Learn : You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional.

  • Get ready to : Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
    Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater. Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive. Have fun swimming around and exploring. Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.

  • How long will it take? This is a half a day day course to include one knowledge development session and 1 dive.

  • What qualifications do I need to start? 10 years old

Scuba Diver

  • For those who are already Scuba Divers but want to go further and become an independent diver. With this upgrade you get the Open Water certification and gets the permission to go up to 18 meters.

  • What you learn ? You learn the basics of diving, diving gear and techniques. Also learn the diving in buddy system.

  • How long will it take? Two knowledge development sessions with a knowledge review after each one. Three pool classes and two open water dives. Two days, usually on the weekend, however it may be during the week with flexible working hours.

  • What qualifications do I need to start ? Be Scuba Diver.

Open Water Diver

  • Worldwide recognized first-level scuba certification. Ideal for those who want to start diving in a regular basis. This is the most recognized diving Education Course. The diver gets the certification to dive independently to 18 meters.

  • What You Learn ? Learning the fundamental concepts of scuba diving, gear and scuba techniques, as well as buddy system, planning a dive, underwater navigation and managing problems.

  • How long will it take? 4 days, where you’ll have 5 knowledge development sessions followed by a quiz and a global exam in the end. 5 confined water sessions and four open water sessions.

  • What qualifications do I need to start? 10 years old

Advanced Open Water

  • Advanced scuba diver course. For those who are willing to dive in more demanding situations up to 30 meters.

  • What you learn ? Five adventure dives: Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation are mandatory.

  • How long will it take ? Five Adventure dives with knowledge reviews. Two days, usually during a weekend, however it may be during the week with flexible working hours.

  • What qualifications do I need to start ? Be a PADI OWD or equivalent.

Rescue Diver

  • Rescue diver course. For those who want to go a little further in their diving abilities.

  • What you learn ? Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies: Self-rescue and diver stress, dive first aid, surfacing the unconscious diver, panicked diver response.

  • How long will it take ? Knowledge development sessions, pool modules and open water final scenarios. Two days.

  • What qualifications do I need to start ? Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent, be an Emergency First Response, proof of at least 20 certified dives.

Dive Master

  • The first PADI professional level. Certification for dive guide and certified assistant.

  • What you learn ? Development of theoretical and practical knowledge. Knowledge of PADI standards and the scuba business. Preparation to manage a dive center or dive school.

  • How long will it take ? Theoretical component with eight exams, Open water circuit with various demonstrations of exercises of Open Water, developing a map and an Emergency Plan, physical tests for admission and demonstration of skills underwater. Six days for knowledge and pool sessions, follow up of a complete Open Water diver course.

  • What qualifications do I need to start ? PADI Rescue Diver certification or similar, EFR valid certification, minimum 40 registered dives to begin course, minimum 60 logged dives to obtain certification, medical form signed by a physician.

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