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Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course

Paraty, Brazil
Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course

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Overview

Take a beginner's scuba diving course while on vacation in Paraty. During this 4-hour session with a PADI dive master, learn the basics of diving, safety and underwater communication. Practice the basic techniques in the clear, calm and shallow waters off Paraty's coast and view the rich marine life there. All equipment is provided, as is round-trip transportation from most hotels in Paraty.
  • 4-hour beginning scuba diving class in Paraty
  • Learn how to scuba dive with a PADI-certified instructor while fully equipped
  • Explore a shallow dive site with your guide for a safe and fun experience in warm waters
  • Look for tropical fish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers in the underwater world of a colorful reef
  • Diving equipment and round-trip transport from most hotels included
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Use of all diving equipment
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Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in Paraty
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10:00 AM
Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled pick up time
Following pickup at your hotel in Paraty, transfer to the dive center to meet your professional PADI-certified instructor and small group of other students. No prior certification or experience is necessary to participate in this activity. 

Go through a fun and easy safety course on dry land. Learn scuba diving techniques and theory, as well as underwater communication. Once you feel comfortable with the basics of diving and have gotten to know your equipment, it's time for your first open water dive. Paraty is one of Brazil's top dive destinations and is known for its rich marine life and high underwater visibility. The warm, clear waters make it a great place for a beginner dive. 

Experience a 30-minute dive on the nearby reefs, descending to 10-20 feet (3-6 meters). Watch as your instructor-guide points out tropical fish, colorful sea urchins, sea cucumbers and maybe even an octopus. Use the time to get comfortable in the water and practice some of your newfound skills.

Return to shore, where you'll transfer back to your Paraty hotel for drop-off.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You should bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen.
  • Diving spots can be made on slabs or on cliffs. They will be defined according to the interest and the level of certification of the clients, in addition to the climatic conditions.
  • Dives generally occur on Ilha dos Meros, Ilha dos Cocos, Laje dos Meros, Ilha Comprida or Ilhote dos Meros.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course.

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