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Learn how to dive in a day... get your PADI scuba diving certification, or take a specialty scuba class right here. Ocean Freaks employ the finest captains and dive professionals, so you’re in safe hands.

Divers and snorkelers of all abilities and experience levels can enjoy exploring Diving and our ecosystems, spotting an unbelievable variety of marine life in their natural habitat.

Dive into the most magnificent wreck diving experience of Ecuador Coast.


Discover PADI Scuba Diving

$120 USD + IVA     

Learn to dive in Manta - Ecuador 


You must be 10 years old or older. 

In this one-day course you will learn all the basic principles of scuba diving with a briefing in which the instructor explains basic rules, signs and skills to dive safely. After the explanation, you will realize a real immersion in the sea, under supervision of the instructor.

After the explanation, you will realize a real immersion in the sea, under supervision of the instructor. This is not a certified course. It is only "an experience" to discover recreational diving. Start diving in Manta - Ecuador!

 Maximum depth: 6 and 12 meters

1 dive 30 min hours (2 hours duration of all activity)

2 dives 30 m

in cu (3 hours duration of all the activity

from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$240 usd + IVA

Immersion up to 6 meters. 

There is a talk about the equipment you will use: the risks of diving, the rules of breathing and compensation, aquatic life ...

Put and adjust the diving equipment Breathe underwater and swim in shallow water

When you're comfortable, we'll go to deeper waters.

Immersion up to 12 meters. 

You will practice the following skills in shallow water with the PADI instructor:

Breathing under water

Recovery and emptying of the regulator

Emptying the mask

Compensation techniques

Hand signals / communication underwater

At the end, the participants are guided to a dive site excursion



PADI Open Water Diver Course

 $400 USD  + IVA


The Open Water Diver course is designed for those who wish to become certified divers. You can rent diving equipment, hire dives or dive with a certified partner at a maximum depth of 18 meters.


What you will learn:

Considerations about diving equipment

Buoyancy control techniques including ascents, descents and Improve your swimming skills and diving techniques with partner

Knowledge of the diving environment and aquatic life that you find

Prevent common problems under water

How to plan and perform real dives

Breathe underwater


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main parts:

Knowledge development (online, study at home or in a classroom) to understand the basic principles of autonomous diving

Immersions in confined waters to learn the basic diving techniques

Open water dives to practice the skills you have learned and enjoy.

The diving equipment you are going to use:

  In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn how to use the basic diving equipment, including a dive computer.

The equipment may vary depending on the site in which you dive.


Prerequisites: Maximum 18 meters 3 days practice , Minimum 10 years of age


Advanced Open Water Diver Course

$400 USD + IVA

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed so that you can do it directly after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and develop your diving skills so that you feel more and more comfortable in the water.


It is a good way to have more dives while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

You will consolidate what you have learned and you will develop new abilities when introducing yourself to new activities.


Five adventure dives The course consists of five adventure dives, of which two are mandatory:

underwater navigation and deep diving (usually anywhere between 18-30 meters / 60-100 feet).

And the remaining three can be chosen, with your instructor, from 15 different types of adventure dives.


You can try digital underwater photography, sunken ship diving, night diving, diving with underwater propulsion, buoyancy control and much more.

What will you learn?

The knowledge and techniques you will acquire in the Advanced Open Water course will vary depending on the adventure dives you choose and the interests you have, but include:

Practical aspects and physiological effects of deep diving

How to use your underwater compass

How to navigate using fin strokes, visual reflections and time

How to learn to use your computer better and much more depending on the dives you choose



Be certified as Open Water Diver

Have your Immersion Notebook updated 

12 to 14 years old: 21 meters of maximum depth

15 years or more: 30 meters maximum depth



Rescue Diver Course

$400 USD​ + IVA


The PADI Rescue Diver course will expand your knowledge and experience beyond the recreational level.

You will learn to take into account the safety and well-being of other divers.

Although this course is serious, it is also a pleasant way to build your confidence.


In order to take this course you will need the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI junior Advanced Open Water Diver certificate (or an equivalent certificate from another organization)

The minimum age is 15 years (12 years for the PADI junior rescue diver)

The Rescue diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, direct the performance in diving emergencies.


During the five sessions in open water you will dominate:

Autorescate and stress of the diver 

First aid of the diver.

Guide emergencies and equipment.

Problems under water.

Artificial respiration in water.

Accident scenario.

Reaction to divers who are in panic.

Assistance to swimmers and non-swimmers.

First aid procedures for accidents.

Search for lost divers.

Emerging unconscious divers.



Requirement to have the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Minimum age 15 years, 12 years for the PADI junior

Duration: 2 to 3 days  


Divemaster Course

$1200  USD + IVA

Begin your first steps in the race to obtain the PADI Dive Master title in Manta.

Working together with a PADI instructor you will expand your knowledge of diving by improving your skills and training, as you will become a diving professional.


Training for PADI dive master reveals your fitness for command, training you to supervise diving activities and help instructors with beginners.

What do I need to be a PADI Dive Master?

40 recognized dives. Being over 18 years. The PADI Rescue Diver certificate (or an equivalent certificate from another organization).

What will I do as a PADI Dive Master?

Learn about leadership in diving through classes and independent learning sessions. Complete the technical and resistance exercises in confined and open waters. Training in organizational matters and solving aptitude problems. Perform work and practical exercises as a team.

How long will it last?

The PADI Dive Master can be done in a period of two weeks up to three months. Didactic kit and practices as a diving guide. (Does not include fees to Padi, 96USD + IVA ) Possibility of Divemaster with DSD leader. 120 USD​​ + IVA

*For Non Ecuador Resident the IVA TAX is excluded.

*All the scuba diving tours leave from Manta, with exceptions of special tours.

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