Scuba Diving,
PADI Dive Courses,
on Isla Margarita or Margarita Island, Venezuela

We have something for everyone provided
by the experts and arranged by Dan O'Brien.

Learn to scuba dive, dive or snorkel
around the offshore Islands of Los Frailes, Margarita Island.
Or join us for a day of fishing.

Margarita Tropical Villa Pool
Margarita Tropical Villa bed and breakfast (posada), Playa el Agua, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Bed & breakfast in Playa El Agua. 10 rooms with king size beds, A/C,
pool, fridges, DirecTV, free Internet & breakfast
From US$30 - See for info!

Pool Side Room

Cruise ship passengers!
Unfortunately we are unable to arrange trips for cruise ship poassengers due to
the distance to the port & the time schedules of most ships.

If you would like an Island Tour with an American lady in an air conditioned Ford Explorer
have a look at Marcella Tinsman's Crusin-n-Style.

Arriving at El Tirano harbor!                                      Juan, one of the guides, is ready!

Our boat is a very reliable typical fisherman's "peñero" 10 meters (33 feet) long
with three 75 HP outboard motors that make it the safest and fastest boat in it's class.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Your day will start with a pick-up at your hotel.
You will be taken to the fishing village of "El Tirano" in order to
depart for the Islands of Los Frailes at around 9:15 - 9:30 AM.

The navigation time to Los Frailes is about 40 minutes and on arrival we will go to a typical fisherman's rancho (house) where we will prepare for the dives. We provide all equipment - for snorkelers this will include a mask, snorkel and fins and for scuba divers all necessary equipment including wetsuit. If you bring your own equipment we will provide weight belts and air tanks.

After our morning dive we will return around 1 PM to the ranch where you will be served a lunch.
This also includes beverages.

After a short break we'll go to the second location for diving or snorkeling.
The return to " El Tirano" will be around 3:00 - 3:30 PM.
From there you will be returned to your hotel.

It is not unusual to spot dolphins or whales during the trip
and there are many sea birds on Los Frailes.


Snorkelers: US$ per day (all included)

Scuba: US$ certified (all included)
          US$ for uncertified.

or call (58) 0295-249-0558 or (cel) 0416-695-3704

Photos taken at Los Frailes, Margarita Island, Venezuela

Click here for more underwater photos of Los Frailes

PADI Dive Courses
on Margarita Island, Venezuela

International Scuba Diver Certification

The PADI Scuba Diver Course is a 3 day course divided into three parts:
Theory, pool and 2 actual open water dives, leading to the basic certification that will enable you to dive safely 
under the supervision of a Dive Master anywhere in the world. (Maximum depth 45 feet or 12m for this rating.)

Cost: Please ask

International Open Water Certification

This is an intensive 5 day course leading to certification which is internationally recognized.
The course includes instruction and at least four open water dives. top of the line equipment,
text book and plastic dive tables are supplied (also available for sale).
Junior certification is available to students of 12 to 15 years.

Cost: US$ - all inclusive

Discover Scuba - Resort Course

An introductory course which will enable you to dive safely and the experience may credit towards higher certification levels.
This is under the direct professional guidance (PADI Instructor) on our beautiful reefs.
Move at your own pace. Course is completed in one and a half days including instruction
and a trip to Los Frailes Islands for your dive.
Includes transfer to the dive site, lunch, refreshments and verification of training (credit for future PADI dive programs).

Cost: Please ask

Scuba Tune-Up

For divers who have completed a certification course but who have not dived in a long time and feel rusty.
This program consists of a review of skills and theory. All equipment, two boat dives, lunch and refreshments are included.

COST: Please ask

There are also specialty courses available including Drift Diving (US$), Peak Performance Buoyancy (US$),
Underwater Naturalist (US$) and Advanced Open Water Diver (US$).
Please contact us for more details.


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We do not give quotes by telephone. Please send an email.
(58) 295-249-0558 / 295-249-0715 or Cel (58) 416-695-3704

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