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LEARN SCUBA DIVING AND GET YOUR PADI INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION
Level 01
Open Water Diver Course
DIV 01

COURSE INCLUDES: - Academic Lessons
- Pool Sessions
- Open Water Training

ACADEMIC LESSONS: DAYS HOURS
MONDAY 18H30/21H30
TUESDAY 18H30/21H30
THURSDAY 18H30/21H30
FRIDAY 18H30/21H30
POOL SESSIONS: WEDNESDAY 18H00/22H30
OPEN WATER TRAINING: SATURDAY 06H45 Flight to Manta. Tame Airlines
11H30 Two dives in Machalilla Sea.
Salango Island and Puerto Lopez Bay.
SUNDAY 08H30 Two dives at Isla de La Plata.
MONDAY 08H00 Return Flight to Quito.

DIVE CENTER:    PUERTO LOPEZ, MANABI.(PARQUE NACIONAL MACHALILLA)

STARTING DATES:    MONDAY´S OF EVERY WEEK

OPTION # 1 (DIV 01)
INCLUDES: * Airplane Ticket Quito/Manta/Quito.
* Private Land Transfer Manta/Pto. Lopez/Manta.
* 2 Nights in Tourist class Hotel (Double Accommodation)
* All meals and Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment (Wet-Suit by Request)
* Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.
* Academic Material (Book, Dive Table and Logbook).
OPTION # 2 (DIV 02)
INCLUDES:
* Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment (Wet-Suit by Request)
* Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.
* Academic Material (Book, Dive Table and Logbook).


PROGRAMS FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS (PADI, NAUI, SSI, DIWA, YMCA, CMAS, PDIC, ACUC.... ETC....)

DAY TRIPS DIVES IN MACHALILLA COAST OR DE LA PLATA ISLAND

OPTION # 1 (DIV 04)

INCLUDES: REGULATOR WITH OCTOPUS AND CONSOLE, BCD, WEIGTH BELT, MASK, SNORKEL, FINS, TWO (2) TANKS, DIVE BOAT, INSTRUCTOR/DIVEMASTER(PADI), SNACK ON ABOARD. WET-SUIT BY REQUEST.


OPTION # 2 (DIV 05)

INCLUDES: WEIGHT BELT, TWO (2) TANKS, DIVE BOAT, INSTRUCTOR/DIVEMASTER (PADI), SNACK ON ABOARD. WET-SUIT BY
DIVING WEEKEND IN MACHALILLA AND DE LA PLATA ISLAND
(DIV 06)
PROGRAM: DAYS HOURS
SATURDAY 06H45 Flight To Manta. Tame Airlines.
11H30 Two Dives in Machalilla Coast.
SUNDAY 09H00 Two Dives at La Plata Island.
MONDAY 08H00 Return flight to Quito.

INCLUDES: * Airplane Ticket Quito/Manta/Quito.
* Private Land Transfer Manta/Pto. Lopez/Manta.
* 3 Nights in Tourist class Hotel (Double Accommodation)
* All meals and Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment (Wet-Suit by Request)
* Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.


DIVING IN MACHALILLA COAST AND DE LA PLATA ISLAND
4DAYS/3NIGHTS (DIV 07)
PROGRAM: DAYS HOURS
FRIDAY 06H45 Flight To Manta. Tame Airlines.
11H30 Two Dives in Machalilla Coast.
SATURDAY 11H30 Two Dives at La Plata Island.
SUNDAY 09H00 Two Dives in Machalilla Coast.
MONDAY 08H00 Return flight to Quito.

INCLUDES: * Airplane Ticket Quito/Manta/Quito.
* Private Land Transfer Manta/Pto. Lopez/Manta.
* 3 Nights in Tourist class Hotel (Double Accommodation)
* All meals and Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment (Wet-Suit by Request)
* Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.


DIVING IN MACHALILLA COAST AND DE LA PLATA ISLAND
5DAYS/4NIGHTS (DIV 08)
PROGRAM: DAYS HOURS
SATURDAY 06H45 Flight To Manta. Tame Airlines.
11H30 Two Dives in Machalilla Coast.
SUNDAY 11H30 Two Dives in Machalilla Coast.
MONDAY 09H00 Two Dives at La Plata Island.
TUESDAY 09H00 Two Dives in Machalilla Coast.
WEDNESDAY 08H00 Return flight to Quito.

INCLUDES: * Airplane Ticket Quito/Manta/Quito.
* Private Land Transfer Manta/Pto. Lopez/Manta.
* 6 Nights in Tourist class Hotel (Double Accommodation)
* All meals and Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment (Wet-Suit by Request)
* Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.


GAIN MORE EXPERIENCE IN DIVING WITH THE PADI CONTINUED EDUCATION
Level 02
Advance Open Water Diver Course
DIV 02

COURSE INCLUDES: - Academic Lessons
- Open Water Training

ACADEMIC LESSONS: DAYS HOURS
TUESDAY 18H30/20H30
THURSDAY 18H30/20H30
OPEN WATER TRAINING: We developed the course in three (3) days. We make five (5) specialty dives and one (1) pleasure dive. The specialties are:
- Night dive
- Deep dive
- Underwater navigation
- Underwater naturalist
- Research and recovery

DIVE CENTER:    PUERTO LOPEZ, MANABI.(PARQUE NACIONAL MACHALILLA)

STARTING DATES:    MONDAY´S OF EVERY WEEK (BY REQUEST)

OPTION # 1 (DIV 01)
INCLUDES: * Airplane Ticket Quito/Manta/Quito.
* Private Land Transfer Manta/Pto. Lopez/Manta.
* 3 Nights in Tourist class Hotel (Double Accommodation)
* All meals and Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment (Lights and compasses) (Wet-Suit by Request)
* Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.
OPTION # 2 (DIV 02)
INCLUDES:
* Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment (Wet-Suit by Request)
* Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.
* Academic Material (Book, Dive Table and Logbook).


*EXPLORAMAR DIVING is the only PADI Dive Center and DAN Sponsors (Divers Alert Network) authorized in Ecuador. Our diving team, with highly qualified PADI Instructors and Divemasters, guarantee a first class service and a safe dive.

*We make two (2) dives daily. The depths and bottom time are planned and established within the PADI dive table limits (PADI Recreational Dive Planner), and it depends on the knowledge of the divers. Usually, the dive depths vary between 15 and 30 Mts.

* Every diver must:

- Have dive certification card and logbook, of any registered agency (PADI, NAUI, SSI, ACUC, DIVA, CMAS, FEDAS, YMCA, DEWA ETC...) recognized all around the world.
- Sign the document of liability release and own risk assumption.
- Be in a good health conditions, in order to develop recreational dive activities.
- Not being under alcohol or drugs effects.

* When the dive excursions takes place in the Machalilla National Park coast, the distances between Puerto Lopez and the different dive sites are relatively small. The departure time from Puerto Lopez will be at 9h00 A.M. (the navigation time vary between 15 to 40 minutes), and the time to return will be at 14h00, after two dives. The more visited dive sites are: Roca de los Ahorcados, Salango Island, Rocas Ballenita, Punta Mala, Punta Piqueros, Horno de Pan, Bajo los Frailes, Punta Machalilla, La Viuda, Islote Sucre, Islote Pedernales, Bajo de Cantagallo.

* When the dive departure takes place at the La Plata Island, the navigation time to Puerto Lopez is about one hour 30 minutes to Bahía Drake (National Park Office), but it depends on the weather and sea conditions. If the sea conditions are bad, then the navigation time will take from 2 to 2 hours 30 minutes.
The more visited sites are: Punta Escalera, Punta Palo Santo, Punta el Faro, Punta Machete, Roca Honda, El Acuario, Los Islotes.

* Languages: Spanish, English and French.

* The bottoms of the coast zone are essentially made up of rock with massive Coral Reef Patches and sand. Over the rock bottoms, we can find coral fans (Gorgonians) with a variety of colors. La Plata Island bottoms are, most of the time, made up of rock combined with massive Coral Reef Patches in good conditions, coral fans (Gorgonians) and sand flatness. The fauna is very rich and interesting, there are big groups of reef fishes like: angelfish, butterfly fish, trumpet fish, flute fish, jacks, sea basses, puffer fish, balloon fish, morays, snappers, trigger fish, parrot fish, scorpion fish, manta rays, guitar rays and white tip sharks. We can also see some green marine turtles, different species of sea stars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers.

* We have 30 Sherwood aluminum tanks with K valves YOKE model, 80 cubit feet of capacity and 3000 PSI of charge pressure, 15 Scubapro regulators MK-2 (first stage) with R-190 (second stage) octopus and console (PSI pressure gauge depth gauge in feet), 15 BCD's (stabilizing jackets), 15 Wetsuits of different sizes, masks, snorkels, fins, and a stationary air compressor (BAUER brand).

* Between June and October, the temperature of the water is up to 14 ª and 22ª Celsius due to the influence of the Humboldt cold current. The visibility changes between 5 and 20 Mts. There is also better visibility due to the cold water.

* The nearest Recompression Chamber is located at the Ecuadorian Navy base in Guayaquil city. The time esteemed between Pto.Lopez and Guayaquil is about 3 hours, by earth. This is a Drager brand Chamber and its capacity is about 6 persons.