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PADI Open Water Diver on Isla del Caño

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the breathtaking underwater world and witnessing the wonders of marine life up close? The PADI Open Water Diver Course is your gateway to this exciting adventure. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced snorkeler, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to dive confidently and safely. The PADI Open Water Diver Course is a comprehensive training program designed to introduce individuals to the fundamentals of scuba diving. PADI, which stands for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. The Open Water Diver Course is their most popular certification program and is recognized worldwide.

Scuba Course on Isla del Caño

Isla del Caño is renowned for its remarkable biodiversity and crystal-clear waters, making it a true paradise for scuba diving enthusiasts. This small, uninhabited island is part of the Caño Island Biological Reserve, a protected marine area teeming with marine species and thriving coral reefs. As you descend into the depths, you’ll be captivated by the beauty and abundance of marine life that surrounds you.

During your scuba course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a variety of dive sites surrounding Isla del Caño. These sites offer an extraordinary range of marine landscapes, including vibrant coral gardens and underwater rocks. Prepare to encounter an array of captivating marine species, such as colorful tropical fish, sea turtles, rays, and even the occasional dolphin or whale.

PADI Open Water Diver with Costa Rica Divers

At our authorized PADI dive center, we provide specialized training that surpasses the standard diving courses. It’s important to highlight that not all dive instructors are qualified to teach these specialized skills. By choosing to learn with us, you have the opportunity to receive instruction from the industry’s finest. Our team members hold the necessary certifications and possess extensive expertise to deliver exceptional training.

What distinguishes our dive center is the inclusion of our dedicated training pool and fully equipped facility. We take pride in being the sole establishment in the region that offers these exceptional resources. This means that during your scuba diving course with us, you’ll not only receive professional training but also have a delightful and enjoyable experience. We firmly believe in making the learning process engaging and thrilling for our students.

But why is our scuba diving course better than others?

The structure of our diving courses stems from extensive experience and expertise acquired globally. When you choose us, you will not only obtain your diving certification but also gain a comprehensive understanding without any uncertainties or unanswered queries. Importantly, our price is all-inclusive and encompasses every aspect, including the PADI e-learning package. It covers all local taxes, leaving no room for additional fees.

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PADI Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course serves as the initial step in exploring the underwater world independently. Throughout this diving course, you will acquire fundamental techniques, gain proficiency in operating equipment, and grasp the principles of diving. Upon completion, the obtained license grants you the ability to dive up to a depth of 18 meters worldwide.

To obtain a PADI Open Water Diver license, the minimum age requirement is 15 years. Students aged between 10 and 15 years receive the PADI Junior Open Water Diver license. Our PADI courses incorporate e-learning for theoretical training. Discover how you can embark on your diving adventure from the comfort of your own home through e-learning by visiting: How to initiate your diving journey without leaving home?


PADI Open Water Diver Course

Upon enrollment, you will receive immediate access to our e-learning package, enabling you to commence your learning journey promptly. If you are planning a vacation in Costa Rica, there is no need to spend your valuable time studying theory on-site. Instead, you can begin much earlier from the convenience of your own home and complete the practical component at our diving center. By purchasing access to the PADI e-learning package through our center, you will benefit from a preferential price compared to the official PADI website!

Scuba diving course on Isla del Caño

The cost of a scuba diving course in Costa Rica can vary significantly. It is not advisable to solely seek the lowest price, as such a discounted rate often indicates compromises in quality. Our PADI course price encompasses all-inclusive elements required to successfully complete the course. This includes comprehensive learning materials, expert training, and the provision of all necessary diving equipment. It is important to note that our price is final and already includes local taxes. We do not impose any additional fees.

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3 Days

Price Includes

  • e-learning module
  • practical classes in the pool
  • four dives from the boat
  • all necessary equipment
  • learning materials
  • PADI instructor care
  • PADI license fees
  • entrance fees
  • snacks and drinks
  • boat transport

Price Excludes

  • transport to our center
PADI Open Water Diver Course

Ready to take the plunge? Enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver course and unlock the wonders of the underwater world. Start your journey today and join the ranks of passionate divers exploring the beauty beneath the waves. The underwater realm awaits—let your adventure begin!

PADI Open Water Diver – theoretical part

The course commences with a theoretical component, where you will gain a comprehensive understanding of essential rules and concepts. The theoretical segment is facilitated through an exceptional e-learning module, meticulously designed to provide you with accessible knowledge. One of the key advantages of e-learning training is its flexibility, allowing you to access the material at your convenience, from any location. Upon completing the module, your instructor will address any questions or uncertainties you may have. Together, we will review and consolidate the theoretical knowledge before transitioning to the practical phase of the course.

Practice diving skills in the pool

Subsequently, you will proceed to the practical sessions held in a pool, allowing you ample time to apply the theoretical knowledge you have acquired. Practicing in a controlled pool environment is crucial before venturing into the open ocean. Notably, our dive center stands out as the sole facility in the region equipped with its own dedicated training center, complete with a pool for hands-on practice.

PADI Open Water Diver – diving in the ocean

The following two days will be dedicated to the diving component of the course, where we will conduct a total of four dives, reaching a maximum depth of 18 meters. As part of this course, you will have the incredible opportunity to explore the captivating underwater world of Isla del Caño, renowned as Costa Rica’s premier diving destination. Upon successfully completing all aspects of the course, you will earn official recognition as a certified diver!

There’s no need to wait any longer! Let’s embark on this adventure together and create unforgettable moments beneath the surface. Get ready to make some bubbles and discover the wonders of the underwater realm!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We realize that you may have questions about our PADI Open Water Diver course in Costa Rica. To provide assistance, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions with answers. If you have additional questions or need further clarification, please contact us directly. We are here to help!

What will I learn in this course?

The PADI Open Water Diver course commences with a theoretical segment where you will learn about the techniques that will be practiced underwater. Following this, your instructor will provide demonstrations of these techniques on land, allowing you to practice and familiarize yourself with them before entering the water. The subsequent phase entails four open-water dives, during which you will navigate diverse terrains and conditions, putting your skills to the test. Towards the conclusion of the course, each student will independently plan and execute a dive utilizing all techniques acquired throughout the training.

Where will I dive during this PADI course?

Based on the current availability and ocean conditions, we make every effort to choose the most suitable training locations. When you enroll in the course, we will provide you with an exact schedule. However, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office. Typically, we aim to conduct our dives at Isla del Caño, which offers exceptional diving opportunities.

Is the PADI Open Water Diver suitable for beginners?

Absolutely! The PADI Open Water Diver course is specifically designed for divers of all levels. While prior diving experience is beneficial, beginners are encouraged to sign up and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the course. Whether you have previous diving experience or are a novice eager to learn, our course offers valuable knowledge and practical training for all participants.

What is the duration of the course?

In Costa Rica Divers, the PADI Open Water Diver course spans three days, encompassing both theoretical and pool sessions, and four training dives. Throughout this period, you will receive thorough theoretical instruction and participate in immersive diving experiences to gain practical training. The course combines classroom learning with hands-on practice, delivering a comprehensive and immersive scuba diving education..

I’ve already started a course somewhere else. What now?

If you have already started a diving course at another diving school or under a federation other than PADI, don’t worry! You are welcome to continue and complete the course at Costa Rica Divers. Remember, starting a course does not obligate you to complete it at the same place. You are free to change dive schools or instructors at any time. Choosing our diving course in Uvita is without a doubt an excellent decision.

Do I need to bring my own diving equipment?

You can have peace of mind knowing that we provide all the necessary recreational diving equipment throughout the entire duration of the course. There is no need to concern yourself with bringing your own gear, as we have you covered. However, if you possess your own personal diving equipment and would prefer to utilize it during the course, you are more than welcome to do so. Our utmost priority is to ensure your comfort and convenience throughout the training process.

What is the price of a scuba diving course in Costa Rica?

The PADI Open Water Divers course is comprised of four essential components, each of which is necessary to successfully complete the training and obtain the coveted PADI Open Water Diver license. However, it’s worth noting that you are not required to complete all the parts simultaneously, or even at the same dive center or with the same instructor. We understand that time constraints may exist, which is why we offer flexibility in scheduling.

In our dive center single parts of the diving course cost:

PADI e-learning – 217$ (price in USD)
training session in the pool – CRC 64,000
each diving day (Isla del Cano) – CRC 145,000

As evident, it is advisable to complete the entire course in one location to avoid potential additional costs associated with finishing it elsewhere. However, if you have already commenced a course at another facility and wish to finalize it at Costa Rica Divers, we encourage you to reach out to us. We are committed to finding a suitable solution for your specific situation. Kindly note that the unit prices mentioned above may vary depending on the specific components required for completion and our operational capabilities.

What kind of certification will I get?

After successfully finishing the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will receive a PADI certification that recognizes your specialized training in scuba diving. This certification validates your improved abilities and understanding in scuba diving in underwater environments. It serves as a valuable testament to your accomplishment, providing access to new diving prospects and exciting adventures..

How experienced are the instructors?

Our instructors are not only PADI-certified (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), but they also boast extensive experience in the realm of scuba diving. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field ensures that you receive top-notch training and education. With their comprehensive understanding of diving principles, our highly experienced instructors are dedicated to equipping you with the skills and guidance necessary to become a proficient scuba diver. You can have complete confidence in their commitment to delivering the highest quality instruction throughout your diving journey.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any further queries or require additional information about the PADI Open Water Diver course in Costa Rica, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is readily available to assist you and ensure that all of your questions are promptly answered. We are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive details to make your diving experience truly exceptional. Feel free to reach out to us at any time, and we will be delighted to assist you in every way we can..

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PADI Open Water Diver Course on Isla del Caño is the best way to get your PADI license! We are confident that you will rate our courses 5 stars.

10 June 2022