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If you’ve always wanted to experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. It only takes a few days and lasts for a lifetime!To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course you must be 10 years old or older, have adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.

Over the Open Water Course you will complete:
• 5 Pool Dives (Usually conducted over 1 or 2 visits to the pool)
• 4 Sea Dives (Over 2 Days) Each Dive is approx 45 minutes
• Swim and Float Assessment (pool)
• 5 Knowledge Development Sections Inc Video Presentations (classroom)
• (e-Learners avoid the classroom by taking this online prior to arrival in Costa Rica) If you would prefer to e-learn before arrival please get in touch with us before you purchase this option.
All Sea Dives start at 7:30am and end at approximately 1pm. Travel times to the dive sites are approximately 30 minutes. Pool Dives have flexible start times depending on your availability.


    Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    Duration: 14 to 18 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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    Additional Information

      Operates: See Availability

      Departure Point:
      • 7:30 meeting point is our Playa Flamingo Dive Center

      Departure Time: Your meet time for your Open Sea Dives is at 7:30am Pool training dives are flexible and be completed am or pm

    • Inclusions:
      • Light refreshments
      • Professional guide
      • PADI Open Water Certification
      • Pick Up from selected locations

    • Exclusions:
      • Gratuities for Instructor and Boat Captain/Crew (recommended)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
      • Minimum age is 10 years
      • Courses conducted in multiple languages
      • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor

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