The Best Diving in Costa Rica

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PADI Open water diver

Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? Get up close and personal to some of the coolest critters in the ocean? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

You and your PADI Instructor will start with a brief pool dive and explanation about how to dive safely and comfortably in the ocean. Follwing your introduction you will board our dive boat and head out to real dive sites with the other divers. You and your Instructor will complete 2 ocean dives at sites around Las Catalinas Islands which are home to some of the best diving in Costa Rica. What a way to get an introdcution to scuba diving and the underwater world!

Open Water Course

Millions have learned to dive and are currently enjoying the marvels of the underwater world. Join them and get started on your PADI Open Water Course, the first certification in a series of unforgettable PADI diver training courses.

The Open Water Course consists of knowledge development, skill development and certifying ocean dives. The knowledge development is completed through e-learning. This allows you to study at home before arriving at the dive center. This saves you precious vacation time so you can fit in some other activities too. The manual option is available if cannot use e-learning.

This course is completed over 3 half days. Your first half day will be conducted in a swimming pool to complete all required skill development. Over the following 2 half days you will demonstrate to your instructor over 4 open water dives that you can safely dive combing your knowledge development and pool skills. All ocean dives will all take place at various sites around Las Catalinas Islands.

  • Discover Scuba Diving $150 1 Pool and 2 Ocean Dives half day
    Open Water Courses $500 5 Pool Dives and 4 Ocean Dives (3 half days)
    *PADI E-Learning only is $175 (Balance to be paid to SDCR on day 1 of your practical training)

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About us

Scuba Dive Costa Rica is a PADI Dive Centre located in Potrero with an additional sales point in Tamarindo. We are at the heart of Costa Rica's diving region. We service the Tamarindo, Langosta, Grande, Conchal, Brasilito, Potrero, Flamingo and Las Catalinas areas.

Contact info

  • Playa Potrero / Flamingo
  • +506 8602 6581
  • Costa Rica Sailing Center
    Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Tamarindo
  • +506 8602 6581
  • Plaza Conchal # B8
    Guanacaste, Costa Rica