The Best Diving in Costa Rica

Open Water Referral

Buzo PADI Open Water
Complete your PADI Open Water Course Certification, without using precious vacation time. The PADI Open Water Course Referral process allows you to complete PADI e-Learning and Pool Training Dives at a dive center near your home base, and just join us for the certifying 4 dives.

You will need to be available for 2 days from 7:30am to 1pm to complete your 4 certifying dives.

If you have been studying SSI or NAUI Open Water Courses you may still use this referral procedure to complete your certification.


To join us for your PADI Open Water Course Referral you must:

  • Be at least 10 yrs old

  • Have completed all theory and all pool training

  • Have a signed training referral document, valid within 12 months
  • Have a completed medical form

Open Water Training

Get ready to apply all the skills your have learned so far, on 4 exciting Open Water Training dives at Las Catalinas Islands.

The Islands are home to a fantastic variety of marine life. Giant Manta Rays in the Winter months, White Tip Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Devil Rays, Turtles, Dolphins, Moray Eels, Puffer Fish, giant clusters of schooling Jacks, Grunts and if you are really lucky in the summer and fall months, Humpback Whales.

All required equipment, snacks & drinks are included.

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About us

Scuba Dive Costa Rica is a multilingual Diving Agency located at the heart of Costa Rica's diving region in NW Pacific, serving Tamarindo, Flamingo, Reserva Conchal, Brasilito, Potrero and Las Catalinas Resort. We offer incredible diving opportunities at Las Catalinas for certified divers and first time divers through our Discover Scuba Diving Program. Snorkellers & Passengers are welcome too. Further north we have the famous Bull Shark Dive at Bat Islands which is available from May to October

Contact info

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