PADI Open Water Course - Tamarindo


Over 3 half days you will complete 5 pool dives and 4 open water dives. Each day will start at 7:30 and end around 1:00pm. Your Open Water dives will take place at world class dive sites at Las Catalinas Islands which offer some of the best diving in Costa Rica.

Tour info

3 days
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • Light refreshments

  • Professional guide

  • PADI Open Water Certification

  • Pick Up from selected locations

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

  • PADI e-Learning for this course must be purchased separately

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Scuba Dive Costa Rica

About operator:

Scuba Dive Costa Rica is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort located in Playa Potrero and with a sales shop Tamarindo. The only Dive Center in the region with a full service beachfront location, SDCR is a boutique operation catering for 8 divers max per day for your enjoyment and safety. We dive Las Catalinas Islands everyday (except Monday) and welcome all certified divers. We also offer Discover Scuba and Snorkeling experiences for those without a certification. We conduct PADI Open Water and Discover Scuba courses daily in addition to PADI advanced courses for those that want to further their scuba training. If you have started a PADI Course and want to get finished up we can assist you with completing your course and getting you certified. Our boat departs from the Costa Rica Sailing Center which is a great place to hang out for the day, with bar, restaurant and pool facilities onsite. We offer transfers from most locations in the general area.

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