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PADI Scuba Divers Costa Rica

PADI
OPEN WATER DIVER

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Including
FREE Rich Coast Diving T-SHIRT

BEGINNER COURSE

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Price

$ 595.00 USD

3-4 Day Course

Including 13% VAT 

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Learn Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

Our experienced team looks forward to show you the beauty of Costa Rica below the surface. We have unspoiled world class dive sites for beginner and advanced divers. Enjoy this 4 day course in private with our multilingual instructors. We include equipment and dive computer rental with the PADI Open Water Course.

About the Course

PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

 

By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.

Take This Course If You Want To

  • Explore the other 70 percent of our planet

  • Support ocean protection

  • See things you've never seen before

  • Learn from a scuba diving expert

  • Carry the world's most recognized scuba certification

Learn How To

  • Be a confident and skilled diver

  • Assemble and use scuba gear

  • Manage your buoyancy

  • Respectfully approach marine life

  • Handle common problems

  • Why Rich Coast Diving ?
    Rich Coast Diving will help you begin your Dream Career as a PADI Professional. Our PRO Courses have been the starting point for hundreds of professionals from around the world. Rich Coast Diving takes pride in the quality and the professionalism of our teaching methods. But also the fun during our courses. Read testimonials of those who have been here recently.
  • How do I get There ?
    Rich Coast Diving is located in the small town of Playas del Coco. You can either fly to the capital of Costa Rica named San Jose (SJO Int'l Airport) and take a shuttle bus to Playas del Coco (5 hours). We can recommend the Interbus shuttle company. For bookings go to www.interbusonline.com Or you can fly to Liberia (Daniel Oduber Int'l Airport) which is less then 40 min from Playas del Coco and from this airport we can arrange your pickup ($50 USD one way).
  • Accomodation
    For our PRO Candidates we have several accomodation options. Contact us for prices and availability.
  • What do I need to Bring ?
    We highly recommend that you bring your own equipment. If you do not own your own set of equipment yet, you can buy your personal set at our dive shop at a discounted rate or rent it (for divemaster internship only). As a future PADI professional the following items are mandatory and you cannot start you course without them ! We do sell all items with a 20% discount for our PRO participants if you can not bring them from your home country. As per Instructor Manual you need a dive computer, DSMB, compass, knife / divers tool, sound device (wisle).
  • What is the best time of the Year ?
    Our location offers excellent year-round diving opportunities. Visibility changes from day to day so there is no better or worse season for visibility. Water temperature ranges from 23 – 28 Celsius throughout the year so a 3 - 5mm wetsuit is sufficient to keep you comfortably warm under water. Most dive sites are only 10 minutes away and accessible all year. In Costa Rica the seasons are divided between the rainy season (which runs from May to October) and the dry season (which runs November to April). But these seasons do not affect our diving conditions. So any time of the year is great to do your PRO course.
  • What is your cancellation policy
    You may cancel your reservation by written confirmation to info@richcoastdiving.com up to 14 days before the start of your PRO course and you will receive a full refund. But in case of cancellation with notification within 14 days prior to arrival, your deposit will not be fully refunded (50% of your activities and 100% of the accommodation). Ofcourse we do understand that unexpected circumstances may happen and we can reschedule your course for free up to 14 days before the starting date. However payments made for accommodation reservations will not be refunded.
  • Course Price & PADI / EFR Fees
    Becoming a PADI Pro is not cheap but definitely worth it and we want to make sure that you can plan your budget accordingly by understanding all the costs and fees. You find an overview of the prices and fees on our price list. Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns you have regarding the costs of the PRO Courses and additional PADI and EFR fees. In short: ​ First there is the cost of the course for the training we provide you to become a PADI Professional. The cost of the course will be paid directly to Rich Coast Diving. Besides the cost of the course there are additional "PADI fees" which will be paid by credit card at the end of the training directly to PADI. As a PADI professional you will have to pay PADI initially to apply to become a member, as well as pay annual membership fees to retain your teaching status with them. ​ For the IDC candidates there are the EFR instructor fees and EFR annual fees. ​ Since PADI and EFR fees change annually please contact us for the latest update on fees.
  • How do I pay ?
    We are flexible and offer different payment options for you comfort. Please contact us for the details. Please note that bank and transfer fees are to be paid by the customer. On arrival you can settle your final payments by credit card or payment in cash (USD/EUR/CRC).
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After Open Water Diver - What´s Next ?

Are you ready for your next scuba certification? If you’re like most people, you want to avoid looking like a new diver. 

The fastest way to improve your skills is to take additional scuba courses. About one in four divers enroll in the Advanced Open Water course, while others take PADI specialties to improve their buoyancy, underwater navigation, or underwater photos. Please note, some specialties require an Advanced Open Water certification as a prerequisite.

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