Want to learn to scuba dive in Costa Rica? Scuba diving in Papagayo is spectacular! The Gulf of Papagayo offers a variety of dive sites for beginners. Most are just a short boat trip from the dive shop in Playa del Coco! So if you are considering learning to scuba dive, or it has been a long time since your last dive, then the PADI Discover Scuba or the PADI Refresher course in Playa del Coco is sure to be the highlight of your Costa Rica vacation.
PADI Confined Water Diving Course - Pool Session at the Dive Shop in Playa del Coco
Upon arrival to our PADI 5 Star dive shop in Playa del Coco, you will meet your instructor and fill out a medical questionnaire required by PADI. Here you will get fitted for all the necessary equipment you will need for your Discover Scuba Diving course. Once you are all geared up, we will head to a pool to practice your newly learned skills in shallow water.
Your PADI scuba instructor will spend a little time with you above water and explain the basic principles of scuba diving and the scuba gear you will be using. During your pool session, you'll master some basic concepts and diving skills necessary to dive in the open water the following day.
Discover Scuba Diving Papagayo
The next morning we will meet at the dive shop in Playa del Coco along with the rest of the certified divers. And off we go to explore the amzing underwater world in the Gulf of Papagayo! Our Discover Scuba course includes 2 boat dives. You will spend around 40 minutes of bottom time each depending how well you manager your breathing. Your instructor will first accompany you on a short dive to depths up to 40 feet (12 meters) where your Costa Rica scuba diving experience really begins!!
As you drift along, don't besurprised if you start to hum the Beatles' tune "Octopus's Garden". Your dive instructor will help you spot sea turtles, eels, octopus, mantas, hundreds of tropical fish and maybe even a white tip shark !! Your second dive will be to the next best diving spots in Papagayo based on the weather conditions. Not to worry, our PADI dive instructors will guide you safely through Costa Rica's underwater paradise.
Want to know more about the dive sites you will visit? Check out the full description for local diving in Papagayo
Continue Scuba Diving Playa Del Coco & the Gulf of Papagayo Your Entire Costa Rica Vacation!
The best part, once you take the Discover Scuba course with our dive shop in Playa Del Coco, you can keep diving throughout your whole vacation without completing a certification course. But if you fall in love with diving, your dives will count towards your PADI Open Water Certification so you can get certified to dive in Costa Rica. How awesome is that!
PADI Discover Scuba Diving or PADI Refresher Course in Playa del Coco Details
Discover Scuba Course in Papagayo Includes:
- * All scuba diving equipment
- * Bilingual PADI Divemaster guide per every 4 divers
- * Pool training session (PADI confined water course)
- * Shaded dive boat with plenty of dry space on board
- * Visit to 2 local dive sites chosen by the captain according to the marine conditions of the day
- * Refreshments (Water, iced tea, fruit and cookies)
- * All taxes included
Departures: Confimed water training is at 1pm at the resort pool. Your 2 tank dive departs the following day from Playa del Coco daily at 7:30 am. Exact meeting instructions will be provided on your confirmation voucher you will receive via email within 24 hours of booking.
Length: Pool training is is about 2 hours, from 1pm to 3pm daily. The 2 tank dive is approximately 5 hours depending on the number of dive sites you visit.
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course in Papagayo Recommendations:
- * Scuba certification & dive log if doing the PADI Refresher Course
- * Swimsuit & towel
- * Light cover up for after your dive
- * Biodegradable sun block or UV protective clothing so as not to pollute the ocean
- * Camera
- * Cash for tour payment, tips for your divemaster & any extra services
Children: Minimum age for Discover Scuba is 12 years old.
Restrictions: You must be in good physical health and complete the PADI Diver Medical Questionnaire to be able to participate in any local diving trips in Papagayo.
Important note: Already certified? Have you been diving in the last year? If not, you will be required to complete this PADI Refresher course prior to joining the certified local diving. We take your safety very seriously. It is very important for your safety and the safety of those diving with you that you have a chance to refresh your memory by refreshing your skills in a controlled pool environment before heading out to open water.
Insider Tip: The cool thing about taking a discover scuba resort course? If you fall in love with diving (and there is a good change you will), you can come back and dive with the same dive shop for the rest of the trip without having to take the confined water lesson again. So keep that in mind. You may want to schedule diving at the beginning of your trip. That way you have time to come back for more!
About Your Online Reservation: Booking online does not guarantee that spaces are available and your reservation is confirmed. Our reservation offices are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm CST daily and we do our best to confirm your reservation and send your confirmed voucher with meeting instructions within 24 hours. If you are booking a tour in less than 24 hours in advance, we recommend you contact us to check availability for you.
Reserve Your Discover Scuba Diving Playa del Coco, Papagayo Tour Now
The Real Deal: $165.00
Discover Scuba Diving Playa del Coco, Papagayo deposit is $25.00 per person.
(The balance of $140.00 per person in cash must be paid the day of the tour)
This tour departs on your schedule.