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PADI Open Water Course at Playa Flamingo

  • PADI certification course in Playa Flamingo
  • Spend two days earning a certification that lasts a lifetime
  • First step toward scuba diving anywhere in the world
PADI Open Water Course at Playa Flamingo
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PADI Open Water Course at Playa Flamingo
US$ 550.00
The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the most popular and well-recognized scuba diving certification in the world and is a pre-requisite for participating in most diving trips. Open doors to adventure by completing the PADI course over two days with certified instructors in Playa Flamingo, learning to dive off Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific coast.
What to Expect
The PADI Open Water Diver course is comprised of four components: classroom or online academic training, equipment training, pool training, and open water training. Choose to complete the academic portion of your training in the classroom, or enroll as an e-learner to complete this portion prior to your arrival in Costa Rica.

At the dive center in Playa Flamingo, take a total of five pool dives (flexible start times) and four 45-minute sea dives over the course of two days. All sea dives begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at approximately 12:30 p.m. and take place on Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific coast.

Once you have completed the course, you will receive your PADI Open Water Diver certification, enabling you to dive all over the world.
Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Experience!!!

Myself and my two teenage sons just returned from our Costa Rica vacation and diving with Phil and his team was undoubtedly the highlight! Despite waiting until just before departure to book, Phil was extremely prompt with his response and easily accommodated our request of...More

1  Thank MJ73120
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Amazing experience with a top-notch crew!

First, I reached out Phil a few weeks before our trip (book earlier if possible as they do fill up), and let him know that we had 2 Open Water Dive course students and 3 Discover Scuba Diving people in our group. Additionally, the 2...More

1  Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience

My boys and I had a great experience with Phil and his crew. My son's are 13 and 15. We all had a great time and I felt very comfortable that we were well taken care of, always with safety in mind, during the entire...More

1  Thank dannidm
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Amazing Open Water Certification Course

We are so glad we didn’t go elsewhere to take this course—we are really proud to have been trained by these guys. Our staff consisted of 3 highly professional and highly personable divers: Phil, Ray, and Dali (and if your Spanish is not so good,...More

1  Thank em4272
Phil O, Owner at Scuba Dive Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Erin/Lee, Thank you so much for taking the time to write up your experience with us and for your very kind words about the crew and the business in general. You guys did an awesome job in some very challenging conditions on your first...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Professional, Organized, Safe and Fun!

My 15 year old daughter and I booked with Phil and team so she could complete her PADI Open Water certification. The entire process was fantastic. Phil was very responsive and flexible. My daughter was nervous going in to the dive, but the entire team...More

Thank Drew N
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