PADI Diver Association

  • (+506) 2670 0308
  • Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

What to bring?


We have all you need to go diving. You only need to bring your dive certification.

Although students or technical divers might eventually need some extras, in 90% of cases, a valid dive ID card is all you'll need to come diving.

As a PADI Dive Resort we have at your service all it takes for great diving experiences, from high-quality diving gear (Mares, ScubaPro, Sherwood), breathing air-filling, fast and fully equipped dive boats... and an outstanding team of friendly dive masters, captains and instructors!


How much cost dive gear rental in Costa Rica?


Normally, the rental of full diving gear is charged at $20 per day in almost every dive center in Costa Rica, which is added to the published tour prices.  

In Summer Salt Dive Center, we make it different.

All Summer Salt rates you see in this website, are gear-inclusive rates, meaning all necessary diving gear is included in the tour prices.

And when you bring your own dive gear, nice discounts and rewards awaits you...Isn't this cool?



What dive certifications do SummerSalt accept?


In Summer Salt Dive Center, it doesn't matter if you got certified with PADI, SSI, CMAS, NAUI or other formal dive organization. Here everybody is welcome!

If for some reason you have lost or forgotten your dive card, we can help you to check with PADI and even assist you on ordering a new card.


Can I bring my own diving gear?


Of course you can! You are more than welcome to bring your own equipment and we recommend you to do it if you can! ...Because in Costa Rica, rentals are usually charged separately, so you'll save a few dollars on rentals with other dive-shops ...and win attractive discounts when diving with Summer Salt Dive Center.

So especially if you are coming to Costa Rica exclusively to dive or you are planning to dive several times, we encourage you to bring your own gear.*

However, your equipment must be in excellent condition and pass our technical review. Otherwise for safety reasons, you'll need to select from our gear.

*We use int. tank-connections, so in case your gear have a DIN first stage, don't forget to bring your adapter.


What kind of gear SummerSalt provide?



We have modern and regularly maintained Mares, ScubaPro and Sherwood BCD's and Regulators.

- Full length 3mm wet-suits.

- Regulators with octopus and depth-/pressure-gauge.

- Weight belts.

- 80cft/12l Aluminum Tanks with int. connections 







- Dive computers.

- Nitrox


What if I'm coming to Costa Rica to learn diving with Summer Salt Dive Center?


No problem! We'll take good care of you. We have all you'll need during your dive training.

Only if you have already started your training with PADI e-learning, please bring printed results with you or send by mail to .

However, once you book your course with Summer Salt, you'll receive a complete instructive from us and guidance and tips for your diving trip to Costa Rica.

What I need to bring if I go for advanced training?


a) Filled out forms with signature and member number of your dive center at home.

b) Your Dive Log Book, for your instructor to know the total experience you have acquired as a diver.

However once you book your course, you'll receive from us a complete instructive and the base plan for your trip.




Summer-Salt Dive Center is a full service dive operator and member of the PADI International Resort and Retailer Association. 


We are in Playas del Coco, a coastal town famous as "the for diving" in Costa Rica.

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