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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Continue your Dive Education in Costa Rica

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There are hundreds of ways how to enrich your experience and finding new excitement and objectives: Whether it is exploring shipwrecks, finding and identifying marine life or lost objects, taking photographs, diving at night, at greater depth or learning to navigate a dive site, the team at Summer-Salt Dive Center is there to help you pursue your passion through the Adventures in Diving program.

 

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Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

• Comprehensive theory supported by a Manual and Instructor advise with quick reviews

• This is a practical course, that means it emphasizes to learn and practice new skills out in the Ocean

• This course can be used to refresh your skills after a long brake and to improve them at the same time!

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum safety and advise

 

 

What’s included?

 

• Full rental dive gear for the ocean dives and your personal Adventures in Diving Manual

• 2 boat excursion with 5 dives in total, refreshments and snacks

• Direct supervision of a PADI Scuba Instructor

• Instant on-line certification

• An enhancing experience with a certification to access 90% of all dive sites around the world

 

What will I do?

 

 

• You’ll learn about new areas of diving to widen your activity-horizon in diving and to gain confidence while you’re in the water

• The newly acquired knowledge will be trained in the Ocean directly, 1 to 1 for best comprehension

• 2 boat excursions with a total of 5 dives in the Ocean to a maximum of 30m/100ft, opening a whole lot of new diving possibilities

 

 

Can I do it?

 

• Everybody with reasonable health and fitness can involve

• Children from 10 to 14 years can participate in the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver Course (limited depth only)

• An introduction level certification from any recognized dive training association (PADI, SSI, Naui, CMAS,…) is required to enrol in this program

• A medical questionnaire has to be completed and might indicate a contraindication to check with your doctor

• This is a challenging dive-adventure of a lifetime

 

Course prices and packages

$350.00 each PADI Advanced Open Water Course
 

Options and prices are per person in a double room. Extra charges apply for single persons. Prices include breakfast (with the exception of the Studio (furnished kitchen) and host-room (private fridge). Prices are based on green season from May to October and may vary for dry season (November to April) and peak season (Christmas-New Year and Easter-Week). Prices include all taxes, fees and charges. Offer is subject to availability.

 

So why should I do the PADI Advanced Open Water Certification in Costa Rica? 

• As a certified Advanced Open Water Diver you’ll be even more recognized around the world to participate in more challenging diving adventures that remain accessible only to the best divers. In Costa Rica you would be able to dive some of the remote diving destination in the Gulf of Papagayo for big encounters of Bull-Sharks, Manta-Rays and different pelagic marine life!

• If you are PADI Adventure Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from this course may apply to the advanced open water diver program.

• Enough talking? Get started right now clicking on the following e-Learning link for more information and then head on to PADI's e-Learning web-page to begin with Adventures in Diving!

 

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Emergency First Response

Train your caring and life-saving abilities. Take the Emergency First Response course in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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You think it will never happen to you?

• Health threatening emergencies can appear anytime, anywhere and this includes Scuba Diving. Fortunately, this is very rare and the Emergency First Response course will not only prepare you for diving emergencies but also for everyday situations at home, work, your vacation or somewhere between.

• A current First Aid/Secondary Care and CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation) certification is a prerequisite to follow the PADI Rescue Diver and the PADI Dive Master Course.

 

Course Technical Information

 


Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

• Comprehensive theory based on your manual, videos and the Instructor’s advice prior to the exam

• Applied training through scenarios

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum efficiency

• We hope you’ll never use this course, but at least you’d be ready for any situation

 

 

What’s included?

 

 

• Your personal Emergency First Response study manual

• Certification as an Emergency First Aid provider with a card (should be renewed every 2 year at least)

• Direct supervision of a professional EFR trainer

• Tons of confidence and peace of mind!

 

What will I do?

 

 

• During just one day you’ll learn essential skills to resolve emergency situations

• Real time scenarios will help to memorize the procedures of Emergency First Response

• Become aware how little it takes to make the difference

 

 

Can I do it?

 

  

• Everybody can enrol from 10 years onward

• Conceived for certified divers and anybody who cares about others

• This is an easy way to offer others what you’d expect them to do for you

 

 

Course prices and packages

$150.00 each PADI Emergency First Response Course
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So why should I do an Emergency First Response course in Costa Rica?

• The Emergency First Response course with First Aid/Secondary Care and CPR is a prerequisite to be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or Dive Master…

• But there is much more about it even if we actually hope you will waste your money and never use the acquired knowledge. The content of this course will help you feel more confident in your everyday life knowing that you could help this choking guy or just taking care of that boy…

  

 

PADI Dive Master Course

Dive Master Course

Become a professional Diver in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with the PADI Dive Master Course.

 

Need a break, a new challenge, a different career or life? Then keep reading!

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• Do you permanently blow into your straw while having a drink? Have you currently dressed up in your dive gear for your daily shower? Or do you plan a new dive trip every day at your office? Then you have to admit: You love diving and you’ve probably already considered of making Scuba diving a more important part of your life to share with others. It’s all just a simple decision away! Let’s do it!

• When you chose to follow a professional training as a PADI Dive Master you’ll get the satisfaction of pursuing and achieving personal challenges, get a mind refreshing break from whatever you’ve done before, you’ll become a model to many other divers and you’ll do what might become a new career in the future!

• At the Summer-Salt Dive Center we’ve all gone through this process and never regretted our decision to get change our lives. We’ll be happy to welcome you at our team to accompany and advise you on your first professional dive training.  

Course Technical Information

 


Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

• Acquire profound theory knowledge supported by study Manuals, Encyclopedia, Videos and Instructor advise

• Perfect your diving skills to a demonstration level during real-time pool sessions

• Become an admired leader on real-time dive excursions

• Challenge your stamina skills

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum advice

 

What’s included?

 

• Full rental dive gear for the pool and ocean dives and your personal DM Crew Pack with all printed support

• As many dive excursions as needed to complete a minimum of 60 logged dives

• Direct supervision of a PADI Scuba Instructor

• Your certification and member fees for the current year

• Maybe a new life!

 

What will I do?

 

 

• Through personal and assisted studying you’ll reach a level far beyond the average diver’s knowledge

• You will be exposed to real divers that you’ll be in charge of, in the pool and in the Ocean

• Lots of dives with lots of responsibilities (backed by your Instructor)

 

 

Can I do it?

  

• Everybody at the legal age of 18 or older with reasonable health and fitness can enroll

• A recognized Firs Aid/Secondary Care with CPR is required

• An equal training to the PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver are required

• A medical check-up has to be undertaken with your doctor and might indicate a contraindication for diving

 

 

Course prices and packages

$400.00 each PADI Dive Master Course

 

Dive Master Certification with Internship at Summer Salt:  $ 400  • Dive Master + eLearning w/Internship: $ 600 

Dive Master Certification without internship:  $1100   /  D.M.+ eLearning: $ 1300   

Include all taxes, fees and charges. Internships are subject to availability and must be arranged with at least 1 month in advance.

  

Why should I do the PADI Dive Master Certification in Costa Rica?

• The Dive Master training is rewarded with a professional certificate that will allow you to work as a Dive Guide all around the world! Therefore, it lasts at least a month. So what nicer idea than spending this time in a fantastic tropical country as is Costa Rica? You will be amazed and will live a tropical adventure, meeting new people and a different culture! Why not combine it with some Spanish classes?

• Don’t need to be convinced? Get started right now clicking on the following e-Learning link for more information and then head on to PADI's e-Learning web-page to begin with Adventures in Diving!

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Diver Course in Guanacaste, Costa Rica 

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Continue your Dive Training in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

 

It’s about time you take things in charge!

• You master all your skills? You don’t have to worry about anything? And what about your buddy?

• If you start feeling very comfortable in the water, you might one day ask yourself what about the other divers? Can I trust them? Could I help them in case of an emergency?

• Diving has become a very popular and accessible activity that is safely practiced all around the world. But still there are certain calculable risks with some unpredictable exceptions. This course will teach you how to recognize, prevent and take care of them!

• What better thing to enjoy diving even more give your confidence a huge punch? Let’s do it, it’s the most serious fun you’ll ever have!

 

Course Technical Information

 


Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

• Comprehensive theory supported by a Manual, Videos and Instructor advise with quick reviews and exams

• Strict drill of clear procedures in a hilarious pool session

• Open Water Training with a variety of real-time scenarios to transform you in a Jedi of divers-safety

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum advise

 

 

What’s included?

 

• Full rental dive gear for the pool and ocean dives and your personal Rescue Diver Manual

• 2 boat excursion with 4 dives in total, refreshments and snacks

• Direct supervision of a PADI Scuba Instructor

• Instant on-line certification

• A rewarding experience that will increase your confidence and peace of mind

 

What will I do?

 

 

• You’ll learn about how to recognize, prevent and take care of diving emergencies

• The newly acquired knowledge will be trained in the Ocean, 1 to 1 with a serious of surprising scenarios

• 2 boat excursions with a total of 4 dives in the Ocean

 

 

Can I do it?

  

• Everybody with reasonable health and fitness can involve

• Children from 10 to 14 years can participate in the Junior Rescue Diver Course

• An introduction level certification from any recognized dive training association (PADI, SSI, Naui, CMAS,…) is required to enrol in this program

• An up to date First Aid and CPR certification is required

• A medical questionnaire has to be completed and might indicate a contraindication to check with your doctor

 

Course prices and packages

$415.00 each Rescue Diver Course

  

Why should I do the PADI Rescue Diver Certification in Costa Rica?

• As a certified Advanced Open Water Diver you’ll be even more recognized around the world to participate in more challenging diving adventures that remain accessible only to the best divers. In Costa Rica you would be able to dive some of the remote diving destination in the Gulf of Papagayo for big encounters of Bull-Sharks, Manta-Rays and different pelagic marine life!

•  If you are PADI Adventure Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from this course may apply to the advanced open water diver program.

•  Enough talking? Get started right now clicking on the following e-Learning link for more information and then head on to PADI's e-Learning web-page to begin with Adventures in Diving!   

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PADI Adventure Diver

PADI Adventure Diver Course

 

Short on time or budget?

The Adventures in Diving program is a perfect option for certified divers who were not planning to spend much time diving in Costa Rica but still would like to improve their skills or participate in more challenging diving activities! We understand that there are plenty of things to do in Costa Rica which is why PADI has developed this certification course to advance your skill level in little steps with little time and therefore more accessible for your purse!

 

Course Technical Information

 


Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

• Comprehensive theory supported by a Manual and Instructor advise with quick reviews.

• This is a practical course, that means it emphasizes to do learn new skills by doing them out in the Ocean

• This course can be used to refresh your skills after a long diving brake and to improve them at the same time!

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum safety and advise

 

 

What’s included?

 

• Full rental dive gear for the ocean dives and your personal Adventures in Diving Manual

• 1 boat excursion with 3 dives in total, refreshments and snacks

• Direct supervision of a PADI Scuba Instructor

• Instant on-line certification

• An enhancing experience with a certification to access 75% of all dive sites around the world

 

What will I do?

 

 

• You’ll learn about new areas of diving to widen your activity-horizon in diving and to gain confidence while you’re in the water

• The newly acquired knowledge will be trained in the Ocean directly, 1 to 1 for best comprehension

• 1 boat excursions with a total of 3 dives in the Ocean to a maximum of 30m/100ft, opening a whole lot of new diving possibilities

 

 

Can I do it?

 

• Everybody with reasonable health and fitness can involve

• Children from 10 to 14 years can participate in the Junior Adventure Diver Course (limited depth only)

• An introduction level certification from any recognized dive training association (PADI, SSI, Naui, CMAS,…) is required to enrol in this program

• A medical questionnaire has to be completed and might indicate a contraindication to check with your doctor

• This is a challenging dive-adventure of a lifetime

 

Course prices and packages

$290.00 each Adventure Diver Course
 

Prices include all taxes, fees and charges. Options to select: 3 or 4 dives. | With or without eLearning => Prices from $290 to $484

 

 

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Why should I do the PADI Adventure Diver Certification in Costa Rica?

• As a certified Adventure Diver you’ll be even more recognized around the world to participate in more challenging diving adventures that remain accessible only to the best divers. This Course is also the base of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification and will be credited towards this level.

• With the Adventure Diver certification, you would be able to dive some of Costa Rica’s remote diving destination in Guanacaste for big encounters of Bull-Sharks, Manta-Rays and different pelagic marine life that can be seen in the Gulf of Papagayo!

• Enough talking? Get started right now clicking on the following e-Learning link for more information and then head on to PADI's e-Learning web-page to begin your Adventures in Diving!

 

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About SUMMER SALT

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

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

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