PADI Diver Association

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

Introductory diving courses

Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving Course.

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For those short on time or just curious about the diving experience, we offer a dive introduction program, the Discover Scuba Diving experience which is also known as a Resort Course. This dive initiation experience will give you access to the under-water world by taking your very first breaths under-water and can be enjoyed by kids as young as 10 years completed. 

 

  

Course Technical Information

 


Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

 

• Comprehensive, oral theory without the pressure of an exam

• Immediate access to confined water to practice and enjoy the sensations of scuba diving

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum safety

 

 

What’s included?

 

• Full rental dive gear for the pool and ocean dives

• A boat excursion with 2 dives, refreshments and snacks

• Direct supervision of a PADI Scuba Instructor

• Participants registration on the PADI web-page

• Tons of fun that won’t let you go anymore!

 

What will I do?

 

 

• A short introduction to the theory of diving to be best prepared prior to enter the water

• A fun pool-session mainly to get confident breathing under water and to learn some essential skills

• Boat excursion with 2 dives in the ocean to get the ultimate feeling of scuba diving between 12m/40ft of depth.

 

 

Can I do it?

  

• Everybody can involve from 10 years onward.

• No previous experience required

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

• This is an easy adventure of a lifetime

 

 

Course prices and packages

Ready to become a diver? Choose options and book your course right away! 

$135.00 each Discover Scuba Diving Course

  

Reasons to do a Discover Scuba Diving Experience in Costa Rica:

• When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity.

• Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling and that’s why we promise you will not regret and keep this diving experience for the rest of your life!

• This is a “Must-Do” for nature lovers who want to see all the natural richness of Costa Rica! This experience will give you a close-up interaction with an essential part of Costa Rica’s world-famous biodiversity without having to spend precious time in class-rooms and swimming-pools.

 

Discover Scuba for kids

 

Did you know that kids can dive? 

Nowadays, scuba diving has become an extremely safe activity...so safe that even kids from 10 years and up can learn how to do dive and get into the Ocean almost instantly! 

Diving is a step forward for the kids in several ways. Children taking the Discover Scuba for Kids, will not only enjoy the new skills as divers, but will also have a great adventure during the learning process itself, from the discovering of the interesting concepts behind diving to the thrilling moment of getting into the ocean for the first time! They will live a great personal experience and account some awesome stories to share with friends.

 

Course Technical Information

 


Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

 

• Kids adapted, oral theory without the pressure of an exam

• Almost immediate access to the water with lots of fun-time below the surface

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum safety

 

 

What’s included?

 

• Full rental dive gear for the pool and ocean dives

• A boat excursion with 2 dives, refreshments and snacks

• Direct supervision of a PADI Scuba Instructor

• Participants registration on the PADI web-page

• Tons of fun that won’t let you go anymore!

 

What will I do?

 

 

• A short introduction to the theory of diving to be best prepared prior to enter the water

• A fun pool-session mainly to get confident breathing under water and to learn some essential skills

• Boat excursion with 2 dives in the ocean to get the ultimate feeling of scuba diving between 12m/40ft of depth.

 

 

Can I do it?

 

 

• Everybody can involve from 10 years onward (8 to 10 years in pool only)

• No previous experience required

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

 

 

Course prices and packages

 

Ready to become a diver? Choose options and book your course right away! 

$50.00 each Discover Scuba course for kids.

 

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What else will the kids learn and do during the diving course?

When children participate in our Discover Scuba for kids program, they discover something beyond the excitement coming from the own adventure of diving.

 

  • They discover a new angle about freedom and serenity.
  • A refreshed appreciation and respect for the "adults rules and procedures".
  • A new perspective about Nature and the real dimensions of their planet.
  • New knowledge about their world, through the early learning of several physicochemical and physiological processes included in the diving theoretical and practical "wisdom bag". 

  

Give your kid(s) the coolest gift! 

As result...you'll be the coolest mom or dad ever!

Check this short PADI Discover Scuba for Kids video. =>

If you think this could be for your children... click in the button below to contact us and we'll help you planning a "deep surprise".

 

 

 

PADI Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver course in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 

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This is the ticket to all the excitement and fun that SCUBA diving has to offer. During pool training and instructor guided theory sessions you will gain all the necessary skills and knowledge a SCUBA diver needs to enjoy the fun in a safe way. Your instructor will also take you on four dives in open water. There, you will have a chance to interact with the creatures of the sea, as well as to demonstrate the techniques for safe, enjoyable diving with your instructor. This course is available as Junior Open Water Diver for your Kids between 10 and 15 to make diving a great family experience! If you can't wait to begin your adventure, then check out the PADI e-Learning option to get started right now!

 

Course Technical Information

 


Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

• Comprehensive theory supported by a Manual, Videos and Instructor advise with quizzes and exam

• Performance based. That means the course takes as much time as you need (usually no more than 4 days).

• Fast access to confined water to practice and enjoy the sensations of scuba diving

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum safety

 

 

What’s included?

 

• Full rental dive gear for the pool and ocean dives

• All your printed study materials including the Open Water Diver Manual and Recreational Dive Planner

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

• Direct supervision of a PADI Scuba Instructor

• Instant on-line certification

• An experience of a lifetime with a certification for life to enjoy diving whenever and wherever you like  

What will I do?

 

 

• You’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques

• The newly acquired knowledge will be trained in the confined environment of a swimming-pool

• 2 boat excursions with 4 dives in the ocean, to get the ultimate feeling of scuba diving at depths of 18m/60ft

 

 

Can I do it?

  

• Everybody with reasonable health and fitness can involve

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

• No previous experience required but ease in the aquatic environment is a great advantage

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

• This is an easy adventure of a lifetime

 

Course prices and packages

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. 

$450.00 each PADI Open Water Diver Course

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.

• PADI Open Water Diver: $ 450
• PADI Junior Open Water Diver: $ 450
• PADI Open Water Diver with e-Learning: $ 594
• PADI Open Water Diver with Touch: $ 594
• PADI Open Water Diver with eBook: $ 525

• OWD with 4 nights Budget: $ 550
• OWD with 4 nights Standard: $ 580
• OWD with 4 nights Superior: $ 620
• OWD with 4 nights Host: $ 535
• OWD with 4 nights Studio: $ 600

• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Budget: $ 665
• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Standard: $ 689
• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Superior: $ 719
• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Host: $ 653
• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Studio: $ 704

• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Budget: $ 665
• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Standard: $ 689
• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Superior: $ 719
• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Host: $ 653
• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Studio: $ 704

• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Budget: $ 606
• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Standard: $ 630
• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Superior: $ 660
• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Host: $ 594
• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Studio: $ 645

  

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

• As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected dive credential in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. That way you’re free to explore the down-side of Costa Rica’s world famous bio-diversity and won’t miss out the most up-close and personal experience with Costa Rica’s wildlife!

• If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water diver program.

• Can’t wait to do it? Check our digital learning options and start your training right now by clicking on the Whale-Shark (...or the girl, the “e” of eLearning) I clicked the snorkel ;-)

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PADI ReActivate

 

Refresh your Dive Training in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

So you’ve been on a diving break? There are hundreds of bad excuses to not go dive, but there are many more reasons to go again! Think of all those sensations, adventures and wildlife that you miss just there and reachable without effort! If you haven’t been diving for over a year, it’s about time to refresh your memories. At the Summer-Salt dive center we’ll make sure you can get back into the water safely and ejoyable, for you and your dive buddies, to get the best out of your dives as if you’ve been diving just yesterday!

 

Course Technical Information

 


Course FAQs

 

How does it work?

 

• Comprehensive, oral theory review without the pressure of an exam

• Confined water to refresh and enjoy the essential diving skills

• Permanent professional supervision for maximum safety

• Now you’re ready again to join a regular dive trip

 

 

What’s included?

 

 

• Full rental dive gear for the pool and ocean dives

• A boat excursion with 2 dives, refreshments and snacks

• Direct supervision of a professional PADI diver

• Tons of confidence that won’t let you go anymore this time!

 

 

What will I do?

 

 

• A profound refreshment of the theory of diving prior to enter the water again

• A pool-session to get confident again with breathing under water and to repeat all the essential and useful skills a diver has to know

• A boat excursion with 2 dives in the Ocean to get back this ultimate feeling of scuba diving.

 

 

Can I do it?

 

 

 

• Everybody can involve from 10 years onward

• Conceived for certified divers of any level

• This is an easy adventure to get you back in the water, there’s no reason not to! 

 

 

Course prices and packages

 

Choose and book below your 2 or 3 tanks diving tour around local islands near Playas del Coco in Costa Rica. 

o ReActivate with pool only: 50$     o ReActivate with 1 Ocean Dive: 135$

o ReActivate with 2 Ocean Dives: 150$     o ReActivate Touch with pool only: 100$

o ReActivate Touch with 1 Ocean Dive: 185$     o ReActivate Touch with 2 Ocean Dives: 200$

 

$135.00 each PADI Reactivate

 

So why should I do a Reactivate Diving Experience in Costa Rica?

• When you haven’t been diving for a long time (over a year), you automatically loose some of your diving abilities and the idea of getting back in the water might make you nervous. Diving is a relaxed activity that always adapts to the least experienced. However, at some point you might forget certain essentials and therefore compromise safety at the expense of other divers.

• At the Summer-Salt Dive Center we care about the well-being and safety of all divers and we will adapt to it in order to have every diver enjoy the dives that correspond to their experience and training level. • When participating at a ReActivate program, we can assure that you will enjoy the experience and make it one of your greatest memories during your visit to Costa Rica! 

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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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