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PADI Open Water Course at Playa Flamingo

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    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.
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    Departure Point
    Calle Playa Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from most Hotels and Hostels in Langosta, Tamarindo, Conchal, Flamingo, Las Catalinas and Potrero/Surfside. Please get in touch for availability and any additional nominal charges
    Departure Time
    Course start and completion times are flexible and subject to individual/group conditions.

    Fixed Times:
    Sea Dives depart by 8:30am and meet time is 7:30am at the dive center.
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Light refreshments on board
    • PADI Instructor
    • PADI Open Water Certification
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    • Gratuities for Instructor and Boat Captain/Crew (recommended)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Courses conducted in multiple languages
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 September 2019

    Two of my friends and I completed the open water cert in Playa Flamingo, one was getting a re-cert and the other was getting theirs for the first time but had lots of experience diving and I had no experience and was nervous about it....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank mcevillk
    Reviewed 1 September 2019

    Used these guys to complete my 4 certification dives (did my class work and pool time in Colorado). Process was super easy. Phil, Kayn, Risky, and everyone else are super nice people and great instructors. Can’t recommend enough.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Shiatis
    Reviewed 27 August 2019

    My brother in law and I contacted Phil (owner) prior to traveling to the area, to see about completing the open water dives to complete our certifications. He was very helpful in customizing our experience. We were able to have the rest of our family...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Firesmith71
    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    I had such an awesome time learning to dive with Phil! I felt so comfortable the whole time in the water, and out always chatting with the other instructors and others diving. The first open water dives i completed were such a brilliant introduction to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Brianna S
    Reviewed 29 March 2019

    This wonderful scuba dive operator in Potrero was everything we had hoped for and then some. Our two daughters, 10 and 14, completed their PADI Open Water course with dive instructor, Alvaro, and assisting dive master, Aurelien, and had a excellent experience. The instructor was...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank DivingDane
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    • Scuba Dive Costa Rica
    • Duration: 3 days
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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