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– How to Reserve a Course– PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course– PADI Scuba Diver Course
– PADI Open Water Course
– PADI e-Learning Program
– Universal Referral
– PADI Advanced Open Water Course
– PADI Rescue Diver Course
– Emergency First Responder Course
– PADI NITROX Course

PADI e-Learning Program

Description: The PADI E-Learning Open Water Course is an on-line study program. Sign up through our website and study at your convenience. We are available via internet to answer any questions you may have. After completing the on-line portion of the course you will need to arrange for the completion of the pool and Open Water training dives. This course can be completed at any PADI dive shop worldwide, including Diving Safaris.

The theory of all diving courses are taught through PADI e-Learning.

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How to Reserve a Course

To make a reservation, visit our Contact Us page or Click here!

Participants in a scuba diving course will also be required to sign a statement regarding medical history, so if you have any medical conditions that may prevent you from participating in this activity, it is recommended that you contact your physician and obtain a signed release permitting you to participate. PADI provides a special type of medical release form with information about scuba and more for your doctor, so please Contact Us if you need this form and we will send it to you.

For information on prices, please Contact Us.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course

Description: Have you ever dreamed of breathing underwater and swimming with the fish?

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving course is the perfect way to get a taste of Costa Rica underwater without having to complete the full 4 day Open Water course. It is quick, fun and SAFE!

Discover Scuba

Discover Scuba

Requirements:

  • There is no minimum required for this course.
  • Participant must be at least 10 years of age.
  • Participant must not be going to higher altitude nor flying in a plane within 18 hours after their last dive.


Duration:
1 – 1-1/2 hours for the pool and class time, plus the one day of diving from 7AM – 12:30PM.

Price includes: Pool training, instruction, two dives and equipment rental.

Course outline:

Your first breath underwater is truly incredible, even in a pool! After the pool introduction, you can go diving with a PADI Instructor to a depth of 40ft/12m.

If you love it, you can sign up for another day or you can continue on to get your PADI Open Water certification.

We offer two options for completing the theory and pool introductions in the pool. You can either complete the pool session in the morning before the dive or you can complete the pool session the day before your dive.

Please Contact Us for more information on setting up your introduction to scuba, today.

NOTE!: The Discover Scuba Diving course is not a certification, but it can be credited toward the PADI Open Water course within 30 days of the Discover Scuba Diving experience.

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PADI Scuba Diver Course

Description: This course is perfect for junior divers ages 10 and 11 or for people that have limited time during their vacation, but want to get certified.

This certification allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 40ft/12m with a diving professional.

Costa Rica scuba diver

Requirements:

  • There is no minimum required for this course.
  • Participant must be at least 10 years of age.
  • Participant must not be going to higher altitude nor flying in a plane within 18 hours after their last dive.


Duration:
Two mornings  (8-12pm)

Course outline:

Day One 8AM to 12PM: You will complete a quick review to make sure you understood the theory in the e-learning program, then complete the three confined water pool sessions with your instructor.

Day Two, 8AM to 12PM: Day two is diving day, you will be completing your training dives one and two to a maximum of 40ft/12m. The first dive is a relaxation dive, which allows you the time to get comfortable underwater and enjoy the fish and underwater scenery. During training dive two, you will be asked to repeat some of the skills you previously learned during your confined water training. After successful completion of these skills, you can continue exploring the underwater world with your instructor.

NOTE!: Once you are certified as a PADI Scuba Diver, you can upgrade to the PADI Open Water certification level by simply completing the remaining segments of the course with a PADI Instructor.

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PADI Open Water Course

Description: This is your passport to the underwater world. After completion of the course, you will be qualified to dive anywhere in the world up to a recommended depth of 60ft/18m.

Costa Rica starfish

Requirements:

  • There is no minimum required for this course.
  • Participant must be at least 10 years of age.
  • Participant must not be going to higher altitude nor flying in a plane within 18 hours after their last dive.


Duration:
Three mornings (8-12pm)

Course outline:

Day one, 8AM-12PM: You will complete a quick review to make sure you understood the theory in the e-learning program, then complete the five confined water pool sessions with your instructor.

Day two, 8 AM to 12 PM: Open Water training dives 1 & 2 to a maximum of 40ft/12m.  The 1st dive is a fun dive, allowing you the time to get to know yourself and the fish under the water.  During the 2nd dive you will need to repeat some of the skills that you previously learned during confined water training, after which you will enjoy underwater exploration.

Day three, 8 AM to 12 PM: Open Water training dives 3 & 4 to a maximum of 60ft/18m.  Both dives will include skills learned during confined water training, followed by underwater exploration.

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PADI e-Learning Program

Description: The PADI E-Learning Open Water Course  is an on-line study program.  Sign up through our website and study at your convenience.  We are available via internet to answer any questions you may have. After completing the on-line portion of the course you will need to arrange for the completion of the pool and Open Water training dives.  This course can be completed at any PADI dive shop worldwide, including Diving Safaris.

The theory of all diving courses are taught through PADI e-Learning.

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Universal Referral

Description: Complete your classroom and pool sessions at your local dive shop, then do your Open Water training dives in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica Whale Shark

Requirements:

  • There is no minimum required for this course.
  • Minimum age is 10 years old
  • Student must bring their referral paperwork from their instructor.
  • Participant must not be going to higher altitude nor flying in a plane within 18 hours after their last dive.


Duration:
Two mornings (8-12)

Course outline:

Day One, 8AM–12PM: Training dives one and two will be completed.

Day Two, 8AM–12PM: Training dives three and four will be completed.

NOTE!: This course is based on the need to complete your Open Water training dives, only. If you need to complete any pool or classroom work, then the duration of the course will vary.

NOTE!: If your referral is from non-PADI agency, we cannot process your certification. You will have to return to the agency from which you obtained the referral and have that agency process it.

Bonus for return Diving Safaris alumni: We offer free equipment rental to all return students!

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Description: Do you enjoy diving and want to learn more about this exciting, fun sport? Then sign up for the Advanced Open Water course where you will learn more about  diving, buoyancy control and more! You are required to do five training dives to complete this course. The Advanced Open Water course is a prerequisite for completing the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Costa Rica fish

Requirements:

  • There is no minimum required for this course.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old.
  • Participant must not be going to higher altitude nor flying in a plane within 18 hours after their last dive.
  • Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.


Duration:
Two mornings (8-12)

Course Outline:

Day One 7AM – 1:00PM: Meet the instructor and take a quick review to refresh your theory, then go diving for three of your adventure training dives (navigation is required, and we recommend peak performance buoyancy and underwater naturalist for the other two choices).

Day Two, 8AM – 12PM:  Go over your knowledge reviews with your instructor and then you head out to do dives one and two. Each dive will cover a different chapter from your book. Lessons depend on which area you have decided to advance your skills in.

Day Three, 8AM – 1:30 PM: Complete the deep adventure dive and either fish identification, boat, or wreck.

NOTE!: Available specialties change. Please Contact Us for a list of current specialties.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

Description: The Rescue Diver course is fun, challenging and rewarding.   Your increased confidence level will prepare you to avoid problems and manage dive emergencies in the event they transpire.  The Rescue Diver course is a prerequisite for completing the a PADI Divemaster Program.

Costa Rica Sharks

Requirements:

  • There is no minimum required for this course.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old.
  • Must have at least 20 logged dives.
  • Be certified in CPR (primary care) and basic first aid (secondary care) within the past two years (24 months).
  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Participant must not be going to higher altitude or flying in a plane within 18 hours after their last dive.

Duration: 2-3 Days

Course outline:

Day one: 8am Meet with the instructor and the assistant, complete the quick review for the rescue diver course, then practice the rescue scenarios in the pool.

Day two: 8am: Practice rescue scenarios from the beach or from the boat.

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Emergency First Responder Course

Description: This course teaches you to follow the same emergency procedures used by paramedics and doctors in applying CPR and First Aid, but at a layperson level. You will be presented with the most up-to-date medical information in a low stress environment so that you will effectively develop your skills, knowledge and confidence.   This course is required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Costa Rica School of Fish

Requirements:

  • No minimum is required for this course.
  • No minimum age.
  • This course is not diving specific, so non-divers are welcome to enroll in the program as well.


Duration:
 One day

Course outline: Visual aides, including a training video, combined with hands on practice with a mannequin and your classmates will strengthen your ability to react in actual emergencies.

NOTE!: EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE is one of the prerequisites for continuing your diving education to the PADI Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Assistant Instructor and Instructor Development Course (IDC).

Bonus for return Diving Safaris alumni: We offer free equipment rental to all return students!

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PADI NITROX Course

Description: Wish you had more time underwater?  Enriched air is the fastest growing specialty in the recreational dive industry.  Using air containing more oxygen and less nitrogen means you can stay longer because you are absorbing a smaller amount of nitrogen into your tissues. 

Costa Rica Eel

Requirements:

  • Minimum age is 15 years old.
  • Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Participant must not be going to higher altitude nor flying in a plane within 18 hours after their last dive.


Duration:
One morning 7:30am-12pm including a 2 tank dive trip using NITROX.

Course Outline: You will meet with the instructor, take a quick review regarding the enriched air theory, analyze your tanks and then go diving.

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