Scuba Diving Certification Courses Costa Rica

Tamarindo Diving offers all types of diving courses: from beginners to divemasters, from 8 to 80 years old!

With us, you can learn how to dive and have fun at the same time! What are you waiting for?

theory diving certification


Scuba Diver or SD

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The SD is the minimum certification and it is recognized worldwide. Once you become a certified Scuba Diver you will be able to dive up to a depth of 12 meters, but you will have to always be escorted by a divemaster.
This course consists of:
90 min. theory at “Tamarindo Diving”
20-25 min. confined water
2 dives

The day following the theory lesson and the confined water session, we meet at our diving center at 7:00am.
After loading all our equipment on the boat, we head towards the Catalina’s.
You will then be ready for the two dives, at a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet).
We’ll be back in Tamarindo around 12:00md. All equipment is provided.

Our Scuba Diver Certification course costs US$ 395.


Open Water Diver or OWD

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To get certified as an open water diver you need at least 3 days. The course starts at 2 PM at our shop Tamarindo Diving Center with theory followed by a 20 minute confined water session. To realize the prescribed dives you need 2 days (2 dives per day). When theory and confined water are done we leave “Tamarindo Diving” at 7.00 AM the next day. We take the boat and we stop in a calm and sheltered bay where we perform our skills. It is important for the peace and safety of the diver.
We come back approximately at 12 PM.

OWD is the most famous certification, recognized all over the world and it cost US$ 549

Please ask for special rates if you have already done a part of this course and you want to finish it with us.


Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)

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This is a particular and fun experience course which you can attend after OWD.

It consists of five briefings in which we explain five different types of dives.
Two of these dives are mandatory, the deep water dive and the navigation dive. For the other three, you can choose between night dive, boat dive, research and discover dive, identify fish dive and a lot more.

Cost: US $510

There are still more courses available after AOWD – if you are interested, just contact us for a detailed explanation.

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Open Water Diver or OWD US$ 549

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