Best Diving Packages Costa Rica
Costa Rica becoming a world-class scuba diving destination! Massive schools of fish, an amazing array of marine life and an ideal water temperature throughout the year, has meant that scuba diving conditions in Costa Rica are near perfect. While some of the Pacific Coast of the country does not have much to offer, as the underwater visibility is quite low; in places like Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa and Playa Ocotal, scuba diving is actually quite good. Here one gets the opportunity to see giant manta rays, swimming alongside brightly colored tropical fish and sharks.
One of the best scuba diving zones on the Pacific Coast is off Bahia Drake or Drake Bay. Visit the Isla del Caño and the Isla del Coco off the bay and you will be treated to some spectacular underwater sights. These two islands have an abundance of marine life off their coast, where one can encounter sharks, turtles and many different species fish. The Isla del Caño is said to be the best place to scuba dive in the country. Home to 18 species of coral, 3 species of dolphin and 57 different species of crustaceans, this tiny island is the ultimate scuba diving spot.
The Caribbean coast has yet to develop a serious infrastructure catering to sport divers, despite good coral reefs. At Isla Uvita, just offshore of Limon, are tropical fish, sea fans, and a coral reef, plus the wreck of the Fenix, a cargo ship that sank about a mile off the island years ago.
The most recent dive-site development has been along the pacific coast of Guanacaste province. Here you’ll see little live coral and few reefs. In their place divers will find a huge variety of fish, soft corals and invertebrates a result of the abundance of plankton that thrives in these tropical areas. Most diving take part around rock formations usually alongside rocky islands or pinnacles located miles away offshore. Visibility can often be obscured specially in rainy season from May to November, where rivers enter the ocean.
Most Requested Diving Packages, Costa Rica :
Isla del Coco From : $5550 p/p
(11 Days / 10 Nights)
Cocos Island, located 600 km (approx. 320 nautical miles) off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is one of the most beautiful jewels in the ...
CARIBBEAN DIVING PACKAGE From : $645 p/p
(6 Days / 5 Nights)
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Diving on the Isla del Cano, Costa Rica
Getting to Isla del Cano
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Located in Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica
Hotels in Drake Bay
This area is more private and isolated, and the island is located only about 12 miles offshore and the short trip quite worth it! You can see both Pacific reef and pelagic (open ocean) species. The island generally has good visibility year round, and you will encounter extensive marine life. Many large schools move in and out and you are guaranteed to see sharks and other large animals. Even the trip to the island is exciting, as you often see dolphins and migrating whales. Click for more diving information at Cano Island, equipment, tours and PADI resort accommodations.
Diving on the Isla del Coco, Costa Rica
A Costa Rican National Park, made famous by "Jurassic Park" was granted World Heritage status for the abundance sea life and marine animals that surrounds this pristine dive spot. The island itself has waterfalls, rich flora, fauna and verdant forest, and it may be, weather permitting, that you can go ashore. Diving at Coco’s Islands, about 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, mentioned by master diver Jacques Cousteau, is accessible by the Undersea Hunter and the Sea Hunter leaving from Puntarenas, Costa Rica - the two leading providers of luxury live-aboard scuba diving to the Coco’s Island of Costa Rica.
Diving the Catalina Islands, Costa Rica
The Catalina Islands are often visited because they are only 19 nautical mile/ 25 minutes from Tamarindo. It is very common to see white tip sharks, giant mantas, manta rays, fish such as buffoon, giant grouper, morays, and a great variety of many other species of different sizes and colors. It is best to descend to a depth of 18 m to encounter more species. At this depth the visibility is also better (horizontal visibility is approximately between 5 and 35 m). There are 6 dive sites regularly dived here.
Diving the Cabo Velas, Costa Rica
This is a place recommended by locals. You may observe fish typical to the North Pacific and the most special part of Cabo Velas is the reef that looks like a garden under the water.
Diving the Bat Islands (Murciélago), Costa Rica
Depth: 9-28 m
Located in Santa Elena Peninsula, two and a half hours from Tamarindo. This point offers the largest variety of species and a major attraction are the Bull Sharks. The depth fluctuates between 9 and 28 m. Besides marine life, these islands offer beautiful rock formations. The islands also offer a refuge of parks where you may camp overnight.
Diving the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica
With its sun swept beaches and rocky offshore islands, this area offers a variety of diving adventures for all levels of scuba divers. The diving on volcanic pinnacles offers white-tipped reef sharks, bull sharks, giant Manta Rays, eagle rays, diamond stingrays, octopus, and huge schools of tropical fish. With over 40 dive sites from which to choose, the dive boats will bring you away to memorable dives in our underwater world of which most divers only dream.
Diving the Cahuita the caribbean Costa Rica
The fan shaped reef covers 593 hectares and has 35 different species including the giant elkhorn. Here as in Uvita you can find two ship wrecks -with all and cannons- , seven meters down laying on the reef. The best time to visit is during the dry season in February to April, when visibility is at the best for any kind of diving
World Class Diving - Isla del Cocos from $4400 p/p :
Located in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, 300 miles southwest of Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica, lies the famous Coco’s Island Marine Park. A rugged and incredibly beautiful island, this World Heritage Site is the crown jewel of Costa Rica's many National Parks. Coco’s Island has an irregular coastline, which makes estimation of land area more a matter of opinion than a surveyor’s science, but it is roughly five miles by two miles (8 x 3 kilometers).
The island was formed during a volcanic upheaval about two-and-a-half million years ago and is composed of basaltic rock, labacorite and andecite lava flows. Its landmass is punctuated by four mountain peaks, the highest of which is Cerro Yglesisas, at 2,080 feet or 634 meters. The island has two large bays with safe anchorages and sandy beaches: Chatham is located on the northeast side and Wafer Bay is on the northwest. Just off Coco’s are a series of smaller basaltic rocks and islets.
It takes 3 days just to get to the island so you must reserve a complete package which is of a minimum of 10 days. Please take a look at a sample itinerary:
PRICE US $4400.00 (per person approximately) *
*The price depends on departure date and availability
Sample Cococs Island Diving Itinerary :
Arrival Day: Costa Rica
You must arrive at least one day prior to the boat departure date.
Upon arrival to San José, transportation will be provided to your hotel. We can recommend and arrange accommodations for hotels in San José.
The evening before boat departure, an Undersea Hunter representative will fax you to confirm your pick up time the next day. The evening is at your leisure. Air transport, airport transfers, hotel nights and meals before and after the cruise are not included in the charter.
Day 1 : San Jose - Board Vessel
The following day, generally between 8 AM and 1 PM we pick up from certain hotels and transfer everybody by bus to Puntarenas where you will board the vessel. The drive takes about 2 1/2 hours, and gives you a chance to view the lush forest and rich farmland of the region.
Due to occasional low tides our boats may need to depart from the pier earlier in the day. Should this occur, you will be transferred by skiff to the vessel. When all passengers have arrived on board, the vessel will take a 32-36 hour cruise out to Coco’s Island.
Day 2 : Motor to Cocos Island
A travel day. There will be time to arrange dive and camera gear as well as enjoy the Pacific and the sunshine. Also, the group of incredibly experienced divers provides plenty of stories to pass the time. There are videos and the experience of the Captain and crew to help you get excited for the diving...as if you need them. In addition, you may want to take this time to take one of our technical diving courses.
Day 3 - 8 : Diving on Cocos Island
Spent diving the pinnacles around the perimeter of Coco’s Island. Divers usually average three dives per day at depths of 60-100 feet or more. This, of course, is what the whole trip is about.
Day 9 : Last Day Diving on Cocos Island
Make the last 3 dives before the cruise back to Costa Rica and reality!
Day 10 : Return Voyage to Puntarenas
All day to discuss the diving and to compare your adventures!
Day 11 : Arrival
Arrival to Puntarenas. Immediately after breakfast you will be transported back to San Jose. We strongly recommend staying one more night on land, before flying out, in case of any unforeseen delays.
The Northern Pacific’s gentle, clear waters are ideal for snorkelers and beginning scuba divers where dive shops cater to both.
Water enthusiasts are treated well on Costa Rica’s Northern Pacific coast, and Playa del Coco is one of the region’s most celebrated diving and snorkeling areas. Sailboat snorkeling cruises, color-filled open water dives and scuba courses are given daily, and serious divers will be pleased by the Pacific Coast offerings. Tropical favorites like puffer fish, eels, stingrays and dolphins swim these waters, and many people say that Coco Beach is home to some of the best diving in Costa Rica.
Ocotal Scuba Diving Resort and Hotel offers a privileged location with panoramic views of Papagayo Gulf, you can enjoy great scuba diving safaris, PADI scuba diving certifications, PADI scuba diving courses, sport fishing, adventure tours, health Spa, snorkeling and more!
Northern Pacific Boat Dives
Most divers seize the opportunity to arrange special diving adventures to Bats or Catalina Islands. These group of islands are located in the Gulf of Papagayo, 21 and 14 miles from Ocotal, presents unique challenging Pacific Ocean diving.
Islas Catalinas $70.00
Out of Tamarindo/Conchal/Langosta
$95.00 per person (with equipment) / $70.00 (own equipment)
Includes: Boat transfer, 2 tank dives, Dive master/Instructor ,drinks and snacks
Bat Islands (minimum 4 people) $146.00
Out of Ocotal Beach Resort
$146.00 per person (with or without equipment)
Includes: Boat transfer, 2 tank dives, Dive master/Instructor, drinks and snacks
Resort Course $125.00
Includes half day of training, pool and theory starting at 3.15pm and Catalinas or Cabo Velas, depending on weather conditions, 2 tank boat dive tour. Training, boat transfer, equipment, Instructor, snacks and drinks included. Price: $125.00
SSI Open water certification $370.00
Full certification course, 4-5 days of theory, pool and dives. Includes 5 sections of theory, 2 classes in the pool, 4 dives, equipment, boat transfer, manual and certification fees. Price: $370.00
Referral Open water Diver $230.00
Includes: 2 days of 2 tank dive tour with a total of 4 dives to complete the OWD certification. We need all the paper works from the Initial Instructor. Price: $230.00
Includes academic and open water training for one of SSI or PADI specialties. Price: $150.00
Diving Costa Rica wouldn’t be complete without a stop at a Quepos or Manuel Antonio Beach. The Central Pacific underwater world is known more for its diverse marine life and volcanic formations than its coral, especially in the shallower waters. Millions of fish and other marine life live among the reefs in Manuel Antonio, including white tip sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays and sting rays, seahorse, puffers, jacks, parrot fish, grunts, shrimp and lobster. Living coral reefs are commonly found at diving depths. Shallow depths reveal interesting volcanic formations, schools of fish and reefs covered in diverse plant life.
Water temperatures average between 80-82 degrees Fahrenheit, and visibility ranges from 15 to 30 feet, depending on the weather and season. The best time of year for snorkeling and diving is during the dry season, from mid-November through April. The rest of the year is weather dependent.
The Manuel Antonio coastline with its 12 islands gives us the pick of numerous dive sites. The majority of our local dive sites are a maximum of 20 minutes from the port and we consider your experience, preferences and local conditions to guarantee your enjoyment. Most of our dives are between 35 and 60 feet, though there are deeper sites for more experienced divers. All dives are guided by a PADI professional who has extensive knowledge and experience at our dive sites so that you will see the most marine life and underwater formations. During your surface interval you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Manuel Antonio National Park Coastline.
Most Requested Diving Packages, Central Pacific Region :
MANUEL ANTONIO DIVING PACKAGE $ p/p
(5 Days / 4 Nights)
If you like adventure and want to experience something different then Manuel Antonio is the place for you. The warm waters, the relaxed atmosphere and the friendly people will give ...
Manuel Antonio Diving
The Manuel Antonio coastline with its 12 islands gives us the pick of numerous dive sites. The majority of our local dive sites are a maximum of 20 minutes from the port and we consider your experience, preferences and local conditions to guarantee your enjoyment. Most of our dives are between 35 and 60 feet, though there are deeper sites for more experienced divers. All dives are guided by a PADI professional who has extensive knowledge and experience at our dive sites so that you will see the most marine life and underwater formations. Dives typically last 45 minutes and you will see volcanic rock formations, with various hard and soft corals. We have an abundant marine life with schools of Snapper and Jacks, plus White Tip Reef Sharks, Angel Fish, Moorish Idols, Parrot Fish, Puffer Fish, Octopus, Eels, Crustaceans, Sea Turles and in season the giant Manta Ray. During your surface interval you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Manuel Antonio National Park Coastline.
Manuel Antonio Diving $100.00
Includes: Transportation to/from local hotels, deep certified instructor / guide, all equipment, 2 tanks per person, snacks, fruit, juices and water.
Manuel Antonio Night Diving (min 4 people)
For those who have not tried it, diving at night may seem like a strange concept, but in reality it is an fun and exciting experience!
We leave the port at sunset, our boat is equipped with full lighting and by the time we reach our site the stars are twinkling in the sky. Along will you dive briefing your dive master will explain night diving hand signals and etiquette. Using a descent line you will enter into another world. Many creatures that are not active in the day come out and play at night. Octopus roam and squirrelfish dart out of your light beam, and the phosphorescence sparkles at your fin tips.
Manuel Antonio Night Diving (min 4 people) $70.00
minimum 4 people
Includes: Transportation to/from local hotels, deep certified instructor / guide, all equipment, 1 tank per person, snacks, fruit, juices and water. Only available in the dry season (December to April)
PADI Discover Scuba Diving
If you want to see the beauty of what diving in Costa Rica's tropical water has to offer without immediately committing to a certification course then enroll in this program. This experience can be conducted in half a day and requires no previous diving experience. First watch a short DVD explaining dive fundamentals, techniques and theory, then review the most important points with a PADI Professional, who will also answer any questions you may have. Then, under the direct supervision of a PADI professional you will discover how easy it is to use scuba in a pool and then when you are comfortable move on to do 2 oceans dives!!
General course information:
Duration: ½ day
Must be at least 10 years old to participate
PADI Scuba Diver
This resort course requires no previous experience and you earn a PADI diving certification in 2 ½ days. This certification allows you to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. The Scuba Diver course is comprised of 3 academic modules, 3 confined water training sessions and 2 open water dives. Once you have completed the PADI Scuba Diving Course you are only 1 ½ days from continuing to a full PADI Open Water Diver certification.
General course information:
Duration 2 ½ days
All scuba equipment included
Includes PADI Open Water Manual and PADI Certification
PADI Open Water Diver
The Open Water Diver is the most recognized diver certification in the dive industry and will allow you to dive anywhere in the world, independent of professional supervision, to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet. If you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. In the course, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool and progress to the open water (ocean) getting the background knowledge along the way through class room sessions, watching PADI DVD’s and independent learning by reading the PADI Open Water Manual. This course is conducted in 3 ½ to 4 days and requires no previous diving experience.
General course information:
Price: $350.00 - $450.00
Duration: 3 ½ to 4 days
Number of Dives: Five Confined Water Dives and Four Open Water Dives
Knowledge Development: Five sessions
Prerequisites: 10 for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and basic swimming abilities
Learning materials included: PADI Open Water Manual RDP and logbook
Equipment rental provided: mask, fins, snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and 3mm wetsuit.
Open Water Referral
Complete your PADI Open Water academic and confined water training with your local dive shop and then join us in a warm tropical paradise for your 4 Open Water dives. Our Instructors will assess your skills and then accompany you on your dives in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Over the 4 dives you will practice your skills that you mastered in the confined water. The referral option can be completed in just 2 days.
General course information:
Duration 2 days
Includes pre assessment and 4 open water boat dives, and PADI certification
Equipment rental provided: mask, fins, snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and 3mm wetsuit.
Advanced Open Water Diver
Experience new adventures with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. As you step beyond the PADI Open Water Diver level, you make five dives and have the opportunity to try some of diving's most rewarding and useful specialty activites, such as deep diving, digital underwater photography, night diving and much more. This license allows you to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 30 meters/100 feet without professional supervision.
With your PADI Instructor you complete the deep and underwater navigation Adventure Dives. These dives boost your confidence as you build these foundational skills. Then, you choose three additional dives from night diving, search and recovery, Fish ID, underwater nature study, multilevel and computer diving, peak performance buoyancy, underwater photography, enriched air amongst other adventures.
General course information:
Duration: 2-3 days
Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
Number of dives: Five dives
Includes: Adventures in Diving manual and work slate. All scuba equipment provided
Emergency First Response
As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but in your everyday world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers too. Courses meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites. Emergency First Response courses covers: CPR, first aid and Secondary Care, Care for Children Package also available.
General course information:
Includes EFR participant manual and certification
Duration: 1 day
Certifications valid for 2 years
No age restrictions
PADI Divemaster Courses />
Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems.
There are 2 training options to develop and apply your divemaster skills under the supervision of our PADI instructors.
Knowledge Development: 12 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training. Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 20 logged dives, 18 years old. Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster.
Divemaster Internship Course
Put your knowledge into action through an internship, assisting PADI instructors with real students on PADI courses, assisting Divemasters in leading dives and learning the workings of a dive shop. You may enter this course option with the minimum of 20 dives, the course will last at least 4-6 weeks. If you want more experience join our Dive Leadership Program. Price: $700
Divemaster Practical Training Course
If you have plenty of Dive experience and enter the DM course with your 60 dives or more, the practical training option is a good option. Once you have completed your theory, water skills, stamina and training exercises you can gain the practical experience though simulated assisting and supervisory roles. This means your DM course can be completed in 2 weeks. Once you have completed the course, why not try our Dive Leadership Program to gain more experience. Price: $550
Diving on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica can be simply described as spectacular. Protected as a biological reserve by the Costa Rican Government, the water surrounding the island is extremely pristine and teeming with life. Twelve miles west of Drake bay, Caño Island offers some of the most exciting diving anywhere in the world. A wide variety of marine life can be discovered beneath the island waters. Perhaps the most memorable encounters occur with the pelagics that inhabit the area. Schools of mobula rays (devil rays), turtles, and white tip reef sharks can be seen on many dives. On almost every dive, the large schools of fish swimming around and overhead can be breathtaking. Sometimes the numbers are so great that sunlight can actually be blocked by these large schools of fish, creating an underwater eclipse. Although not as common, the elusive whale shark and the giant bull shark are often spotted in the area. Water visibility is good and can range from 45-90 feet. Temperatures hover in the upper seventies to low eighties throughout the year and provide for an exquisite diving experience.
Like the Central Pacific, the Southern Pacific is best known for its marine life. Water temperatures are warm year-round (78-82 degrees Fahrenheit) and visibility ranges from decent to very good (15-60+ feet). Visibility is at its best from December through April.
Isla del Caño
Marine life encountered around Caño Island can be described in one word as abundant. Humpback and false killer whales, over five species of dolphin, white tipped reef sharks, bull sharks, giant pacific manta rays, mobula rays, southern sting rays, spotted eagle rays, green sea turtles, snappers, king angels, moorish idols, trumpet fish, scorpion fish, various types of eels, spiny lobster, octopus, huge schools of barracuda, jacks, grunts, and much more. Cano Island, long recognized as one of Costa Rica’s hottest snorkeling and scuba diving spots, has recently moved into the spotlight as one of the world’s best diving locations. Just 12 miles offshore from Drake Bay on the northern tip of the Osa Peninsula, Cano Island is both a biological and archaeological reserve. The island protects the remains of its Pre-Columbian inhabitants. Mysterious granite spheres, ranging in size from a few inches to a few feet in diameter, mark an ancient cemetery. Native American remains dating back to 220-800 A.D. have also been found.
Isla del Caño $100.00
$100.00 – 2 tanks / $135.00 – 3 tanks
Includes: Transportation to/from local hotels, deep certified instructor / guide, all equipment, dives, lunch, snacks, fruit, juices and water.
Diving Sites Around Isla del Caño
Cueva Del Tiburon (Shark Cave)
A small cave that is home to you guessed it, sharks! Although we do not penetrate the cave, we will swim up close enough to view the sharks inside. Other inhabitants include angels, butterfly, damsels and parrotfish. Over five different types of eels can be found here as well as moorish idols, puffers, surgeonfish, and occasional mantas and stingrays. A very exciting dive.
Los Arcos (The Arches):
Unique rock formations formed in the shape of arches. Swim through these towering underwater arches and see fish life similar to the Shark Cave due to its close proximity.
El Barco Hundido (The Shipwreck):
Nicknamed El Barco, aka "El Sharko," for the vast number of sharks seen here. Although there is no wreck, there are a variety of rock formations. Fish life is profuse and a great dive to encounter white tip reef sharks, giant stingrays (up to 6ft (2m) wide), and an occasional sea turtle. This site also allows the observant diver a chance to view the well camouflaged rock scorpion fish!
The Coral Gardens at Barco Hundido
15 to 30 feet (5-10m)
A short swim southeast of El Barco will bring you to the areas' largest concentration of hard corals. This shallow dive of 15 to 30 feet (5-10m) allows long bottom times to explore the many fascinating reef creatures found here.
Prolific fish life. Excellent site to view white tip reef sharks schooling. Also: Large schools of blue stripped snapper, barracuda, and grunts. The occasional school of mobula manta rays can be found gliding by here as well . The Sharks' Lair at Paraíso: About 50 meters from the main rocks at Paraiso, up to 20 white tip reef sharks can be often found resting under rock overhangs. At times these sleek creatures will allow the calm diver a chance to swim within a few feet of where they are resting! Many species of eels can be found as well.
25-45 ft (8-15m)
Located near Corcovado National Park, this inshore site offers large numbers of rock pinnacles and larger numbers of fish species. It also offers crevices, swim-through, small caves, and a beautiful array of fans. Due to its proximity to the mainland, this site cannot be dived when there is a large swell or during the rainy season.
Open Water Complete Course
Includes: instruction, all equipment, 4 local open water dives and certification registration w/ PADI **Open Water Manuel is NOT included
Price: $ 340.00
Completion of Open Water Course from Referral
Includes: Instruction, equipment, 4 local open water dives
Price: $ 270.00
Angelfish, parrotfish, triggerfish, sharks and different species of jack and snapper are among the 475 species of discovered fish found in the Caribbean. Brown and black coral, sheet coral and lettuce coral are a few of the 31 discovered types of coral you will encounter on your dives.
The best time of the year for a top dive condition - good visibility (20-30 meters or 60-90 feet) and no current is from mid January through May and August through November. All tours include the boat and the captain, dive master/guide, equipment, fruits and beverages.
The barrier reef stretches from the town of Puerto Viejo to the Panamanian boarder and offers you more than 25 fixed dive locations ranging from shallow coral gardens to deep fringing reefs and vertical walls dropping to over 140 feet!
Most Requested Diving Packages, caribbean Region :
CARIBBEAN DIVING PACKAGE $ p/p
(6 Days / 5 Nights)
With its relaxed atmosphere and its own unique blend of Latin, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous culture; Puerto Viejo is a lively place to have a fun relaxing vacation. Aside from ...
Diving the caribbean Side of Costa Rica
Located in the southern Caribbean province of Limon, Reef Runner Divers has full access to Costa Rica’s only pristine coral reef ecosystem. 50 miles from the nearest city and largely unexplored, our barrier reef stretches from the town of Puerto Viejo to the Panamanian boarder and offers you more than 25 fixed dive locations ranging from shallow coral gardens to deep, fringing reefs and vertical walls dropping to over 140 feet!
caribbean Diving - Select One or More Dives
Discover Scuba (½ day)
A quick 2-hour course designed to familiarize a new diver with equipment and safety. Completion of this course allows the diver to participate in diving with Reef Runner Divers during his or her stay in Puerto Viejo for a period of 2 weeks.
A short course which certifies the new diver to participate in diving for 1 year. Full certification then becomes available at a discount.
Open Water Diver (3-4 days)
The course can be completed in 3-4 days (weather permitting)...the first day is spent watching the open water DVD and working through the corresponding textbook at your own convenience. There are 5 chapters, all of these have short quizzes, with a final exam at the end of the book. If the weather is good, you can start your confined water dives with our instructor in the pool area in front of the dive shop as soon as the second day. The next two days you will go for two open water dives per day from the boat with our instructor perfecting the skills you have learned from your confined water dives. After this is completed, our instructor will help you fill out your PIC form and then you will send it to PADI. You will receive a temporary diving card from us until your official PADI open water diver’s license arrives to your house from California a few weeks later. This license has no expiration and is valid all over the world, wherever you decide to dive.