Playa Hermosa Just off Beach Learn to Scuba Dive Adventure

 

 
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Beginners dive with experienced instructor along Guanacaste’s Pacific coast. On the short boat ride and under the sea you may engage with schools of playful fish, soaring rays, mating turtles, shy seahorses and more.



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Stay in Playa Hermosa just off beach – Learn To Scuba Dive Adventure in Costa Rica is the best bargain if you have never tried scuba diving and want to give it a try. Experienced dive instructors will teach you everything you need to enjoy and be safe.  Instructor will go with you to explore the prolific marine life awaiting you in the underwater world at shallow depths for beginning divers. LEARN MORE

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Playa Hermosa Just off the Beach Learn to Scuba Dive Adventure

Always wanted to try scuba diving, but never had the time or opportunity?  Costa Rica is the perfect place to learn. PADI dive instructors teach you to dive safely at shallow depths in the Pacific Ocean.

What to expect:

Beginners dive with experienced instructor along Guanacaste’s Pacific coast. On the short boat ride and under the sea you may engage with schools of playful fish, soaring rays, mating turtles, shy seahorses and more.

The Northwest Pacific scuba diving is famous for the tremendous amounts of marine life. Schooling fish on every dive site, white tip sharks, spotted eagle rays, southern sting rays and small critters like sea horses and harlequin clown shrimp. Add all that to the big stuff like whale sharks, manta rays, humpback whales, orcas, cow nose rays, pilot whales and you have world class diving and a life time of memories.

Anyone learning to dive needs to be in good health and will need to sign a medical release. Experience diving in the Pacific Ocean – a giant aquarium with prolific marine life awaits you!

Summary:

Seven nights’ accommodations Hotel Playa Hermosa Villa Del Sueno in a Standard Room (upgraded rooms available) with breakfast daily, RT Private Ground Transfers LIR Int’l Airport, Scuba Diving Class, Two Days of 2-Tank Scuba Diving with instructor, Zip-Line Canopy Tour, Catamaran Snorkeling/Sunset Cruise.  Minimum of two persons required.

Learn to Dive

Not Certified Diver Yet? Want to get your Advanced or Instructor Certification? It is easy to get Certified in Costa Rica. Courses from Bubble Maker for children up to Instructor are available. We would also need to know the day you plan to start the course so we can schedule your instructor’s time.

Dive Training Courses Available

  • Discover Scuba Diving In Costa Rica
    Want to see turtles, spotted eagle rays, octopus, and all the wonders under the sea?? Discover the adventurous underwater world through scuba diving, explore and interact with the prolific marine life in Costa Rica. Time Needed: 1 day *Learn the basic theory behind diving, concept of breathing under…
  • Scuba Diver Certification Course
    The Scuba Diver course is designed for people that don’t have the four days to get their Open Water certification, but want more than the non-certification introductory Discover Scuba course, which is good for only a very limited time after taking that introductory experience. This basic PADI…
  • Open Water Referral Certification Course
    Scuba Diving In Costa Rica. If you’ve already completed the confined water and knowledge development sections of the your Open Water Diver course at home, you can complete your open water training in the marine rich waters of Costa Rica. Course includes Four Open Water Boat Dives. In just 2 …
  • PADI Jr. Open Water Diver Certification Course
    PADI Jr. Open Water Diver Certification program is designed for Children ages 10-14 who are in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water. After successful completion of the PADI Jr Open Water Diver course you will receive a PADI certification card which allows children between the ag…
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course
    Learn to dive on your vacation or Honeymoon in Costa Rica with Bill Beard’s. Dive sites in Costa Rica are perfect for learning to dive. Costa Rica’s prolific marine life allows first-time divers. PADI Open Water Diver certification is good for life with no renewal charges and will allow …
  • Advanced Open Water Certification Course
    If you’ve already completed the Open Water Certification Course, you can hone your diving skills and take them to the next level by by completing the Advanced Certification course. All you have to do is complete a total of five adventure dives under the supervision of an instructor. Minimum ag…
  • Rescue Diver Certification Course
    Becoming a Rescue Diver is highly rewarding, builds confidence and helps you to gain skills to help fellow divers. Minimum age requirement: 12 years of age Pre-Requisites: * Proof of PADI Advanced Diver Certification or equivalent level of training with other agencies. This is defined as proof o…
  • PADI Divemaster & Instructor Courses
    You can become a PADI Divemaster or Open Water Instructor in Costa Rica. You can have a wonderful experience besides seeing Manta Rays, untold schools of fish, eels, puffer fish, octopus, and so much more. Earn money sharing your passion and love of diving. Divemaster, Assistant Instructor & I…

Includes

  • 7 NIGHTS Villa del Sueno in a Standard Room (Upgrades available)
  • Round Trip Private Ground Transfer from Liberia (LIR) International Airport
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Includes hotel taxes
  • 2 DAYS SCUBA DIVING COURSE
    (includes instruction, materials, and two days of diving with two dives per day, certification upon successful completion)
  • Zip Line Canopy Tour Includes transport and beverage
  • Catamaran Sunset/Snorkeling Cruise, includes snorkeling equipment, tasty snacks and beverages (alcohlolic and non-alcoholic beverages)

NOTE: Minimum of two persons required for this rate (If one person is certified we can adjust price and substitute diving for certification course).

Itinerary

Day 1 (Arrival / Liberia Airport): Arrive by air into Liberia International* airport. Our representative will meet you outside of customs and welcome you to Costa Rica. (*We can adjust the rate if you would like to rent a vehicle and drive yourself.)

Overnight Villa del Sueno

Day 2: Have breakfast and the Canopy tour guides will come to the hotel to pick you up at 9:15 AM. Zip from platform to platform through the tree tops. Great way to start your day. This afternoon you will meet your instructor and go over the plan for tomorrow’s dive.

  • DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING AND e-LEARNING STUDENTS: Competent instructor will fit you with scuba equipment, then take you to the swimming pool where you will learn and master the skills needed to get you in the water. NOTE: This will require two days for the e-Learning Student.
  • OPEN WATER REFERRAL CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: Your instructor will get the paperwork you brought from your home dive shop. Since you have already completed the pool training and all of the classwork and exams, this all you need to take care of today. This UNIVERSAL REFERRAL COURSE WELCOMES STUDENTS FROM ALL AGENCIES.
  • OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: You should meet with the dive instructor the day you arrive, if possible and pick up your Open Water (OW) Diver’s Manual. You should start reading this as soon as possible (you can also pick up a copy at your local dive shop or library if you want to read before you arrive). Your real work begins this afternoon. You will meet with your instructor and get started in the classroom.

Overnight Villa del Sueno(B)

Day 3: Eat breakfast so you will have energy. Dive instructor and staff will load your gear on the boat.

  • DISCOVER DIVE STUDENTS: Instructor will be with you every step of the way as you apply the skills you mastered in the pool yesterday.
  • e-LEARNING STUDENTS: Competent instructor will take you to the swimming pool where you will complete the confined water portion of your training and learn and master the skills needed to get you in the water.
  • OPEN WATER REFERRAL CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: Today is the first day of your check-out dives to complete your Open Water certification. You will set up your equipment each day – practice makes perfect. Open Water Dives 1 & 2 will be completed today. You are halfway done!
  • OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: Depending on where you are in your reading, you will either keep reading or spend time in the classroom getting instruction in dive theory. Building blocks are reiterated in manual, videos and by instructor explanations, so you are sure to retain the knowledge. After each segment, the five blocks, you will take a short quiz. This ensures both you and the instructor know what you have retained and what you might need to review. Break for lunch and continue training in the classroom or swimming poo

Overnight Villa del Sueno(B)

Day 4: After breakfast you will meet with your Dive instructor.

  • DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING STUDENTS: Instructor will accompany you on your second day of diving. You will be much more confident today so you will be able to relax and really enjoy the marine life you see. Don’t forget to tip your dive instructor for keeping you safe and showing you all the critters you would have missed without them pointing them out.
  • e-LEARNING STUDENTS: Today is the first day of your check-out dives to complete your Open Water certification. You will set up your equipment each day – practice makes perfect. Open Water Dives 1 & 2 will be completed today. You are more than a third of the way to the finish line!
  • OPEN WATER REFERRAL CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: Today is the second day of your check-out dives to complete your Open Water certification. Open Water Dives 3 & 4 will be completed today. You will be much more confident today so you will be able to relax and really enjoy the marine life you see. Don’t forget to tip your dive instructor for keeping you safe and showing you all the critters you would have missed without them pointing them out. Go have lunch (on own) and return with your best face on, because your instructor will take your photo to send in with your paperwork if you are a PADI referral. Your PADI Open Water Certification card will be mailed to your home. If you are from a certification agency other than PADI, you will be taking your paperwork home to your instructor, you just need to gather the signatures on your paperwork and put it in a safe place so you can turn it in with a photo when you get home. CONGRATULATIONS. Do something to celebrate your accomplishment.
  • OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: You should be finishing your theory and confined water (pool) training sessions today. The skills you master today will be with you forever. Once you are certified your certification or “C” card are good for life, no renewals are ever necessary and if you lose it, any PADII dive shop or instructor should be able to access it on line for you. Break for lunch (on own) and continue training in the classroom or swimming pool. Final Exam preparations.

Overnight Villa del Sueno (B)

Day 5: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

  • DISCOVER DIVE STUDENTS & OW REFERRAL CERTIFICATION STUDENTS:
  • Add on another day of diving, just let your instructor know the day before.
  • Optional Adventure Tours are available.
  • e-LEARNING STUDENTS: Today is the second day of your check-out dives to complete your Open Water certification. Open Water Dives 3 & 4 will be completed today. You will be much more confident today so you will be able to relax and really enjoy the marine life you see. Don’t forget to tip your dive instructor for keeping you safe and showing you all the critters you would have missed without them pointing them out. Go have lunch (on own) and return with your best face on, because your instructor will take your photo to send in with your paperwork. Your PADI Open Water Certification card will be mailed to your home. CONGRATULATIONS. Do something to celebrate your accomplishment.
  • OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: Today is the first day of your check-out dives to complete your Open Water certification. You will set up your equipment each day – practice makes perfect. Open Water Dives 1 & 2 will be completed today. You are almost there. Don’t make any plans for the rest of the day — you may still need to finish exams or other theory.

Overnight Villa del Sueno (B)

Day 6
: Eat a hearty breakfast at the hotel.

  • DISCOVER DIVE STUDENTS & OW REFERRAL CERTIFICATION STUDENTS:
  • Sleep in and chill out in the morning. Get a massage or pedicure or just hang out. This afternoon, you will be picked up for an awesome Sunset Cruise on a 65’ Catamaran with 30’ beam. You will be treated to tasty snacks of pasta, chicken, fruit, cookies and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Don’t forget a hat or do-rag and sunscreen, of course. Snorkeling gear included.
  • OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: Today is the second day of your check-out dives to complete your Open Water certification. Open Water Dives 3 & 4 will be completed today. You will be much more confident today so you will be able to relax and really enjoy the marine life you see. Don’t forget to tip your dive instructor for keeping you safe and showing you all the critters you would have missed without them pointing them outGo have lunch (on own) and return with your best face on, because your instructor will take your photo to send in with your paperwork . Your PADI Open Water Certification card will be mailed to your home. CONGRATULATIONS. Do something to celebrate your accomplishment.

Overnight Villa del Sueno (B)

Day 7:

  • DISCOVER DIVE STUDENTS & OW REFERRAL CERTIFICATION STUDENTS:
  • Let’s not forget you’re on vacation. Relax and soak in some rays. Don’t feel like relaxing? Choose from the optional tours available in the area. Or walk down the beach and have a cool drink at one of the local hang outs. Optional Tours Available
  • OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION STUDENTS: Sleep in and chill out in the morning or do some souvenir shopping at one of the scads of eclectic shops of Tamarindo – there is something for all budgets in this town. This afternoon, you will be picked up for an awesome Sunset Cruise on a 66’ Catamaran with 33’ beam. You will be treated to tasty snacks of pasta, chicken, fruit, cookies and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Don’t forget a hat or do-rag and sunscreen, of course. Snorkeling gear included.

Overnight Villa del Sueno (B)

Day 8: Check out of your hotel early and head to the *Liberia (LIR) International airport. Sadly, it’s time to return home You will need to leave about three hours and 20 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time. (B)

 

*If you have already booked flights in or out of SJO Int’l Airport, we can still arrange this tour with some modifications – for an additional fee we can pick up or drop off at San Jose International Airport (SJO).

If you would like to get started before you come:

  1. Go to the library and check out the PADI Open Water Dive Manual
  2. OR Go to your local dive shop and buy the PADI Open Water Dive Manual
  3. OR Sign up for PADI e-Learning and you can watch all of the videos, do all of the book work, and take all of the exams before you come.
  4. OPEN WATER REFERRAL CERTIFICATION COURSE
    You go to a dive shop near your home and take all of the classroom and swimming pool training with an instructor from the dive shop and then you only need to do the four check out dives — this would take two days instead of four.Getting the book and starting to read it will save you a lot of hours of reading on your vacation, and you will have a better understanding of what you will be doing.
  5.  FULL OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION COURSE
    If you have completed nothing and read nothing before you come, that is fine, too, but we would need a FULL four days (9-4 daily) to complete the course work.

Rates

LEARN TO DIVE PACKAGE

* Base Rates Below include the Discover Scuba Diving Course (DSD)

  • Open Water Referral Certification Course: Add $35 to Discover Scuba Diving rates
  • e-Learning-Open Water Certification Course: Add $160 to Discover Scuba Diving rates
    (Note: e-Learning Course does NOT includes the cost of the ON-LINE PADI course)
  • Full Open Water Certification Course: Add $215 to Discover Scuba Diving rates

** Children 0-12 Sharing Room with Parents (Maximum of 2 children per room)

 

STANDARD ROOM

Travel Dates: Apr 17 – Nov 12, 2017 and Apr 2 – Nov 11, 2018

*DSD (DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING) COURSE:
ADULT    $861 PER PERSON / Based on Double Occupancy
*CHILD (AGE 10-12)  $499

NON-DIVER (SHARING ROOM, BUT  NOT TAKING COURSE): 

ADULT    $601 PER PERSON / Based on Double Occupancy
**CHILD (AGE 0-2)  $50 (NO TOURS)
**CHILD* (AGE 3-12)  $239

 

Travel Dates: Nov 13 – Dec 17, 2017 and Jan 4 – Apr 1, 2018

*DSD (DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING) COURSE:
ADULT    $1158 PER PERSON / Based on Double Occupancy
**CHILD (AGE 10-12)  $703

NON-DIVER (SHARING ROOM, BUT  NOT TAKING COURSE): 

ADULT    $898 PER PERSON / Based on Double Occupancy
**CHILD (AGE 0-2)  $50 (NO TOURS)
**
CHILD (AGE 3-12)  $443

 

Travel Dates: Dec 18, 2017 – Jan 3, 2018

*DSD (DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING) COURSE:
ADULT    $1226 PER PERSON / Based on Double Occupancy
**CHILD (AGE 10-12)  $703

NON-DIVER (SHARING ROOM, BUT  NOT TAKING COURSE): 

ADULT    $966 PER PERSON / Based on Double Occupancy
**CHILD (AGE 0-2)  $50 (NO TOURS)
**
CHILD (AGE 3-12)  $443

What to Bring

  • Clothing: Casual Beachwear during Beach Stay
  • Bathing Suit
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Camera with extra batteries, film/cards
  • For the adventure tours you will need shoes that stay on your feet (TEVAS or Tennis shoes)
  • Backpack or Hip-pack to carry essentials on tour
  • Other items you might like to bring: Refillable water bottle, flashlight, rain poncho or light umbrella, extra batteries for your electronic devices, and binoculars

NOTE: If taking the Referral Open Water Certification Course, you must bring your Referral Paper Work that was signed by your home dive shop instructor. If you have ANY medical contraindicators that might prevent you from diving, you must bring Medical Statement that has been signed by your doctor.

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