Diving Course for beginners: Open Water Scuba Diver

Diving Course for beginners: Open Water Scuba Diver

The Open Water diving course is the most important course in sport diving, because the student is instructed to breathe underwater and to use the diving equipment correctly. In addition, the diving student will learn other  important topics such as physiology, gases that are breathed under pressure, diving medicine, underwater environment, decompression tables and others.

Requirements for the diving course:

  • In order to take this course, the student must be at least 15 years old and should not present any medical restrictions, such as the ones described below. There is no maximum age.

Medical restrictions:

You should not practice scuba diving if you have diabetes, have cardiac issues, uncontrolled hypertension,  any cardiopulmonary pathology or are pregnant.

Course Details

USD $ 470
It includes
  • Training lessons
  • Theoric exam
  • Original book
  • DAN Diving insurance
  • Diver log
  • Complete diving equipment during the diving course
  • Pool practice
  • Four dives
  • Boat transportation
  • Snacks at the boat
  • Specialized guide on surface and underwater
  • Internacional Open Water Scuba Diver Certification


Does not include:

  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Hotels


  • Day 1, 2 y 3 – San Pedro, Montes de Oca:

To agree the schedule with the diving students. They must complete 9 hours of theory.

Intensive option is also offered which is given all the theory on a single Saturday, or the E-Learning option which is given a password for take theory from your home or office and be presented at our class only to evacuate doubts and present the exam.

  • Day 4 – Coco Beaches, Guanacaste:

We will make a dive practices at the pool.

  • Day 5 – Ocotal Beach, Guanacaste:

We will make 2 beach dives. After the dives, the instructor will give a brief speech about ecology and all students will do their ecological work by cleaning the beach, until  completing a bag with garbage.

  • Day 6 – Coco Beaches, Guanacaste

We will make 2 bot dives in open water.

Additional Information

After the last dive the diving licenses will be processed and delivered maximum three weeks later. If you need to dive before the licenses arrive, your instructor will give you a provisional license.

The dive license does not expire. In case of robbery or lost, contact your instructor to process a new license for an additional cost of $ 50.

If you wish to go with a certificate friend to the boat dive, your friend must cancel a special price of $ 90 for the 2 dives.

Mundo Acuático will be kept in the database to continue participating in this amazing sport. We make tours to different scuba points inside and outside of Costa Rica, like Guanacaste, Limón, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Belize, and others.

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beautiful corners of Costa Rica, México , Panamá
Nicaragua and Honduras.