The PADI 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 18m. Choosing the right place for your initial diving course is vital. The professionalism of the dive center and the instructor is just as important as the diving itself. Pair up incredible jungle on land with amazing diving in the ocean and a top class dive center in Quepos for your Open Water Course and you will have an experience for life.
The beauty of the reef here is not the corals growing in it, but the topography of the old lava flow. Big boulders, underwater mazes and dramatic walls are what you will be surrounded by. Take these incredible formations and add a healthy marine life to it such as most common reef fish, some funky octopus and a good variety of eels and crustaceans. For the larger pelagic, you might get lucky with anything from reef sharks, rays, sea turtles, dolphins and in season the majestic humpback whales and manta rays (Dec - April).
Surrounded by rainforest filled with monkeys and exotic birds, Puerto Quepos drapes itself across a tropical inlet surrounded by primary rainforest. The village center is a colorful six-block square of restaurants, bars, hotels, bakeries, and art galleries all fronted by the main beach and harbor. Even though Quepos is well visited and growing, it maintains many of its sleepy and humble beginnings.
Price per person480 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together.
Day 1: Day 1: Check in at hostel and discuss the program with your instructor at the dive center. Possibly confined dives in the afternoon. (depending on student and arrival times)
Day 2: Day 2: Confined water sessions
Day 3: Day 3: Open water dives
Day 4: Day 4: Open water dives
Relax & check out. Or go fun diving!
Extra expenses at the destination
Transfer & all meals. PADI materials (195 USD)
Wide Mouth Frog is a high quality backpacker’s hotel located in Quepos. It is the perfect place for like minded travelers to meet other people and exchange stories. Sunbathe by the pool or relax in one of the other communal areas. With a brand new kitchen, dining room and TV room it is a quiet piece of tropical paradise in central Quepos, 10 minutes from the beautiful Manuel Antonio beach. Free: Breakfast, Wifi, DVD's to watch in the TV lounge, luggage storage and guarded overnight parking
Private room with air condition and shared bathroom.
There are several options to get from San Jose to Quepos; Drive, Public Bus, Private Shuttle or flight. (see brochure for more info)
No meals included