PADI Diver Association

  • (+506) 2670 0308
  • Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

All our dive courses and pro-diver training options in Costa Rica

 

Want to start learning right now? 

That's in fact...mucho posible!!!          

 

The PADI eLearning system (both online and offline ) allow divers to learn the theory at home...and then do the practical part with us.

 

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PADI online learning options.

 

a) PADI eLearning: Online interactive courses for PCs and Laptops. Internet required.

 

b) PADI Touch: Interactive offline courses to install in mobile devices (Tablets and phones) with the Touch App. No internet required after the app download.

 

c) PADI eBooks: Downloadable digital books to use in both computers and mobile devices. No internet required after the books download.

 

 

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PADI e-Learning system allows you learn in several languages. All done online or offline! You choose.

 

Find below the PADI website page to directly book your eLearning course or check the options in Summer Salt courses to book your theoretical part with eLearning and secure your practice, evaluation and certification with us. 

 

 

 

How PADI eLearning works. Here in this video, an example of the "Touch" modality.

 

 

More details on how PADI e-Learning works

PADI e-Learning is easy, here's how it works: To get your password and start studying, simply follow their instructions using the Summer-Salt Dive Center, Store #20788, as your reference. This way we'll be immediately informed about you starting the course and can start professionally assist you for your course and any other concern.

This also allows us to contact you after completion and figure out all the practical part we'll go through together once you are in Playas del Coco.

PADI e-Learning has a cost, so have your credit card ready when getting registered, the online course has a cost of 130$US in addition to our course fee, which is not much if you think about the additional day or two that you'll have once on your vacation without having to study! However, since you won't have to buy a study manual form us to complete the course, we'll only charge you 400$ to complete the practical part with us in 2 to 3 days, including full gear during your training, 2 boat excursions with 2 dives each to complete your 4 open water dives including refreshments on the boat, your on-line certification with a temporary certification card and, of course, you'll be accompanied through the whole course by one of our great PADI Instructors!

For just 25 $ in addition you'll get your package of a Study Manual to be reviewed whenever you want to refresh your knowledge in the future, the Recreational Dive Planner to conveniently plan your dives and a Log-Book to register all your great experiences!

 

 

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All these PADI courses are available in the diving school of Summer Salt Dive Center in Costa Rica. 

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Discover Scuba Diving Course.

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For those short on time or just curious about the diving experience, we offer a dive introduction program, the Discover Scuba Diving experience which is also known as a Resort Course. This dive initiation experience will give you access to the under-water world by taking your very first breaths under-water and can be enjoyed by kids as young as 10 years completed. 

 

  

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Ready to become a diver? Choose options and book your course right away! 

$135.00 each Discover Scuba Diving Course

  

Reasons to do a Discover Scuba Diving Experience in Costa Rica:

• When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity.

• Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling and that’s why we promise you will not regret and keep this diving experience for the rest of your life!

• This is a “Must-Do” for nature lovers who want to see all the natural richness of Costa Rica! This experience will give you a close-up interaction with an essential part of Costa Rica’s world-famous biodiversity without having to spend precious time in class-rooms and swimming-pools.

 

 

Did you know that kids can dive? 

Nowadays, scuba diving has become an extremely safe activity...so safe that even kids from 10 years and up can learn how to do dive and get into the Ocean almost instantly! 

Diving is a step forward for the kids in several ways. Children taking the Discover Scuba for Kids, will not only enjoy the new skills as divers, but will also have a great adventure during the learning process itself, from the discovering of the interesting concepts behind diving to the thrilling moment of getting into the ocean for the first time! They will live a great personal experience and account some awesome stories to share with friends.

 

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Ready to become a diver? Choose options and book your course right away! 

$50.00 each Discover Scuba course for kids.

 

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What else will the kids learn and do during the diving course?

When children participate in our Discover Scuba for kids program, they discover something beyond the excitement coming from the own adventure of diving.

 

  • They discover a new angle about freedom and serenity.
  • A refreshed appreciation and respect for the "adults rules and procedures".
  • A new perspective about Nature and the real dimensions of their planet.
  • New knowledge about their world, through the early learning of several physicochemical and physiological processes included in the diving theoretical and practical "wisdom bag". 

  

Give your kid(s) the coolest gift! 

As result...you'll be the coolest mom or dad ever!

Check this short PADI Discover Scuba for Kids video. =>

If you think this could be for your children... click in the button below to contact us and we'll help you planning a "deep surprise".

 

 

 

PADI Open Water Diver course in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 

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This is the ticket to all the excitement and fun that SCUBA diving has to offer. During pool training and instructor guided theory sessions you will gain all the necessary skills and knowledge a SCUBA diver needs to enjoy the fun in a safe way. Your instructor will also take you on four dives in open water. There, you will have a chance to interact with the creatures of the sea, as well as to demonstrate the techniques for safe, enjoyable diving with your instructor. This course is available as Junior Open Water Diver for your Kids between 10 and 15 to make diving a great family experience! If you can't wait to begin your adventure, then check out the PADI e-Learning option to get started right now!

 

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Prices are per person in a double room. Extra charges apply for single persons. Prices include breakfast (with the exception of the Studio (furnished kitchen) and host-room (private fridge). Prices are based on green season from May to October and may vary for dry season (November to April) and peak season (Christmas-New Year and Easter-Week). Prices include all taxes, fees and charges. Offer is subject to availability. 

$450.00 each PADI Open Water Diver Course

Prices are per person in a double room. Extra charges apply for single persons. Prices include breakfast (with the exception of the Studio (furnished kitchen) and host-room (private fridge). Prices are based on green season from May to October and may vary for dry season (November to April) and peak season (Christmas-New Year and Easter-Week). Prices include all taxes, fees and charges. Offer is subject to availability.

• PADI Open Water Diver: $ 450
• PADI Junior Open Water Diver: $ 450
• PADI Open Water Diver with e-Learning: $ 594
• PADI Open Water Diver with Touch: $ 594
• PADI Open Water Diver with eBook: $ 525

• OWD with 4 nights Budget: $ 550
• OWD with 4 nights Standard: $ 580
• OWD with 4 nights Superior: $ 620
• OWD with 4 nights Host: $ 535
• OWD with 4 nights Studio: $ 600

• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Budget: $ 665
• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Standard: $ 689
• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Superior: $ 719
• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Host: $ 653
• OWD with eLearning and 3 nights Studio: $ 704

• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Budget: $ 665
• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Standard: $ 689
• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Superior: $ 719
• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Host: $ 653
• OWD with Touch and 3 nights Studio: $ 704

• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Budget: $ 606
• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Standard: $ 630
• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Superior: $ 660
• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Host: $ 594
• OWD with eBook and 3 nights Studio: $ 645

  

So why should I do the PADI Open Water Certification in Costa Rica?

• As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected dive credential in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. That way you’re free to explore the down-side of Costa Rica’s world famous bio-diversity and won’t miss out the most up-close and personal experience with Costa Rica’s wildlife!

• If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water diver program.

• Can’t wait to do it? Check our digital learning options and start your training right now by clicking on the Whale-Shark (...or the girl, the “e” of eLearning) I clicked the snorkel ;-)

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Refresh your Dive Training in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

So you’ve been on a diving break? There are hundreds of bad excuses to not go dive, but there are many more reasons to go again! Think of all those sensations, adventures and wildlife that you miss just there and reachable without effort! If you haven’t been diving for over a year, it’s about time to refresh your memories. At the Summer-Salt dive center we’ll make sure you can get back into the water safely and ejoyable, for you and your dive buddies, to get the best out of your dives as if you’ve been diving just yesterday!

 

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Choose and book below your 2 or 3 tanks diving tour around local islands near Playas del Coco in Costa Rica. 

o ReActivate with pool only: 50$     o ReActivate with 1 Ocean Dive: 135$

o ReActivate with 2 Ocean Dives: 150$     o ReActivate Touch with pool only: 100$

o ReActivate Touch with 1 Ocean Dive: 185$     o ReActivate Touch with 2 Ocean Dives: 200$

 

$135.00 each PADI Reactivate

 

So why should I do a Reactivate Diving Experience in Costa Rica?

• When you haven’t been diving for a long time (over a year), you automatically loose some of your diving abilities and the idea of getting back in the water might make you nervous. Diving is a relaxed activity that always adapts to the least experienced. However, at some point you might forget certain essentials and therefore compromise safety at the expense of other divers.

• At the Summer-Salt Dive Center we care about the well-being and safety of all divers and we will adapt to it in order to have every diver enjoy the dives that correspond to their experience and training level. • When participating at a ReActivate program, we can assure that you will enjoy the experience and make it one of your greatest memories during your visit to Costa Rica! 

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Continue your Dive Education in Costa Rica

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There are hundreds of ways how to enrich your experience and finding new excitement and objectives: Whether it is exploring shipwrecks, finding and identifying marine life or lost objects, taking photographs, diving at night, at greater depth or learning to navigate a dive site, the team at Summer-Salt Dive Center is there to help you pursue your passion through the Adventures in Diving program.

 

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$350.00 each PADI Advanced Open Water Course
 

Options and prices are per person in a double room. Extra charges apply for single persons. Prices include breakfast (with the exception of the Studio (furnished kitchen) and host-room (private fridge). Prices are based on green season from May to October and may vary for dry season (November to April) and peak season (Christmas-New Year and Easter-Week). Prices include all taxes, fees and charges. Offer is subject to availability.

 

So why should I do the PADI Advanced Open Water Certification in Costa Rica? 

• As a certified Advanced Open Water Diver you’ll be even more recognized around the world to participate in more challenging diving adventures that remain accessible only to the best divers. In Costa Rica you would be able to dive some of the remote diving destination in the Gulf of Papagayo for big encounters of Bull-Sharks, Manta-Rays and different pelagic marine life!

• If you are PADI Adventure Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from this course may apply to the advanced open water diver program.

• Enough talking? Get started right now clicking on the following e-Learning link for more information and then head on to PADI's e-Learning web-page to begin with Adventures in Diving!

 

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Train your caring and life-saving abilities. Take the Emergency First Response course in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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You think it will never happen to you?

• Health threatening emergencies can appear anytime, anywhere and this includes Scuba Diving. Fortunately, this is very rare and the Emergency First Response course will not only prepare you for diving emergencies but also for everyday situations at home, work, your vacation or somewhere between.

• A current First Aid/Secondary Care and CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation) certification is a prerequisite to follow the PADI Rescue Diver and the PADI Dive Master Course.

 

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$150.00 each PADI Emergency First Response Course
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So why should I do an Emergency First Response course in Costa Rica?

• The Emergency First Response course with First Aid/Secondary Care and CPR is a prerequisite to be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or Dive Master…

• But there is much more about it even if we actually hope you will waste your money and never use the acquired knowledge. The content of this course will help you feel more confident in your everyday life knowing that you could help this choking guy or just taking care of that boy…

  

 

Dive Master Course

Become a professional Diver in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with the PADI Dive Master Course.

 

Need a break, a new challenge, a different career or life? Then keep reading!

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• Do you permanently blow into your straw while having a drink? Have you currently dressed up in your dive gear for your daily shower? Or do you plan a new dive trip every day at your office? Then you have to admit: You love diving and you’ve probably already considered of making Scuba diving a more important part of your life to share with others. It’s all just a simple decision away! Let’s do it!

• When you chose to follow a professional training as a PADI Dive Master you’ll get the satisfaction of pursuing and achieving personal challenges, get a mind refreshing break from whatever you’ve done before, you’ll become a model to many other divers and you’ll do what might become a new career in the future!

• At the Summer-Salt Dive Center we’ve all gone through this process and never regretted our decision to get change our lives. We’ll be happy to welcome you at our team to accompany and advise you on your first professional dive training.  

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$400.00 each PADI Dive Master Course

 

Dive Master Certification with Internship at Summer Salt:  $ 400  • Dive Master + eLearning w/Internship: $ 600 

Dive Master Certification without internship:  $1100   /  D.M.+ eLearning: $ 1300   

Include all taxes, fees and charges. Internships are subject to availability and must be arranged with at least 1 month in advance.

  

Why should I do the PADI Dive Master Certification in Costa Rica?

• The Dive Master training is rewarded with a professional certificate that will allow you to work as a Dive Guide all around the world! Therefore, it lasts at least a month. So what nicer idea than spending this time in a fantastic tropical country as is Costa Rica? You will be amazed and will live a tropical adventure, meeting new people and a different culture! Why not combine it with some Spanish classes?

• Don’t need to be convinced? Get started right now clicking on the following e-Learning link for more information and then head on to PADI's e-Learning web-page to begin with Adventures in Diving!

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PADI Rescue Diver Course in Guanacaste, Costa Rica 

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Continue your Dive Training in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

 

It’s about time you take things in charge!

• You master all your skills? You don’t have to worry about anything? And what about your buddy?

• If you start feeling very comfortable in the water, you might one day ask yourself what about the other divers? Can I trust them? Could I help them in case of an emergency?

• Diving has become a very popular and accessible activity that is safely practiced all around the world. But still there are certain calculable risks with some unpredictable exceptions. This course will teach you how to recognize, prevent and take care of them!

• What better thing to enjoy diving even more give your confidence a huge punch? Let’s do it, it’s the most serious fun you’ll ever have!

 

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$415.00 each Rescue Diver Course

  

Why should I do the PADI Rescue Diver Certification in Costa Rica?

• As a certified Advanced Open Water Diver you’ll be even more recognized around the world to participate in more challenging diving adventures that remain accessible only to the best divers. In Costa Rica you would be able to dive some of the remote diving destination in the Gulf of Papagayo for big encounters of Bull-Sharks, Manta-Rays and different pelagic marine life!

•  If you are PADI Adventure Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from this course may apply to the advanced open water diver program.

•  Enough talking? Get started right now clicking on the following e-Learning link for more information and then head on to PADI's e-Learning web-page to begin with Adventures in Diving!   

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PADI Adventure Diver Course

 

Short on time or budget?

The Adventures in Diving program is a perfect option for certified divers who were not planning to spend much time diving in Costa Rica but still would like to improve their skills or participate in more challenging diving activities! We understand that there are plenty of things to do in Costa Rica which is why PADI has developed this certification course to advance your skill level in little steps with little time and therefore more accessible for your purse!

 

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$290.00 each Adventure Diver Course
 

Prices include all taxes, fees and charges. Options to select: 3 or 4 dives. | With or without eLearning => Prices from $290 to $484

 

 

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Why should I do the PADI Adventure Diver Certification in Costa Rica?

• As a certified Adventure Diver you’ll be even more recognized around the world to participate in more challenging diving adventures that remain accessible only to the best divers. This Course is also the base of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification and will be credited towards this level.

• With the Adventure Diver certification, you would be able to dive some of Costa Rica’s remote diving destination in Guanacaste for big encounters of Bull-Sharks, Manta-Rays and different pelagic marine life that can be seen in the Gulf of Papagayo!

• Enough talking? Get started right now clicking on the following e-Learning link for more information and then head on to PADI's e-Learning web-page to begin your Adventures in Diving!

 

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About SUMMER SALT

Summer-Salt Dive Center is a full service dive operator and member of the PADI International Resort and Retailer Association. 

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We are in Playas del Coco, a coastal town famous as "the for diving" in Costa Rica.

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