PADI Open Water

Earth is for two thirds covered by water, and science says we come from there, so….don’t you want to see how home really looks like?!


This beginner course will give you all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enjoy the underwater world safely and independently: you will obtain the universally recognised PADI Open Water Diver license, valid for a lifetime and up to 18 meters/60 feet of depth.

Yes, there will be some studying and a quiz or two, but that’ll happen in your own time thanks to the technological wonder of eLearning.


So get down to Costa Rica with your baggage of knowledge and questions and we’ll take care of making you a good, environmentally aware, respectful and ready for a lifetime of amazingness open water diver.


We’ll throw in lunch at Caño Island and a Mangrove tour, a bird sanctuary and occasional dolphin or whale watching.


As always, our training and tutoring includes a comprehensive discussion on marine conservation and environmental awareness, because we want everyone to contribute and respect rather than exploit and predate.


So join in!


+ eLearning & park fees

time required:

3 days minimum

maximum depth:

18 meters/60 feet

number of dives:

4 + pool training

Specifications: a very in-depth, immersive dive training experience that exceeds the industry standards by delving deep into marine conservation topics and focuses on an elite technical approach to diving skills thanks to a very personalised tutoring and a student-oriented approach.

What happens: with one day of academic and pool training plus two days of diving, students get the full Caño Island 1-day experience twice, plus all the dive theory training that comes with a PADI course, plus all the workshops on environmental and marine conservation LifePlanetProject is known for, all with an instructor completely dedicated to making out of a student the best diver one can be, above and below the water.


day 1*:

  • theory knowledge review

  • 5 confined water training sessions

  • Environmental Conservation workshop

day 2:

  • 2 open water training dives and lunch at the beautiful Caño Island

  • Bird Sanctuary

  • Documentary


day 3:

  • 2 open water training dives and lunch at the beautiful Caño Island

  • Mangrove tour

  • Whale & Dolphin watching


*day 1 can be split in two days if needed/requested


  • Scuba diving instruction and mentoring with a PADI Instructor

  • Academic material & certification

  • Dive gear (BCD, mask, snorkel, regulator, fins, wetsuit, weights, weight belt )

  • 5 air tanks (1st tank for pool training, the rest for open water training&diving)

  • Boat ride from Sierpe to Caño Island and back

  • Itinerant conservation workshop: Planet Ocean, Sharks for Life, The Pacific Gyro, The Diver's Duty, How to Get Involved, fun facts and more 

  • Movie night (a documentary on a conservation topic with following Q&A)

  • Mangrove tour

  • Whale watching or dolphin watching (dependant on season and luck!)

  • Bird Sanctuary visit


  • Transportation (available upon request)

  • Accommodation (available upon request)

  • Dive & Travel insurance (recommended)

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