Open Water Diving Course
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Get your PADI scuba certification with Rich Coast Diving , Costa Rica’s only 5* Career Development facility. You’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills. That means you can swim 200 meter (656 feet). Of course we expect you to be in good physical health. No prior experience is required. This is a course that gets you from a novice to a diver.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
• Knowledge Development (This is done either online, by independent study, or in a classroom). This helps you to understand scuba diving’s basic principles.
• Next, you’ll go to the pool with the instructor, for the “Confined Water Dives” to learn basic scuba skills. While being in this safe and controlled environment, we convert all that theoretical knowledge in useable skills. Under water, and step by step you get familiar with the equipment and skills.
• And then you are ready to go in the third phase of the Open Water course: 4 dives from one of our boats to use your skills. Our instructor now helps you use the newly learned skills in the ocean. And of course, there’s time to explore the dive sites here in Playa del Cocos!
Let the fun begin!