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Open Water Diver Certification OWD provided by Tamarindo Diving

Open Water Diver Certification OWD

Open Water Diver Certification OWD
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$703.59
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
5
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The Open Water Diver (OWD) is the most famous certification, recognized all over the world. A certified open water diver can go diving 18 meters deep. (60 feet) with a buddy of the same level.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37110P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • equipment
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Tamarindo Diving Center Davide Gabbi, Calle principal en frente a Best Western, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica We are on Tamarindo's main road just in front of hotel Best Western Vista Villa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 18 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • equipment
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Tamarindo Diving Center Davide Gabbi, Calle principal en frente a Best Western, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica We are on Tamarindo's main road just in front of hotel Best Western Vista Villa
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 18 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

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Beth
Anchorage, AK1 contribution
My husband is an experienced advanced cert diver and I was working on my open water dive cert. Alejandro was the best instructor I could’ve wished for. He made it possible for me to love scuba. Under water he is so zen and reassuring. I became excited to dive instead of scared and unsure. He reads personalities like a pro and knows what you need for support to reach out if your comfort zone while learning. I really am so thankful we went with this outfit for my first diving cert.
….and the dives were BEAUTIFUL!!! The dive masters are respectful of the environment and the inhabitants while taking you through a dream of a dive. I whole heartedly recommend this place. Great equipment too!
Written July 7, 2022
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Thank you so much, Beth, for your words! We are proud of you! You made it! Congratulations! We are happy to work with Alejandro. He is an excellent instructor, patient and attentive. We hope to see you again, as a certified diver. All the best and Pura Vida!
Written July 10, 2022
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curtis b
Los Angeles, CA51 contributions
A great place to get Open Water Certified, my buddy and I decided to pull the trigger on a PADI certification here and it was AMAZING. The whole crew was absolutely fantastic, they were kind and super knowledgeable. I felt very safe and had a wonderful experience.
Written February 1, 2021
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Davide G
Thank you Curtis!!! We loved certifying you and your buddy. It was fun and we really hope to see you back here so that we can take you both diving again! All the best and....Pura Vida!!!
Written February 2, 2021
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Jillw28
Joliet, IL7 contributions
Solo
The staff were great! The staff was so very helpful, knowledgeable and fun! The boat ride was nice, the equipment was good and the trip was very organized. We had two really great dives! Thank you!
Written February 15, 2020
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Thank you for your review, Jill! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us as much as we did, it was a pleasure to go diving with you! You never know what animals will be waiting for you during the dives but it is always a great surprise, and we are happy that you got to enjoyed it to the fullest. Hope to dive with you again and Pura Vida!
Written February 15, 2020
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Isabel C
1 contribution
Solo
The whole thing was breathtaking! I was lucky enough to see an amazing variety of sea life, from dolphins and whales to rays, sharks, octopuses, giant starfish and lots more! Davide and the instructors where very professional and nice, we all had a great time it was truly a unique experience, way beyond what I expected!
Written September 22, 2018
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Thank you so much Isa. It was a great day for us too. Your opinion is so important to us as it helps us growing and it is a testimony for future customers who through it can understand how hard we try in order to make of your diving an unforgettable experience. Of course the Ocean is our best ally!!! See you soon and....pura vida!
Written September 25, 2018
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Stephanie H
4 contributions
Couples
We completed our 4 open water dives through Tamarindo Diving and cannot say enough positive things about it! Toby and Davide were awesome. They ensured we felt comfortable, our equipment was set up safely and we were confident with what the plan was in the water. It was a perfect experience for completing our first open water dives and getting our certificate. Both instructors knew about the area, the different sea life and were very experienced and professional with everything they did. Thank you so much for a great experience to start off our diving adventures!
Written March 20, 2018
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Thank you so much stephanie for your great review! This is what we work for everyday: happy People. It was a pleasure to certifiy you guys! Pura Vida Tamarindo Diving
Written March 23, 2018
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Paul B
14 contributions
Davide was excellent, taking wonderful care of my daughter and me during our certification. His Italian charm and enthusiasm for diving is infectious. It was also well organized. Highlight spottings included a white tipped shark, lots of spotted rays, water breaching devil rays and some large nasty looking Morays.
Written March 18, 2018
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Thank you so much Paul for your nice review! It was a pleasure to share my passion with you and certifie you and your daughter. We hope to see you soon again for some more adventures Pura Vida Tamarindo Diving
Written March 23, 2018
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By: Tamarindo Diving
GreivousAngel
GreivousAngel
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Wonderful diving experience
Daughter and I had a great experience with Tamarindo Diving. When we met David at the shop he told us that there h
timohaenseler01
timohaenseler01
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Really cool diving experience!
I really enjoyed the two dives at Catalina Islands with Tamarindo Diving. The tour was really well organized and an
hkdod
hkdod
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Very nice crew, very rough water
The crew was extremely nice; no complaints at all about the company. I tend to get motion sick, so I took Bonine b
Jandreitseva
Jandreitseva
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Snorkelling
The fish was deep down in the ocean so it was a little bit hard to see it while snorkelling. The reefs were not as
drjamesrider
drjamesrider
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great dives
6 dives over a week for me and my 10 year old son. excellent staff/crew. good safe gear. sharks, morray, octopii, t
claudio01709
claudio01709
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Great crew to dive with
I have been out with a lot of companies around the world but Tamarindo Diving stands out in safety, knowledge of th
Toscanodan
Toscanodan
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Awesome dive masters!
Had a wonderful time and the dive masters were really fun. Diving was really cool and saw my first shark!
ATungATung
ATungATung
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An unforgettable experience
Jack and Titi team had brought me an unforgettable weekend in Tamarindo Catalina area, they are funny, and yet expe
elyotwhitney
elyotwhitney
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Diving experience
Crew was very knowledgeable about made us feel safe. Had a variety of experience in our group and everyone had a bl
olivecc13
olivecc13
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Great Dive Shop
I enjoyed diving with this company! Very reasonable pricing with friendly staff and organized excursion. Our Dive M
Annabo731
Annabo731
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Fun dive
+ Answering fast on WhatsApp. Does pickups if you don’t live close to the dive shop. Nice snacks on the boat. Good
Alejandro G
Alejandro G
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Memories forever!
Awesome snorkeling experience! My girlfriend and I were first time sea snorkelers and we were glad to have been wit
SabrinaZouein
SabrinaZouein
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Very good experience
I was picked up at my hostel and brought to the diving center. Debriefed about the trip and provided with the wet s
rickjR6671QE
rickjR6671QE
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Snorkeling half day
We had an amazing snorkel trip to Catalinas Island with Tamarindo Diving. Lots of fish, moray eels, a shark or two
dreheersink
dreheersink
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Amazing family Catalina’s scuba and snorkeling day
Our family (kids 9 to 18) Enjoyed a fantastic day snorkeling for the non-certified and scuba for the three certifie
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