Are you ready to be a scuba diver? Then you need to get your PADI Open Water Diver certification. Take a dive course in Contadora Island to learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Contadora Island is part of the Pearl Island Archipelago which is a great place to learn how to dive in the Pacific Ocean. There is plenty to see in these waters that have great coral formations and lots of marine life.
The PADI dive course in Contadora Island includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a water with pool-like conditions. You’ll enjoy making one or more minidives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives in Contadora.
Upon completion of your dive course in Contadora Island you will receive a PADI Open Water Diver certification that shows you met the course requirements. This certification will allow you to dive in dive centers and resorts all over the world. You can record all your dives in a book. PADI Open Water Diver allows you to go to a maximum depth of 18 metres (60 feet). Get certified to begin a lifetime filled with dive adventures.
- Divemaster / Captain
- 4 dives
- Mask, snorkel and fins
- Scuba equipment
- Course materials
Time: 3 days with a total of 8 to 15 hours.
What to bring? bathing suit, beach clothes, change of clothes, towel, rain jacket or waterproof bag (green season), sunscreen, hat, ID, cash (there is NO ATM on the islands), water bottle and GoPro with a scuba case.
Important information: There is a minimum age of 10 years to take the dive course in Contadora Island. Participants must be able to swim and be medically fit for diving. Since there is a time commitment required it is possible to start the course from home with PADI eLearning in order to pass on to the more practical section in case of time constraints.
There is a two person minimum for the dive course in Contadora Island. Other passengers may join the tour. There is a 24 hour minimum required to change the date of the class. Cancellations done a week before receive reimbursement. This class is done from Contadora Island which means you will need to take a Ferry to Contadora or fly to Contadora. You will also be required to spend a few nights in a hotel on the island.
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