Open Water Diver Certification OWD - Tamarindo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    02:00 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Return Details :
    • 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 co.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Open Water Diver (OWD) is the PADI most famous certification, recognizedall over the world.
A certified open water diver can go diving 18 meters deep. (60 feet) with a buddy of the same level.


We offer this certification course with PADI or TDI-SDI. With TDI-SDI the theory portion will be sent to you as e-learning, with PADI you will have to come to our diving center. DAY 1 at 2 pm: 5 PADI theory lessons (it includes video material) at our diving center. DAY 2: 5 PADI or TDI-SDI confined water sessions DAY 3: Open Water PADI or TDI-SDI dives 1 and 2 (up to 12 meters or 40 feet depth) DAY 4: Open Water PADI or TDI-SDI dives 3 and 4 (up to 18 meters or 60 feet depth) PADI or TDI-SDI Open Water Diver Certification On days 3 and 4 we meet at 7:00 am in front of our diving center. After loading all our equipment on the boat, we head towards the Catalina’s. You will then be ready for the two dives, at a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet) on day 3 and 18 meters (60 feet) on day 4. We’ll be back in Tamarindo around 12:00md. All equipment is provided.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • equipment
  • water


  • Lunch

Additional Info

Public transportation options are available nearby

Infants are required to sit on an adults lap

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Face masks required for travellers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitised between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Jul-2022

    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!

  • 01-Feb-2021

    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.

  • 15-Feb-2020

    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!

  • 22-Sep-2018

    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!

  • 20-Mar-2018

    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!

  • 18-Mar-2018

    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.