Services

So glad to see that you are interested in joining the wet side! Whether you plan on diving with me or another instructor I am happy to see another person take interest in the ocean! As a Master Scuba Diver Trainer I can offer you wide variety of courses, services, and a quality experience.

Below you can find course information and cost. Please understand that prices are subject to change. At the moment I am a teaching SCUBA in Costa Rica. I offer my services in the town of Playas del Coco and surrounding area.

If you are a shop owner and are interested in having me as part of your team please contact me.

You may also check on my current teaching status, feel free to search my instructor number 397752 in the PADI pro check.

Prices below include all fees including study materials and equipment.

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Dive Guide

If you are a certified diver and are looking for an experienced guide who knows all the local sites then you’ve come to the right place. I have been diving in the area for 10 years and have become well aquinted with each dive site and their unique treasures. One of my specialties is finding the little things, seahorses, frogfish, nudibranchs among other things. I also have an expansive knokwledge on the local flora and fauna. There are a number of tours that I can offer you which you will find listed below. All dives include snacks and refreshments, 3 tank dives will include a light lunch.

Local Dives

The local diving scene in Playas del Coco is definitely bustling, and for good reason. Our local dive sites and home to over 7 species of stingray including the spotted eagle ray, eletric bullseye ray and Southern Stingrays. We have a healthy population of White Tip Reef sharks and a recovering population of Nurse Sharks. In addition to this we have several species of turtles, nudibranchs, and moray eels. It is also possible to encounter seahorses, frogfish and other strange creatures of the sea.  One big difference you will notice is there isn’t much coral inour area, instead, we have volcanic rock formations. These formations give life to many species of fish and it is not uncommon to encounter large schools. 

  • 2 Tank dives: $75
  • 3 Tank dives: $105nk
  • Night Dive 1 Tank:  $80

**Note that Equipment Rental is not included. Full equipment rental is $25

Las Catalinas Islands

Catalina Islands, also known as cats, is well known for being a cleaning stationfor the Giant Pacific Manta Ray. Manta Ray season begins in late November and continues through April. However, tours to the Cats are offered year round.  The Cats also have large population of White tip Reef Shark and a wide varitey of beautiful dive sites.  

  • 2 Tank Dives: $125
  • 3 Tank Dives: $160

**Note that Equipment Rental is not included. Full equipment rental is $25

Bat Islands (Murcielagos)

Bat Islands is stunning Marine Protected Area and home to the Bull Sharks. This exclusive tour is offered only to experienced divers, as the dive sites can be more challenging depending on conditions. However, for those that take on this amazig adventure  will plunge down on a deep dive for a chance to dive with our resident Bull Sharks. This experience is unlike many others as we don’t feed or bait the sharks, Instead, you will have the chance to watch and observe their natural behavious in their own habitat.

Bat Islands is only offered May through November, weather permiting.

  • 2 Tank Dives: $175
  • 3 Tank Dives: $210

**Note that Equipment Rental is not included. Full equipment rental is $25

Discover SCUBA Diving

Course Cost: 130$ USD

Duration: 1/2 day

Course Intention: to give you a taste of what SCUBA diving is like, with a quick, simple, and affordable option.

Outline: a short confined water session and breifing where you learn the basic skills needed to SCUBA. This is not a certification but a temporary permit to dive with a qualified instructor, at a particular shop.

After successfully completing the pool session you will go out to the ocean for two dives to a max of 40ft/12m where you will be closely supervised by your instructor.

(Junior) Open Water Diver Course

Course Cost: 450$ USD

Duration: 3-4 days

Course Intention: Certifies you to dive on your own anywhere in the world. The certification lasts for life and is an experience you will never forget

Outline: This course includes an open water manual which will teach will all the things you need to know about  SCUBA diving. Book Study/Classroom work includes knowledge reviews, quizzes and a final exam. The course also includes 5 confined water dives where you will learn a number of essential skills, and 4 open water dives.

(Junior) Advanced Diver Course

Course Cost: $300

Duration: 2 days

Course Intention: Improve your personal SCUBA skills to become a better diver. This course also give you a taste of the different types of diving the world has to offer.

Course Outline: This course includes the advanced diver manual, and has little classwork. You will need to complete a quick review quiz, 5 chapters of the manual and their corresponding knowledge reviews. The advanced course is made up of 5 dives. Two of these are the deep dive and the navigation dive. The other three are electives and will be decided by you. (Electives I can offer: night, search and recovery, fish ID, wreck, Underwater Imaging, underwater naturalist, drift diving, wreck diving, etc.)

Requirements: (Junior) Open water diver, 12 yrs of age (Students who are 10-11 may complete the Junior Adventure diver certification which is a portion of the advanced course. For details please Contact me).

Rescue Diver Course

Course Cost: On Request

Course Duration: 1-2 days

Course Intention: Rescue diver is the final core course before becoming a dive professional. It focuses on aiding others in emergency and life threatening situations. The Rescue divers course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to help and react in a dive emergency.

Course Outline: After completing the included Rescue diver manual and knowledge reviews the course includes 10 skill exercises and 2 scenarios in open water. There is also a section on self rescue in open water and you will need to write an emergency assistance plan.

Requirements: (Junior) Adventure Diver, 12 yrs of age, Valid First and and CPR.

Specialty Courses

Specialty Courses are unique and focused courses and that allow you to improve your skills and further explore your favourite things about diving.

Shark Conservation Project AWARE

Course Cost: $140 (prices vary for non-divers contact for information)

Requirements: No requirements open to divers and non-divers of all ages.

Enjoy a classroom session where you can learn all about sharks and their conservation. The class also includes a short knowledge review for you to complete. This specialty includes 2 open water dives (or snorkeling if you are a non-diver) were we try to find and identify sharks and asses their habitat.

AWARE Coral reef conservation

Course Cost: $140 (prices vary for non-divers contact for information)

Requirements: No requirements open to divers and non-divers of all ages.

Enjoy a classroom session where you can learn all about coral reefs and their conservation. The class also includes a short knowledge review for you to complete. This specialty includes 2 open water dives (or snorkeling if you are a non-diver) where we look for and attempt to identify corals.

Snorkeling

Cost: $45 each Equipment included

The local area is host to many great snorkeling locations where you can see many species of colourful fish. There are also chances to see white tip reef sharks, nurse sharks, turtles, rays, octopus and eels. 

Snorkel tours may vary depending on group numbers and needs.

Snorkeling only groups: You will be taken to a calm and pristine area ideal for snorkeling and abundant with shallow dwelling sealife. You will then recieve time to relax on a beautiful tropical beach where there are chances of seeing monkeys and many nooks corners to explore.

For groups that include both snorkelers and divers: Everyone will be transported in a singular boat to the first dive site location(dive sites are choosen appropriately to accomadate all passengers). Snorkelers will enter the water with a professionl guide. The first snorkel will last 30-60 minutes. Everyone will then return to the boat and take a break. After a 45-60 rest you will go for a second snorkel tour on a different dive site location. this snorkel wll last for 30-60 minutes, and afterwards you will return to the boat concluding the tour. 

 

Ride Along

Cost: $25

If you have a friend or family member who would like to come along but is not interested in diving or snorkeling they may join as a boat passenger. All boats have areas that shaded for sun protection. Refreshments and snacks are also available to ride along passengers. 

General information

If you have any questions or concerns related to diving or the services I offer please feel free to ask me any questions. I am always happy to help out where I can, including helping identify species, give recommendations ecetera.

For anyone planning to travel to Costa Rice and the Playas Del Coco area, I can also provide advice and suggestons on accomodations, rentals, and various tours.

The best way to get ahold of me is by email. Please feel free to contact me using the form above. 

 

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