Don’t let our rag-tag looks deceive you. We are all certified divers and that now includes two eleven year olds and three thirteen year olds that came to Costa Rica to finish up the pool & open water portion of their PADI Scuba Diving certification after completing the PADI on-line course and passing the written exam back home. The adults here are Mothers, Fathers, Uncles, grandparents, CEO of Bill Beard’s, Vanessa Willing and our superior instructor Nere Aguero who is now a PADI Course Director and we are extremely proud of our new divers.
After completing the online portion of the Padi Open Water Scuba Diving course you travel to Costa Rica to meet your instructor. Bill Beard’s makes all the arrangements and reservations for you.
Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development – including facts, principles and concepts – and dive skills including techniques and methods. PADI Open Water Diver Online uses videos, audio, graphics and reading to help you learn, plus short quizzes that let you gauge your progress, and then offers a review of anything you happen to miss. You develop dive skills during actual dives with a PADI Instructor at your resort in Costa Rica.
Your briefings are done in open air, next to the pool within a short walk to the beach on the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.
A scuba diving certification is a lifetime achievement and you never have to do it again. Maybe a refresher if you went a couple of years without diving, but why would you want to do that? Diving is a sport that the entire family over 10 years of age can enjoy together.
One of the most important things you learn as a diver is the buddy system. Your dependence on your buddy makes you aware that they also depend on you – to conduct a proper buddy check, to stay close, keep an eye out for signs that things aren’t going smoothly and to communicate with them clearly when needed. Divers understand the importance of being a reliable buddy under the water which translates to them being a reliable friend or family member on land.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases: Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills. Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
You will spend the first day in the class and pool. The second and third day will be in the ocean making four underwater dives and practicing the skills it takes to become a safe and proficient scuba diver. It’s not all work though as we allow lots of time for sightseeing and swimming around enjoying the profuse marine life that inhabit our waters in Costa Rica
Your open water dives are in the Gulf of Papagayo, Pacific Ocean and we have dive sites for every level of certification. LEARN MORE
You have many choices of accommodations. This group chose Bosque del Mar, a beautiful boutique, all suite hotel, set back in the trees directly on Playa Hermosa Beach. Here are some other resorts & hotel you may use for your “learn to dive” trip in Costa Rica. LEARN MORE
To see 102 Beach & Mountain Resorts That Bill Beard’s Represents Throughout Costa Rica: CLICK HERE
You will learn in your PADI course that you can not dive and fly for 18 to 24 hours so here are FORTY EXCITING TOURS you will enjoy while you are off gassing.
To see 112 adventure tours that Bill Beard’s operates Throughout Costa Rica: CLICK HERE
Sublimely beautiful Costa Rica has something for everyone. The treats range from exciting adventure to leisurely relaxation, and everything in between that we can add to your diving package. Furthermore, tourists can sample the laid-back national lifestyle that ticos (the name the Costa Ricans call themselves) refer to as ‘Pura Vida’ – ‘pure life’: no stress, no hassle. All this, combined with unsurpassed natural beauty and a developed and accommodating tourist industry, makes Costa Rica a wonderful place to visit and vacation.
Our agents can set up the all inclusive or al a carte vacation package and itinerary you want throughout the country. Here are more adventures that one may learn “how to” in Costa Rica. LEARN MORE
See Our 23 Minute Video All About Costa Rica, Scuba Diving & Adventure: SEA HERE
Our Reservation Office Is Located In La Fortuna, Costa Rica In The Shadow Of Arenal Volcano, behind the Catholic Church, Near The World Famous Hot Springs.
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IMPORTANT NOTE – Please be advised that every reasonable effort has been made to keep all prices up to date and free of errors or omissions. Prices and policies from our vendors and the Costa Rican government are subject to change without notice. Invoices will be issued at the time of booking to confirm all final rates and offers.
Join Us in Orlando, Florida for DEMA Show 2017 taking place November 1-4th! Bill Beard’s Booth # 2329 and we’ll give you all the facts about the resorts. Plan To Attend Our Seminar At 11:00 A.M. Friday Nov 3, Room S310F – Q & A period and lots of door prizes including a mini-vacation package for two divers. We will show you how to book Costa Rica , earn and save big $$.