There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI – Deep Diver course.



Your PADI – Deep Diver course training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

  • Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control
  • Specialized deep diving equipment
  • Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations

This course consists of a total of 4 Papagayo dives which will include deep dives down to 40 metres/130 feet. This course takes 2 days.


For the PADI – Deep Diver course,  you must be 15 years old or older and verify a PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher certification (or qualifying certification from another training organization). You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. A medical questionnaire has to be completed and might indicate a contraindication to check with your doctor.


All of our PADI – Deep Diver courses are private or semi private. We can start every day you want us to. Stop by at our dive shop to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to, check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.


PADI – Deep Diver course: You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear.


2 Days


  • PADI Deep Diver paper book
  • PADI certification fee
  • Bilingual PADI dive instructor
  • Full set of dive equipment
  • Divecomputer
  • 4 Papagayo training dives
  • 4 air tanks (80cf./12l aluminium) and weights
  • Softdrinks, Fruits and snacks on the boat
  • Dive boats with canopy


  • Transfer to dive shop
  • Tips
  • 13% Value Added Tax (VAT)

60 feet, 18m first day, 130 feet, 40m second day

15-80 feet, 5 bis 25m

average 78-86F°, 25-30C°, Thermoclines in Feb/Mar down to 65F°, 19C°