Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.
The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or wreck diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

PADI - Advanced Open Water Diver course


You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE – Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly.

This PADI – Adventure Diver course consists of a total of 3 Papagayo training dives.

The selection of the three dives is up to you and include:

  • AWARE-Fish Identification
  • Boat Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Multilevel and Computer diving
  • Nitrox (additional fee for nitrox tank)
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Photography (with own camera)
  • Wreck Diving


For the PADI – Adventure Diver course (or Junior PADI – Adventure Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older and verify a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another training organization). Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor. 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 – Adventure 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 – Adventure Diver course: Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear.


1 Days


  • PADI Advanced Open Water paper book
  • PADI certification fee
  • Bilingual PADI dive instructor
  • Full set of dive equipment
  • 3 Papagayo training dives
  • 3 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

15-80 feet, 5 bis 25m

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