PADI Open Water Diver Course (copy)

Santa Catalina, Panama

3 reviews
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2022
Group size: 1 - 2
PADI Open Water Diver Course (copy)
Santa Catalina, Panama

3 reviews

Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2022
Group size: 1 - 2

About this trip

BECOME A CERTIFIED DIVER.  This  is the key to unlocking a lifetime filled with dive adventures, anywhere  in the world. Earn your diving certification with a PADI Open Water  Diver course – the most popular international scuba-training course.  The in-water training is done around Coiba National Park, including the 4 Open Water dives. The theory part can be done in Santa Catalina the first day or by e-learning at home.

Open Water Diver - full beginner license


During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you'll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge.

The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You'll enjoy making one or more minidives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site.

Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you met the course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. It's just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.

What’s included

  • course material
    PADI Open Water Diver Manual (e-book), dive gear, PADI certification
  • snacks and lunch
    water, fruits and snacks on boat, packed lunch on Coiba
  • Park entry fees
    Park Entry fee Coiba $ 20.00 per day ($ 5.00 / residents)
  • Value Added Tax
    7% on credit card payments, included on cash payments

Available options


Day 1 - 3
Open Water Course

On your first day (if you choose the 3 day course outline) you will finish the theory part with your instructor by going through the knowledge reviews of your course manual and watching the video. If you choose for the e-learning option you have done completed this part already at home and gained an additional holiday day. In this case your start date is Day 2.

Day 2 and 3 we will start with confined water training on or close to a beach (mini dives 1 to 5) and complete 4 open water dives.

Your Organizer

Scuba Coiba S.A.
3 reviews
Scuba Coiba, the ORIGINAL Dive Center in Santa Catalina & Coiba since 2003. If big fish and plenty of fish is what you want, we are here to help you encounter them


Excellent dive location. Interesting biodiversity with fantastic landscapes. Booking process for the dive was quick and easy and dive shop personal very polite and professional. Our dive guide Cynthia was very helpful and experienced.
By Esteban P for Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers) on 02 Dec, 2022
Thank you very much Esteban. And thank you also for the nice videos you sent us. It was a pleasure having you diving with us and hope to welcome another time again.
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on 02 Dec, 2022
I went diving in Coiba with Scuba Coiba and it was a fantastic experience. In my 3 dives I saw many different types of fish, reef sharks and even bullsharks. Thanks to the good equipment I had 3 smooth dives and could enjoy the underwater world to the fullest. We stopped twice at a remote island where we had snacks and water - it was absolutaly beautiful. The food was delicious and everything was very well organised. I really enjoyed my dive trip to Coiba and I‘m looking forward to coming back and dive again with you.
By Céline R for Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers) on 01 Apr, 2022
First of all I have to thank Herbie, Cori and the Stuff. My girlfriend and I had an amazing experience. We felt really safe and where taken care of from the first second on. Had a good lunch meal amd saw so many diffrent species. Thank xou very much Scuba Coiba for this amazing experience!
By Manuel H for Discover Scuba Experience (Trial Dive for not certified divers) on 18 Feb, 2022
Dear Manual, thank you for your review. We take care, that our custmers will receive the best possible experience. Especially in such life changing first trials of breathing underwater and moving through a different workd underwater. Keep diving
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on 18 Feb, 2022