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SCUBA
CERTIFICATION

COSTA RICA, GUATEMALA, PERU

The most revelatory moment of your life is the first time you put on Scuba gear and dive into the ocean. As in life, if you want to search for pearls, you must dive below.

Learn how to Scuba dive through Maximo Nivel. Earn your PADI open-water certification in just 4-5 days. PADI credentials are the most respected in the diving community, and certification is internationally recognized, so no matter where you go diving you’re certified and ready for adventure.

PADI credentials are the most respected and sought after in the diving community. Certification is internationally recognized, so no matter your diving destination you are ready to go.

The PADI Open Water Diver Certification course covers:

– The basic principles of scuba diving
– Confined water dives to learn basic Scuba skills (“pool practice”)
– Open water dives to gain real diving experience

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Maximo Nivel’s Adventure & Culture program are by definition more self-determined than not. We offer a variety of options to explore, travel, and learn and each program and destination is quite different. It’s important to be in good physical condition, stay flexible and always maintain your sense of humor. Remember, the pace of life is very different in Latin America. Patience goes a long way, and anger gets you nowhere. Be ready for anything and open to everything!

Please note that divers must wait 24 hours after their last dive before boarding a plane to avoid decompression sickness. Your scuba program includes extra housing to accommodate this.

In addition to the itineraries above the mini adventure programs include:

– Airport pick-up
– Safety orientation and walking tour
– Official program certificates
– PADI-certified dive instructor
– Course textbooks and materials
– Diving equipment rental
– Transportation to/from dive sites
– PADI certification

Please note that divers must wait 24 hours after their last dive before boarding a plane to avoid decompression sickness. Your scuba program includes extra housing to accommodate this.

At the Maximo Nivel Institutes
– Spanish language tutoring table
– Tandem Conversation Program
– WiFi and computer lounge
– Salsa dance classes
– Cooking classes
– Free coffee and tea with on-site snack bar
– Institute is open 7 days/week
– Emergency contact number 24/7

Scuba Certification in Costa Rica $825

Scuba Certification in Guatemala $825

Scuba Certification in Peru $695

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Costa Rica Scuba Certification

DIVE IN COSTA RICA

Manuel Antonio is located on the pacific coast of Costa Rica and is home to the best beaches in the country. The pristine, white sand beaches of the national park lead to a bustling tropical marine oasis just below the ocean surface. Down below, divers view volcanic rock formations, sea turtles, white tip and reef sharks, octopuses, stingrays, lobsters, and an infinite variety of tropical fish.

– Bilingual or English Only, PADI-certified instructor
– Course textbooks and materials
– Diving equipment rental
– Transportation to/from dive sites
– PADI certification
– Host family accommodations included with daily breakfast and dinner

DIVE IN GUATEMALA

Santa Cruz rests on the edge of Lake Atitlan, only a 15-minute boat ride from Panajachel. An un-traditional destination for PADI Open Water Diving certification, Lake Atitlan offers a unique high-altitude dive experience into the volcanic crater of Lake Atitlan. Divers touch hot mud along the lake’s volcanic fault lines; view the underwater volcanic rock formations, walls, and swim-throughs; and visit the lake’s local inhabitants including freshwater fish, crabs, and a variety plant life.

– English only, PADI-certified instructor
– Course textbooks and materials
– Diving equipment rental
– PADI certification
– 5 nights in a local hostel in a private room included
Guatemala Scuba Certification
Peru Scuba Certification

DIVE IN PERU

Mancora is located on the northern pacific coast of Peru. Here the Niño and Humboldt currents merge, providing for abundant marine life below the waters. These waters are home to over 2,700 marine species including a wide variety of fish, mollusks and crustaceans, and marine mammals. During dives off the coast, you can expect to meet green sea turtles, porcupine fish, angel fish, emperor fish, stingrays, moray eels, octopuses, sea horses, and more.

– Bilingual, PADI-certified instructor
– Course textbooks and materials
– Diving equipment rental
– Transportation to/from dive sites
– PADI certification
– 4 nights in a local hostel with breakfast included

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