Underwater Wonders: SCUBA Certification

Be ready for adventure, challenge, and discovery

70% of the earth is ocean; here’s your chance to explore it in ways few people get to experience. Discover underwater plants and animals while learning about yourself in the process.

9 Days
1 Country
Marine Skills


You’ve always wanted to learn about the world beneath the waves; here is your chance! Grab your bags and head to the coastlines of Costa Rica to earn your SCUBA certification as well as a specialty certification in Shark Diving. Become as familiar with the sea as you are with the land, and gain experience that, unlike your tan, won’t fade when you resurface. We’ve partnered with PADI, the leading SCUBA training organization, to provide you with the underwater adventure of a lifetime. 

You will develop a rich relationship with our planet while learning about marine life in one of the world’s most unique tropical environments. You’ll encounter hammerhead sharks, turtles, and large schools of fish. You will also have the opportunity to choose your own adventure while enjoying the sun and sand of Costa Rica’s beaches.

Program Highlights

  • Earn your PADI Open Water Certification and see marine life up close.

  • Enjoy the sun and sand of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches.

  • Learn about sharks and earn your Shark Diver Specialty Certification.

Reasons To Go

  • Experience natural beauty unlike anything else.

  • By learning SCUBA you will learn how to take on new challenges and set goals.

  • Underwater exploration through open dives.

Costa Rica

Skills (View Full List)
  • PADI Diving Certification

  • Shark Diver Specialty Course

  • Open water dive exploration

  • Outdoor skills

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

“Winterline has given me perspective on next steps for my future. I’ve dipped my toes into a variety of skills. And I've learned which ones I want to focus on.”


Rich Coast Diving


Skills for Life

Program At A Glance


Underwater Wonders: SCUBA Certification

Dates Offered

January 12, 2018 - January 20, 2018

March 5, 2018 - March 13, 2018

Duration 9 Days

Costa Rica

Winter Break 2018 Early application Oct 16, 2017

Winter Break 2018 Final application Dec 4, 2017

Spring 2018 Early application Dec 15, 2017

Spring 2018 Final application Jan 26, 2018

  • Day 1 Arrival and transport to beach/dive area
  • Day 2-6 Dive Certification
  • Day 7 Free Day
  • Day 8 Winterline Day and Departure
PADI Diving Certification, Shark Diver Specialty Course, Open water dive exploration, Outdoor skills, Communication, Teamwork
Partners (Partial List)
Rich Coast Diving


Program Fee


Fees include all in-program skills-training, local travel and meals on programming days, lodging, emergency medical and evacuation insurance.

Fees do not include flights to and from Costa Rica and activities and local travel on free days.

Details & Schedule subject to change.

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