Beginner Courses

At Dive Cabarete we offer a full range of PADI and SSI scuba diving courses so there is something for everyone. Whether you are 8 years old and want to try diving in the pool or you are an experienced diver who wants to take your diving to the next level, we've got it covered. We also offer many continuing education courses including PADI Divemaster and SSI Dive Guide, and a full range of specialty courses.  Our prices include all required equipment, learning materials, certification fees, a snack and water on the boat.
(Please note PADI charges a separate fee for eLearning)
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All prices are per person

Bubblemaker     Price $30 (pool only) 
One of our favorite activities! The bubble maker course is a wonderful opportunity for a child of 8 or 9 to experience scuba diving. The course includes a full, fun briefing about scuba diving and a 30 minute session in the swimming pool to practice using the scuba equipment. By playing games underwater we help build skills and make sure that everyone has fun. 
Discover Scuba Diving     Price $85
Sometimes you just want to try something out before you commit yourself and that’s what Discover Scuba Diving is all about. You will be fully briefed on scuba diving skills and the necessary equipment you will use. During the session you learn, at your own pace, the basic skills required to be safe and comfortable in the water. After practicing the skills in confined water you will head out on the boat and dive at one of our beautiful dive sites around Sosua Bay. We’ll go to a maximum depth of 12ms (40ft) so you can truly immerse yourself in the tropical waters. If you decide the experience is everything you wanted and you fall in love with diving, then you have already done the first part of the Open Water Diver Course! You can then easily carry on with your certification as either Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver.  Available for ages 10 and above. 
Scuba Diver     Price $275
If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the SSI or PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal. You will do some theory, spend some time practicing scuba skills in confined water and 2 open water dives. This is the first half of the Open Water Course. Once you have completed the course you will be able to dive with a Professional to a depth of 12m (40 ft.). The best part is that since this is the first half of the Open Water Course whenever you are ready and have the time you can do the rest of the course and upgrade to full Open Water Diver.
Scuba Diver to Open Water     Price $180 
This upgrade covers the additional training needed to earn the SSI or PADI Open Water Diver Certification, which is an internationally recognized entry level diver qualification.
Open Water Diver      Price $450
Get your scuba license and join a world-wide community of people who enjoy a really wonderful sport. This course is the most popular scuba diving training program in the world and at Dive Cabarete you can choose between SSI and PADI, the two largest and most well-recognized training agencies in the world. Normally taking 3 to 4 days, the course is a balanced mixture of theory and pool/open water sessions for practicing the skills studied. Virtually anyone with a reasonable level of health and fitness can complete the Open Water Diver course, even participants as young as 10 years old can become Junior Open Water Divers! Once qualified, your lifetime certification allows you to dive anywhere to a maximum depth of 18 meters (59ft). 

Open Water Diver     PADI eLearning  Price $320*
Now doing the theory (classroom portion) for your Open Water Course couldn’t be easier. Study at your leisure, in the comfort of your home, then come to us to gain the in-water skills and complete the course.  PADI will charge a separate fee for your eLearning course.
*If affiliated with Dive Cabarete. An additional $70 will be charged if  you are affiliated with another dive center. You must register through our website to receive the discount.

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Open Water Diver – Referral     Price $300
Want to learn to dive but don’t want to spend part of your holiday in a classroom. With a little bit of planning you can do the study and confined water sessions for the Open Water Course with your local SSI or PADI center then complete the open water dives with us in the warm waters of Sosúa Bay. (Please note your local dive center will also charge for their portion of the course).

Dive Cabarete Student Special

Once you have completed your SSI or PADI SCUBA Diving course with Dive Cabarete, then enjoy the rest of your fun dives at our special rate!

$ 41 per dive / including all equipemnt

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