Beginner Courses

Whether you wish to discover the underwater world but are short on time or are ready for a full certification, we have just the right option for you! Once you get started, you will be hooked.

Look below for the option that best suits your needs. Our prices include all required equipment, learning materials, certification fees, snack and water on the boat.

(Please note for eLearning options, part of your payment will be made to us and part directly to PADI, but the prices listed encompass both payments). Email us for the eLearning links, as there will be a surcharge if your eLearning registration is not affiliated with us.

All prices are per person

Bubblemaker                                                                                                                          Price $50 (pool only) 
This is one of our favorite activities! The bubble maker program is a wonderful opportunity for a child of 8 or 9 to experience scuba diving. The activity 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, comfort and make sure everyone has fun.
Discover Scuba Diving                                                                                                                                Price $85
If you just want to try something out before you commit to a full certification, the Discover Scuba Diving is the program for you. Your instructor will provide you with general information about scuba diving, how it affects your body, the necessary equipment you will use and a few exercises you will perform in order to be more comfortable underwater. So, after a little chat and practicing 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 and enjoy a beautiful dive. 
*Available for ages 10 and above.

Scuba Diver    (eLearning)                                                                                                                        Price $395
If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating may be the right choice 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 dive professional to a maximum 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. Remember, you must register through the link we will send you in order to receive this price.    

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  (eLearning)                                                                                                               Price $515

Get your scuba license and join a worldwide 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 (done at the comfort of your home) 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, and 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 18m/60ft. 
Remember, you must register through the link we will send you in order to receive this price.    

Open Water Diver – Referral                                                                                                                  Price $300

Do you 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 pool 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 SCUBA Diving course with Dive Cabarete, you will be able to enjoy the rest of your fun dives at our special rate of $ 40 per dive including all equipment (with the exception of dive computer).

Scuba Diving Sosua & Cabarete - Snorkelling