Continuing Education

There are many different aspects to being a diver and we provide a range of courses to help certified divers become familiar with the skills and knowledge it takes to experience diving that is right for you.
Choose the next level in your diving adventure below!

All prices are per person

PADI ReActivate     Price $74
For those certified divers who may have taken a break from diving we offer a comprehensive review of your diving skills and knowledge. This course involves a knowledge assessment at home before your trip. It also offers a friendly approach to refresh skills you need or want to focus on. Includes a completion certificate for those who finish the academic portion or a PADI replacement card if you complete both academic and in-water skills with our Instructor.
Scuba Review     Price $25
Haven’t been scuba diving lately? Feeling a bit rusty? The Scuba Review program is just the refresher you need to brush up on your knowledge and skills. A PADI Professional will get you in the water having fun and feeling comfortable again in no time. We’ll spend a little time going over the equipment then jump in the pool to practice some skills. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for adventure on your diving vacation.

Adventure Dive     Price $74**
Looking to expand on your Open Water Diver experience but no time to complete a full course? Take a single Adventure Dive with our Instructor and this dive can then count towards your Adventure Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver or relevant speciality course. A popular option for people who want to dive a little deeper or visit the amazing Zingara wreck but don’t yet have their Advanced Open Water certification. Best of all you will have had an amazing adventure!
** Wreck adventure dive – plus $12 fuel supplement.

Adventure Diver Course     Price $235**
The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or wreck diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

At Dive Cabarete we offer Underwater Navigation, Deep Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Diving, Boat Diving, Drift Diving, Multilevel and Computer Diving, Search and Recovery, Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography and Wreck Diving. 
** Wreck adventure dive – plus $12 fuel supplement.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver / SSI Advanced Adventurer     Price $392
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences: That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and the SSI Advanced Adventurer course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Instructor. 

Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI/SSI Specialty Diver Course. If you’re already a PADI Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. 

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have. You can choose from Peak Performance Buoyancy (highly recommended), Night Diving, Boat Diving, Drift Diving, Enriched Air, Multilevel and Computer Diving, Search and Recovery, Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography and Wreck Diving.

And at the end of the course, you will be certified to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters (98 feet).

Advanced Open Water Diver – PADI eLearning     Price $255*
Now the theory for the PADI Advanced Open Water Course can be completed online before your vacation! There are 8 sections to complete, covering the most popular adventure dives. If you want to take a different adventure dive then simply read the relevant section in the online manual and our instructor will review it with you. PADI will charge a separate fee for the 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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Emergency First Response     Price $169 
A prerequisite for the Rescue Diver and professional courses, the Emergency First Response course is recognized internationally as an excellent First Aid qualification. The half-day course will teach you cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency care.
Rescue Diver     Price $455

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver or SSI Diver Stress and Rescue course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. The Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond.  Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious and it’s challenging, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning. It is definitely one of our favourite courses to teach.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enrol in a Rescue Diver course. To enroll in the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue course you must be at least 15 years old and an Open Water Diver. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. 

Rescue Diver – PADI eLearning     Price $286*
The full Rescue Diver course theory is now available online. Study at your leisure in the comfort of your home, then come practice your rescue skills with us in the ocean.  PADI will charge a separate fee for the eLearning course.
*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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Specialty Courses

Take your diving to the next level by taking one or more specialty courses. These courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your underwater exploration. 

SSI Deep Diving      3 dives $240
Many of the more exciting and intriguing dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving can put you at risk. The Deep Diving program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably.
SSI Enriched Air Nitrox    Theory only, no in-water training required - $120
You no longer have to make a choice between safety and longer dive times - nitrox is the key. Enrolling in SSI´s most popular specialty program will teach you everything you need to know about Enriched Air Nitrox. 

SSI Navigation    2 dives $175
To become a safe and confident diver, it is critical to develop an understanding of navigation. You will learn how to navigate with a compass, and how to apply natural navigation skills, estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point.
SSI Night and Limited Visibility    2 dives $200 
Whether it's day or night, limited visibility can be an adventure. Just because the visibility is limited doesn't mean the opportunities have to be. This program is filled with information about planning and conducting night and limited visibility dives for fun, adventure, and exploration.
SSI Perfect Buoyancy or PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy    2 dives $175 
Proper buoyancy control can only be mastered with proper training. The Perfect Buoyancy program will improve your swimming position and reduce your effort which will lead to less air consumption. In addition, proper buoyancy control is the best skill for environmental protection.
PADI Aware Coral Reef Restoration Project    $65
Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they’re seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems. The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions and no water sessions are required to earn this non-diving certification.
PADI Project Aware    $65
Project AWARE’s philosophy is to mobilize a global force of scuba divers and water enthusiasts who care about protecting the world’s water resources and choose to make a difference – one dive at a time. By earning the Project AWARE Specialist certification, you’ll be aware of the most pressing problems facing vulnerable aquatic environments and know what everyday actions you can take to help protect them. Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world should take this course. There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this non-diving specialty.

Science of Diving    $120
Science of Diving addresses all the areas of diving knowledge in a detailed and comprehensive manner: Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Aquatic Environment, and Diving Equipment. If you are simply interested in diving or plan to become a Dive Professional - the Science of Diving program is what you need! Theory only, no in-water training required.

Waves, Tides and Currents    2 dives - $175
Water motion can have a tremendous effect on your enjoyment during your dives. Adequate training is critical to handling the various water motion conditions you may encounter. You will learn to interact with waves when entering from shore, how to react in a rip current and other water conditions.
Dive Master     Price on Request
Turn your hobby into your profession! Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love as a career, and there is no better place than on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster program is the first professional level in PADI. At Dive Cabarete we know what it takes to be an excellent Divemaster so we set high standards for our Divemaster Trainees. Working closely with our head PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills and refine your rescue skills. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. You will be part of a team providing a wonderful experience to our divers. Our instructors will give you feedback after every activity and by the time you have completed the program you will be well equipped to work at any dive center in the world!

Padi Courses

No. of required Dives

Price USD

 Aware- Coral Reef Conservation 


$ 65

 Deep Diver 


 $ 297 

Digital Underwater Photography (DUP) 


$ 286


 $ 200 

Digital Underwater Photography elearning 

 Wreck Diver 


 $ 297 


Enriched Air (Nitrox) 

 $ 286 

 Enriched Air (Nitrox) elearning 


$ 210


 Search & recovery 

 $ 168 

Emergency First Respond 


$ 169


 $ 265 

Night Diver 

Peak Performance Buoyancy 


$ 170


Project Aware 

 $ 65 

 Underwater Navigation 


$ 265

 * Additional $70US if affiliated with another dive center (not affiliated with DC)
    Wreck Adventure Dive - additional $12US fuel supplement
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