Summer-Salt Dive Center

La chorrera, 25m north de la calle principale, Playas del Coco, 50503 El Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
The Summer-Salt Dive Center has been offering dive trips as well as PADI certification- and introduction-courses since 2004. Everybody is welcome, bienvenido, willkommen and bienvenue anytime to join one of our dive-activities in small groups for the safest and most enjoyable experience you can imagine!
PADI, PADI Dive Resort
English, French, Spanish
From recommended hotels: Surcharge
Diving types
Boat Diving

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Summer-Salt Dive Center
Location Playas del Coco is a pleasant beach town located in Guanacaste on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast. Here everything is arranged along the main-street that will take you straight down to the beach and it's nice promenade where you can find us just a road from the beach.
Playas del Coco is known to be the most popular spot for SCUBA diving in Costa Rica from the Mainland. It offers access to a variety of dive sites for all levels and experiences and is the best departure po...Continue reading
Instructors & Dive masters The Summer-Salt Dive Center is running by underwater nature lover, Céline and Michael from France. Our patient, outgoing and knowledgeable Dive-Masters and SCUBA-Instructors are enhanced with a courteous and helpful team at the reception and on the boat. Most of them are with us several years! Multicultural is the least you can call us since we permanently guide and teach in English, Espanol and Francais ;-)!
Number of Dive Guides 4
Non-diving activities We rally mean "explore and discover, learn and share", our excursions are not limit to diving and teaching it but we have a whole range of other trips for you, your frinds, family and kids to experience the beauty of our area!
Whether you are interested in a special excursion to learn more about one specific animal or ecosystem, or want to see a little bit of it all in a combined excursion, we will be happy to show you as much as you can see along the coast of the Papagay...Continue reading
Infrastructure Classrooms, Equipment shop, Lounge, Parking, Personal lockers, Storage room, WC, Wi-Fi
PHYSICALlY DISABLED DIVERS Even if there is little demand, we’re totally positive with Disabled Divers and open to exchange experiences and learn from each other! We’ve only made great experiences with physically disabled divers who are usually much more able than most divers in the water!
Equipment Description For those who need to be equipped, we rent regularly maintained and recent Mares, Scubapro and Sherwood BCD’s and Regulators with octopus and depth-/pressure-gauge. For your protection, we provide you with full length, 3mm wetsuits. Weight belts and weights as well as 80 cft/12 l Aluminum Tanks with Int. connections are included in our prices.
Distance to nearest Deco Chamber 250 km
We operate with 2 power-boats for fast and convenient access to all dive sites in the Gulf of Papagayo.
The “Calahonda” is a 21ft/7m boat with an Evinrude E-Tec 225hp engine for up to 6 divers plus 1 to 2 guides. The “Voltareta” is a 24ft/8m boat with a Suzuki 4-Stroke 300hp engine for up to 8 divers with 2 guides.
Number of boats 2

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Check-in time We require to come say hello at least the day before the excursion to complete all the paperwork, check your certification and fit your gear. Our opening times are from 7a.m. to 6p.m. and we’re located on the main street of Playas del Coco.
Seasonality January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS Certification Card, Date of last dive, Logbook, Name in accordance with passport, Number of dives
Accepted Payment Methods Card Methods:
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From recommended hotels to dive center Surcharge
For an extra cost we can provide transfers from and to the beach of your hotel if located outside of Playas del Coco. The cost depends on the distance. We’ll be happy to indicate the cost as soon as we know where to pick you up ;-D!
Recommended hotels We recommend personalized accommodations according to your needs and budget starting at basic rooms with private bath over equipped studios with kitchenette to B&Bs with swimming-pool, A/C, TV, hot water in private bath and other services.
Our favorites in order of price are the following, all offering its own advantages, be it proximity or the exact opposite, location with garden setting, in urban environment, on the beach or with fantastic views…you chose!
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