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Discover Scuba Diving
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Discover Scuba Diving

By Tamarindo Diving
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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S$297.51
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S$297.51
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Ages 8-80, max of 10 per group
Duration:
5h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
German, English, Spanish


  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • equipment
What's not included
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our pickup service is only for the Tamarindo and Langosta area.
  • Tamarindo Diving Center Davide Gabbi, Calle principal en frente a Best Western, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica We are located on the main road in front of the Hotel Best Western Vista Villas. 50309 Tamarindo - Guanacaste
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37110P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 18 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Discover Scuba Diving?
Discover Scuba Diving price starts from S$283.67. Discover and book Discover Scuba Diving on Tripadvisor
What is the Discover Scuba Diving cancellation policy?
Discover Scuba Diving cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Discover Scuba Diving on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Discover Scuba Diving?
Discover Scuba Diving is hosted by Tamarindo Diving. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tamarindo Diving on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Discover Scuba Diving on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Discover Scuba Diving?
On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Discover Scuba Diving on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37110P4

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

notsag-dev
notsag-dev
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A must do in Tamarindo!
Incredible experience diving with Tamarindo Dive Center! Carmen was a great dive master, very knowledgeable about t
Parisx77
Parisx77
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Best Dive Shop In Tamarindo!
Best dive shop in Tamarindo! My wife and I did the two tank dive on two different days and both were amazing!! On t
GreivousAngel
GreivousAngel
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Wonderful diving experience
Daughter and I had a great experience with Tamarindo Diving. When we met David at the shop he told us that there h
timohaenseler01
timohaenseler01
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Really cool diving experience!
I really enjoyed the two dives at Catalina Islands with Tamarindo Diving. The tour was really well organized and an
hkdod
hkdod
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Very nice crew, very rough water
The crew was extremely nice; no complaints at all about the company. I tend to get motion sick, so I took Bonine b
kbethhn
kbethhn
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My first time made amazing!
My husband is an experienced advanced cert diver and I was working on my open water dive cert. Alejandro was the be
Jandreitseva
Jandreitseva
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Snorkelling
The fish was deep down in the ocean so it was a little bit hard to see it while snorkelling. The reefs were not as
drjamesrider
drjamesrider
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great dives
6 dives over a week for me and my 10 year old son. excellent staff/crew. good safe gear. sharks, morray, octopii, t
claudio01709
claudio01709
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Great crew to dive with
I have been out with a lot of companies around the world but Tamarindo Diving stands out in safety, knowledge of th
Toscanodan
Toscanodan
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Awesome dive masters!
Had a wonderful time and the dive masters were really fun. Diving was really cool and saw my first shark!
ATungATung
ATungATung
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An unforgettable experience
Jack and Titi team had brought me an unforgettable weekend in Tamarindo Catalina area, they are funny, and yet expe
elyotwhitney
elyotwhitney
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Diving experience
Crew was very knowledgeable about made us feel safe. Had a variety of experience in our group and everyone had a bl
olivecc13
olivecc13
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Great Dive Shop
I enjoyed diving with this company! Very reasonable pricing with friendly staff and organized excursion. Our Dive M
Annabo731
Annabo731
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Fun dive
+ Answering fast on WhatsApp. Does pickups if you don’t live close to the dive shop. Nice snacks on the boat. Good
Alejandro G
Alejandro G
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Memories forever!
Awesome snorkeling experience! My girlfriend and I were first time sea snorkelers and we were glad to have been wit
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Robert Bos
Riga, Latvia6 contributions
Very good and safe Discovery Dive. They offer a 1-day experience, but I only would recommend this to those that have dived before and are comfortable doing a theory crash-course on the boat. Otherwise take 2-day option for maximum comfort
Ina had an amazing personal approach and I felt completely safe with her underwater watching amazing fishes and stingray.
Written 12 March 2022
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Davide G
Hi Roberts! Thank you so much! We appreciate and are very happy that you enjoyed this experience. It's was a pleasure to share that with you. Best regards. Pura Vida!
Written 13 March 2022
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Deniz H
Oslo, Norway3 contributions
There was absolutely no hesitation to sign up for 2 dives with these guys - they were super friendly from the get-go with their local office dogs, one of them Kaiya they greeted us upon signing up. These dives helped me see Costa Rica from a different perspective while rejuvenating my soul and exploring uncharted territories. It was the first time I saw eels and octopuses. If you are visiting Tamarindo and looking for a solid dive day with wavy waters and spectacular wildlife, this is the place. If you are not certified, I saw them certify another 3 divers and took people out on snorkeling tours (who ended up seeing more wildlife than the divers!).
My guide, William gave great insight on the Catalina Islands and the wildlife and Costa Rican culture.
If you need to use the rest room, do it in advance! I had never had to go as bad as I did at the end of our day!
Written 4 April 2021
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Davide G
Thank you so much!!! What a nice insight! We are so glad you could see eels and octopuses, and that conditions were really good that day so that you could take the most out if this experience. We hope to see you back here soon and we would be more than pleased to take you diving again. Pura Vida!!!
Written 5 April 2021
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Carolina P
Sao Paulo, SP4 contributions
Amazing experience! We dived with Laura who is an experienced instructor and passionate about her job. She is a marine biologist so she was great at finding and explaining animals to us and make us feel safe all the time. David the owner is such a special person!! He has a great character and a vintage minivan that ads personality to the trip! The whole boat crew was great, this was the best experience I had in all of Costa Rica!
Written 22 January 2021
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Davide G
Hi Carolina and thank you so much for your nice review. We loved taking you diving and are glad you enjoyed our experience. We really try hard in order to make our customers feel safe and comfortable, we leave the rest to the ocean and its creatures..... We really hope to see you soon and to make you live the magic of life underwater again
Written 28 January 2021
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Familytravellers30
West Chiltington, UK6 contributions
We went with our teenage sons who hadn’t dived before. We had done PADI certification but hadn’t dived for many years and were very rusty so asked that we were all treated as novices.
We took the option of a pool session before the trip - a bit of extra money but really well worth it. Our instructor Billy was very patient and we did two excellent dives in the Catalinas the following day. Loads to see and have definitely got the diving bug back. Highly recommended.
Written 5 April 2022
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Davide G
Hi Thank you so much for your nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience. With good conditions, Catalina's Archipelago is a guarantee. Billy is a very talented and experienced dive instructor and we are very happy to have him as part of our team. See you soon.
Written 7 April 2022
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Camper801928
Edmonton, Canada9 contributions
We completely enjoyed our time trying out scuba diving with Andy and the team from Tamarindo Diving. We did it over 2 days.

1st day (an hour or so) was in a nice pool across the street - trying on the equipment, learning how everything works & learning the important basics. Andy was a wonderful teacher, with a lot of patience and a good way with people. He was generous with his time, which we really appreciated.

The 2nd day was out on the ocean. The time Andy had spent with us the day before made the experience really fun and I was way more relaxed about everything than I thought I would be! We’ll remember this experience for a long time.

Davide, thank-you for the pick-up and drop off too. We’d easily recommend your company to anyone.
Written 26 February 2020
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are really happy to hear that from you, the 2 days Discover Scuba Diving program is an excellent choice to fell more confident the day after in the ocean. Andy is a very good teacher and person, we are very lucky to have him in our team. Hope to see you and to have fun with you guys again! :)
Written 28 February 2020
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Lauren T
Surrey, UK1 contribution
Couples
What an amazing dive myself and my husband Chris had around Las Catalinas. We had Dominic as our instructor and he was absolutely amazing - Chris isn't qualified and Dominic was fantastic as putting him (and me!) at ease - going through all instructions very clearly and ensuring he took his time. The dive sites are incredible, so much marine life to see - sharks, rays, loggerhead turtle, a vast variety of fish! No manta rays unfortunately but we will be back one day! Thank you so much Dominic and the team.
Written 20 March 2022
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Davide G
Thank you so much for your nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience. With good conditions, the Catalina's Archipelago is a guarantee. Marine life is incredibly reach! Then Dominic did his part. He is a very talented and experienced dive instructor and we are very happy to have him as part of our team. As you said you'll be back, we are waiting for you for another underwater adventure! Pura Vida!!!
Written 21 March 2022
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Astrid S
1 contribution
Solo
I've never been scuba diving before so this was my first try and it was super fun! I was lucky to be the only one without a certification that day, so I got an instructor all by myself (Franko). Taking my hand, following me around and showing me all the amazing sea life.

It's not super fancy, but it's costa rican style! And we saw some awesome (not dangerous) sharks!!

¡PURA VIDA!
Written 23 July 2018
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Thank you Astrid for your nice review. I am very happy you enjoyed your first dive. Thanks to your words other people can have an idea of how seriously we take our responsabilities and how much we care about our customers satisfaction. Hope to take you diving again! Pura Vida!!!!
Written 26 July 2018
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Katrina P
New York City, New York39 contributions
We had an amazing time with Alejandro and Kiki. The boat ride out was a little choppy but the dive was well worth it! They were very patient with my niece and nephew who were first timers. We saw skates, sharks, countless types of fish and starfish, eels and very cool coral and rocks. HIGHLY recommend these guys whether you have done the Discover Scuba before or it is your first time you are in GREAT hands! PURA VIDA!
Written 28 August 2022
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Davide G
Thank you Katrina. We couldn't ask for a better comment. Our priority is your satisfaction and we are extremely glad to know that our goal has been reached. We hope to see you and your family very soon for another underwater adventure!! Pura Vida!!!
Written 29 August 2022
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Grace C
1 contribution
Couples
This experience was AMAZING!! My husband and I went on a dive with this crew just this week and we were so impressed by their level of professionalism and expertise! Carmen, Alejandro and Jack were so helpful and friendly, and as soon as we get home we definitely want to get scuba certified! Thank you for such a memorable experience!
Written 20 August 2022
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Davide G
Hi! Thank you so much for this incredible review. We were very happy to having you and show you the amazing world that lives under water. We are very happy to hear that you liked the experience so much that you decided to get certified! We hope to see you again for another underwater adventure. Pura vida!
Written 9 September 2022
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Vinicius B Miola
Capinzal, SC27 contributions
We dove with them at january 3, it was my best dive in Catalina Islands, amazing staff, very helpful, and The spot is amazing. We could see white sharks and even a Whale Shark
Written 4 January 2020
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What an amazing dive!!!! We are so happy that you were lucky enough to detect the biggest fish on earth, the magic whale shark..... We would love to take you scuba diving again in the future! We wait for you!!! Pura vida!
Written 8 January 2020
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