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Scuba Dive Costa Rica

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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About Scuba Dive Costa Rica
Scuba Dive Costa Rica is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort located in Playa Potrero and with a sales shop Tamarindo. The only Dive Center in the region with a full service beachfront location, SDCR is a boutique operation catering for 8 divers max per day for your enjoyment and safety. We dive Las Catalinas Islands everyday (except Monday) and welcome all certified divers. We also offer Discover Scuba and Snorkeling experiences for those without a certification. We conduct PADI Open Water and Discover Scuba courses daily in addition to PADI advanced courses for those that want to further their scuba training. If you have started a PADI Course and want to get finished up we can assist you with completing your course and getting you certified. Our boat departs from the Costa Rica Sailing Center which is a great place to hang out for the day, with bar, restaurant and pool facilities onsite. We offer transfers from most locations in the general area.
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2 Days & 2 Nights Diving Adventure

Welcome aboard our luxury catamaran for a unique 2 day & 2 night diving adventure around the Las Catalinas Islands. This one of kind experience also features an on board chef with bespoke cuisine and 5 dives on some of the best coastal dive sites in Costa Rica. Enjoy magical dining experiences under the stars and spend your days lazily cruising around breath-taking coast lines and isolated beaches.
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2 days
from $1,750.00

PADI Discover Scuba Diving from Playa Flamingo

Have all the fun of scuba diving without investing the time and expense into a PADI certification with a Discover Scuba Diving experience from Playa Flamingo. Learn the basics of scuba diving in a pool the day before or morning of your trip, and then head out to the open ocean near Las Catalinas Islands to dive and swim alongside tropical fish, manta rays, sea horses, and more.
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5 hours
from $179.49

Two-Dive Tour at Las Catalinas Islands

Las Catalinas Islands off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast are known for their giant manta rays, white tip reef sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, and more — with a little luck, you can even spot humpback whales in the summer months. Swim alongside this bounty of marine life on a 2-dive tour to the islands from Playa Flamingo with a PADI-certified instructor. This tour is only for certified scuba divers.
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5 hours
from $184.70

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Tamarindo

Have all the fun of scuba diving without investing the time and expense into a PADI certification with a Discover Scuba Diving experience from Tamarindo. Learn the basics of scuba diving in a pool the day before or morning of your trip, and then head out to the open ocean near Las Catalinas Islands to dive and swim alongside tropical fish, manta rays, sea horses, and more.
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5 hours
from $205.13

PADI Open Water Course - Tamarindo

Learn to dive during this multi-day Professional Association of Diving Instructors course in Potrero, Costa Rica. After a convenient hotel pickup, dive into the most widely recognized scuba certification in the world. Enjoy nine pool and sea dives, a swim and float session, and five knowledge development sections. Avoid the classroom altogether and complete academic requirements via the internet.
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3 days
from $410.26
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Simon wrote a review Feb 2021
United Kingdom3 contributions
The pool training was first class giving great confidence for the following day out in the open water. Risky, yes that's the name of our instructor!, was anything but that - very professional and super patient when needed. The open water dive was hampered slightly by the weather but still managed to see an amazing array of marine life including white tip reef shark, moray eel and most spectacular and graceful manta ray - truly awesome! Risky was brilliant with my partner who was diving for the very first time, it made her experience being able to relax and enjoy the dive knowing she was in safe hands. Thank you to Risky, the Captain and crew
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Corey J wrote a review Feb 2021
Bozeman, Montana4 contributions
My wife and I took this discovery course. Instructors were thorough and safe and described everything in easy to understand language. We are both going for an open water certification now and that is a testament to the experience they carefully craft for participants.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Foodie_errant wrote a review Aug 2020
Montreal60 contributions30 helpful votes
Went for a week of scuba exploration in January, mainly to check out the Catalinas! I know, delayed review!! ;) The good: Communication and booking was super clear and easy, boat, equipment and crew were great! Saw a couple of mantas (YEAH!), many sharks, a couple of eagle rays (I like the bigger critters, so that was good!). The bad: Conditions were not good, very windy (normal for that time of the year, I was told). Made the (normally) short trip to the Catalinas sites rough and longer (60 vs 20min).... if even possible. Captain had to change sites once we had left on one of the days, so missed the Catalinas altogether to hit shore sites (which were.... quiet let's say). Would have preferred to stay dry for that one. Visibility was very bad (5-7m), so mantas were "drive-by's" to catch when they happened. White-tips being lazy dogs chillin' at the bottom were easy to check out though. If not for the conditions and the resulting trips, would have been excellent! But that's not Phil and his crew's responsibility. For what they could control, they did a very good job and I recommend them! :) Portrero is a quiet little town, car not required to dive, drink, eat. A nice place to dive and relax!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jon S wrote a review Mar 2020
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I dove 2 days with Scuba Dive Costa Rico this past Feburary. It was a great diving experience. I emailed 3 dive shops before my trip and Phil the owner of Dive Costa Rico was the only one that answered my email. He runs a nice shop. He was very honest and accmmodating. He told me that it was the windy season and the diving was good but not the best of the year. He included in his email suggestions of close Motels, we already had out reservations elsewhere. We will stay at the recommended places next time. Phil picked me up at my hotel for the first dive, he was very nice and informative about the area and some of what the area has to offer. Phils dive crew was great, I would highly recommend them.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KaT F wrote a review Mar 2020
Burlington, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
Robert and I came here to finish our PADI certification here at the end of February. We had already done our on-line training and confined water dives and were looking to complete our 4 open water dives. We had Alvaro to show us the ropes on the first day and Phil on the second day; both of these instructors were attentive, personable and informative. We felt comfortable throughout the diving experiences and saw things we never dreamed we would see on our first open water dives! We saw white tip sharks, a school of devil rays, eels, blow fish and much much much more. If you are looking for the best diving team in Costa Rica this is the place! Thank you SDCR for an unforgettable experience and helping us to complete our PADI certification.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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