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Scuba Dive 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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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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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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Getting your PADI Advanced Open Water Course certification in Costa Rica lets you take six dives in tropical waters off the Guanacaste coast, with opportunities to see tons of wildlife each time. Build on your basic PADI certification as you increase your depth rating to 100 feet (30 meters) over the course of three days, and learn advanced navigation techniques that help you get around more efficiently underwater.
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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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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am SO happy that I decided to get my PADI Open Water Certification with Scuba Dive Costa Rica! Phil (the dive shop owner) was prompt with responding to e-mails regarding the certification schedule and provided transportation to the shop every day of the certification...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Alyssa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just come back from 4 days diving with Scuba Dive Costa Rica. Before I arrived I had spoken to the owner and PADI Course Director Phil who was very helpful in recommending a car hire firm. On the first morning Phil collected me...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had a great morning diving at Las Catalinas with Scuba Dive Costa Rica. Pre-dive, they were very patient and helpful with my queries about travelling to Potrero and my many other questions. Everything was well organised and the equipment in good...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ChicaFoca
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

I took my Rescue Diver Course with SDCR and I had the best time! I arranged it via WhatsApp since I got a recommendation for that Dive Center! Everything was just easy and worked out just the way we discussed upfront! The teaching was very...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

I did my open water certification with Risky. A great guy and an even better instructor. His big experience makes you feel very comfortable at any moment. I had a great time and would definitely recommend scuba dive costa rica!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Yves H
Reviewed September 4, 2019

Two of my friends and I completed the open water cert in Playa Flamingo, one was getting a re-cert and the other was getting theirs for the first time but had lots of experience diving and I had no experience and was nervous about it....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mcevillk
Reviewed August 31, 2019

Used these guys to complete my 4 certification dives (did my class work and pool time in Colorado). Process was super easy. Phil, Kayn, Risky, and everyone else are super nice people and great instructors. Can’t recommend enough.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shiatis
Reviewed August 26, 2019

My brother in law and I contacted Phil (owner) prior to traveling to the area, to see about completing the open water dives to complete our certifications. He was very helpful in customizing our experience. We were able to have the rest of our family...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Firesmith71
Reviewed August 22, 2019

Took my advanced with Costa Rica Divers with a tight timeframe in mind. Phil was very responsive via email, and worked around my dates. Great divemasters and instructors, patient and knowledgable about the dive sites. Perfect time of year to dive, warm water great visibility....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jared H
Reviewed August 21, 2019

This was my first time diving in Costa Rica and I absolutely loved it. Risky is such a friendly dive master who was enthusiastic about the dives and showing you everything you could see. He made sure I was comfortable during both dives and made...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Hi and thank you for your enquiry. Diving is great now, really changed up from a couple weeks ago. Cleaner and warmer waters. Sharks, Rays and lots of schooling fish. Really nice right now. Weather looking settled for a few... More
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