TamaDive
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We offer scuba diving in the area of Tamarindo, Costa Rica for beginners up to dive professionals. Take your first steps with us in scuba diving and also become a certified diver. We have a wide range of certification possibilities.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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2024

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Jordan P
Playa Panama, Costa Rica34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
What an unforgettable experience! We booked snorkeling but Remo contacted us and suggested the Intro to Dive instead for better visibility in January. We didn’t even know we could scuba dive without being certified. It was so much fun! We arrived at the TamaDive shop and got fitted for gear, filled out paperwork and Remo went over what to expect. We then took a short drive to the marina and got on the boat. There were a few other groups of 1-3 people but each group had their own guide. The guides got all of the tanks and vests ready for each of us and each group dove with their guide separately - it wasn’t a large group at once. My husband and I dove with Remo. Once in the water, he reviewed the safety checks and we had to each pass them under water before we started. He was so patient and positive. We saw so many beautiful creatures: manta rays, white tip sharks, octopus, sea urchin, huge schools of fish, puffer fish, eels and more! Remo got great photos and sent us a link after. We had a great time and felt very comfortable with him. It was such an unforgettable experience and one we will continue to talk about. Thanks Remo and TamaDive for giving us the diving bug. We want to get certified now! 🤿
Written February 4, 2020
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So you got the diving bug? That's great to hear. Thank you for taking your time to review us. It sure was good fun in the water. Hope you will get certified and then we see you again or come and get certified with us :)
Written February 8, 2020
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Erin M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We had a great two-day experience doing our final open water certification dives with Tamarindo Dive. Our instructor Luis made our first “in nature” experience safe, enjoyable, and inspiring. He and other staff were fun to get to know as well - they gabe great adventure and dining recommendations. And for anyone traveling and missing their dogs, there are FIVE dogs to love on at the dive shop. We boarded with snorklers and advanced divers who all had great experiences. We all heard whales clicking and saw sharks, and beautiful fish. The advanced divers had stingrays swim overhead! On the way back to shore we saw whales and enjoyed expert navigation of the captain in some giant waves.

We definitely recommend Tamarindo Dive shop and would do business with them and their doggies again :).
Written January 28, 2024
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¡Suena como si hubieran tenido una experiencia increíble! Nos alegra saber que Luis pudo brindarles una primera experiencia segura, agradable e inspiradora en la naturaleza durante sus inmersiones de certificación en aguas abiertas. Apreciamos mucho el tiempo que le dedican los clientes en dejar una reseña, y valoramos enormemente sus comentarios. Sin embargo, nos gustaría aclarar que parece que dejaron la reseña para el centro de buceo incorrecto, ya que nosotros en TamaDive solo tenemos 2 perros, no 5 como se menciona en la reseña. Parece que la reseña está destinada a Tamarindo Diving. Sería muy importante tanto para nosotros como para Tamarindo Diving que pasen la reseña a su perfil, ya que todos nos esforzamos mucho en dar el mejor servicio posible y apreciamos muchísimo el tiempo que le dedican nuestros clientes en dejar una reseña. Agradecemos mucho su comprensión y cooperación en este asunto. Gracias por compartir su experiencia, y esperamos que consideren reubicar la reseña para asegurarse de que refleje con precisión su fantástica experiencia con Tamarindo Diving. Una vez más, gracias por su comprensión y por su tiempo.
Written February 2, 2024
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Gabriela M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
They were so accommodating. We wrote about 4 days in advance and requested a Catalina Islands dive with 1 open water certified diver and 4 uncertified divers in our group and they took us. Emailed back the next morning after I wrote them that night. We took a 20 minute drive to the islands and it was great. The discovery scuba people saw white tipped reef shark. Our certified diver went with another instructor and saw schools of fish, two octupuses (yes the pleural of octopus is octopuses), a giant eel and about 5 sharks.
Recommend. It may be harder for a child to so a discovery course at this location because you have to do the skills in the ocean about 30 feet in debt maybe. Which can be scary for a first time diver. They took photos of us too free of charge!
Written June 30, 2021
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Thank you for your great review. We appreciate it a lot. We are so grateful to read you enjoyed the trip with us and that you saw so much of the beautiful sea life. Side note: we don't do the skill training in depth of 10 meters/30ft. We are more likely an arm length away from the surface for the skills... 10m/30ft would be irresponsible. The dive on the other hand will be up to 12m/40ft deep as this is the limit for discover scuba divers.
Written July 1, 2021
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Jessica T
Anchorage14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We had an awesome dive with Remo! Saw so many things in the sea that it was hard to keep up (which was a great thing)! Superb professionalism, great dive briefing, the gear was like new, and we felt very safe. Our dives were maximized on time because we had a small group and great breathing efficiency. So grateful for the experience!
Written April 19, 2023
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Thank you for diving with us and for leaving us a review. It's great to max out time rather than just tank size. Much more to see this way. Too much to see to keep up... first world problem :D We hope to see you again another time.
Written April 21, 2023
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Tina
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I enjoyed 4 awesome dives over two days with TamaDive.
The whole team worked very well together to make everybody feel comfortable and enjoy the tour.
All gear was in great condition and you even get pictures of the dives afterwards. We were lucky enough to have very good conditions with lots of wildlife and good visibility.
It's a nice touch they have some music playing on the boat and offer some snacks and drinks in between dives.

Special thanks to my guides Santi and Remo for helping me out with another pair of fins and for sharing some air with another diver so we could all enjoy some more time under water. Highly appreciate it!
Written March 17, 2023
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Thank you for taking your time to give us this great review. We are glad you enjoyed the diving with us and hope we have you back another day.
Written March 21, 2023
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Eleanor S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
You know you are in good hands when your very experienced Divemaster friend picks your Dive Shop. Tamadive was chosen from all the other outfitters by our friend, who is a dive instructor as the best and safest dive operator in the Flamingo/Tamarindo area. Their equipment was in excellent condition condition. We felt safe. Saw sharks, octopus, eels, huge school of machete and an endless variety of fish. Wonderful experience!
Written November 22, 2023
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Thank you for choosing us and sharing your positive experience! We're thrilled your experienced friend selected us for the dive. Safety is our priority, and we're glad you felt secure with our well-maintained equipment. See you next time.
Written November 28, 2023
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Nicole W
Atlantic City, NJ12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Franco and the other instructors with TamaDive were great. They explain everything before heading out to the boat so that you have an understanding of what to expect on dry land first. Once in the water, they take plenty of time to go over all of the skills needed before actually doing the dives. I ended up way too scared, but Franco was abundantly patient and went through all of the skills with me, taking as much time as needed. When I was too frightened, I was able to simply stay in the boat and enjoy the water while everyone else was diving. They really work to have everyone enjoy the experience, and make sure you understand everything that is happening. My own fears prevented me from fully participating, but this experience is still 5 stars! My husband had a fantastic time diving and they got some great pictures of him and all of the cool stuff they saw. I think TamaDive is great for beginners and also for families who may want to get their teens involved and know that they will have great instructors. Highly recommend!
Written November 9, 2023
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Thank you for taking your time to review us. It's so good to read that you tried your best but also that you took the mature decision that it's not for you this time. Don't give up just yet!
Written November 28, 2023
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jacqueline v
Utrecht, The Netherlands7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This will be different review than normal.

Sadly we just found out that we had to cancel our holiday to CR and also our diving plans with Remo & Franko. However, every single moment of contact that we had via email with TamaDive has been nothing short of friendly, informative and professional.

We were all looking forward to the 3 days of diving - including a Bull Shark one. We will keep their contact information in our mobile phones- the minute we are allowed to travel again we will be in touch with TamaDive!

A rare combination of professionalism and friendliness!

Jacqueline - The Netherlands
Written June 10, 2020
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We are very sad that you had to cancel your dream holiday to Costa Rica. Not just for the diving part but the holiday in general. We hope you will be able to make it happen when times are going back to normal. Thank you for your review even we weren't able to show you our beautiful underwater world. We will catch up on it when it's time.
Written June 11, 2020
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Peter D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Went diving near the Catalina islands with Tamadive. It had been a while since we were last on the water but Remo made us feel super comfortable. The equipment is top notch, the boat was very comfortable and roomy and both dives were amazing. We saw everything we’d had hoped to see. In between the two dives we even saw a whale with calf at the surface. Super experience!!!
Written October 3, 2021
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Thank you very much for leaving us such a great review. We couldn't be more lucky to have you diving with us.
Written October 15, 2021
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Arete K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This was my first time diving in the ocean and I never felt uncomfortable or worried about the setting. The gear was new and everything worked great.
My mom isn’t a diver and she was even able to come on the boat and hang out between the two dives. There was a lush and beautiful amount of ocean life that’s hard to describe (you’ve got to see it yourself!).
Remo and Jose were super friendly, keeping group sizes small. They were knowledgeable and took care of everything so we could enjoy the experience. Highly recommend them and the Catalina’s islands for anyone diving in Costa Rica. Thanks!
Written April 8, 2023
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Thank you for leaving us this happy review. We are thrilled to read that you had a good experience during your fist ocean dives and that you saw so much sea life that you can't even describe it with words. See you next time.
Written April 19, 2023
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