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Tamarindo Diving

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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About Tamarindo Diving
Tamarindo Diving is your best choice to experience the sea in the most enjoyable way while applying the higest safety standards possible. We are right at the entrance of Tamarindo, just in front of Best Western Vista Villas Hotel.
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Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving is an experience that will allow you to go diving without a certification. This includes a theory session, time to practice your skills with your instructor and 2 dives at the Catalinas.

We also include fruit and soft drinks during the navigation as well as all the equipment you will need!
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1 day
from $203.08

Snorkeling Tour

Explore the waters surrounding the Catalina Islands off the coast of Costa Rica during snorkeling sessions on this guided tour from Tamarindo. Learn basic snorkeling and safety procedures before jumping in. Spot dolphins, puffer fish, large schools of snappers, sea turtles, and other marine life. Plus, enjoy tropical fruits onboard the boat in between snorkeling.
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5 hours
from $83.08

Scuba Diver Certification

There's a whole world waiting to be explored beneath the waves of the world's oceans. Get your scuba diving certification and make like Jacques Cousteau. Costa Rica is the ideal place to learn to dive - it’s affordable, safe and spectacular underwater scenery abounds. This 2-day course in Tamarindo starts with theory and pool training then finishes with 2 open water dives in calm seas. Once certified, the world is your oyster!
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3 days
from $506.09

Advanced Open Water Dive Certification in Tamarindo

This Advanced Open Water certification course from Tamarindo does double duty: spend three days diving off the beautiful coast of the Catalina Islands, and advance your diving certification while you’re at it. Choose from different types of dives such as night dives, fish identification dives, research dives, and more to complete with your instructor over the course of three days, and attain a world-recognized certification at the end.
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3 days
from $653.54

Refresher Scuba Diving Certification Course Costa Rica

Our Refresh course will allow you to remember the basics of scuba diving and practice alongside one of our instructors.
We take your safety as the first priority and will help you refine your scuba diving skills.
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1 day 5 hours
from $193.85
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This is a tough review to write because I really liked the staff. Louise was a terrific guide but for an activity as serious as diving, they need to take some more precautions. First off, they never even checked my dive certification which I thought was a bit odd right off the
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Response from Davide G, Propietario at Tamarindo Diving
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Thank you for your words. We are sorry that you had a negative experience with us but thankful that you took your time to let us know your concerns. The certification we can check through the database you fill at the beginning of the experience, and since we had your information we checked that way. That being said we are sorry you experienced trouble with the equipment, and we are thankful that you let us know. We check the equipment for any major problems but it can happen that a small leak does not appear until you are in the water, this is unusual, but in these cases, we have to wait until after to mark them and fix them. We hope you come back to dive with us in the future, and maybe if nature is on our side we will be able to show you the wonders of diving at the Catalinas. All the best and Pura Vida!
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Great dive master,the staff was awesome and the setup was smooth and everything was covered. Thanks!
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Response from Davide G, Owner at Tamarindo Diving
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you very much for your review, we are really happy you enjoyed the experience with us, hope to see you again!! Pura Vida!! :)
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We went to Catalina Island and the national reserve. Although I have nothing but compliments for the crew, the guides and the service we received, the experience was quite disappointing. In our group, about half of the people when scuba diving and had a great experience. The
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Response from Davide G, Owner at Tamarindo Diving
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Hi Serge, thank you for complimenting our crew and services. We re sorry if your snorkeling experience wasn't as you expected but, unfortunately, we cannot control nature. And I can assure you (but you can see that reading the reviews) that snorkeling at the Catalina's most of the time is an amazing experience. Sometimes snorkelers can see more than divers as some big fish approach the surface looking for plankton or for fish hiding among the rocks in shallow waters. Some other times both groups have a wonderful experience. We are serious people, we put all our passion and efforts into what we do and our main goal is our customer's satisfaction. We have to respect nature though and understand that every day is different. Pura Vida!
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This was my first experience with scuba diving. Had no previous experience. I do recommend some classes beforehand. But the diving instructor that was informative and stayed with me the throughout the entire dive. He was very good.
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Response from Davide G, Propietario at Tamarindo Diving
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Thank you for your words! We do recommend to at least do a 2 day discover scuba diving experience if you have never been diving before. This will allow you to get to know the equipment and practice your skills in the pool before going to the ocean, but we understand that it is not always possible. With that said you did a great job! The first time diving can be overwhelming, scuba diving opens up a whole new world we normally cannot experience, and at first, it can take a while to get used to all the new feelings and equipment but the more you dive, the more comfortable you get! We hope to take you diving again in the future, hopefully with more time to do a practice session in the pool or a course! All the best and Pura Vida!
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Our experience trying out diving was awesome! Andy did a great job showing us how everything worked and keeping me calm too. Would definitely recommend this experience.
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Response from Davide G, Propietario at Tamarindo Diving
Responded Mar 5, 2020
So glad you enjoyed this experience especially because it was your first time. Now, after your baptism, you can go on and get certified.....and dive with us again!!!! Pura Vida!!!
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