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Scuba diving, snorkeling and PADI courses in Tamarindo

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving mini course : $170

Are you ready to take the plunge and explore the wonders of the underwater world? Our Discover Scuba Diving program for beginers will take you on an unforgettable adventure in the Catalina Islands departing from Tamarindo beach.

This mini course is perfect for those who are curious about scuba diving but don’t have any prior experience. Whether you’re seeking a new challenge or simply looking to expand your horizons, our professional instructors will guide you through every step of the way.

As long as you’re in reasonably good physical health and at least 10 years old, you’re qualified to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. So come join us and discover the magic of breathing underwater!

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a diver with a white mask exploring the sea bed

Fun dives for certified
divers : $130

Are you a certified diver looking for an exciting new challenge? Our 2 tanks scuba diving tour to Catalina Islands is the perfect opportunity to explore some of the best coastal dive sites in Costa Rica.

Immerse yourself in the underwater wonders of the Catalina Islands, renowned for their diverse marine life and diving conditions suitable for all levels. Our tour includes two dives at two different dive site, led by a certified PADI instructor who will guide you every step of the way.

Whether you’re an experienced diver seeking to expand your horizons or a beginner looking to improve your skills, our bilingual instructors will provide you with the necessary guidance and support to make the most out of your dive experience.

Snorkeling tour Tamarindo - Catalina Islands
tour : $75

Experience the vibrant and colorful marine life of Costa Rica’s Catalina Islands with our snorkeling tour. Located in one of the best snorkeling spots in the Tamarindo area, our tour will be an unforgetable experience!

Marvel at the fish, rays, sharks and other fascinating marine creatures that call these waters home. Our experienced guides will ensure that you’re safe and comfortable throughout the tour, while providing you with valuable information about the marine life that you encounter.

This tour is suitable for all levels, whether you’re an experienced snorkeler or a first-timer.

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Become a certified diver with our PADI courses!

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Open Water Diver + E-Learning

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Get your full PADI certification in Tamarindo and become a certified scuba diver with the PADI Open Water Diver course. This is the most popular course for beginners worldwide and we highly recommend it to ensure you have the best and most enjoyable diving experience possible.

Advanced Open
Water Diver

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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course aims to improve and perfect your scuba diving skills. 

In this course, you will have the opportunity to practice important skills such as navigation and buoyancy control, while also experiencing the thrill of deep diving and selecting three specialty dives of your choice.

Rescue Diver

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The aim of our PADI Rescue Diver course is to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage various emergency situations while diving. You will be taught how to identify and deal with possible health problems that may arise during a dive, including decompression sickness, as well as how to carry out rescue techniques with proficiency.

Emergency First Response

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The EFR PADI course in Tamarindo is a program that focuses on basic first aid + cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, and it is not related to diving. This course is mandatory for anyone interested in pursuing any PADI courses beyond the Advanced Open Water Diver level.

Referral course

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Want to complete your PADI certification but don’t want to spend time on vacation studying? The PADI Referral allows you to complete Theory and Pool sessions at a dive center near to your home and just join us for the certifying 4 dives.

Our program includes 2 days of diving to complete your 4 check out dives in Catalina islands departing from Tamarindo.

Refresher course

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Our PADI Refresher Course goes over basics: buoyancy control, alternate air source, regulator recovery and clearing your mask. You will be asked to complete a quiz on arrival for general dive theory. PADI Reactivate Course goes over all the skills you learned in the PADI Open Water Course in a confined water setting.

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The latest reviews

Tamara FaheyTamara Fahey
23:27 26 Apr 24
Couldn’t have asked for a better day out diving! Very thorough briefing and instructions which made us feel safe and comfortable in the water. Perfect amount of time spent diving, we really got to explore the reef and take in our surroundings! Thank you Lucas, Mariano and Gabi!!!
Jayde LavisJayde Lavis
23:22 26 Apr 24
First time diving and felt so safe and comfortable with Lucas and Mariano. Saw lots of sea life including sharks, eels, octopus and plenty of fish. Nice cold water & great snacks also provided!
Maddie FilgateMaddie Filgate
23:18 26 Apr 24
I did the fun dive at the Catalina Islands and it was incredible. Really lovely instructors and saw some amazing marine life!
JR crouchJR crouch
21:08 26 Apr 24
Had a great time. Everyone of these guys went out of their way to give you a great dive experience. Lucas was our dive master on all four of my dives. Got to check of one of my bucket list items (White Tip Sharks). Appreciate you guys and truly enjoyed it all. Kudos to Be Water Diving. Hope to see you again. Pura Vida
Andreas LenzAndreas Lenz
19:49 24 Apr 24
Ritesh ChitaliaRitesh Chitalia
05:51 27 Mar 24
I cannot say enough good things about this dive company. I dove three days with them - the guides (Fernando and Lucas) were awesome, and did a great job showing us stuff underwater. They run small boats so it doesn’t feel like too many people to a guide. Despite visibility not being the best (related to the time of year), it felt very safe since the guides were always nearby and had their attention of us. Only (minor) negative that I would note is that it the boat is on the smaller side with not much space to move around. But it is well-equipped for diving, and that’s what’s important!Additionally, I had a group of four that did a discover dive with them. Everyone that participated said it was a great experience - Lucas and Fernando were patient, they felt very safe and would do it again! Highly recommend giving them a shot if you’re looking for a dive company in the area.
S LynnS Lynn
02:45 21 Feb 24
I am happy to have chosen to dive with Be Water Diving. When searching for a local operator, with a small outfit and great reviews this dive shop showed up. We always plan out vacations around diving and we prefer the local small shops vs the PADI shops that have all this amazing expensive equipment and fast boats but we prefer the friendly interaction, the local vibe and dive culture. This shop fell nothing short of that.Willy and Nico were super friendly. Fernando and Lucas were wonderful guides. From start to finish these guys made us feel right at home and made sure we got the best experience we could have.We went 2 separate days. One was after a week of wind and visibility was maybe 5ft but we saw dolphins on the way out. The other set of dives were made after a few days without wind and visibility was substantially better and we saw a bunch of things!Highly recommended!
Meghan PhilpotMeghan Philpot
02:14 06 Feb 24
An amazing spot for our first ocean dives! We did our 4 open water dives to finish our scuba certification and it was the perfect combination of learning and exploring!! The instructors we dove with—Fernando, Lucas and Nico—were knowledgeable and made it such an enjoyable experience! We saw sharks, a barracuda, eels, colorful fish, starfish and many other sea creatures. The boat staff were incredibly helpful and the entire experience was one to remember!!
Tomas DiazTomas Diaz
17:06 31 Dec 23
This is a great dive shop. We went out with Fernando and Adriana. While Diving we got to hear whales in the water. We didn’t see them because they were far but it was totally cool to hear them in the water. The crew was really nice and safe. There was tons of marine life. The visibility is not great in these parts, so know that. The dive Shop is small but highly recommended!!
Bethany BhattacharyaBethany Bhattacharya
15:23 01 Sep 23
Amazing experience!!!! Communication was incredible. Friendly staff who went out of their way for me and my daughter on short notice. Mariano was patient and very skilled! We had a blast and saw so many beautiful creatures to include giant eels, octopus, and white tip shark along with their baby. Incredible day and in between dives we were welcomed with fresh pineapple and a sweet along with water and tea. Highly recommend this place for all your water adventure needs!!!

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Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, Costa Rica (next to Capricho restaurant)