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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

student divers in the ocean practicing exercises for the rescue diver course

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

First aid course with a man practicing on a dummy

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

19:20 27 Sep 23
I just completed my PADI Open Water course with Fernando and it was incredible! He was a great instructor and would recommend him. I'm looking forward to keeping up my diving experience when home
16:12 23 Sep 23
My friend and I did the open water and advanced courses with Ian and Nico and had a phenomenal experience diving around the Catalina's. We managed to swim with humpback whales and a giant manta all in the same day which was mind-blowing! A very experienced and friendly team, would highly recommend!
Daniela ArguedasDaniela Arguedas
02:27 23 Sep 23
Aquariofilia Canal 7Aquariofilia Canal 7
20:50 11 Sep 23
Had a lot of fun. I dived with Fernando and he was a really cool dive guide. Great team. We saw mantas, sharks, angel fish, puffers...
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!!!
kathia duplessiskathia duplessis
00:48 28 Aug 23
Mariano was a fantastic instructor! You can tell that he is truly passionate about scuba diving. He was also very helpful and explained everything thoroughly before diving.
Estefania RodrigoEstefania Rodrigo
19:57 25 Aug 23
As soon as we arrived in Tamarindo, we looked for a company to do diving with. The two guys who attended us and informed us were wonderful and gave us a lot of peace of mind. The day arrived and we can only thank Mariano, our instructor. Thanks to him, we have been able to enjoy another new experience in this beautiful country. Have a nice day✌️ PURA VIDA
Char. Mos.Char. Mos.
21:11 17 Aug 23
A very good experience. Our instructor was very friendly. We saw lots of marine wildlife. The boat ride was also nice
Gabi NaumannGabi Naumann
21:28 23 Jul 23
Had a wonderful experience completing my open water certification with Be Water Diving! Nico and Mariano made me feel so comfortable and confident diving and did a great job pointing out cool wildlife (and capturing it on video!). They went above and beyond and even introduced me to some great new restaurants in the area 🙂 can't wait to come back!!
Kierra DowdyKierra Dowdy
00:38 14 Jul 23
I got my open water and advanced open water with Fernando! It was an amazing experience and I fell in love with diving even though it was a big fear of mine. Fernando was very patient and taught us absolutely everything we needed to know to be prepared. It's not the easiest to teach me something; I learn differently compared to my peers. Fernando was very very patient with me and taught me in a way that was helpful to my learning style without me feeling embarrassed in the group. I really appreciate it. Another thing, I appreciated was the small size of the group. It made me feel comfortable. There was three of us and Fernando. So I felt safe doing this activity that I used to fear. Nico also took the time to pick me up from my hotel gate since it was on the way to the beach. It was so incredibly nice and helpful. You can most definitely trust them and you will have a blast diving with them!
Alla AllaAlla Alla
00:29 08 Jul 23
5 stars is not enough to rate this experience!It’s all about an amazing emotions !Nico is such a professional instructor ! Well knowledged, very easy going person !I did diving cos I decided to trust Nico and never regret ! To Trust your instructor means a lot!Capitan was great too ! He prepared some fruit snacks and drinks !I definitely recommend this place for all activities they provide! Amazing people - great experience!
Tiffany KTiffany K
18:07 12 Jun 23
What an experience! Nico was our guide and he was phenomenal from start to finish. 2 of us were inexperienced and without certification but his instruction put us at ease and was extremely thorough. The dive spots were active with TONS of marine life…we even swam with a sea turtle! An overall EPIC experience and our favorite adventure in CR! A MUST BOOK!!
Kylye HollyKylye Holly
19:38 23 May 23
Wow!We did the discover diving tour.None of us have ever dived before.Nico is such an interesting and patient person. I highly recommend this dive shop. His passion for diving shines through.The captain he works with is also a gem.Nico ensured everyone was safe and felt as safe as possible!.We also got to travel along side a pod of dolphins, what a beautiful day.Pura Vida
Cameron WilkinsonCameron Wilkinson
14:07 30 Apr 23
Nico and his crew run a great operation!. They communicate well, are very safe and very kind. I would highly recommend Be Water Diving for anyone. The dives were great. We saw turtles, sharks, devil rays and a HUGE manta ray. Plus tons of fish. We have dived with many shops and this is an excellent one!
Nathan SmithNathan Smith
02:53 16 Mar 23
This outfit is like diving with valet level service. They do everything with the equipment, you just get on the boat and dive. Andre was out dive guide, he was the perfect amount of chill and information, he was very easy to dive with and took care of everything. If you’re in tamarindo and want to dive, look no further and go with Be Water Diving… and their tshirts are pretty sweet too 🙂
Rachel OrtenseRachel Ortense
03:36 22 Jan 23
By far the best experience we have had here and Tamarindo. Nico is very professional, attentive ,patient and thorough. Mariano is an incredible instructor as well and also is very thorough and knowledgeable, as well as attentive and kind. My kids both took the course with me and these guys made the process very enjoyable.I am definitely coming back next year to do the advanced course and perhaps even more. I highly recommend to anyone considering either resort diving for fun or getting certified through these guys. It doesn’t get any better than this.!
Alexandria McAlpineAlexandria McAlpine
21:08 02 Dec 22
Nico and his crew were amazing, had 2 great dives in a private dive setting and it was perfect! They brought along an extra guide to hang and snorkel with the kids and Michael was amazing as well.
Sophia XSophia X
17:00 15 Aug 22
This company is awesome! Nico and his team were super friendly and fun to hangout with. All of the equipment were well maintained and they made sure we were comfortable and answered any questions we had. We were first time divers and were quite nervous but they made sure we were all good. They have maximum 3 people an instructor which was a relief as we had a group of 4 and 2 instructors with us who could guide us easily. They also to make sure to take pictures of us and sent them to us for no extra cost so that we can keep these precious memories! Highly recommend if you are in Tamarindo!
Olga GonzalezOlga Gonzalez
22:48 10 Jul 22
We have a great time during the discovery dive with Be water! Our guide Mariano took the time to go over everything and make sure we are feeling comfortable before and during the dive. We had a blast and saw a lot of cool wild life - sharks, eels, octopi, schools of fish! The whole Be water crew was helpful, attentive and fun, they made sure we are having a good time and feel safe.

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