Scuba Diving Tamarindo

Discover our Diving tours, Courses & Snorkeling

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Ready to take the plunge and explore the wonders of the underwater world?

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This is perfect for you if you’re a certified diver looking for an exciting new dive!

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Get your full PADI diving certification in Tamarindo!

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Enjoy snorkeling in one of the best spots in Costa Rica!

Experience the best in Tamarindo
with Be Water Diving!

Discover Scuba Diving in Tamarindo with us!


Curious about scuba diving? Our Discover Scuba Diving program for beginners will take you on an unforgettable adventure in the Catalina Islands, departing from our Tamarindo diving center.

This beginner-friendly mini-course is great if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater. Our professional instructors will be by your side every step of the way.

Experience the thrill of scuba diving in Costa Rica and join us for an amazing Tamarindo scuba diving experience!

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Fun dives for certified divers


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.

Catalina Islands are renowned for their diverse marine life and diving conditions suitable for all levels. Our tour includes two dives at two different dive sites, led by a certified PADI instructor who will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Discover why Tamarindo scuba diving is a must-do activity!

Snorkeling tours


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!

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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Get your scuba diving certification
in Tamarindo!

Open Water Diver +


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Get your full PADI certification in Tamarindo and become a certified scuba diver with the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Advanced Open
Water Diver


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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course aims to improve and perfect your scuba diving skills. Practice navigation, buoyancy control, deep diving, and select 3 specialty dives of your choice!

Rescue Diver


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Our PADI Rescue Diver course equips you with essential skills to manage diving emergencies. Learn to identify and handle health issues like decompression sickness and proficiently perform rescue techniques.

Emergency First Response


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The EFR PADI course focuses on basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. It’s mandatory for advancing beyond the Advanced Open Water Diver level.

Referral course


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Complete your PADI certification with the PADI Referral program. Finish theory and pool sessions locally, and join us in Tamarindo for 4 certifying dives in Catalina Islands.

Refresher course


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Refresh your diving skills with our PADI Refresher Course, covering buoyancy control, alternate air source, regulator recovery, and mask clearing. The PADI Reactivate Course reviews all Open Water skills in a confined water setting.

Meet Be Water Diving team!

Nicolas a PADI instructor and founder of Be Water Diving in Tamarindo


PADI Instructor

Nico, founder of Be Water Diving is an experienced instructor with over 3000 dives under his belt. Having lived in Tamarindo for over 8 years, he knows the Catalina Islands’ diving spots perfectly. Whether it’s your first dive or you’re looking to refine your skills, Nico’s patient and educational approach ensures a smooth and confidence-building experience. Nico speaks Spanish, English, and is also practising French. He loves interacting with guests in their preferred language!

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PADI Dive Master

Lucas, Dive Master, brings a wave of good vibes at Be Water Diving! He is always in the water, even after leading a dive, you’ll often find him snorkeling along Costa Rica’s beaches in the afternoon, purely for the love of it! He balances professionalism with chill vibes, happy to share his passion with every client! Lucas is the kind of guy who always has a smile on his face—he was probably born that way! He’s more than excited to guide divers and unveil the wonders of the Catalina Islands.

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PADI Instructor

Silvia, Instructor at Be Water Diving, is very professional. She speaks perfect English and Spanish and loves chatting on the boat while heading to the Catalina Islands. Underwater, you feel confident with her calm, patience, and contagious smile create a reassuring environment. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned diver, Silvia ensures you feel safe and comfortable throughout your diving tour. Rest assured, you’re always in excellent hands with Silvia!

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Captain Gabriel is always there to support the diving team. He lifts dive tanks, loads the boat with gear, and prepares refreshments between your dives. With our Captain, it’s time to practice your “español”! While he doesn’t speak English, he’s fluent in the language of the ocean. Raised around these waters, he is an expert at everything related to the ocean.

Discover our client diving stories!

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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diving tour & activities!

+506 83895022 
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Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, Costa Rica (next to Capricho restaurant)

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