Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our FAQ page! Below you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our dive school, dive tours and PADI courses.
Yes, you can try Discover Scuba Diving, a program designed for first-time divers who want to experience scuba diving without getting certified. CHECK HERE
The maximum depth you can reach during a Discover Scuba Diving program is typically around 12 meters/40 feet.
While it’s important to have basic swimming skills, you don’t need to be an Olympic swimmer to scuba dive. Most scuba diving courses and programs will include swimming and water skills training to prepare you for diving.
A scuba diving session can vary depending on the dive site and your experience level. Generally, a single dive can last from 30 minutes to an hour, including the descent, the dive, and the ascent.
Yes, especially on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The diving is excellent with a wide variety of marine life. In Be Water Diving we dive all year round in Catalina Islands.
We offer a variety of scuba diving courses, from beginner to advanced levels, including Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and also Refresher course. Contact us for more information.
To get certified as an Open Water Diver, you must be at least 10 years old, have basic swimming skills, and be in good physical health. You will also need to complete a scuba diving course and pass both written and practical exams. SEE MORE.
Prices for scuba diving in Costa Rica vary from $130 (certified divers) to $170 (discover scuba diving). We also offer snorkeling for $75. For the diving courses, please check this page.
Yes, scuba diving equipment is included in the price of our diving tours. However, if you have your own equipment and prefer to use it, you are welcome to bring it along.
Yes, Costa Rican waters have many species of sharks. The most common shark we see at the Catalina Islands is the white tip reef shark. It is also possible to see whale sharks but it’s more rare.
Yes and no. We do have coral, but not as much as in the Caribbean because of the changing water temperatures between summer and winter. Water temperatures are between 20°C and 30°C, and this is too big of a change for most coral.
It depends on the medical condition. Some conditions, such as asthma or heart problems, may make it unsafe for you to scuba dive. It’s always important to consult with your doctor before taking up scuba diving, and to inform your instructor or guide of any medical conditions you may have. Check here our medical form before scuba diving.
Yes, you can still scuba dive if you wear glasses or contacts. There are several options available, such as prescription masks, contact lenses designed for scuba diving, or even laser eye surgery. However, we do not provide prescription masks or contact lenses designed for scuba diving and you will need to bring your own special equipment.
To make a reservation, please contact us by email or WhatsApp, and we will provide you with further instructions. Payment is due one day before the tour date, and we may ask for a deposit if you book in advance. Payment can be made in cash, by PayPal (+13%), or by credit card (+13%).
Our cancellation policy can be found at the bottom of our pages.
If you have another questions, please contact us directly
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