Your Tamarindo diving experience
with Be Water Diving

Book your Tamarindo diving tour with Be Water Diving and explore the
vibrant underwater world the Pacific ocean!

Why choose Tamarindo for diving?

Located on the Pacific coast in the Guanacaste province, Tamarindo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica, offering a myriad of excursions to experience the magic of the area. Visitors flock to Tamarindo not only for its multicultural vibe and vibrant nightlife but also for its diverse activities. The town boasts numerous hotels, bars, and restaurants, welcoming travelers from around the globe.

Tamarindo is also a prime spot for scuba diving. The nearby Catalina Islands, located just 30 minutes from Tamarindo, offer exceptional diving experiences! These volcanic rock formations provide a unique setting for abundant marine life, including various fish species, white-tip reef sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, and humpback whales in season. Manta rays, in particular, are a highlight; these giant, graceful creatures can have a wingspan of up to 7 meters and are known for their majestic underwater acrobatics.

If you too want to experience the wonders of Tamarindo diving, don’t hesitate to reach out. Book your Tamarindo scuba diving tour today at Be Water Diving!

Choose Be Water Diving for your
Tamarindo diving tour

Passionate team
of divers

At Be Water Diving, we pride ourselves on offering unparalleled Tamarindo diving experiences, backed by years of expertise in the field. Our team consists of highly trained and certified diving professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to each dive.

Experienced diving instructors

Our instructors have logged countless hours underwater, honing their skills and ensuring they are well-equipped to handle any situation that may arise. This extensive experience allows us to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for divers of all levels, from complete beginners without a diving certification to advanced divers seeking new experiences.

Safety first for your
diving tours

Safety is our top priority. We conduct thorough briefings before each dive, covering essential safety protocols and providing detailed information about the dive site, the Catalinas Islands. Our guides are adept at identifying and pointing out the diverse marine life that inhabits the waters around Tamarindo, making each dive not only safe but also educational. Additionally, we regularly update our gear and ensure that all our diving equipment meets rigorous safety standards.

Whether you’re taking your first breath underwater or seeking to explore the depths of the Catalina Islands, Be Water Diving team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Diving tours and snorkeling in Tamarindo

Diving in Tamarindo

For non-certified and certified divers

At Be Water Diving, we offer a variety of diving experiences in Tamarindo suitable for both beginners and certified divers. If you’re new to diving and want to explore the underwater world without certification, our Discover Scuba Diving experience in Tamarindo is perfect for you. Experience two dives at the Catalina Islands, where our team of instructors will ensure your safety and make your first diving experience unforgettable.

For certified divers, we offer our Fun Dive Tour with two immersions at the Catalina Islands. Departing from Tamarindo at 7 am and returning around 12:30 pm, our tour begins with a comfortable ride to Flamingo Bay, where our dive boat awaits. From there, we’ll cruise to the Catalina Islands for two dives. In between dives, we provide refreshments including fresh fruits and beverages.

Snorkeling in Tamarindo

Explore the beautiful marine life of Tamarindo area through our guided snorkeling tours, perfect for all ages and skill levels.

Our guides will take you to the best snorkeling spots, in the Catalina Islands, where you can observe colorful fish, rays, sharks, sea turtles and other marine creatures in their natural habitat. Whether you’re new to snorkeling or have experience, our tours are designed to be safe, enjoyable, and educational.

Become a certified diver in Tamarindo

Open Water Diver +


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Earn your PADI Open Water certification in Tamarindo with our comprehensive training programs, combining theory, pool sessions, and open water dives.

Advanced Open
Water Diver


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Take your diving skills to the next level with our PADI Advanced Open Water certification courses, offering exciting specialty dives and advanced techniques.

Rescue Diver


rescue diver course in tamarindo with student divers in the ocean practicing exercises

Our PADI Rescue Diver course provides you with essential skills to effectively manage diving emergencies. You’ll learn how to identify and handle health issues such as decompression sickness, and master rescue techniques to ensure safety underwater.

Emergency First Response


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The EFR PADI course emphasizes fundamental first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. Completion of this course is required to advance beyond the Advanced Open Water Diver level.

Referral course


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Complete your PADI certification through the PADI Referral program. Finish theory and pool sessions locally, then join us in Tamarindo for four certification dives at the Catalina Islands.

Refresher course


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

Meet Be Water Diving team!

Get to know our team of passionate and certified diving Instructors and Dive Master who are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional diving experience.

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


PADI Instructor

Founder of Be Water Diving center in Tamarindo

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PADI Instructor

Diver underwater making bubbles


PADI Dive Master

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Client testimonials

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

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When searching for “Tamarindo diving” online, you come across numerous different diving centers and may be unsure how to make your choice. Whether all diving schools have their own qualities, at Be Water Diving, we offer a variety of diving tours for all levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced diver, we have something for you. You can also earn your diving certification with us, from Open Water Diver to Rescue Diver! For those interested in snorkeling, we also offer tours to explore the marine wonders of the Catalina Islands from Tamarindo. Tamarindo itself is a charming beach town located just a short 30-minute drive from Flamingo Bay, where our diving adventures begin. Our team at Be Water Diving is professional, with safety being our top priority. Rest assured, you are in good hands with our instructors and guides. Choosing Be Water Diving means you’re choosing a reliable and experienced team that offers competitive prices without compromising on service. Contact us today to book your Tamarindo diving experience and explore the underwater beauty of the Catalina Islands!