Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving with and without certification in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Experience the Thrill of Scuba Diving at Catalinas Islands!

Scuba diving at Catalinas Islands is an absolute must for your bucket list. This world-famous location, especially during the season for Giant Manta Rays, attracts divers from all corners of the globe. Join us for an underwater adventure as we seek out sharks, rays, manta rays, octopuses, and a diverse array of marine fish that inhabit our pristine waters. During the right season, you might even catch the mesmerizing songs of humpback whales!

Tour Highlights

  • Get up close to Giant Manta Rays.
  • Encounter exotic fish, turtles, octopuses, and more.
  • Dive under the expert guidance of bilingual dive instructors.
  • All necessary equipment provided.
  • No prior diving experience required.
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation.

While not a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving offers a quick and easy introduction to the underwater world. Experience the freedom of moving underwater with diving gear and discover what it’s like to breathe beneath the surface. Learn essential skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive and have a blast exploring your surroundings.

Your adventure begins with a pickup and transfer to a nearby pool in Playa Flamingo. Here, under the direct supervision of a PADI professional, you’ll put on your dive equipment and learn the basics of underwater breathing, communication signals, and how to react in various situations, including surfacing safely.

After practicing these fundamental skills in shallow water, you’ll embark on two open water dives. We’ll guide you on an underwater tour where you may encounter sharks, rays, octopuses, and a stunning variety of marine life that calls our waters home. In the right season, you might even have the magical experience of hearing humpback whales singing!

Scuba Diving at Catalinas Islands – Certified Divers

We offer two-tank dive trips daily from Monday to Saturday. Your journey begins with a pickup and transport to our dive shop base in Playa Flamingo, where you’ll be equipped with your scuba diving gear and wetsuit before boarding the diving boat. From there, you’ll head to Catalina Islands, a group of volcanic rock formations located approximately 40 minutes by boat from Flamingo Beach.

Our underwater terrain is characterized by rocky formations and is home to a wide variety of marine life, some of which are seasonal. Expect to encounter white-tip reef sharks, giant manta rays, stingrays, eagle rays, jewel and green moray eels, nudibranchs, angel and butterfly fish, as well as schools of damsels, jacks, grunts, and spadefish.

Our dive times are based on a maximum of 40 minutes of bottom time and a maximum depth of about 18 meters (60 feet). The water temperature on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast ranges from 16-30°C (60-86°F) depending on the time of year, and visibility can vary from day to day.

Prepare for an unforgettable scuba diving adventure at Catalinas Islands and explore the mesmerizing underwater world of Costa Rica!

Scuba Diving, with and without certification

Location: Catalina Islands

Price (taxes not included)
With Certification: $140/person USD
Without Certification: $180/person USD

Sara and David are attentive to our requests and extremely kind. They offers various services. We took a surfing lesson and went on a catamaran outing. An unforgettable day!

Nancy, family of 4