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Discover Scuba Diving provided by Tamarindo Diving

Discover Scuba Diving
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Discover Scuba Diving is an experience that will allow you to go diving without a certification. This includes a theory session, time to practice your skills with your instructor and 2 dives at the Catalinas. We also include fruit and soft drinks during the navigation as well as all the equipment you will need!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Our Discover Scuba Diving Experience is a good option if you want to scuba dive without having your certification. This is an experience that will not certify you, but it will allow you to try scuba diving. This is a good option for people who would like to experience scuba diving before deciding if they want to be certified. We offer 2 options: Discover scuba diving 1 day: For those who have dived before, have any prior experience or feel confident about scuba diving without certification we can offer you the option of doing the theory and confined water sessions right on and off the boat on the day of your dives. Discover Scuba Diving 2 days: This option gives you the chance of practicing your skills in the pool before the 2 dives. The following day, on the boat and during the navigation to reach the Catalina’s, you will meet up with your instructor and receive the theory session. After this and once reached the archipelago, you will be ready for the 2 dives with your instructor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Our Discover Scuba Diving Experience is a good option if you want to scuba dive without having your certification. This is an experience that will not certify you, but it will allow you to try scuba diving. This is a good option for people who would like to experience scuba diving before deciding if they want to be certified. We offer 2 options: Discover scuba diving 1 day: For those who have dived before, have any prior experience or feel confident about scuba diving without certification we can offer you the option of doing the theory and confined water sessions right on and off the boat on the day of your dives. Discover Scuba Diving 2 days: This option gives you the chance of practicing your skills in the pool before the 2 dives. The following day, on the boat and during the navigation to reach the Catalina’s, you will meet up with your instructor and receive the theory session. After this and once reached the archipelago, you will be ready for the 2 dives with your instructor.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37110P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • equipment
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our pickup service is only for the Tamarindo and Langosta area.
  • Tamarindo Diving Center Davide Gabbi, Calle principal en frente a Best Western, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica We are located on the main road in front of the Hotel Best Western Vista Villas. 50309 Tamarindo - Guanacaste
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 18 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • equipment
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our pickup service is only for the Tamarindo and Langosta area.
  • Tamarindo Diving Center Davide Gabbi, Calle principal en frente a Best Western, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica We are located on the main road in front of the Hotel Best Western Vista Villas. 50309 Tamarindo - Guanacaste
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 18 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
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Deniz H
3 contributions
Tranquil wildlife exploration rejuvenating for the soul
Mar 2021
There was absolutely no hesitation to sign up for 2 dives with these guys - they were super friendly from the get-go with their local office dogs, one of them Kaiya they greeted us upon signing up. These dives helped me see Costa Rica from a different perspective while rejuvenating my soul and exploring uncharted territories. It was the first time I saw eels and octopuses. If you are visiting Tamarindo and looking for a solid dive day with wavy waters and spectacular wildlife, this is the place. If you are not certified, I saw them certify another 3 divers and took people out on snorkeling tours (who ended up seeing more wildlife than the divers!).
My guide, William gave great insight on the Catalina Islands and the wildlife and Costa Rican culture.
If you need to use the rest room, do it in advance! I had never had to go as bad as I did at the end of our day!
Written 4 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Davide G
Thank you so much!!! What a nice insight! We are so glad you could see eels and octopuses, and that conditions were really good that day so that you could take the most out if this experience. We hope to see you back here soon and we would be more than pleased to take you diving again. Pura Vida!!!
Written 5 April 2021
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Carolina P
Sao Paulo, SP4 contributions
Magical and Safe Experience - a MUST do In Tamarindo
Jan 2021
Amazing experience! We dived with Laura who is an experienced instructor and passionate about her job. She is a marine biologist so she was great at finding and explaining animals to us and make us feel safe all the time. David the owner is such a special person!! He has a great character and a vintage minivan that ads personality to the trip! The whole boat crew was great, this was the best experience I had in all of Costa Rica!
Written 22 January 2021
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Davide G
Hi Carolina and thank you so much for your nice review. We loved taking you diving and are glad you enjoyed our experience. We really try hard in order to make our customers feel safe and comfortable, we leave the rest to the ocean and its creatures..... We really hope to see you soon and to make you live the magic of life underwater again
Written 28 January 2021
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Camper801928
Edmonton, Canada9 contributions
Fantastic first-time experience!
We completely enjoyed our time trying out scuba diving with Andy and the team from Tamarindo Diving. We did it over 2 days.

1st day (an hour or so) was in a nice pool across the street - trying on the equipment, learning how everything works & learning the important basics. Andy was a wonderful teacher, with a lot of patience and a good way with people. He was generous with his time, which we really appreciated.

The 2nd day was out on the ocean. The time Andy had spent with us the day before made the experience really fun and I was way more relaxed about everything than I thought I would be! We’ll remember this experience for a long time.

Davide, thank-you for the pick-up and drop off too. We’d easily recommend your company to anyone.
Written 26 February 2020
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are really happy to hear that from you, the 2 days Discover Scuba Diving program is an excellent choice to fell more confident the day after in the ocean. Andy is a very good teacher and person, we are very lucky to have him in our team. Hope to see you and to have fun with you guys again! :)
Written 28 February 2020
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Vinicius B Miola
Capinzal, SC27 contributions
Great dive at Catalina Islands
We dove with them at january 3, it was my best dive in Catalina Islands, amazing staff, very helpful, and The spot is amazing. We could see white sharks and even a Whale Shark
Written 4 January 2020
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What an amazing dive!!!! We are so happy that you were lucky enough to detect the biggest fish on earth, the magic whale shark..... We would love to take you scuba diving again in the future! We wait for you!!! Pura vida!
Written 8 January 2020
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Vaibhav P
9 contributions
Awesome experience for first timers!
Dec 2019 • Family
We had an incredible time scuba diving!! It was our first time and we have a 9yr old so we were skeptical at first but when walked in the staff were so friendly that it went away. We took the two day package and on the first day we got to try the equipment in a pool. This was really helpful as we learned how to use it. Our guide Andi was excellent and was extremely patient with our younger one! On day 2 in the ocean, Andi held on to our daughter during the dive while directing the rest of us and he made the experience super fun and calm for all of us! We got to explore the ocean and see gorgeous marine life such as pufferfish, eel, trumpetfish, and much more and we got extra lucky and got to see a MANTA RAY!! It was an unforgettable experience thanks to the incredible crew and of course, our amazing guide Andi!!
Written 29 December 2019
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Thank you guys for your wonderful review!!!! Your scuba dive baptize couldn't be better. Now that you tried scuba diving, the next step is to get certified. We would love to do that!!! Pura Vida!!!
Written 2 January 2020
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delicias b
7 contributions
I couldn't ask for a better instructor
Aug 2019
This was my first time diving and I cannot hide I was pretty stressed before jumping into the water as the ocean was a bit rough. In the end, I fought my fears and I followed Davide. I never felt unsafe, not even for 1/2 a second. As soon as we started descending I felt completely at ease and the view of this amazingly abundant marine flora and fauna, was so relaxing..... I can just recommend these people! They really know what they are doing, very professional and always taking care that safety comes first.
I will definitely come back, next time to get my certification!
Thank you!!!!
Written 28 August 2019
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Davide G
Thank you!!! We enjoyed taking you underwater and we are happy to know your next step is the certification. We will be more than happy to help you achieve that goal!! See you soon and pura vida!
Written 29 August 2019
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Trycia R
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Apr 2019 • Solo
I loved my experience with them! I highly recommend those guys. Luis and Michael are amazing, as well as the owner!
Written 24 April 2019
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Davide G
Thank you for your review Trycia! We are glad to hear you had a good time and we are looking forward to going out with you again!
Written 22 June 2019
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Astrid S
1 contribution
Fun, Relaxed and Pura Vida
Jul 2018 • Solo
I've never been scuba diving before so this was my first try and it was super fun! I was lucky to be the only one without a certification that day, so I got an instructor all by myself (Franko). Taking my hand, following me around and showing me all the amazing sea life.

It's not super fancy, but it's costa rican style! And we saw some awesome (not dangerous) sharks!!

¡PURA VIDA!
Written 23 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Astrid for your nice review. I am very happy you enjoyed your first dive. Thanks to your words other people can have an idea of how seriously we take our responsabilities and how much we care about our customers satisfaction. Hope to take you diving again! Pura Vida!!!!
Written 26 July 2018
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Jason H
1 contribution
Excellent dive trip!
Apr 2018 • Family
My daughter and I did a Discover Scuba dive with David, and it was fantastic. He was a great instructor, the dive locations were good (although visibility was not great on the day we went), and the boat and equipment were top-notch. Great experience with a fun crew. Highly recommended.
Written 13 April 2018
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Thank you, Jason, for these amazing words. We are happy to know that you had a great dive trip. Hope to see you again.
Written 14 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martine M
2 contributions
first dive with my kids
Dec 2017 • Family
It was the 1st time the all family can dive together and we spent a great time, even if the visibility was not good these day!
Thank you Davide.
Written 12 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your nice review, Martine. It was a pleasure to show you and your Family the beauty of the ocean in paradise.
Written 13 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Tamarindo Diving
kylee440
kylee440
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Catalina Islands dive trip was Excellent!
The owner was fantastic, friendly, was able to get us on a Catalina Islands dive trip! Our guide, Jack, for both d
Boozekruse
Boozekruse
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Catalina Island Dives
The guides seemed knowledgeable about the area we dove in and were helpful pointing out local wildlife.
williamjirwin
williamjirwin
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Best thing to spend your money on
Diving out at the Catalinas was an unforgettable time and the tour guide that took was professional and friendly. H
SJarrett24
SJarrett24
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Great experience!!
Davide and Laura are amazing!! Super friendly and helpful!! I completed my dives with Billy, and Luis who were also
DD_WannabeTico
DD_WannabeTico
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Nice people but disappointing outing
We tried to do a snorkeling adventure with and when we got to the boat, they said that only one of the motors worke
Rodney W
Rodney W
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Tamarindo dive experience
Great dive experience. Very friendly and helpful. Dive master who took us down was very knowledgeable and professio
bwn84
bwn84
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Diving in Tamarindo
Tamarindo diving is an excellent group. Accessible location, reasonable prices, great equipment, and experienced gu
Erockzee
Erockzee
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Awesome family scuba diving and snorkeling at the Catalina Islands!
My family (immediate family and some extended family members traveling with us) did a combined Snorkeling and Scub
annaraventos2
annaraventos2
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Amazing experience
My first time diving and it was one of the best things I've ever done! I am very grateful to the whole team, they m
Bradleyhhh
Bradleyhhh
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The Best Diving Experience!
They care, and are better than other dive groups here!!! Very knowledgeable. My GoPro battery was dead and the div
TreyFromAlabama
TreyFromAlabama
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Discovered Diving!
Hospitable. Friendly. Exciting. Informative. I went diving for the first time with Luis (Instructor) at Sombreros a
Ian N
Ian N
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Solid Company
I dove with Tamarindo Diving a couple of weeks back. I heading back there and can dive with anyone but will be divi
330dant
330dant
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Nice dive at Catalina Islands
Thank you to the team - enjoyed my dive today. We dove in two sites in Catalina islands and I enjoyed both of them.
oscarcollis
oscarcollis
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Amazing experience
Amazing dive, got down to the sea bed really quickly saw loads of starfish jelly fish sharks eels. It was incredibl
sammicinilio10
sammicinilio10
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Phenomenal dive with a great group!
Our dive was amazing. We went to the Catalina Islands and saw some great wildlife there. Our guides took us to grea
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