We offer scuba diving for certified divers, Experience dives for first-timers, snorkeling tours, and passenger-only options, all in the beautiful Catalina Islands on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast.
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#1. Scuba Diving Tour (certified divers)
We provide 2-tank dive trips daily Monday-Saturday in two different dive spots. Proof of diver certification is required.
We dive mostly at the Catalina Islands, volcanic rock formations about a 40-minute boat ride from the shore. We start at 7.30 a.m. at our dive shop in Flamingo for paperwork and equipment fittings, and we return to shore around 1 p.m.
The water temperature in Costa Rica’s north Pacific ranges between 16-30ºC/60-86ºF depending on the time of year. Visibility can change on a daily basis.
Our rocky underwater terrain is home to a huge variety of marine life, some seasonal. We often see whitetip reef sharks, giant manta rays, stingrays, eagle rays, jewel and green morays, nudibranchs, angel and butterfly fish, and schools of damsels, jacks, grunts and spadefish.
Our dive times are 40 minutes max at depths of up to 18m/60ft.
What to wear/bring: Please bring your scuba diving license, towels, cameras (plenty of dry space is available onboard), cash for tips or extra services, sunscreen and a hat.
#2. Discover Scuba Diving
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, then Discover Scuba Diving is for you!
While not a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the amazing underwater world. You’ll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. After practicing a few basic skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure you’ll make two open water dives. We’ll take you on an underwater tour looking for sharks, rays, octopus and a huge variety of marine fish we have living in our waters. In the right season you can even sometimes hear humpback whales singing!
Get ready to go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear. Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater. Learn the key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive. Have fun swimming around and exploring.
Minimum age: 10
#3. Snorkeling Tour
On our snorkeling tour we take a short boat ride out to Catalina Islands or surrounding rock points and islets, for a total of four hours. We depart at 7:30 a.m. Come and explore the abundant marine life these Pacific waters have to offer.
What to bring/wear: Towels, cameras (plenty of dry space is available onboard), cash for tips or extra services, sunscreen and a hat.
#4. Passenger Only
Don’t want to dive or snorkel, but want to go with somebody who does? Passengers are also welcome on our dive boats.
What is Included?
- Pool training and all diving equipment are included for Discover Scuba
- Dive guides for groups of up to 4-5 divers
- Refreshments including water, iced tea, fruit and cookies, beer, sodas, wraps, chips
What is Excluded?
Know Before You Go
- Allow a minimum 18 hours after diving before you fly!
- Pickup times vary and for Experience Scuba are earlier than for other tours in order to complete pool sessions.
- All tours are subject to a cancellation fee.
- Not available on Sunday