tamarindo, guanacaste - costa rica
Our goal is to help you experience the species-rich pacific coast in the most enjoyable way possible.
Tamarindo Diving is a local scuba diving shop, we offer SDI TDI and PADI courses as well as scuba diving and snorkeling adventures.
We are located right at the entrance of Tamarindo, just in front of the Best Western Vista Villas Hotel.
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Our scuba diving trips will normally take you to the Catalina area, where you can see a large variety of marine life and experience this underwater paradise alongside professionals.
If you are not certified, but you want to try the thrill of diving, we recommend our Discover Scuba Diving experience.
We offer 2 different options: 1 day and 2 days
Our snorkeling adventures will take you to the Catalina area where you can enjoy the wide variety of marine life and beautiful landscapes alongside one of our guides.
We offer TDI SDI and PADI diving courses and certifications.
Scuba Diving in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The Catalina Islands, only a 40-minute boat ride away from Tamarindo, are a true diving paradise. It is very common to see a great variety of many species in different sizes and colors, like sharks, manta rays and more. If you would like to see the beautiful marine life in Costa Rica book your trip with Tamarindo Diving now.
Scuba divers from all over the world come to Costa Rica to scuba dive the Catalina Islands. This archipelago is also an amazing place to snorkel. With Tamarindo Diving you can scuba dive and snorkel at the Catalina Islands all year long. This is thanks to the tropical climate on the land and the warm water temperatures throughout every season of the year. In fact, the water temperature ranges from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius or around 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The visibility is usually good throughout all the seasons of the year, it is normally anywhere from 6 to 23 meters, or 18 to 75 feet. We highly recommend bringing your underwater camera with you on your trip because diving in Tamarindo will be a great experience.
Tamarindo Adventures – Catalina Islands
The Catalina's area is a group of 17 volcanic rock formations, with a large variety of marine life including sharks, turtles, whales, dolphins, mantas and much more. We provide Costa Rica diving and snorkeling trips to the Catalina Islands all year round. Tip: The best chance to see the highest number of Manta Rays is from January to March. Please keep in mind that this is our high season and you should reserve your Costa Rica diving on time. From September to March is the best time to potentially encounter tiger sharks, killer whales, humpback whales, whale sharks, pilot whales, and spinner dolphins.
Read more about the Catalina's here!
About Tamarindo and Scuba Diving in Guanacaste
Tamarindo is located on the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste. It’s only a 45 minutes trip from the international airport of Liberia (https://www.liberiacrairport.com/). From the capital San Jose to Tamarindo, the average time is 4 to 5 hours drive depending on traffic. You can also fly with Sansa from San Jose airport (https://sjc-airport.com/), the flight lasts approximately 40 minutes. Bus service is also available with the company Alfaro. The trip lasts approximately 6/7 hours depending on traffic (empresaalfaro.com)