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Tamarindo Diving Par Excellence

Tamarindo Diving Par Excellence

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Tamarindo Scuba Diving

1. Why choose us for your Tamarindo scuba diving tours? You never have to ask if a date is available for your diving tour.

Because, we work with 5 excellent Diving Centers in Tamarindo and Flamingo. So we can guarantee that you will get every time a spot on a boat.

2. 100 % secure booking

3. The preferred date for your Tamarindo diving tour is definitely available!

Dive the Catalina Islands. They offer the most popular diving spots in the province of Guanacaste. After a short boatride about 15 to 25 minutes your dive adventure can begin.

The Catalina Islands offer the selection of more than 30 various dive spots. For advanced divers and for beginners. The marine life is extremely impressive.

What to expect? Turtles, Manta Rays, Sharks, Eagle Rays and a variety of tropical fish, to name a few.

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Tamarindo Diving

All information about diving Tamarindo Costa Rica (Catalina Islands Tours):

When and where starts the tour? 7.30 am to 12.00 – 12.30 from Playa Flamingo

Do you have a pick up and drop off service? For sure, we pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation without extra costs.

Guests from Tamarindo at 6.45 am, from Playa Conchal (Westin) at 7.00 am and from Flamingo at 7.15 am. And all the places that are on the way. Please, let us know where you stay in the booking form below.

How much for a certified diver?
Only US$ 110.00 per person including all fees, pick up and drop off service
How much for a non certified diver: You have to go for a Discover Suba Diving course (beginners, pool lessons + ocean dives). 7.15 am to 12 am or 1.15 pm to 5.00 pm – US$ 165.00 per person including all fees, pick up and drop off service. This course is an experience only and does not result in any type of certification.

I’m interested to book your diving Tamarindo trip to the Catalina Islands, but I’m a certified diver and my partner is not. Can we dive together?
Answer: Yes you can.

pay your agua rica diving center tamarindo trip 100 % secureHow to book?
Answer: Select 1 or more diving tours below. Click then on Proceed to Checkout. Choose your preferred dive date and send us your reservation. On the next page you can pay the tours 100 % secure with PayPal. We will send your tour voucher directly to your email address (7 days a week from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Costa Rican time).

Description of your diving Tamarindo Costa Rica tour to the Caralina Islands?
Answer: We start with picking up our guests from Tamarindo and Langosta (6.45 am), from Playa Conchal + Westin (7.00 am) and the other places that are on the way. Without extra charge.

Preparing your scuba diving near Tamarindo Costa Rica tour, starting in Flamingo: In Flamingo beach starts the boat ride. Your dive instructor will inform you about the dive, boat safety and more. During the boat ride maybe you can see turtles, rays, dolphins or whales (in season).

Depending on weather and daily conditions we choose two dive spots to execute 60 ft max. dives. Only 40 ft when your dive certification is limited. Exploring one of the best places to dive in Costa Rica: the Catalina Islands.

You have the chance of seeing giant Manta rays, spotted Eagle rays, sharks, octopus and so much more. The diversity of life in this part of pacific ocean is extraordinary.

IMPORTANT: A refresher course can be undertaken before the boat leaves for those who have not been diving in a long time or who do not have much experience.

What is included?
Answer: Ice tea and fresh water, cookies and fruit are provided. 2-tank scuba dives (includes BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins and Snorkel, Weights and Weight Belt).

Level of fitness?
Answer: Medically approved if there has been any major health issues or changes since last dive.

What to bring?
Answer: Towel, bathing suit, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, camera…

Minimum Age?
Answer: 10 with Scuba License

Days?
Answer: Every day, from Monday to Sunday

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Diving Tamarindo Costa Rica

Book your Tamarindo diving tour with us and you’ll never be disappointed.

FAQ about Costa Rica diving Tamarindo:

How good is scuba diving Tamarindo Costa Rica?
If you expect a fantastic dive trip to one of the best dive points Costa Rica has to offer (Catalina Islands) you will have a unforgettable experience.  After your diving in Tamarindo tour you never will ask again how is the diving in Costa Rica…

How much does it cost to go scuba diving in Tamarindo Costa Rica?
The prices in and around Tamarindo, Flamingo are the same in general: certified diver, 2 tanks dive only US$ 110.00

Where is the best scuba diving in Costa Rica?
That really depends how do you define “best scuba diving”. If you want to experience a extremely impressive marine life and a full service for your dive trip you are on the right website for scuba diving in Tamarindo.

Where to stay for Tamarindo Costa Rica scuba diving?
As the owner of Villa Thoga…. I recommend to check out our Villa! But, we also can help you to find a nice hotel or another vacation rental in Tamarindo or Flamingo. Let us know what you expect.

Do you work together with all dive shops in Tamarindo?
No.  We only work with the best of the best. When a dive shop in Tamarindo or Playa Flamingo don’t fulfil our quality standards, we do not work with them.

The best dive shop Tamarindo?
Sometimes a few clients asking for the best dive shop Tamarindo. You can be sure that we reserve your Tamarindo scuba diving trip with a diving center in Tamarindo or Flamingo which fit your needs to 100%.

Do you work with:
Agua rica diving center Tamarindo? With Tamarindo diving center Davide Gabbi Tamarindo Costa Rica? Or with Pacific coast dive center? All tours are about Catalina islands diving? We do not work with Agua rica diving center Tamarindo. Yes, we work with Tamarindo diving center Davide Gabbi Tamarindo and with the Pacific coast dive center. 95% of the diving tours going out to the Catalina islands. But not limited to.

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Scuba Diving Flamingo Beach Costa Rica

Scuba Diving Flamingo Beach Costa Rica

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Scuba diving Flamingo beach Costa Rica

Looking for scuba diving Playa Flamingo Costa Rica? Dont look further. You are on the right side.

We work in Flamingo with 3 excellent Diving Centers.

The most popular diving spots in Guanacaste are the Catalina Islands. The Catalina Islands are rocky volcanic outcrops. About 2 to 8 miles from Playa Flamingo (Boatride about 15 to 25 minutes).

The Islands provide the choice of more than 30 different dive spots. For advanced divers and for beginners. The marine life at the Catalina Islands are really awesome.

A few examples, what you can expect: Sharks, Turtles, Manta Rays, Eagle Rays and a variety of tropical fish.

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Diving in Playa Flamingo

When and where? 7.30 am to 12.00 – 12.30 from Playa Flamingo

Pick up Service? Of course, we pick you up without extra costs.

Guests from Tamarindo at 6.45 am, from Playa Conchal (Westin) at 7.00 am and from Flamingo at 7.15 am. And all the places that are on the way.

Please, let us know where you stay in the booking form below.

Price?
Certified divers: US$ 110.00 per person including all fees, pick up and drop off service
Not certified divers: You have to go for a Discover Suba Diving course (beginners, pool lessons + ocean dives). 7.15 am to 12 am or 1.15 pm to 5.00 pm – US$ 165.00 per person including all fees, pick up and drop off service. This course is an experience only and does not result in any type of certification.

FAQ – Frequently asked questions about Costa Rica diving Playa Flamingo tours:

1. I’m interested to book your Costa Rica diving Flamingo trip, but I’m a certified diver and my wife is not. Can we dive together?
Answer: Yes you can.

pay your scuba diving playa flamingo costa rica trip 100 % secure2. How to book?
Answer: Select 1 or more diving tours below. Click then on Proceed to Checkout. Choose your preferred dive date and send us your reservation. On the next page you can pay the tours 100 % secure with PayPal.

3. Tour description?
Answer: The tour starts with picking up our guests from Tamarindo and Langosta (6.45 am), from Playa Conchal + Westin (7.00 am) and the other places that are on the way. Without extra costs.

Preparing your scuba diving Flamingo beach Costa Rica trip:
In Playa Flamingo starting the boat ride with briefings from your dive instructor regarding the dive and boat safety and procedures. Keep your eyes open for dolphins, rays, turtles and whales (in season).

We choose two dive sites, weather and daily conditions depending, to perform 60 ft max dives, 40 ft if your certification is restricted, exploring one of the best places to dive in Costa Rica: the Catalina Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

You have the possibility of seeing sharks, giant Manta rays, spotted Eagle rays, octopus and so much more. The variety of life in this ocean is astounding.

IMPORTANT: A refresher course can be undertaken before the boat leaves for those who have not been diving in a long time or who do not have much experience.

Return: at 12.30 approximate

4. What’s included?
Answer: Fresh water and ice tea, fruit and cookies provided. 2-tank scuba dives (includes BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins and Snorkel, Weights and Weight Belt).

5. Fitness Level?
Answer: Medically approved if there has been any major health issues or changes since last dive.

6. What to bring?
Answer: Towel, bathing suit, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, camera…

7. Minimum Age?
Answer: 10 with Scuba License

8. Days?
Answer: Every day, from Monday to Sunday

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Diving Flamingo Costa Rica with Manta Rays

Book your diving in Playa Flamingo tour with us and you’ll never be disappointed.

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So you can be sure that you will have the best diving in Costa Rica ever.

If you have further questions about Catalina island diving Costa Rica, please use our contact us form. We are happy to help you out.

For those who need more information about Playa Flamingo, we recommend to visit a) the Playa Flamingo Costa Rica map on Google and b) wikipedia, search for Playa Flamingo Costa Rica wikipedia.

Maybe you are also interested in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica fishing tours? Or in Brasilito Costa Rica. Please visit our things to do sites for Flamingo and Brasilito. Do you need accommodation? Let us know, we can recommend a few Playa Flamingo Costa Rica rentals for every budget. Of course we can help when you need a recommodation for Playa Flamingo Costa Rica hotels

Learn To Scuba Dive Holidays

Learn To Scuba Dive Holidays

You’re searching for learn to dive holidays? But still not sure where to go? Not a problem. Costa Rica could be your choice. You love warm water? Exotic drinks? Adventure? Then, this article is for you!

Introducing – Learn to scuba dive vacations in beautiful Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Learn To Dive Holidays

First of all: A few links to learn more about Costa Rica and Tamarindo in the province Guanacaste.

Tamarindo will bring you the best combination in how to learn diving, discover the nightlife, trips to volcanoes, wonderful nature with wildlife, adventure tours like zipline and any sport you can think of. More about what to do in Tamarindo

And don’t forget the worldclass restaurants.

Fun, recovery and the open water diving certification

Day 1: Arrival to the airpot, Liberia or San Jose. Of course, we can arrange the airport transfer

We welcome you in Villa Thoga with a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. We introduce you to Tamarindo, Costa Rica and the beautiful province Guanacaste. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach or what ever you want to do.

Day 2 of learn to dive: You start in the afternoon at 4.00 pm: 45 minutes theory at the diving center (pick up and drop off service inclusive)

Day 3 of your learn to scuba dive vacations (pick up and drop off service inclusive): At 7.30 am you go out with the boat and stop in a calm and sheltered bay where you perform the skills. That’s important for the security of the diver. After the confined water the boat bring you to Catalina, when the sea is calm, or to Brumel when the sea is bad. Brumel is sheltered from the wind! You dive two times. Not deeper than 12 meters. You’re back at 1.00 pm.

Day 4 of the learn to scuba diving holidays (pick up and drop off service inclusive): Another 90 minutes theory at the diving center. At 4.00 pm

Day 5 in the learn scuba diving holidays (pick up and drop off service inclusive): At 7.30 am you go out with the boat and stop in a calm and sheltered bay where you perform the skills. That’s important for the security of the diver. After the confined water the boat bring you to Catalina, when the sea is calm, or to Brumel when the sea is bad. Brumel is sheltered from the wind! You dive two times. Not deeper than 12 meters. You’re back at 1.00 pm.

Day 6 in your learn to scuba diving holidays program (pick up and drop off service inclusive): 90 minutes theory at the diving center. At 4.00 pm

Day 7 (pick up and drop off service inclusive): At 7.30 am you go out with the boat and stop in a calm and sheltered bay where you perform the skills. That’s important for the security of the diver. After the confined water the boat bring you to Catalina, when the sea is calm, or to Brumel when the sea is bad. Brumel is sheltered from the wind! You dive two times. Not deeper than 18 meters. You’re back at 1.00 pm.

And now, drumroll 🙂 You are a certified diver and receive the PADI scuba diving license

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Open Water Diving Certification

The open water diving certification (OWD) is the PADI most famous certification. Recognized all over the world. Congratulation!

Day 8 in the learn to dive vacationa packages: Time to say good bye

Learn to dive packages:

Rates include: 8 days, 7 nights: Stay in Villa Thoga up to 4 people (1 dive student – certification + 3 attendants possible) Visit our gallery: click here – The complete certification course for 1 person.

Low season 01. May to 30. November US$ 1,923.80
High season 01. December to 20. December +
03. January to 20. March +
28. March to 30. April
US$ 2,200,65
Holiday season Christmas week 21. December to 02. January +
Easter week 21. March to 28. March
US$ 2,477,50

13 % Tax included

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Where To Scuba Dive In Costa Rica? Catalina Islands Are One Of The Best Spots

Where To Scuba Dive In Costa Rica? Catalina Islands Are One Of The Best

The Catalina Islands Costa Rica are one of the best spots to scuba dive in Costa Rica! Because the waters surrounding the Catalina Islands are well known for a spectacular diversity of marine life. And the best of all, the Islands are only 35 minutes away from Tamarindo.

Catalina Island Costa Rica Diving Trip (every day)

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Catalina Islands Costa Rica

  • Picking up the clients (in Tamarindo, Langosta and on the road to the boat)
  • Before we start, we’ll check the equipment sizes
  • We only need 30 minutes to navigate to the first incredible place for diving
  • Enjoy the chance to see a lot of marine life such as sharks, turtles, manta rays…
  • The boat will take us (45 minutes) to the next wonderful place for the second dive. During that time we eat some snacks, fruits. Juice, water and so on.
  • Time to go home at Tamarindo. We will be back at 1pm
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Where to scuba dive in Costa Rica?

Ever wondered where to scuba dive in Costa Rica? Or where is the best diving in Costa Rica? Then I invite you to come with us to scuba dive the Catalina Islands. Maybe, after this adventure, you will say: the “Catas” are one of the best diving spots in the world! Please let me know, whether or not the Catalina Islands are now one of your favorite places to dive. Maybe the best scuba diving in the world?

Our special offer: Scuba vacation packages

Costa Rica Scuba Diving Vacation Packages Tamarindo

Costa Rica Scuba Diving Vacation Packages Tamarindo

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Costa Rica Diving Vacations

Tamarindo is located on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Northern Pacific coast in the Province of Guanacaste.

Tamarindo is the most popular holiday destination in Costa Rica. Need more information about Tamarindo?

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Villa Thoga’s Costa Rica Dive Vacation Packages:

First of all a few words about the beautiful Catalina Islands. Divers from around the world come to Tamarindo to scuba dive the Catalina Islands. And a lot of them call Catalina Islands Costa Rica the best diving in Costa Rica. Thanks to the warm water temperatures (23 to 29 degrees Celsius – 73 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit) you can scuba dive the Catalina Islands all year long. Catalina has many species of marine life including the giant Manta Rays, Sharks, Stingrays, Barracudas and so on. The visibility is good and normally ranges from 6 to 25 meters. Don’t forget your underwater camera!

Package 1: 4 Days | 3 Nights | 1 Dive Trip For Each Diver (2 tanks)

Rates include: Stay in Villa Thoga 4 people (4 days, 3 nights). 4 Divers 1 dive trip 2 tanks, airport transfer from / to Liberia

Low season 01. May to 30. November US$ 1,300.20
High season 01. December to 20. December + 03. January to 30. April US$ 1,418.85
Holiday season Christmas week 21. December to 02. January +
Easter week 21. March to 28. March
US$ 1,537.50

13 % Tax included

Package 2: 5 Days | 4 Nights | 2 Dive Trips For Each Diver (2 tanks)

Rates include: Stay in Villa Thoga 4 people (5 days, 4 nights). 4 Divers 2 dive trips 2 tanks, airport transfer from / to Liberia

Low season 01. May to 30. November US$ 1,943.60
High season 01. December to 20. December + 03. January to 30. April US$ 2,101.80
Holiday season Christmas week 21. December to 02. January +
Easter week 21. March to 28. March
US$ 2,260.00

13 % Tax included

Package 3: 7 Days | 6 Nights | 4 Dive Trips For Each Diver (2 tanks)

Rates include: Stay in Villa Thoga 4 people (7 days, 6 nights). 4 Divers 4 dive trips 2 tanks, airport transfer from / to Liberia

Low season 01. May to 30. November US$ 3,230.40
High season 01. December to 20. December + 03. January to 30. April US$ 3,467.70
Holiday season Christmas week 21. December to 02. January +
Easter week 21. March to 28. March
US$ 3,705.00

13 % Tax included

Ready to book? Than click here to reserve your spot. More information? Read our example program for the 7 day Costa Rica diving vacation below.

Example for package 3: 7 DAYS – 6 NIGHTS – 4 DIVING TOURS WITH 2 TANKS

Day 1: Arrival to the airport – Liberia or San Jose (we can arrange the airport transfer)

After arriving we will welcome you at Villa Thoga (visit our gallery) with a bottle of sparkling wine. We give you a short overview about Tamarindo, Guanacaste and Costa Rica. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the pool or the beautiful Playa Tamarindo beach.

Day 2 – 5: Diving at Catalina Islands Costa Rica

During your stay you will enjoy 4 diving trips with 2 tanks (8 dives total – 2 per day). Our diving shuttle pick you up at 7.00 am from Villa Thoga. Then we have a short drive to Flamingo beach. After 30 minutes we reach the Catalina Islands. That’s an incredible and wonderful spot for diving.

After the first dive you can relax on board and eat some fruits and snacks. Juice and water also available. Meanwhile the boat brings us to the next beautiful dive spot. Here we go into the water again. You will be back in Tamarindo at 1.00 pm.

Day 6: Discover Guanacaste or enjoy the beach

The sixth day is free for you to enjoy the beach or to explore Guanacaste. Look at our help section: Things to do in Tamarindo

Please let us know if you want some tour recommendations. We are here to help!

Day 7: Time to say goodbye

We hope you can now say that Catalina Islands is one of the best places to dive in the world.

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Scuba diving packages in Costa Rica

Why choose us for Costa Rica dive vacation packages?

You can trust us! Why? We always give you a real package price. This is important for you, because a lot of our competitors giving you only a price per person. And after booking one of those Costa Rica scuba diving packages you will be surprised how many extra costs you have to pay.

We never do something like that. Our package prices are real package prices. We only have to charge a transfer fee for PayPal (5,5 %).