Scuba Diving

The ocean is the last great frontier and diving is the way to explore it by discovering its wonders and getting in touch with its inhabitants. Our dive center, using PADI training programs, wants to spread the knowledge of the underwater world and send a message of ecological awareness and respect for the environment.

Our service includes:

  • Dive tours for certified divers:

    Local Dive: Every morning from Playa Herradura, a 4 hour tour to dive 2 different sites accompanied by our guides. Depth from 40 to 60 feet, Water temperature in the 80’s. Meeting point is at 8.30 at our shop and we will be back around 12.30.

    Tortuga Island: Tortuga Island is located 15 miles from Herradura Bay, about 1 hour by boat. It is famous for its beautiful white sand beach, almost the only one on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, and allows great diving and snorkeling. We dive between 30 to 70 feet there. Visibility at Tortuga is between 20 and 50 feet depending on the season and water temperature is in the 80’s. Meeting point is at 8.00 am at our shop and we will be back around 16.00, dive 2 different sites both accompanied by a guide and then enjoy lunch on the island.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving program:

    A PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is a great way to find out what scuba diving is really like before you take the full scuba certification course. No matter if your sports level is high or low. Are you a child or a grandpa? No problem, diving is a sports for almost everybody.
    Our scuba instructor will spend a little time with you to explain the basic principles of scuba diving and give you an overview of your scuba gear, which is supplied by the dive shop.
    Once you feel comfortable, your instructor will take you in the pool to help you learn basic scuba skills. Then, if you like, you can go with your instructor for one or two dives in the sea. Don´t worry, your instructor always has an eye on you. The skills you learn during your Discover Scuba Diving experience may be credited toward the full PADI Open Water Diver certification.

  • PADI certification courses of any level

  • Open Water Diver: Level 1 of your dive certification. This course takes 4 to 5 days. The first days of the course will be dedicated to knowledge development by means of theory classes, audiovisuals and pool sessions where the techniques and procedures acquired theory class will be practized. During the following days you will have 4 ocean dives (open water) where you will practice your skills developed in the pool, and then you will take a final written exam to evaluate your knowledge.
    Padi Open Water Diver certification is recognized world-wide and needs no annual

    Advanced Open Water Diver:This course offers you the chance to refine your diving skills. It consists of 5 open water dives including deep diving, underwater navigation and three more specialties to be chosen from 16 different options (night diving, search and recovery, multilevel, etc).

  • Snorkeling: The most easy way to get in touch with the ocean, you just need fins, a mask, a snorkel and the will to enjoy and discover.

The dive sites are located in the Herradura Bay and surrounding areas, a region characterized by large volcanic rock formations. Locations are generally just a 15 minute boat ride from shore.
A large concentration of nutrients and plancton, make the visibility range from 20 to 40 feet, however this is the reason why life is so abundant in the area.
While swimming between rocks covered with gorgonians, we will see angel and butterfly fish, puffers, snappers and schools of grunts, surgeons and jacks as well as colored parrot fish, turtles, white tip sharks, eagle and sting rays, lobsters and different kinds of eels. During their season manta rays and whale sharks are seen in the area.
Whether Scuba Diving or Snorkeling, immerging yourself into the water is a great way to cool down and to connect with local sea life and the natural beauty of the area.

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