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Two-Dive Tour at Las Catalinas Islands provided by Scuba Dive Costa Rica

Two-Dive Tour at Las Catalinas Islands

Two-Dive Tour at Las Catalinas Islands
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
On this tour you will enjoy 2 dives at Las Catalinas Islands. Las Catalinas are home to a fantastic variety of marine life and is the best coastal diving in Costa Rica. Giant Manta Rays, White Tip Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Devil Rays, Turtles, Dolphins, Moray Eels, Puffer Fish, giant clusters of schooling Jacks, Grunts and if you are really lucky in the summer months, Humpback Whales. Pick ups from Tamarindo, Langosta, Playa Grande, Potrero, Flamingo and Las Catalinas and available.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at 7:30 a.m. at the Playa Flamingo dive center, or arrange for a pickup from your hotel in the area. With your PADI-certified instructor and group members, board a dive boat and head out for roughly 40 minutes to Las Catalinas Islands. Take two 45-minute dives with a one hour surface interval in between. The area is known for its diversity of tropical marine life, including giant manta rays, dolphins, moray eels, puffer fish, and giant clusters of schooling jacks. Return to the dive center by 12:30 p.m. Please note: Evidence of scuba certification is required from all passengers wishing to participate in this dive.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
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
  • Meet your guide at 7:30 a.m. at the Playa Flamingo dive center, or arrange for a pickup from your hotel in the area. With your PADI-certified instructor and group members, board a dive boat and head out for roughly 40 minutes to Las Catalinas Islands. Take two 45-minute dives with a one hour surface interval in between. The area is known for its diversity of tropical marine life, including giant manta rays, dolphins, moray eels, puffer fish, and giant clusters of schooling jacks. Return to the dive center by 12:30 p.m. Please note: Evidence of scuba certification is required from all passengers wishing to participate in this dive.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36617P2
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional PADI Divemasters and Instructors
  • Scuba Equipment
Exclusions
  • Go Pro Camera Rentals
  • Photo/Video your day packages
  • Tips/Gratuities/Propina
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from most accommodations within a 30 min drive from our center in Flamingo/Potrero. This is a service outsourced to local taxi and transfer organizations and will we find the best price for you.
  • Calle Playa Central, C. Playa Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica We are located inside Costa Rica Sailing Center in Potrero Bay, on the beach.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional PADI Divemasters and Instructors
  • Scuba Equipment
Exclusions
  • Go Pro Camera Rentals
  • Photo/Video your day packages
  • Tips/Gratuities/Propina
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from most accommodations within a 30 min drive from our center in Flamingo/Potrero. This is a service outsourced to local taxi and transfer organizations and will we find the best price for you.
  • Calle Playa Central, C. Playa Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica We are located inside Costa Rica Sailing Center in Potrero Bay, on the beach.
  • 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
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 4 Nov 2020
A note from Two-Dive Tour at Las Catalinas Islands
Face masks are required to be carried by everyone on and off the boat. Not required to be worn at all times.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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Kevlar
Spokane, WA4 contributions
We were very happy with the customer service, our dive instructor Risky made it fun, safe, and met all our expectations and more. Would definitely recommend highly to beginners like us. Thanks team!!!
Written 16 November 2021
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Megan H
Beachwood, OH5 contributions
Absolutely love this dive group! There was a group of seven of us, and we all had a wonderful experience. All of the staff were fantastic to work with and definitely were experiencing knowledgeable and helpful to us. We are all very experienced divers, and this dive was a great one.
Written 12 October 2021
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Foodie_errant
Montreal60 contributions
Jan 2020
Went for a week of scuba exploration in January, mainly to check out the Catalinas! I know, delayed review!! ;)

The good: Communication and booking was super clear and easy, boat, equipment and crew were great! Saw a couple of mantas (YEAH!), many sharks, a couple of eagle rays (I like the bigger critters, so that was good!).

The bad: Conditions were not good, very windy (normal for that time of the year, I was told). Made the (normally) short trip to the Catalinas sites rough and longer (60 vs 20min).... if even possible. Captain had to change sites once we had left on one of the days, so missed the Catalinas altogether to hit shore sites (which were.... quiet let's say). Would have preferred to stay dry for that one. Visibility was very bad (5-7m), so mantas were "drive-by's" to catch when they happened. White-tips being lazy dogs chillin' at the bottom were easy to check out though.

If not for the conditions and the resulting trips, would have been excellent! But that's not Phil and his crew's responsibility. For what they could control, they did a very good job and I recommend them! :)

Portrero is a quiet little town, car not required to dive, drink, eat. A nice place to dive and relax!
Written 3 August 2020
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Jon S
1 contribution
Feb 2020
I dove 2 days with Scuba Dive Costa Rico this past Feburary. It was a great diving experience.
I emailed 3 dive shops before my trip and Phil the owner of Dive Costa Rico was the only one that answered my email. He runs a nice shop. He was very honest and accmmodating. He told me that it was the windy season and the diving was good but not the best of the year.
He included in his email suggestions of close Motels, we already had out reservations elsewhere. We will stay at the recommended places next time.
Phil picked me up at my hotel for the first dive, he was very nice and informative about the area and some of what the area has to offer.
Phils dive crew was great, I would highly recommend them.
Written 5 March 2020
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Neil M
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Feb 2020
3 days of diving in February 2020. First 2 days to complete open water dives for PADI Open Water certification, group of 3 of us, youngest is 15.

Phil set us up with all transportation to and from hotel, Phil is a real pro, owns the business and keeps it both fun and focused.

Shout outs to Lacy, Javier, and Alvaro - our divemasters and teachers. You guys are rock stars!

Lots to see under water, white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, octopus, massive schools of blue eyed grunts, and we heard the humpback whales singing while underwater.

Strongly recommend this business. We hope to return in a different season and see what the ocean has to offer in September.
Written 23 February 2020
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MIchael
Hilton Head, SC40 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a superb dive trip today with Lacy and crew. The entire experience was excellent, in every aspect. Very involved, caring dive crew. Lacy was an excellent dive master. We experienced a varied and exciting array of marine wildlife, including manta rays, spotted rays, both green moray and stripped eels, white tipped reef sharks, and much more.

The dive location we did was Las Catalinas, a 15 minute boat ride from Playa Potrero. We good diving conditions and flat seas for the boat ride, along with a very easy beach entry onto the dive boats.

Cannot recommend this dive operation enough.
Written 14 February 2020
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Javier D
Whitby, Canada7 contributions
Jan 2020
We just came back from our trip to Guanacaste, Costa Rica where we spent one month enjoying this beautiful place and the friendliness of their people
I want to acknowledge the great experience I had with Scuba Dive in Playa Potrero - a two tank dive to Las Catalinas where I saw a lot of marine life including three manta rays in one single dive, and "the usual" white tip sharks
Most importantly, I want to recognize the professionalism and experience of Javier, Alvaro and Manuel (the three life time "amigos" from Spain) who made my diving experience truly safe, enjoyable and unforgettable
Highly recommended
Written 11 February 2020
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LauraWBrown
Calgary, Canada15 contributions
Jan 2020
I cannot say enough good things about our experience with the team at Scuba Dive Costa Rica:

- Las Catalinas are just a short boat ride away, so you don't need to worry about getting motion sick or a long bumpy trip.
- The water was warm (28C) which is great, as I get chilled on most dive trips.
- Our group of four had 2 divers and 2 snorkelers, and everyone had a great experience both on and under the surface!
- The sealife was amazing - three different kinds of rays (including giant manta rays), along with moray eels and white tip reef sharks, harlequin shrimp and the usual fish life.
- This was the most impressive dive and boat crew I've gone out with (I’ve done 70 dives) - Phil and his team really provided the personalized “boutique “ service as promised. When we reached out for information, Phil responded right away and provided a lot of great details so we knew what to expect. We liked that the boat was small and we got a lot of personalized attention.
- The team work really well together and clearly love their jobs. Lacey was a great dive master and the whole team (including Alvaro, the captain, and others) were professional and took their jobs seriously (so we felt safe) but also know how to enjoy themselves.
- Most impressive was the way the team obviously cares about keeping the marine environment clean. They stopped the boat several to pick up plastic garbage and seemed to care about maintaining a clean and sustainable business and environment.
- To top it off, we were able to enjoy the facilities at the Beach Club after the trip and enjoyed lunch and relaxing by the pool in the afternoon.
Written 7 February 2020
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ashlipoling
college station20 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I try to dive most places I vacation and have done so in six different countries. This was near the top experience. The reefs may not be quite as dramatic as some spots in the Caribbean but they are still quite impressive. But the sea life was second to none. Sharks, big tiger rays, eels, octopus, huge schools of fish. Starfish I haven’t seen anywhere else in the world. I might have overlooked half of these if Lacey didn’t have such an eagle eye. Great dive and crew and a great value too!
Written 31 January 2020
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Alexandre G
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Jan 2020
My girlfriend and I did two dives with Scuba Dive Costa Rica. She did a Discover Scuba Diving and I dove with her (I am already certified).

Phil, the owner, was very responsive, professional and friendly over email. He was able to accommodate special requests and handle all paperwork and payment ahead of time.

We found the Dive shop lovely as it was located in a private club, a small compound with great facilities (a pool, full bar and restaurant) right along the beach.

Equipment was in good condition, with lots of options of different masks to try on. Dive masters were very friendly and professional.

We dove on Las Catalinas islands, with incredible visibility (25m or so), warm waters (28C) and lots of sea life (a friendly shark, many eels, etc.)

Overall, a perfect diving experience. Much better than the other dive shop I had tried in Costa Rica (arguably a small sample size).

It's often hard to distinguish dive shops based on reviews, but you can't go wrong with Scuba Dive Costa Rica, I highly recommend.
Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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100% recommend, Professional Dive Staff
Great place to get PADI certified or dive for fun. Extremely professional group of instructors, especially Risky (i
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Very professional and helpful team!
I reached out to Scuba Dive Costa Rica about a week in advance to try and schedule some dives for my husband and I
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Best dive crew in Costa Rica!
We did two days of diving with these guys and wow was it spectacular! From the start of inquiry back in the states
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Great Dive Shop
I took my adult kids on a spontaneous vacation and they both did a few dives/courses with this dive shop! Great ex
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Great experience!
These guys were highly recommended and did not disappoint! We waited until late during our week on Playa Potrero to
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Excellent crew, service, knowledge, and mission
We dove with the Potrero Dive Costa Rica shop. My 10 year olds were finishing their open water certification and I
RunHopSkip
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Can't imagine having trained any where else...
My husband talked me into a "discovery dive" when we were in Potrero in February. I've always been hesitant to do
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Open Water certification
This team is really fun to be with. They were extra safe with my kids and we had a great time. They know how to b
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Underwater heaven
The pool training was first class giving great confidence for the following day out in the open water. Risky, yes t
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My wife and I took this discovery course. Instructors were thorough and safe and described everything in easy to
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AWESOME TEAM AT SCUBA DIVE COSTA RICA!!!
Robert and I came here to finish our PADI certification here at the end of February. We had already done our on-lin
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Diving and sailing
We opted for two dives off a private catamaran. This was the first time we have ever gone diving this way and it wa
MrMarcR
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Great Day out for Our Intro Scuba Dive!
We wanted to do an intro dive to see if we would all enjoy it before splurging on the full-meal-deal and going for
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18 ft Manta Rays... unreal!
Truly a once in a life time experience swimming with 18 foot manta rays... 2 days in a row! We got our PADI open wa
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Awesome time getting padi cert!!
I got to dive with Manta Rays. I know that is more luck than anything but figured I better mention it. It could hap
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