Tamarindo, Guanacaste
1-2 Days
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

If you are a first time diver or a novice diver looking to get their feet wet in the incredible waters of the Pacific Ocean, then our Scuba Diving for Beginners packages are for you. This includes either a one day option for novices looking for some quick practise dives and a refresher or a comprehensive two day option for those who want to learn in the practise pool and shallow shores before heading out to the ocean. Once you are competent with your diving, your instructors will take you out to two beautiful diving spots off the coast of Guanacaste to see a wide selection of Sealife and under water topography. See an underwater world only few travellers get to witness on this remarkable diving tour in Tamarindo!

Option One: One Day Diving Tour (Novice Divers)

This package is designed specifically for novice and infrequent divers (no certification required) who have dived before, but are not confident divers or could use with a quick refresher. With this option, you will meet your navigator on the boat to begin your theory session enroute to your first practise dive spot. Upon arrival, your instructors will equip you with your gear and join you in shallow waters where you will have the opportunity practise dive in the sea and get comfortable with the scuba equipment. Once you are feeling more confident, your group will head out to the Catalina Islands (or Cabo Velas depending on conditions) to enjoy two excellent dives at one of the most popular scuba diving locations in Costa Rica. Enjoy the spectacular underwater archipelago which attracts an abundance of fish species, turtles, eagle rays, and more. If you’re lucky, you may even see a giant Whale Shark or majestic Manta Ray gliding by.

Option Two: Two Day Diving Tour (First-time Divers)

For those who have never dived before or feel nervous about ocean diving, then this is the package for you! On day one, you will meet your instructors at the dive shop where you will be given a complete tutorial and orientation of all the gear and equipment. During the afternoon, you will be fitted with your tanks and wetsuits for your practise dives in the pool, where you will learn about underwater breathing and diving at depths. The following day, you will meet your instructors in the morning to start your theory sessions on the boat and head to your first dive spots in shallow waters. Once you have tried your hand at ocean diving and are feeling confident, you will head straight for the Catalina Islands (or Cabo Velas depending on conditions) to experience two truly spectacular dives in one of the most popular diving locations in all of Costa Rica. See a vast expanse in this under water archipelago where on any given day you may see an abundance of fish species, turtles, eagle rays, and even the beautiful whale sharks and manta rays which occasionally visit this area.

With your dives complete, you will return to shore where your activity will conclude.

START TIME  One Day tour: 6.50AM | Two Day Tour: 2.00pm
END TIME 2.00pm
BRING Swimsuit, change of clothes, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, repellent, camera.
All scuba equipment and wetsuits Bilingual Dive Master
Fruit, snacks, and soft drinks. Hotel pick-up from Tamarindo/Langosta (if required)
Tour guide gratuity (optional)
Diving computer

Please note that this tour is for unlicensed divers and beginners. If you are a certified diver and would like to head straight to the Catalina Islands, then please click here. All gear is provided on this activity except for a dive computer. If you are prone to seasickness, it is recommended taking a motion sickness tablet about 30 minutes to 1 hour before the boat trip.

This tour operates rain or shine. In case of poor conditions, we may alternate to Cabo Velas, which is another protected area that offers spectacular diving and an abundance of marine life. On some occasions, this tour may cancel due to unsafe oceanic conditions. In which case, this activity will cancel and you will either not be charged or offered a full refund.

We also offer pick ups from accommodations in Tamarindo and Langosta upon request. Otherwise you can meet your diver masters at the dive shop. Please advise if you require transfer when booking this tour. We will advise the meeting spot for this tour upon booking.

Private tours for groups are available on request – please use the contact form on our contact page to request a quote.

The cancellation for this specific tour is as follows. You may cancel 15 days before your trip for a full refund, up to 7 days before your trip for a 50% refund, and cancelations within one week will incur a 100% charge.

We ask that your please listen to your dive masters at Tamrindo Diving carefully and follow their instructions. Always keep within sight of your dive masters when in the waters. Eco Tours & Travel are not held responsible for either accident or injury during any part of your tour with Tamarindo Diving.

Additional information

OptionOne Day, Two Days

Day One Option



Either be picked up at your accommodation in Tamarindo or Langosta or meet at the dive shop in Tamarindo to be outfitted with wetsuits, masks, flippers and all diving gear. Your dive masters will ensure that all your equipment is a good fit for the dive.



Once everyone has their equipment, your group will be transported to Tamarindo beach where you can board your boat and set sail for the archipelago of Isla Catalinas.



After a 45 minute boat ride you will arrive at Isla Catalinas and the first dive spot. Here you will be able to change into your wetsuit and equipped with your diving gear. Once you have the go ahead from your dive master, take the plunge into the water and swim down to the depths to see the incredible marine life and topographical features of the archipelago. Follow your dive masters as they take you to number of locations which are brimming with life during your first 45 minute dive!



With your first 45 minute dive complete, head back onboard to enjoy some complimentary fruit, snacks and soft drinks. Take this time to relax and prepare yourself and before we head off to the second dive location.



Your captain will transport you to the second dive location where you will be briefed before plunging into the water again for your second 45 minute dive. Enjoy the incredible features of this underwater archipelago and see even more marine life as you explore the depths of this incredible ocean habitat.



Make your way back to the boat where your captain will begin is return trip to Tamarindo beach. If you’re lucky, you may even see turtles, dolphins or whales on the way back.



Arrive back in Tamarindo by midday where your tour will conclude.

Day Two Option

Day One



Head to the dive school and be equipped with a wetsuit and dive equipment for you practise dives in the schools practise pool. Here you will learn the basics of scuba diving including underwater breathing and regulating pressure. Once you have learned the basics and are comfortable with scuba diving, you will be ready for your first dives the following morning.

Day Two



Everything as discussed in the Day One Option. This will include a practise dive in the morning in shallow waters followed by a trip to The Catalina Islands (or Cabo Velas depending on conditions) to experience two truly spectacular dives in one of the most popular diving locations in all of Costa Rica.

Diving Group Tamarindo
Tamarindo Dive School
Learning To Scuba Dive
Diving Tamarindo Boat Ride
Diving Tamarindo Boat
Fish School Isla Catalina
Diving Group Tamarindo
Manta Ray Catalina Island
Turtle Diving Tamarindo

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