Scuba Diving
in Costa Rica

Dive tours and PADI certifications

Professional Staff

Best Experience

Our guides and instructors are certified. We have 12 years of working in the area and we know every corner of the places we dive.

Safety first

Best Equipment

Most of our scuba diving equipment is new. We constantly carry out preventive maintenance to all our assets to ensure the quality and safety of each tour.

Close to the Capital and Sea

Best Location

We are only 3 and a half hours from the capital and 200 meters from the Ballena Marine Park. The best location you could find.

The best spots in Costa Rica

Surfing Lessons following the International Surfing Association Guidelines.

  • Certified Instructors
  • Transportation to any local spot.
  • NSP Epoxy Surfboard Rentals.
  • Deals on long terms.
  • Sup Tours and Rentals.

Just got my PADI Open Water certification with CRD&S over the weekend. The staff were great and accommodating. Carolina was my pool instructor and she was awesome, very kind and reassuring. Luis was my ocean instructor and he was great at helping me calm down, finding amazing wild life, and giving me the right tips to ensure proper form and experience underwater. We did the ocean dives in Isla del Caño. Between both days, I spent about 6 hours on the boat. One day we got a lot of rain but the captain always seemed in control and we had no issues in that department. I totally recommend them for people looking to get certified. One important aspect: they offer photography services but they only have one person for this and another group booked him before us so we didn't get any pictures underwater. So make sure you request that in advance.Giovanni SánchezJune 22, 2022
A PantJune 18, 2022
I did three surf lessons with Jeffrey. I couldn't be more happy with him. He is incredibly knowledgeable and has a great ability to teach surfing. He was one-hundred percent focused when in the water and doing drills on the beach, while still being relaxed and pleasant to be around. He let my girlfriend who did not surf come along and did everything he could to make us feel comfortable. He brought ice water, fresh cut fruits and banana bread for us which was a live saver after the grueling lessons. The other staff at Costa Rica Dive and Surf was excellent. Pura vida, JoakimJoakim LantzMay 29, 2022
Mahmoud AbumayyalehMay 23, 2022
Lucia was a GREAT snorkel guide! CRDS was beyond thoughtful in making sure every person had the correct gear, providing treats before, lunch during, and treats after snorkeling, taking a detour to watch dolphins and turtles on the way to the island, keeping the group safe while showing one of the BEST snorkeling locations in the world. The water was a little more murky than last year, but CRDS went above and beyond in making the excursion excellent. If you want to snorkel (or dive) at Caño Island, I highly recommend CRDS.jophus XakcMay 18, 2022
Very professional, safe, organized shop. Knew just what creatures to expect in which locations and offered frat snacks before and between dives, plus a satisfying burrito afterwards. Scuba guide Leo was great.Michael CurtesMay 18, 2022
We had a very fun time and the nature was beautiful. Lucia was very nice and accommodating.Jim HMay 18, 2022
Honestly an amazing company. From the moment I stepped on the office, I was fully taken care of! They get you all set up, offer coffee and another refresher, banana bread, water, etc. The staff makes you feel like family and is very knowledgeable! They will point out dolphins and whales on your way out to Caño, so it’s an added experience for the trip! They offer fruit after the first snorkel and a delicious burrito after the second snorkel trip. Beautiful water, able to free dive, and very safe. Very happy I opted for this excursion!Allison ElamMay 17, 2022
Muy buena atención y organización! Disfrutamos de dos inmersiones de buceo espectaculares! (Translated by Google) Very good attention and organization! We enjoyed two spectacular scuba dives!LauraMay 4, 2022
Just finished diving - had such a great day! Very professional team, nice equipment. The dive sites were nice too at El Cano and we saw all kinds of animals - turtles, reef sharks, eels, rays… list goes in and on! Would definitely recommend this company 👌Brittany ThompsonMay 3, 2022

Best Scuba Diving in Costa Rica with shops in Dominical and Uvita !

The original Costa Rica Dive and Surf Scuba Diving shop is located in beautiful Dominical, the gateway to South Central Pacific Costa Rica. With its stunning backdrop of lush jungle and mountains, as well as many reefs, beaches and waves, our area is the best in all of Central America to base yourself for days, weeks and even years! Let us be your humble guide to this water sport paradise, whether you dive, snorkel, surf or SUP, come experience it for yourself. Keep reading to discover all the ways we can help you enjoy your time here in our wonderful community!

Costa Rican Adventures in Dominical and Uvita

Diving Adventures →
If you’re looking to enjoy the best Scuba Diving in Costa Rica, then you’ve found one of the best dive shops in the country. We specialize in Caño Island Scuba tours, and Marino Ballena scuba tours as well as dives at any of well researched “secret” dive spots. We offer full PADI certifications from our certified, knowledgeable and highly experienced PADI instructors. Any certification we offer can be earned at any of the spectacular locations we dive, so you can be sure we will make your experience not only educational but a once in a lifetime event you will never forget.

Snorkeling Adventures →
Maybe all you want to do is enjoy some Caño Island snorkeling, or snorkel in beautiful Marino Ballena National Park. In that case we’ve got you covered as well. Our Snorkeling Tours are offered wherever we offer scuba diving, so you can be sure that you are snorkeling the best locations available. Just let us know where you want to go and we will let you know our next schedule for that location.

Surfing Adventures →
Just want to catch some perfect waves at Costa Rica’s best surf spot, Playa Dominical? Never tried surfing and need lessons? Experienced but didn’t bring your board? Known worldwide for the consistency of its waves, Dominical is a great place for seasoned surfers but also has areas which are perfect for the novice. Our Surf Instructors have decades of experience and are intimately familiar with the Dominical Beach area and the many local Costa Rica surf spots. With over 40 boards to choose from, long boards and short boards, from beginner to expert, we’ve got the right board for you, in the right place, at the right time!

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