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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.

Surfing
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.

I’ve been to about 15+ dive shops and this is the best organized by far. Very friendly staff, great snacks and amazing scuba experiences. On the way to Caño island (Aug 2022), we saw humpback whales and dolphins. At the dive sites, saw reef sharks, turtles, sting rays, eels, lobster, and very large schools of fish!Niklos BosnyakAugust 11, 2022
Great experience !! We loved this day to isla del caño with CR Dive and Surf : the staff is very kind and helpfull with us and our children. We saw dolfins, a whale, tortules, shark and lots of fishes.Camille MorierAugust 10, 2022
Hicimos la excursión de dos inmersiones en Isla del Caño. Fue una experiencia maravillosa, todo el equipo muy profesional y fotos espectaculares de ese día (es muy recomendable contratar fotógrafo). Nos llevamos unos recuerdos inolvidables. (Translated by Google) We did the two dive tour at Isla del Caño. It was a wonderful experience, all the very professional team and spectacular photos of that day (it is highly recommended to hire a photographer). We take with us some unforgettable memories.Angel PalaciosAugust 10, 2022
Awesome experience overall.We saw white tip reef sharks, sting rays, barracudas etc. The staff was very knowledgable and professional. Dana goes out of her way to create an environment where you feel instantly welcome, comfortable and safe. She was an excellent instructor and her enthusiasm made the dives very fun and educational. You can plan on having a great time diving with them. Thanks again!Emily BarkerAugust 9, 2022
Mariana De la CruzAugust 2, 2022
Al llegar nos recibieron con un buen café y comida y una taza para cada uno! La atención por parte de todos increíble y cercana, nos hicieron sentir como en casa y el viaje muy ameno! También nos hicimos fotos y quedaron increíbles! Si volvemos , repetimos con ellos/as seguro! (Translated by Google) Upon arrival we were greeted with good coffee and food and a cup for each! The incredible and close attention from everyone, they made us feel at home and the trip very enjoyable! We also took photos and they were amazing! If we come back, we will repeat with them for sure!sara muñozAugust 2, 2022
Una experiencia increíble y una excelente opción para quienes están empezando a aprender! Esperamos volver. (Translated by Google) An incredible experience and an excellent option for those who are just starting to learn! We hope to return.Ana CastiloAugust 2, 2022
My boyfriend, his 15 year old son, and myself did a scuba diving tour to Caño island with this shop and were beyond impressed. When we showed up they had cubbies labeled with our names with cups for fresh coffee and juice as well as a light breakfast including banana bread and fruit. We were immediately fitted with our gear which was placed in a personalized dive bag. Everything was labeled, the whole process was extremely streamlined, and the staff were chipper/genuinely excited to be there. The boat ride out was just over an hour and a bit rough (especially if you have Michael as your captain!) but he definitely knew what he was doing. Once we got to the island and checked in, the sailor (Anthony) was very helpful in getting us geared up. We didn’t even have to set up anything - our tanks, BCDS, and Regs were all ready to go! In between dives, there were personalized canisters for each of us to fill with water or more juice, as well as pre-packed fruit. They also provided a delicious lunch of burritos made with gallo pinto, plantain, and avocado which was very filling after a day of diving or snorkeling! I am a new diver and had mask troubles, and I just want to shout out to David, one of the dive masters, who not only offered me a spare mask, but even his own personal one to make sure I had a good time. Last but not least, our instructor Ian was phenomenal. He was patient while I had my issues, and super knowledgeable about the marine life. When we asked him to sign our dive logs we had like a 15 minute conversation about all of the different species of fish/animals we saw on our dives! All in all, it was a wonderful experience and I would recommend this shop (and this trip) to anyone. They truly do their best to ensure that their customers have a safe and enjoyable time.Allison ArmfieldJuly 15, 2022
(Translated by Google) Excellent! (Original) Excellente!Julz MJune 28, 2022
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

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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