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Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

From US$ 145 per person

Learn to scuba dive on a 6-hour tour of the Gulf of Papagayo from Guanacaste. Learn how to breathe underwater and master the dive equipment in a controlled environment. Then dive around the pristine reefs looking for eagle rays, colorful fish, and more.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Learn to dive in the Gulf of Papagayo
  • Master basic dive skills in a contolled environment
  • Swim among rays, snappers, turtles, and more
  • Relax on board a shaded boat, and enjoy snacks of fruit
Full description
Start your journey to become a confident diver on a full-day Discover Scuba Dive program in the Gulf of Papagayo. Suitable for complete beginners, the dive program requires no previous experience and includes a training session in a controlled environment. Start with an introduction to diving techniques in confined water, and learn the basic skills and how to handle your scuba equipment. Then, travel by boat to 2 different dive sites in the Gulf. Here, your instructor will lead you safely around the reefs, where rays, turtles, jacks, and snappers are often seen. Each dive takes approximately 40 minutes, with only your breathing limiting the dive time. Dive to maximum depths of 12 meters (40 feet), and experience the extraordinary sensation of breathing underwater. During the break between dives, drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit will be served. The dive boats have lots of shade to shield you from the tropical sun, while a boarding ladder and swim platform makes getting in and out easy.
  • Full scuba equipment rental
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Fruit
  • Dive instructor
  • Transportation by boat
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Hearing-impaired people
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Dive Shop at Calle chorrera esquina cangrejo, Playas del Coco 50503 Guanacaste

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You should be in good health and have no heart or ear problems to join this activity
  • The boat departs Playas del Coco at 08:00, and will be back by about 13:00
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Best intro!

I'd been wanting to try scuba diving for ever and this was a great intro. Mikel is a very talented (and patient!) teacher and it was so much fun to learn the basics form him and then later try them out in the ocean. It was such a good experience, its definitely something I want to try again and get better at in the future!

June 1, 2013

Breathing underwater: priceless!

I'm a pretty good swimmer and did not look forward to the training, but it doesn't take long and it was actually quite helpful. The real highlight of course is the actual diving in the ocean.Breathing under the water is as incredible as I'd expected it to be and the water was really rich with sealife. A massive ray 'flew' above me and it was one those pure WOW-moments I'll remember forever. To anyone that's been dreaming of scuba diving and hasn't had the chance yet, I can only recommend it!

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June 29, 2013

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful passion

I enjoyed it so much, I will definately be taking their other courses to get more experienced

August 19, 2013

It was amazing. Emanuel was an amazing guide. Super patient and informed. Being underwater was amazing, there are no words.

December 3, 2021

Product ID: 32317