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Agua Rica Diving Center

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Camino a Playa Langosta, despues del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Nice DM but not goid gears

The Dive Master(Billy) was very nice, but the equipaments were not in good conditions. Visibility... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
luciane S
via mobile
No Frills Diving, Very Basic

Did two dives this week at Las Catalinas. Met on beach near shop and took boat out to Catalinas. It... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Rob M
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Issaquah, Washington
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Agua rica Diving center has been the only dive shop in Playa Tamarindo since 1994. We are a Padi and SSI diving center, specialized in small groups of divers with personalized service. Families are welcome.All our scuba guides are multilingual Instructors.our best tour is the Catalinas Islands, 10 miles North of Tamarindo, about 40 min boat ride.If you are not certified, no problem, you can do the full certification course with us or just to do the ' try to scuba program'
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Camino a Playa Langosta, despues del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The Dive Master(Billy) was very nice, but the equipaments were not in good conditions. Visibility was only 10-12m, but I hear that is the normal for the region.

Thank luciane S
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Did two dives this week at Las Catalinas. Met on beach near shop and took boat out to Catalinas. It was a small boat and we had seven total people in it. Winds and seas were rough, so it was quite wild and wet. Boat...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a beginner’s course with Agua Rica for 150 USD. It was my first diving experience, my boyfriend dove once before. On the first day, we saw an english-language video with the most important diving instructions (appr. 30 min). Then, we...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went rec diving to Catalina Islands (aka giant rocks) from Tamarindo beach in February. Both the dive master, Billy, and driver, Tomasso, were nothing but generous, friendly and did everything to make sure we were all comfortable and well taken care...More

Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I signed up to go snorkeling. Turns out we were the only ones on the trip! Our skipper, Geraldo, was great and took us to two nice spots. He pointed out some interesting sea life and never made us feel rushed. On...More

Thank Rebecca03
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This was a great experience for my first diving trip. The dive master was very knowledgeable and pointed out tons of wildlife we otherwise would have missed. The small boat meant that the group was a good size and that it didn't get unmanageable under...More

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went for a diving session and the two boys took us to very great places to see beautiful sea creatures ! they were very attentive to our needs and took good care of us. We felt safe, and most of all, we really had...More

Thank _Emcnt
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Wouldnt recommend Their PADI training. Rushed through the pool training for Discover scuba, and went to not so beginner friendly dive sites.

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scubatama, Owner at Agua Rica Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with us. Do you mind letting us now what date exactly you had your DSD? We were checking our records but couldn't figure out which one it was. This way we can find out what happened. Thanks

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The marine biologists from The Leatherback Trust in Playa Grande dove with Agua Rica in Las Catalinas and had an incredible experience! Matteo was very accommodating to our schedules, and the boat captain and divemaster were extremely professional. We all felt very safe and well...More

Thank Callie V
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scubatama, Guest Relations Manager at Agua Rica Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

thanks to have decided to be part of our family, it has been great to dive with you

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Matteo and his family were professional, thorough and extremely safe during two days of diving in early November. They even offered a few extras (that I won’t list here because everyone will want them! Haha) that were greatly appreciated. Dive conditions – mid visibility (10-20’),...More

Thank Barry S
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Andy P
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Response from scubatama | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hoa,the half day tour 2 dives equipment included costs $105, we are located 5 min from Langosta and offer free transportation. We look forward to diving with you.
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