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Address: Camino a Playa Langosta, despues del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 0094
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Agua rica Diving center has been the only dive shop in Playa Tamarindo...

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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Two great dives!

I'm a PADI open water certified diver and I did two dives with this group. Their prices were fair and the overall experience was great. I met the group on the beach for some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I signed up for 2 dives in the Catalina Islands. We were expecting possible weather challenges and upon first meeting Claudio and Billy, we felt like we were in great hands. We were so impressed with Billy's (our Dive Master) safety precautions and introduction to the dive site on our boat ride to the Catalinas. We dove... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

After being told by another dive company they were full, who later called and said they weren't, we found Agua dive. Having hear some horror storied about equipment condition, We walked to the dive shop to check things out. Met Frank who showed us everything, fitted wet suits and signed up. We went to Catlaina island on a boat that... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I dove with Aqua Rica in May 2016-I did the resort course ( I have dived in Maui, Cancun, and Belize), I did the resort course at all-I know I should get padi certified-but haven't. I'm sorry I'm terrible with names-but my instructor-took his time in a small toll-and actually taught me a lot more than any other course I've... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked with Agua Rica on a Friday for Monday. Sunday evening, we get a phone call at our hotel for a cancellation due to a mechanical issue and the only day that we can dive is Wednesday. Informed him that we have an excursion that day and he insisted that it had to be Wednesday and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Scheduled a two tank dive for me and my wife. We were supposed to leave Monday morning, Sunday night we got a phone call from aqua Rica saying they had to cancel because of mechanical issues. They did offer another day but we couldn't because we had other plans. The money was refunded. Just disappointing that it was cancelled at... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Showed up on time, the shop didn't open until 40 minutes later, by the time that we got out to our dive, it wasn't early morning anymore. Old fishing boat that didn't feel stable at all, as they took myself and another family about 90 minutes off shore to our scuba location. The equipment is old, tanks ran out of... More 

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scubatama, Owner at Agua Rica Diving Center, responded to this review

Dear Mariana P, I am very sorry for your disappointment, BUT, you never dove with Agua Rica, since we don't use to tell our clients to come at the shop in the early morning. We tell people to show up at the beach of Tamarindo at 8:20 a.m., next to a known reference point. That's why I say you never... More 

Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Claudio (the owner) is very knowledgeable about scuba diving and marine life conservation. The captain and himself took us out to two dives at the Catalina Islands. The dives were amazing, we got to see 3 manta rays in the same dive as well as white-tip sharks in a small cave where Claudio took us. Highly recommended if you're in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Being an experienced Rescue Diver I wouldn't have chosen to dive in the conditions that were present. Billy and Thomas were very informative and helpful on our trip with Aqua Rica. I had set up a referral for my lady to complete an open water certification and while we only had a few days to complete the course, the 1... More 

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Thank Jonathan p
San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I'm a PADI open water certified diver and I did two dives with this group. Their prices were fair and the overall experience was great. I met the group on the beach for some paperwork. Then we took a boat out to the Catalina Islands. We dove at a site called "Classico". I saw three white tip reef sharks there!... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The staff at Agua Rica was very helpful and accommodating. Our kids are new divers, and Billy helped them feel comfortable in the water and enjoy all there was to see. On the second day, my daughter accidentally cut her hand at the beginning of our dives. Billy and Thomas took great care of her, and she felt comfortable finishing... More 

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