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Agua Rica Diving Center

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Camino a Playa Langosta, despues del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0094
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Perfect morning!

My husband and I signed up to go snorkeling. Turns out we were the only ones on the trip! Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca03
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Excellent first diving experience

This was a great experience for my first diving trip. The dive master was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul D
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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 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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 14 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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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We brought our girls to Tamarindo to complete their open water certification with Agua Rica. Couldn't have asked for a better dive master than Claudio who took them on their first open water dives. They completed the four dives which included seeing huge groups of...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I would like to thank Aqua Rica especially Matteo. They were great at making last minute changes to our plans after my daughter dislocated her shoulder and was unable to dive. They were able to get a boat for 13 of us just to snorkel...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

2 tank dive! Went of without a hitch! We were picked up on the beach right in front of the house we were staying at.

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scubatama, Instructor at Agua Rica Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

we hope to dive with you again, Toni and the staff

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great dive experience with a family owned business who really cares about putting their customer's first. The entire process of booking the dive trip and what to expect was explained to us by people who care about customer satisfaction! Billy (dive master) took he time...More

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scubatama, instructor at Agua Rica Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

thanks for having fun with our family, we look forward to diving and snorkeling with you again

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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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