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Agua Rica Diving Center

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Address: Camino a Playa Langosta, despues del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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+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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Aqua Rica is a small dive shop in the heart of Tamarindo located next to the Shrimp Hole. This is a small, no nonsense shop. If you are looking for a place selling a lot of gear... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Boston, MA
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Dropped in to Agua Rica with my girlfriend who'd never dove before (I am an OWSI with hundreds of dives) and was very happy with the whole experience from the DSD to the Catalinas dives. Frank and Matteo were very easy going and friendly in the shop, and Claudio was an awesome instructor with my gf, made it very easy... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed diving with Billy as our dive master. He made the whole trip a lot of fun and really knew the dive site well. I saw giant manta rays and the biggest schools of fish I've ever seen.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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64 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Aqua Rica is a small dive shop in the heart of Tamarindo located next to the Shrimp Hole. This is a small, no nonsense shop. If you are looking for a place selling a lot of gear or t-shirts this is not your place. If you want a dive shop with competitive prices and competent and reliable dive masters, give... More 

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We went for 2 dives this week with Billy. I am certified AOP and my partner did her first dive. Billy was super nice to her and explained everything in a very knowledgeable but fun way. The visibility was not that great but we saw 3 sharks and hundred of Mantas. Billy is a very good Dive Master and I... More 

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Thank christelle D
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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California
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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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16 reviews
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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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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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Thank ShanSteryou
2 reviews
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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Thank prettymuchapro
Newark, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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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 

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