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Scuba Dive Costa Rica

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“great diving”(7 reviews)
Scuba Dive Costa Rica is a friendly and convenient PADI 5 Star Dive Resort located in Playa Potrero and with a sales shop Tamarindo. SDCR is a boutique operation catering for 8 divers max per day for your enjoyment and safety. We dive Las Catalinas...more
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Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8602 6581
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family of eight and had an absolute blast. The team was patient, knowledgeable and super fun. We had novice divers and snorkelers from age 10 to 43 and everyone had a great trip. I can't recommend SDCR enough. Phil's email correspondence was...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently traveled to Costa Rica for our first dive after getting our open water certification. We could not have picked a better dive operator for our trip. From the outset everyone was friendly and helpful, and reassured my wife that her...More

Thank Derek P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family recently joined Phil, Rey & Cappi where I did two tank dives and my family snorkeled. From the initial prompt email conversation I was impressed with Phil (who is a PADI Course Director and the owner). When we arrived, we were greeted with...More

Thank Relax640926
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very recommendable. Boat and equipment are new and the groups small. The instructors do a great job. We felt safe at all time and had a great experience under water (close to Islas Catalinas) and on the boat (where we could see whales, dolphins and...More

Thank Johanna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a solo female traveler and have been diving for 11 years. Knowing I'd be by myself on this trip, I relied pretty heavily on the online reviews and recommendations from the locals to pick a shop, and ended up trying two of them while...More

Thank kmacdee
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This was my first trip to Costa Rica, and I hadn't planned on diving. When we walked out on beach at Playa Potrero and saw the dive shop, we spoke with Phil the owner. He had many years of diving experience and was an instructor...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderfull dive at catelinas. First of all we really liked Our divemaster and owner of the business. The boat was really good, So was the start of the day. The First dive was the nicest one, we saw Some white tip Reef...More

1  Thank Philippetravel
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Really enjoyed our two dives at the Las Catalinas site. Phil and his team were exemplary. Phil picked us up himself from our hotel and was a friendly and welcoming host. First dive had excellent visibility and we got close up to sharks and an...More

Thank JamesS100
Phil O, Owner at Scuba Dive Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hello James and Sarah! Thank you for taking the time to write up your experience, I know it takes some effort so we truly thank you as a team. It was a pleasure to having you onboard and we are so happy that you really...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

I had a fantastic experience with Scuba Dive Costa Rica in July 2018. The tour was affordable and easy to book. Phil (the Owner) arranged a taxi ride for me to and from where I was staying in Langosta Beach. My divemaster, Dali, was extremely...More

2  Thank AmyT3032
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We had a great day diving with Dali. He was very professional and the whole team was safety conscious at all times. I had trouble equalizing on my first dive and Dali was very patient and gave me some good advice which worked well on...More

Thank Mandy B
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Aspen K
17 June 2018|
Response from Phil O | Property representative |
Hello Aspen! I am sorry this message comes to you late. The TA notifications are not great. If you would still like to get in touch please contact me on info@scubadivecostarica.cr or +506 8602 6581. Our contact details are... More
4 April 2018|
Response from Phil O | Property representative |
Hi and thank you for your enquiry. Diving is great now, really changed up from a couple weeks ago. Cleaner and warmer waters. Sharks, Rays and lots of schooling fish. Really nice right now. Weather looking settled for a few... More
Mary S
25 September 2017|
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Response from Phil O | Property representative |
Hi Mary, this is Phil at SDCR. Yes the Westin is all inclusive and just 5 mins away from us. It’s a really beautiful resort in a natural reserve.