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Come dive with us the Catalinas Islands!

- Diving changes lives. No one comes from a scuba dive the same. For many people, the change is dramatic, adding a new dimension and sometimes new direction to their lives. For others, the change is subtle, but diving still becomes part of their lives, and they look at the world differently. -

Diver Flamingo Tamarindo

Discover Scuba Dive

You are not a certified diver? No worries, we have you covered!


Diving is one of the most rewarding and incredible sports you can do. Come try with us the Discover Scuba Diving program! After a short pool session you will have the basic skills to go diving in the sea with a PADI instructor.


Come try diving for the first time with Diving Nomads, we can guarantee it will change your life!

Book with us a unique Costa Rica underwater experience!

Islas Catalinas Flamingo Tamarindo

Las Catalinas

Scuba diving in the Pacific is a unique experience!


With about 6% of the whole world's biodiversity, Costa Rica offers to its visitors incomparable wildlife and breathtaking sceneries. And most part of this varied biodiversity can be found underwater!

The Catalinas Islands are one of the best diving spots in Costa Rica. The archipielago formed by 7 islands offers over 13 diving spots, ideal for seasoned divers and beginners alike. They house an immense variety of marine life, from white tipped reef sharks, huge pacific manta rays, a wide diversity of rays, seaturtles to nudibranchs and harlequin shrimps. Not only that, you can also spot immense schools of grunts, the Pacific blue fin tuna, jacks as big as a you, snappers, scorpion fish (be careful with those!), eels, octopie and much more. The variety is mind blowing!

Don`t forget to keep your eyes open during the trip to the islands, you could spot playful dolphins, jumping devil rays, seaturtles or even the extraordinary humpback whales.

About us

You can find us right in the heart of Tamarindo, at Avenida Central across from National Bank.

We start the day at the dive shop, where you will sign the paperwork and try on the gear. After that we go to the marina to board the boat the will take us to Catalinas Islands.

Our boat, the Vagabond, is a 10m/30ft eduardoño with two Suzuki 150hp engines from 2022 and a maximum capacity for 14 divers (including the guides).

The dive spots are chosen based on the conditions of the day, we dive in small groups and with experienced PADI certified instructors. Thereby we can assure you will have the best experience while adventuring the Catalinas Islands, taking your safety and enjoyment as our priority.


Why choose us?

- We do small groups and ratios in the water, our service is personalized and safety is our priority.

- We are the only official PADI dive shop in Tamarindo. Check our profile on

- Avoid getting stuck in traffic for an extra hour during your trip! With our speed boat we go straight from Tamarindo to Catalinas Islands, with no need to getting to Flamingo first.

- Enjoy the experience in your own language! We speak fluent English, Spanish, German and French.

- We are true locals! Our dive shop is owned and run by Ticos.

- Check our reviews!

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