Deep Blue Diving, the first PADI Gold Palm Resort in Playas del Coco, is ready to fulfill a wide range of your diving pleasures. Since 1998, we have been introducing divers to the beautiful underwater world of Costa Rica. We, and our professional staff, provide the best service and the personal touch to your diving experience.
Our dive shop is located on the corner La Chorrera/Cangrejo , Playas del Coco in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica on the Gulf of Papagayo. This Gulf is widely recognized as the premiere diving destination in Costa Rica. With its sun swept beaches and rocky offshore islands this area offers a variety of diving adventures for all levels of scuba divers.
We are happy to have so many great dive sites around Playas del Coco and they are just a short boat ride away. Most of the Papagayo dive sites accommodate all levels of experience from beginners to advanced divers. For more advanced diving we offer diving tours to Catalina Islands and Islas Murciélagos (Bat Islands). Let us take you scuba diving in Costa Rica!
When talking about scuba diving in Costa Rica, Catalina Island
is your best chance to swim with the Pacific
Giant Mantas. The Islands are about 20
miles/30 km south
del Coco. The Islands are known for huge schools of fish, large schools
of Devil or Cow Nose Rays. Humpback Wahle, Dolphins or Orca
Whales are occasionally sighted there.
These dive sites are more advanced due to surge, stronger currents and
rougher surface conditions. The Catalina Islands are non anchored
dives, thus reserved for more advanced divers, used to drift and deep
Bat Islands are a world class dive location for
divers in Costa Rica. One of the highlights are the face to face
encounters with massive bull-sharks, up to 12ft/3.5m. Located around 30
miles/45 km north-west from Playas del Coco, at the most outward
west-tip of the Santa Rosa National Park. The season for Bat Islands
trips is from May to end of September. With our boats it´s
one hour to get there. These dive sites are advanced due to surge,
stronger currents and rougher surface conditions. The Bat Islands are
non anchored and deep dives. Divers need to be able to make a quick
descent and make the safety stop without a line.
Daily scuba diving trips and snorkeling excursions on the Gulf of Papagayo. More...
Not Certified? Not a problem. Click here to learn more about the one day Discover Scuba Diving Course.
We offer as well beach pickups by boat from the following Resorts: RIU Guanacaste, Occidental Grand Papagayo, Occidental Allegro Papagayo, Hilton Papagayo, Four Seasons and Hyatt Andaz.
We offer all levels of PADI Courses from Open Water Diver to professional Divemaster.
Discover Scuba Diving Course - For people without
to try scuba diving.
» PADI Scuba Diver Course - If you are short on time and want to become a diver.
» PADI Open Water Course - Get your PADI scuba certification.
» PADI Advanced Diver Course - Increase your confidence and build your scuba skills.
» PADI Rescue Diver Course - Learn the techniques for self-rescue and how you can help other divers.
Playas del Coco is located in the province of Guanacaste just about 30min from the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), Liberia. It is the biggest and most important beach village on Guanacaste's Nicoya Peninsula.
The popularity of the Guanacaste region is its proximity to some of the country's best terrestrial and aquatic tourism. Such sites as Rincon de la Vieja, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Palo Verde national park and several national parks, feature abundant wildlife and excitement making this area a great destination for divers and non-divers.
From surfing, river rafting and canopy tours to the rich marine life off the coast, you will not be disappointed. The thrill and excitement generated by a visit to this beautiful and friendly country will make you want to stay forever.
We'll be happy to set up your individual dive package. Our divers stay at the beautiful Hotel Puerta del Sol and enjoy the mediterranean ambient. The hotel is located in a quiet side road of Playas del Coco less then 5 min. walking distance to the dive shop and the main road. Here you find a variety of Bars and Restaurants. Walk in just 3 min. to the beach. More...
All our dive boats are equipped with sunroof, cooler with refreshments and snacks, marine radio, cell phone, life jackets, gps, emergency-, oxygen- and first aid kit.