The Best Diving in Costa Rica


Between the beaches of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica’s rugged Jungle terrain is home to an incredible amount of wildlife and breathtaking scenery filled with some amazing Adventures and Activities. In our area near Tamarindo, Reserva Conchal, Playa Flamingo, Potrero, Surfside and Las Catalinas, there are plenty of Adventure Activities for you to choose from.

In addition to our Diving and Snorkeling activities, We have partnered with some of The Best Tour Operators in the area so you can keep all your Reservations In One Place, including transport to get you where you need to be. So what exactly is there to do here? Here is our list of great Tours in Guanacaste that are Tried, Tested and Loved by our Previous Clients.

Zip Lining | ATV Tours | Volcano Park Combo Tours | Fishing | White Water Rafting Morning | Morning and Sunset Catamaran Cruise | Surfing | Paddle Board | Animal Sanctuary

Zip Lining

A Zip Line Canopy Tour is often the Most Popular Activity for people visiting Costa Rica! Feel the Adrenaline Kick In as you Fly Over the Forest Canopies and over Canyons. A Standard Ziplining Tour can take a couple of hours and can Feature 10 or more Different Ziplines. It is a great way to see Costa Rica from above and as most wildlife lives in the Jungle, you have a better chance of seeing Monkeys, Sloths, Birds, Spiders and more! Suitable for most individuals from 6 years old.

The Superman Zipline is a must-do experience offering the Longest Ride Times and featuring a nearly Mile-Long Pacific Ocean View. Also Included is a 30ft Free Fall Quick Jump. The Dual Lines let you Share the Experience with family members or friends, Riding Side by Side.

ATV Tours

Buckle Up! It is going to be a Wild Ride! After Zip Lining, ATV Tours are Super Popular Adventures. Imagine Speeding over different terrains, senses invigorated, adrenaline pumping through your veins, in Command of Your Own Vehicle. This is another great way to see Costa Rica. Make the most of Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes, from beaches, to mountains, to tropical rainforest getting a great view of animals, flora, and fauna.

Many ATV Tours include the opportunity to do Short Hikes, Take Dips in Swimming Holes, or Speed Off on Dirt Tracks as fast as you can. Photo & Video Opportunities are abundant so make sure you have an Action Video Camera with you and a Waterproof Housing.

Drivers of ATVs must be at least 16 Years Old and possess a Valid Drivers License. Most ATV Tour operators will allow kids over 12 years old to ride double with their parents or guide.

Volcano Park Combo Tours

Rincon de La Vieja Adventure Combo is the best all day Volcano Park Combo Tour that includes Ziplining, Horseback Riding, River Tubing, Full Buffet Lunch, Hot Springs, and Volcanic Mud Bath. The Zipline course is one of The Best in the area including a Rappel, Tarzan Swing , and Rock Climbing Wall . The River Tubing is 5 km and has a great Mix of Rapids and Still Waters where you can Float and Admire the Scenery.


Fishing in Costa Rica is Excellent All Year Long . Most companies Specialize in Offshore Bill Fishing such as Marlin (Blue, Black, Stripe) Sailfish , Mahi Mahi , Tuna , Wahoo . Companies in our area fish the Flamingo, Tamarindo, Conchal, and Potrero regions year round.

The quality of Fishing here varies with prevailing conditions. A seasonal weather change for the better, kicks in around December and it is common to release several Sailfish and even a Marlin or two in a single day. There are also Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish , a variety of Snapper, Grouper, Rainbow Runners, Mackerel and much more.

Fishing Tours here are usually categorized as Inshore Half Day or Offshore Full Day and depart from Flamingo Marina.

White Water Tubing and Rafting

Enjoy Non-Stop Fun and Excitement Bouncing , Splashing and Cruising down Miles of Class I, II, III & IV Rapids depending on what tour you choose in a Single Tube or Group Raft . There are plenty of Still Waters along the way to appreciate the beautiful tropical scenery of the Rivers and Canyons of Costa Rica . As we descend the rivers, the waves will decrease in intensity which will then allow us time to Observe and enjoy some of the Wildlife that inhabits the area. Be on the lookout for Birds, Sloths, Monkeys, Toucans , and Tropical Frogs . After our Rafting Adventure , we will stop at a Restaurant to Enjoy a Delicious Costa Rican lunch .

All Tours are Guided to ensure your Safety and Enjoyment throughout the duration of your experience. Tubing Minimum age is 8 years old and must be 1.4m (5ft Tall). Rafting is 7 years.

Morning and Sunset Catamaran Cruise

One of the best ways to view Costa Rica from the Ocean, is on a Catamaran Cruise around Las Catalinas Islands and the bays of Potrero, Flamingo & Conchal .

The coastline is breathtaking and during the right months see Dolphins , Jumping Devil Rays and if you are really lucky, Humpback Whales.

All Catamaran Tours feature Gourmet Meals & Snacks including, Water, Juices, Soft Drinks and a Full Open Bar.

Catamaran Tours are normally Open Charters or you can Privately Charter your own Catamaran. Choose from 4 hours in the Morning , 4 hrs in the afternoon including Sunse t or stay out for the Whole Day!

Paddle Board | SUP

If you are a Paddle Board Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced , we have an SUP Tour or SUP Rental for you. There are some great beaches to learn Paddle Surf in Guanacaste and there are great Flat Water Paddle options too in Rivers, Estuaries and sheltered beach areas.

The Qualified Instructors will teach you everything you need to know, from safety and etiquette to flatwater paddling and wave surfing techniques. If you are already proficient in Stand Up Paddle then Rent a Board and find your own adventure.

Animal Sanctuary

The nearby Animal Sanctuary in Guanacaste is home to the Largest Variety of Species in one location. The habitats are designed to provide a natural setting for the animals while allowing guests to interact and enjoy up close and safe viewing.

Some of the animals in our care have been born in other wildlife management programs for scientific and educational purposes; others are rescued and placed in our management by the authorities of Costa Rica. These animals are not fit for life in the natural environment and are cared for by a large team of qualified and dedicated professionals.

The Animal Sanctuary is known for its World-Class Habitat designs that address the needs of each species. The unique design of the habitats allows guests to view and Learn about key aspects of Biology, Ecology and Natural History of the animals.

The Animal Sanctuary is known for its World-Class Habitat designs that address the needs of each species. The unique design of the habitats allows guests to view and Learn about key aspects of Biology, Ecology and Natural History of the animals.

About us

Scuba Dive Costa Rica is a multilingual Diving Agency located at the heart of Costa Rica's diving region in NW Pacific, serving Tamarindo, Flamingo, Reserva Conchal, Brasilito, Potrero and Las Catalinas Resort. We offer incredible diving opportunities at Las Catalinas for certified divers and first time divers through our Discover Scuba Diving Program. Snorkellers & Passengers are welcome too. Further north we have the famous Bull Shark Dive at Bat Islands which is available from May to October

Contact info

  • Playa Potrero / Flamingo
  • +506 8602 6581
  • Costa Rica Sailing Center
    Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Tamarindo
  • +506 8602 6581