Top Scuba Dive Shops in Costa Rica
#1 - MCEC Innoceana
#2 - ConnectOcean Aquatic Academy
ConnectOcean Aquatic Academy is located on the waterfront at Las Catalinas, Costa Rica.
The dive center is part of the ConnectOcean Group, a social and environmental enterprise aiming to raise commitment to ocean conservation and stewardship. Diving and snorkelling excursions are combined with citizen science and marine ecology education.
Diving in the Guanacaste region offers near perfect conditions year-round. Look forward to the chance to see turtles, sharks, rays and all manner of reef fish. Whale sightings are possible between January and April.
The team offer a full range of swimming instruction programs as well as Adaptive Adventure Activities for the disabled.
#3 - Iguana Divers
#4 - Rich Coast Diving Co.
#5 - Scubaequip Dive Center
We are a diving center located in Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica. We specialize in the sale and repair of equipment, diving courses and underwater photography. We also organize diving trips to different locations inside and outside of Costa Rica.
#6 - Rockdivers Costa Rica
#7 - Mundo Acuatico
#8 - Costa Rica Dive and Surf
Costa Rica Dive and Surf, was the first Dive Center to explore the pristine reef system protected by the Marino Ballena National Park. The Park safeguards the vital central portion of Central America’s largest and most unspoiled Pacific reef.
In addition to the Marino Ballena National Park, we are also one of the few dive centers lucky enough to be allowed access to Caño Island National Biological Reserve, a spectacular island 40 miles off the coast and protected by the Costa Rican government for over 25 years.
With these two amazing locations on our doorstep and hands down the best diving, surfing and SUP sites in the country nearby, we began a journey that has been filled with amazing success supporting our growth as eco-centric people running an eco-centric business.
Thanks to the support of great friends, local people, clients from around the globe, and Mother Earth, we are living the dream and our primary goal is for you to experience as much of that dream as we can in whatever time we have with you.
Our mission moving forward, after 15 years of running strong and now with Dive Centers in both Dominical and Uvita, is to retain our place as the best dive and surf school in the country, and stake our claim as one to the premier tour operators in Costa Rica, offering a much wider range of experiences for our clients.
Continually raising the bar as far as safety, equipment, vessels and staff, you will find no other company within Costa Rica with as high standards, respect for the local people, and love of the environment. In addition, as a brand, we plan on expanding to other areas within Costa Rica, as well as Central America.
#9 - Pacific Coast Dive Center
#10 - Costa Rica Adventure Divers
We are a 5 Star PADI Dive Center with the longest tradition in the South Pacific.
Located at Drake Bay, we offer a friendly and professional environment, and caring customer service to thousands of lovers of the sea, divers, students and snorkelers. We offer top quality scuba diving, PADI diving courses and daily snorkel and scuba diving tours to Caño Island.
#11 - Rocket Frog Divers
#13 - Oceanica Divers
#14 - Deep Blue Diving
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. 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!
#15 - Aguila de Osa Rainforest and Marine Adventure Lodg
Aguila De Osa Dive Center is a PADI Dive Resort set in the epicenter of Costa Rica's natural beauty.
Experience Costa Rica’s finest Pacific coastal diving in the clear, cobalt blue waters surrounding Caño Island Biological Reserve. You will see colorful corals, interesting rock formations and vibrant schools of tropical fish!
The dive center will provide all equipment and take beginner, intermediate, and advanced divers aboard thier 30-foot Island Hopper on a voyage of spectacular ocean adventures. Rental equipment includes oasis regulators, scuba pro BCD and Oneil or Henderson wetsuits.
Besides Caño Island, there are 3 coastal diving locations. Here you can find lobsters, black corals, snappers and rooster fish.
#16 - Rocket Frog Divers
#17 - Pirate Cove
At Caño Island you will encounter both pelagic (open ocean) and Pacific reef fish.
Many species are the same as in the Galapagos Islands. If you like sharks you will see 2-meter long white tipped reef sharks, bull sharks and very occasionally hammerheads.
Depending on the time of year we see humpbacks, Orcas and pilot whales. Dolphins include Pacific spotted, bottlenose and spinners.
It is not uncommon to see manta rays leaping from the water and hundreds of lesser devil rays regularly pass by.
There are too many other fish to list here but many divers especially enjoy meeting the free-swimming moray eels, which are often 2-meters long.