For an unforgettable underwater experience, nothing compares to the Pacific waters surrounding Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste. Clear, calm water conditions prevail most of the year, allowing divers to enjoy their time above and below the surface. Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa is the closest dive resort to Islas Catalinas (Catalina Islands), one of the most intriguing dive sites along the Northern Pacific Coast. Along with large schools of vibrant, tropical fish, you can see giant manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles and eels. Angelfish, parrot fish, nudibranchs, puffers, Harlequin shrimp, spotted eagle rays, devil rays, barracuda and hogfish are among the marine dwellers commonly observed in these beautiful surroundings.
The best diving conditions are usually between May and November, when it is common to enjoy 35 ft to 100 ft/10 m to 30 m visibility. Temperature warm but variable and tends to be highest, between May - October, and lowest December - March. Dive sites range in depth from 40 feet to over 100 feet so there is something for divers of every skill level to enjoy. We offer daily morning trips to the Catalina Islands, and many beautiful nearby sites. Afternoon boat dives are also suitable for snorkeling, as we visit shallower sites where everyone can enjoy the beauty of the reef.
Scuba Experiences And Courses For All Skill Levels
Our onsite dive center is operated by the professional, experienced, bi-lingual tour staff of Aqua Center Diving and all instructors, dive masters and guides are PADI certified. We have scuba programs for all levels of experience. For those who have never tried diving before, we offer our Discover Scuba Dive Resort Course that allows non-divers to experience the thrill and beauty of underwater adventure in just a few hours. For guests who want to become certified divers we offer Learn To Dive courses. We also offer a full array of advanced education courses for experienced, certified divers who want to broaden their skill set. If you have already completed a portion of a course, our instructors can assist you and finish it with you here through our onsite Referral Program.
Book Our Introductory Discover Scuba Diving Resort Course
Curious about scuba diving? There's not a better place to try it than the tropical waters of Costa Rica's Northern Pacific Coast. This Resort Course is designed for beginners and consists of a brief introduction to scuba explained by a certified PADI instructor, followed by one pool training session taught by the same instructor. Once your knowledge has been developed and underwater skills mastered, an afternoon dive outing follows with two dives in a calm open water environment (maximum depth 30-40 ft). You will be introduced to an amazing underwater world. These dives are conducted and directly supervised by our experienced dive instructors who will be with you every step of the way. This is not a certification course. Also, the pool training session is mandatory for every participant, even those who have previously completed another introductory scuba program.
Minimum age: 10 years
Participants over the age of 50 years should bring a doctor's certificate stating that they are in good health and fit for scuba diving.
Parents of children age 10 - 21 years will be required to sign a waiver and medical form on behalf of their children.
All answers regarding health issues on the PADI Medical Questionnaire must be answered "NO" or a doctor's certificate may be required. An appointment with a local doctor can be arranged at your own convenience and expense.
For more information on individual or group scuba diving, email our dive operator, Aqua Center Diving, at email@example.com