Snorkeling Adventure to the Catalina's

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Davide

5 hours, Hosted in 5 languages
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Our Snorkeling tour will normally take you to the Catalina's Archipelago but depending on the conditions of the day, we might go to Cabo Velas to ensure safety. These are protected zones where you can see a large variety of marine life and experience the ocean alongside our team.
We include all of the equipment you need as well as fruit and soft drinks on the boat.
We will meet in our shop ten minutes before 7, once you have tried the equipment on we will head to the Tamarindo beach where our boat will be waiting for us.
Our snorkeling tours use the same boat as the scuba divers. After around 40 minutes of navigation, we will arrive at the Archipelago where you will snorkel twice in different locations. When we reach our first snorkeling spot of the Catalina's you will go out alongside your snorkeling guide. After the first session, we will take a break to eat our fresh fruit and rest while we reach the next spot.
We should be back in Tamarindo at around 12 pm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Some people can experience motion sickness. In order to prevent it, we recommend you take a tablet 30 minutes to an hour prior to the boat trip.
You can also prevent it following these tips:
- Eat light meals or snacks 24 hours before traveling, and try to avoid big or high-fat content meals
- On the boat, ask to seat in the front and keep your eyes fixed as much as possible on the horizon.
Other things to note
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, we will be happy to help!
Our Snorkeling tour will normally take you to the Catalina's Archipelago but depending on the conditions of the day, we might go to Cabo Velas to ensure safety. These are protected zones where you can see a large variety of marine life and experience the ocean alongside our team.
We include all of the equipment you need as well as fruit and soft drinks on the boat.
We will meet in our shop ten minutes before 7, once you have tried the…

What's included

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  • Food
    Fruit
  • Drinks
    Water and Kombucha
  • Transportation
    Boat Trip to the Catalina's Archipelago
  • Equipment
    All the equipment you need

Meet your host, Davide

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I am a PADI and SDI TDI instructor with more than 25 years of experience. I have worked as a commercial and as a saturation diver in many places around the world, including Egypt (the red sea), the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and multiple places in the Pacific. Now I live in Tamarindo and I own a diving and snorkeling shop, Tamarindo Diving. I have been working with my team of excellent diving and snorkeling guides, and together we have been sharing our life's passion with many tourists and locals for over 5 years. Our team as well as our coworkers Laura, Isabel and Francesca will be here to help you through every step of the way!
Our policy is and will always be safety first.
I am a PADI and SDI TDI instructor with more than 25 years of experience. I have worked as a commercial and as a saturation diver in many places around the world, including Egypt (the red sea), the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and multiple places in the Pacific. Now I live in Tamarindo and I own a diving and snorkeling shop, Tamarindo Diving. I have been working with my team of excellent diving and snorkeling guides, and together we have been sharing our life's passion with many tourists and…
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Where you'll be

We will normally be visiting the Catalina' Archipelago but in case of bad conditions and to ensure safety we might visit Cabo Velas. They are both protected zones with a large variety of marine life including sharks, turtles, whales, dolphins, mantas and much more. The Catalina's is a group of 17 rock formations from where the captain and dive masters can choose, this allows them to pick the best places according to the weather and currents

Rated 4.50 out of 5 from 58 reviews.

Autumn
July 2021
Don't skip this trip, it was absolutely beautiful. The visibility in the water wasn't great because it was cloudy but we still were able to see tons of marine life.
Jason
June 2021
The staff were very professional and the equipment was in good shape. However, the seas were quite rough on the day of our snorkeling trip. I took dramamine about an hour before we boarded, and I still got seasick, as did others on our trip. When we arrived at our location for our snorkeling, we found there were very few fish to see on this particular day. In my opinion, we should have been warned of the rough seas in advance, and given the option of rescheduling. Again, the staff members were very professional and kind. However, the conditions were too rough for snorkeling and the trip should've been canceled.
The staff were very professional and the equipment was in good shape. However, the seas were quite rough on the day of our snorkeling trip. I took dramamine about an hour before we…
Delvin
June 2021
I enjoyed the snorkeling experience with Davide and his team. We were joined by those who were Scuba Diving. I am scuba certified, but due to a short trip did not want to risk any issues with scuba and air travel. The snorkeling experience was better than expected since we swam similar area as the scuba group and saw similar marine life (though not as close). The guide was very skilled swimmer and dove down to the bed several times to show us shells, starfish and other marine life up close before safely putting them back. While snorkeling we saw whitetip reef sharks, an eagle sting ray, eels and countless schools of fish. Far better than my expectation for a snorkeling trip and would highly recommend.
I enjoyed the snorkeling experience with Davide and his team. We were joined by those who were Scuba Diving. I am scuba certified, but due to a short trip did not want to risk an…
Sarah
May 2021
Kind and easy going team that assisted us with our snorkeling adventures. We saw a shark, small manta ray, sea urchins, eels, and plenty of schools of fish!
Francisco
May 2021
Was my first time snorkeling and it was stunning! The crew was very personable and accommodating to all guests. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
Marco
May 2021
Great staff, great attention to detail and fun day. The whole staff was amazing and sooo fun. They instructed us and kept us safe and pointed out the wildlife AND made it all fun, funny and a great day. Definitely worth your time with this company!
Great staff, great attention to detail and fun day. The whole staff was amazing and sooo fun. They instructed us and kept us safe and pointed out the wildlife AND made it all fun,…

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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Towel

Sunscreen