Scuba Diving in Marino Ballena | Diving Tour from Uvita

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Scuba Diving in Marino Ballena

If you’re an adventurous soul who loves exploring the depths of the ocean, then a Marino Ballena Scuba Tour should be on your bucket list. Located in the beautiful country of Costa Rica, Marino Ballena is a marine national park known for its rich biodiversity and stunning underwater landscapes. Let yourself be taken on a diving journey through the wonders of Marino Ballena National Park.

Diving in Marino Ballena National Park

Marino Ballena is a marine national park situated in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica. The park gets its name from the iconic rock formation that resembles a whale’s tail, visible during low tide. This unique geographical feature adds to the allure of the park and provides a stunning backdrop for scuba diving enthusiasts. The park covers approximately 110 hectares of land and 5,385 hectares of ocean, making it a haven for marine life. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant biodiversity, Marino Ballena offers an unforgettable experience for divers of all levels.

Diving in Marino Ballena presents a unique opportunity to witness an incredible array of marine life. From graceful sea turtles gliding through the water to playful dolphins dancing in the waves, every dive holds the potential for a memorable encounter. Keep your eyes peeled for reef sharks, stingrays, and an assortment of colorful reef fish that call this park their home. Apart from its incredible diving opportunities, Marino Ballena is also a popular destination for whale watching. During certain times of the year, humpback whales migrate to these waters to mate and give birth. Witnessing these majestic creatures breach the surface is a truly awe-inspiring experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Scuba Diving Tour from Uvita

Nestled along Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast, Uvita is a small coastal town known for its natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere. Surrounded by lush rainforests and pristine beaches, it’s the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Uvita also offers easy access to some of the most breathtaking scuba diving spots in the country.

Why choose Costa Rica Divers?

At our dive center, we meticulously plan and curate our diving trips based on years of experience. Our utmost priority is ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of our clients, and we go the extra mile to make each dive a memorable one. As the exclusive PADI dive center in Uvita, we take pride in our state-of-the-art training pool and fully equipped dive center. Rest assured, we are transparent about our pricing and never impose any additional fees.

CRC 65,000

  • one tank dive
  • equipment included
  • licensed guide

CRC 76,000

  • two tanks dive
  • equipment included
  • licensed guide

CRC 115,000

  • three tanks dive
  • equipment included
  • licensed guide
Scuba Diving in Marino Ballena National Park

Embarking on a diving tour  in Uvita promises an extraordinary experience, catering to divers of all skill levels. Delay no more and come aboard our boat, where you’ll embark on a comfortable and secure journey towards an exhilarating adventure. Our scuba diving excursion guarantees pure delight for every diver, ensuring a pleasurable and memorable outing.


Scuba diving in Uvita, Marino Ballena

The cost of the Marino Ballena diving tour encompasses a comprehensive package, which includes full scuba equipment, two tanks, and the expert guidance of a knowledgeable dive guide. This ensures that your diving experience is both enjoyable and safe. It’s important to note that the prices for scuba diving in Costa Rica can vary significantly.

Opting for the lowest price may not always be the best decision, as it often compromises on quality or essential inclusions. With our tours, you can rest assured that the price covers everything you need for a fantastic diving adventure. Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that our price is all-inclusive and already accounts for local taxes, leaving no room for additional fees.

Departure & Return Location

Costa Rica Divers

Departure Time

7 AM

Price Includes

  • all necessary equipment
  • PADI instructor care
  • entrance fees
  • snacks and drinks
  • boat transport

Price Excludes

  • transport to our center
What can I expect from Scuba Diving in Marino Ballena?

Upon your arrival, we will warmly welcome you with a refreshing bottle of water, providing a calm and comfortable environment to discuss the entire itinerary and complete the necessary paperwork. Utilizing a map, we will guide you through our planned route, highlighting the exciting attractions and outlining the sequence of activities throughout the day.

Once all the essential formalities are taken care of, we will carefully select and pack your equipment. Rest assured, we only utilize proven and thoroughly tested gear, ensuring its cleanliness through regular disinfection and meticulous inspection after each use. With your equipment packed and ready, we will proceed to our boat.

Upon reaching the first dive site, we will enter the water in a prearranged order and embark on the dive. The duration of the dive will vary depending on individual air consumption, typically lasting around 40 minutes.

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Following the first dive, we will take a “surface break” while transitioning to the second dive site, as per our predetermined plan. During this interval, you will have the opportunity to enjoy snacks, drinks, and engage in the sharing of experiences with fellow divers.

At the end of the day, we will return to our base where we will assist you in filling out your dive logs, ensuring a comprehensive record of your diving adventure. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

We realize that you may have questions about our scuba diving in Marino Ballena tour in Costa Rica. To provide assistance, we have compiled a collection of frequently asked questions with answers. If you have additional questions or need further clarification, please contact us directly.

What is the duration of the tour?

Our scuba diving in Marino Ballena tour starts at 9 AM in our dive center. The return time is scheduled for 1-2 PM, depending on the ocean conditions.

Is the tour guided?

Without a doubt, each diving tour in Marino Ballena is accompanied by a certified guide and experienced diver. This meticulous arrangement is put in place to prioritize the comfort and safety of our valued clients, while also adhering to the regulations and guidelines established by the national park. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing expert guidance and assistance throughout the dive, guaranteeing a memorable and secure experience for every participant.

What can I see while diving?

During your scuba diving adventures in Marino Ballena, be prepared to witness a remarkable variety of marine life and captivating underwater vistas. The surrounding waters of the island are brimming with vibrant coral reefs, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your dives. As you explore the depths, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter an abundance of marine species, such as tropical fish, reef sharks, rays, dolphins, and even the majestic whales. The extraordinary biodiversity found within Marino Ballena National Park ensures that each dive is a distinct and exhilarating experience.

What kind of boat will we use?

Our scuba diving tour in Marino Ballena starts from the beach situated within the Uvita national park. We begin our adventure by boarding fast and comfortable motor boats, enabling us to reach our destination in approximately one hour. This efficient mode of transportation guarantees that you spend less time on the journey and more time immersing yourself in the extraordinary diving experience that awaits you in Marino Ballena.

Is diving in Marino Ballena suitable for beginners?

Absolutely! Marino Ballena boasts a multitude of dive sites, each offering varying complexities and maximum depths. A significant number of these sites are perfectly suited for beginners, making our Discover Diving in Marino Ballena service extremely popular. Whether you’re a novice diver or an experienced one, we have options tailored to your skill level, guaranteeing a delightful and fulfilling underwater adventure in Marino Ballena.

Do I need to bring my own diving equipment?

We offer a complete set of standard recreational diving equipment for the entirety of your dive in Marino Ballena. You can rest assured that there’s no need to worry about bringing your own gear, as we will provide everything necessary. However, if you have your own dive equipment and prefer to use it during the course, you are more than welcome to do so. Our primary objective is to ensure your comfort and convenience throughout the training, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the joy of your diving adventure. If you desire to rent additional equipment, such as a GoPro camera, dive computer, or SMB buoy, it is also possible, subject to an extra fee.

What is the cancellation policy?

We acknowledge that circumstances can sometimes lead to the need for reservation cancellations. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that our operations take place within a national park, requiring extensive organization for each scuba diving excursion on Isla del Caño. Therefore, we kindly request that you review the comprehensive cancellation policy provided at this link: Cancellation Policy.

Can non-divers accompany me?

Absolutely! If you’re traveling with friends or family members who are not interested in diving, they can still have a fantastic experience by participating in snorkeling activities in Marino Ballena while you explore the underwater world. Feel free to reach out to us for more information and details on how they can make the most of their time in Marino Ballena National Park.

How many divers will be in my group?

We make an effort to keep our diving groups small and composed of divers with similar levels of experience. It’s important to note that trips for scuba diving in Marino Ballena are conducted in a group setting. If you would like a guide just for yourself, we also have such a service. Each dive guide accompanies a maximum of 7 divers, but typically our groups consist of no more than 5 clients. This allows for personalized attention and ensures a safe and enjoyable diving experience for all participants.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions or need additional information about scuba diving in Marino Ballena in Costa Rica, we encourage you to contact us without hesitation. Our main goal is to help you and provide answers to all your questions. Our team is fully committed to providing comprehensive information to make your diving experience truly exceptional. Contact us at your convenience and we will be happy to provide you with prompt assistance.

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Scuba diving in Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita is a great way to try diving in Costa Rica. Contact us to book your trip

1 June 2022