Playa Hermosa

Scuba Diving at Playa Hermosa, Coco and Ocotal Beach

Coco, Costa Rica
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From USD 105.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go scuba diving in Costa Rica in the waters of the Gulf of Papagayo when you visit Playa Hermosa. Choose from several tour options with dive sites that are suited for beginners, certified divers, and advanced divers. For people with more experience, tours to Catalina and Bat Islands are offered.
  • Scuba diving tour from Playa Hermosa
  • Choose from several tour options suited to a range of experience
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Includes snacks and beverages

What's Included

  • Tanks, weights and weight belt
  • Snacks on the boat
  • Transportation by car from Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco and Playa Ocotal (or boat pickup from beach if more than 6 persons, beach conditions permitting)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels located outside Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco and Playa Ocotal
  • Dive Rental Equipment: BCD (buoyancy compensator device), regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel, dive computer
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Unnamed Road
    Unnamed Road, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We pick up at many hotels in Playa del Coco, Playa Hermosa and the Gulf of Papagayo. There are also some AirBnBs and private residences near the specified hotels where we can pickup. Please provide location and verify that we are able to pickup at your location. Additional charges may apply.

What To Expect

Your tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Playa del Coco, Playa Hermosa, or Playa Ocotal.

Head to the beach loading area where your divemaster guides prepare your scuba gear and provide a dive briefing that details the dive site’s geography, marine life, and the maximum depth for each dive. During the 1-hour break in between dives, snacks and beverages are provided.

After your last dive, your guide rinses the gear (both personal and rental) and returns you to your hotel via car or boat.

Night and long-range dives to the Catalina and Bat Islands are offered for certified and advanced divers. Choose from tour options such as:

2-tank morning local dive, 2-tank afternoon local dive

2-tank morning long-range dive to Catalina Islands (4 person minimum)

2-tank morning long-range dive to Bat Islands (6 person minimum; advanced divers only)

1-tank night dive (4 person minimum)

Please note that a third tank can be added to any dive option (2 person minimum).

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive.
  • If certified diver has not been diving within past 12 months, dive operator reserves right to refuse to take certified diver unless Refresher Course is taken (at additional charge).
  • All passengers must sign waiver/release of liability prior to boarding boat
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some preexisting medical conditions (ie asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Multi-lingual guide: Spanish and English
  • A minimum number of people is need per booking for the following tours: 4 people per booking is required for CATALINA ISLAND DIVE TRIP (Long-Range) 4 people per booking is required for NIGHT DIVES 6 people per booking is required for BAT ISLAND DIVE TRIP (Long-Range -- ADVANCED DIVERS ONLY)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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12 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great experience diving for the first time in 25 years
Christoper_W, Dec 2022
We saw 2 white tip sharks, eels, sting rays, octopus, trumpet fish, and lots more. Dive masters were very knowledgeable and helpful. Great customer service. I enjoyed my experience and will come back again.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Fantastic, welcome back to diving. Thank you for the review. We are so happy that you could enjoy some of the diverse marine life we have in the Costa Rica Pacific. Next time we would love to introduce you to some of our more advanced dives at Catalina & Bat Islands. Happy New Year & dive safe.
World class diving experience
Colin_H, Dec 2022
Fantastic diving experience; excellent team of instructors ; highly recommend it; friendly, professional, fun!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review and we whole heartily agree with you. This is our 52nd year of diving this Pacific Ocean area of Costa Rica, it is always exciting and some of our captains and guides are third generation working with us. We all love the country and the diving. Hopefully you will return soon and experience some more of our 41 dive sites. Dive safe and PURA VIDA
We enjoyed our stay in...
Shanna_D, Mar 2022
We enjoyed our stay in del Coco, and SCUBA diving with Rocket Frog. All aspects of their operation are excellent.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Greetings from Costa Rica. Thank you for the nice review. We have been diving this area for 47 years and Rocket Frog has been our primary operator for 12 years and have always had an outstanding and safe operation. That is a wonderful area for scuba diving and adventure activities and we are happy you enjoyed it. Thanks again and PURA VIDA
Lots of life
Tom_n, Jan 2020
Diving was good. A ton of life, puffer fish, eels, bait balls and star fish. I brought a 7 mil thinking the water was going to be cold in January but ended up using the guides 3 mil which was perfect. Great crew with bottled water, fruit and snacks. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you for diving with us and enjoying the tremendous amounts of marine life we have on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. We have been diving here since 1970 and it has always been exciting and never boring. Yes, a 3mm is usually sufficient during winter months but a skin or half mil is all you need in the Summer time. We have 41 dive sites plus Catalina & Bat islands so we hope you will return and make some more dives with us. Thanks again, PURA VIDA and safe diving.