Diving Safaris is owned and run by its owners, Earl Gibbs and Bobbie Jo, with help from their two daughters, Kelley and Karie Jo. Earl, Bobbie Jo and Kelley are all PADI Open Water Scuba trainers and Karie is a Divemaster in training.
In 1997, Diving Safaris owners Earl and Bobbie Jo, were itching to live their dream, to own their own dive shop in a tropical country where they could dive, have fun and raise their daughters. When they saw an ad for a dive shop for sale in Costa Rica, they saw their chance. Originally from Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Earl was a deputy sheriff who also worked in the search and recovery team, while owning a small dive shop, called Pagosah High Dive. Bobbie Jo owned her own business as a child day care provider. Living and diving in Costa Rica was a huge change, but one they happily made. In the winter of 1997, Earl and Bobbie Jo bought the dive shop and moved the whole family down to Costa Rica.
Learning to adapt and run a business in Costa Rica was quite an experience. With the help of friends and locals, Diving Safaris is now one of the most well known dive shops in Costa Rica. We are a 5 Star PADI Dive Center, located in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We offer a variety of PADI courses, from Discover Scuba through to Divemaster. There are over 25 different local and advanced dive sites; including Catalina Islands and Isla Murcielagos (Bat ISlands).
We are open all year long (except for January 1st) and with the seasons and water conditions changing so much, we have a variety of marine life, including: mantas, whale sharks, turtles, bull sharks, white tip reef sharks, seahorses, thousands of schooling rays and much, MUCH, more. Come dive with us and discover a whole other Costa Rica —underwater.