Snuba is a step between snorkeling and scuba diving. No dive license or certification is required to participate in Snuba. The minimum age for Snuba is 5 years old. It is a fun and safe way to experience breathing underwater without having to wear all the equipment. A standard scuba diving air tank is placed in a small, floating raft. Attached to the air tank is a 20ft/6m pressurized air-hose. At the end of the air-hose is a regulator, or a mouth piece that supplies the air. The participant is connected to the regulator with a chest harness, which is what prevents the diver from going deeper than the maximum depth of 20 feet or 6 meters. Basically, you are scuba diving on a leash.
The average time underwater varies from 30-50 minutes per Snuba submersion. This amount of time is determined by the amount of air used by the participant. As this varies from person to person, it is not possible to give an exact time. Two people generally share one air tank, and if both participants use slow, deep breathes, this will allow for a longer time underwater than when using quick or rapid breaths.
We offer Snuba tours everyday weather permitting and we leave at 7am from Tamarindo and then drive for 20 minutes to Flamingo where we take the boat to start our sea adventure.
NOTE** Please provide weight, height and shoe size when booking this tour.