In the late 70's William Beard and Mario Vargas founded the company " Bear & Vargas SA " , located 50 meters north of More X Less in San Pedro de Montes de Oca , same location where today we encounter . Mr. Beard , born in Florida , USA , was the first instructor who taught and certified diving courses in Costa Rica. Presently he is living in his native Florida and continues to teach diving. In 1985 Mario Vargas decided to become independent and sold his share of the company. It is worth mentioning that Mr. Vargas was certified in 1988 as a diving instructor and became the first Costa Rican instructor of the sport. For many years he served as such since the late 80's has been dedicated to underwater video and photographs. The person Mario Vargas sold his shares was Eduardo Gutierrez Pimentel , an economist , certified public accountant and business manager . It was in that year that Marielos Morua Gutiérrez , his eldest daughter , began to work for the fledgling company to the public but with no knowledge about any topic having to do with diving . This feature was Don Eduardo Gutiérrez and all the first time entered Waterworld (). In 1988 Mr. Beard sells its share to Eduardo Gutierrez and since then diving school shop aquatic world has belonged 100% to the Gutierrez family .

In 1992 Mayra Gutiérrez became the first Costa Rican woman diving instructor , task easy, as he had to fight hard against a system to a male who did not want to give you the opportunity to serve as leader in diving. Don Eduardo gave soul, heart and life until his death in 2005 , at which time the company passed into the hands of their children, Marielos, Eduardo, Marta, Alejandra and Mayra Gutiérrez Morúa. Currently the company is in charge of the instructor Mayra Gutierre Morua and his daughter Daniela Gutierrez Solano, which with much love and passion continue what his father and grandfather inherited many years ago. Family businesses are never easy 've had moments where decisions are not unanimous , we had moments of pain as the departure of our father and grandfather, but we've always been together , supporting and loving each other as family, to the best of us, so that next to God, our " Papayayo " proud of our steps . In our archives we keep as treasures photographs and documents of the thousands of students who have certified since then to date. Among these thousands have several who began their learning diving aquatic world and that through the years have worked as instructors , leading diving, marine biologists and other careers within which is essential to know the seabed.


Teach the unforgettable experience of diving in a fun way and especially with security . Create the diver awareness about the state of our oceans and the need to preserve marine species.


Immensely enjoy this activity and be aware that we take only pictures and leave only bubbles. Taking care of the seabed waiting to leave an inheritance to future generations .

Over 38 years


More of 12.000

Students Certificates

More than 12 destinations

National and International for
our dive tours .

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Our team

Mayra Gutiérrez Morúa

Instructor / Proprietress

First diving instructor in Costa Rica. It has certifications PADI , NAUI and first aid.

Daniela Solano Gutiérrez


Business management expert and certified NAUI .

Fabián Rojas Ugalde

National Coordinator Tours

Academic training NAUI: Open Water Diver; Diver Advanced; Diver rescuer y Divemaster.

Luis Manuel Ibarra Bogarin

PADI Instructor

Diver certifications NAUI (Open waters; Diver Advanced; Diver rescuer and Divermaster).

Certifications demonstrate our commitment to excellence and safety while diving

Testimonials unforgettable moment

“The experience and teaching ability of instructors , service and goodwill of the guides , quality tours and atmosphere of cordiality and respect that characterize groups have been a very rewarding experience.”

Susana Speraza Morera – Advanced Diver NAUI
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Susana Speraza Morera – Advanced Diver NAUI

Mundo Acuático also organizes diving tours beautiful corners of Costa Rica, México , Panamá Nicaragua and Honduras.