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.  


Provide unforgettable experiences to our clients in a fun and safe way, to create awareness of the state of our oceans and the need to preserve marine species, provided by personnel with an attitude of service, continuous improvement and leadership based on our values, principles of ethics and professionalism.


Raise awareness of the impact we have on the oceans, under the motto "We only take experiences with us and we just leave bubbles."

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

Michelle Garbanzo Brenes

Environmental ruler

Michelle is a person who loves tourism, travel and aviation. In her spare time she likes to swim and learn languages.

Keylor Gutiérrez Ureña

Diving Assistant and Coordinator

Despite having a demanding job as a Computer Engineer, Keylor always takes the time to help us coordinate dive tours and courses.

Carlos Neto Matas

PADI Scuba Diving Instructor

I consider myself a pleasant, calm, cheerful, decisive person, with initiative, willing to work and without losing my smile.
I adapt easily to different work environments and work well in a team.

Always looking for new goals.

Juan Ignacio Arias Gutiérrez

Community Manager

Juani is a dynamic person and a lover of sports. In his free time he likes to go to relax on the beach listening to music and diving.

Mayra Gutiérrez Morúa

NAUI Scuba Diving Instructor

Mayrita is the First Woman Diving Instructor in Costa Rica, more than 25 years as an instructor, prove that she is the most experienced instructor in Costa Rica.

Daniela Solano Gutiérrez


Daniela is an expert in business, taxes, costing and marketing, so she follows the steps of her grandfather Eduardo, the founder of Mundo Acuático.

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

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