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

Dennis Campos Granados

Diving School Assistant

Dennis has a passion for sports, thats why he started to practice the most extreme, he entered scuba diving and found a passion for his whole life.

Sussan Flores Fonseca

Administrative Assistant

Sussan loves go to the beach with her husband and son, she is a very smiling and happy person.

Federico Mora Campos

Diving School Assistant

Fede is a dynamic person. To relax from his business, he loves going to the beach to attend beginner and advanced diving courses.

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.

Fabián Rojas Ugalde

Diving School Assistant

Fabi has traveled with Mundo Acuático to Bahamas, Belize, Mexico, Panama, Isla del Coco and many more places, so his experience in diving is extraordinary.

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.