April 27, 2018 billbeard

Perfect For Spring Break & Family Vacations: Have you ever wanted to learn to scuba dive? how about surfing? thought about white water rafting? considered rappelling? you can learn to do any or all of these adventurous activities on your vacation in Costa Rica. We can add these adventures to your existing vacation package LEARN HOW TO SCUBA DIVE! The entire family from ten years of age up can learn to scuba diving on their vacation with Bill Beard’s. They have been operating scuba diving in Costa Rica since 1970 and Bill is considered the true pioneer of diving in…

February 21, 2015 billbeard 1Comment

Northwest Pacific Diving Report: The diving in January was nothing short of unbelievable . 3 whale sharks at Bat Islands, 5 manta rays at Argentime Point, 3 Orcas at Catalina Islands, humpback whales everywhere including Bahia Culebra. There are tons of large southern sting rays in the sand on every dive site. We have reports and photos of a rare albino manta ray and another of 22 feet (7 meters) & Spotted eagle rays at Surprise Dive Site. Thinking about Costa Rica, please talk to us and we’ll give you all the advice you need. We have packages for individuals,…

August 26, 2017 billbeard

We Are in Orlando, Florida for DEMA Show 2017, November 1-4th! Bill Beard’s Booth # 2329 and if you are attending we’ll give you all the facts about Costa Rica Scuba Diving. Plan To Attend Our Seminar At 11:00 A.M. Friday Nov 3, Room S310F – Learn how to make $$ selling vacation packages to Costa Rica. Q & A period and lots of door prizes including a mini-vacation package for two divers. If you are not attending you may still take advantage of our SUPER SAVER DEMA SPECIALS   To see all of our vacation packages for divers and…

December 17, 2016 billbeard

Costa Rica is an angler’s dream destination with countless fishing venues and an incredible mix of trophy game fish and exotic species to tangle with. Giant marlin, sailfish beyond number, high-jumping tarpon, record-class snook and a dozen or more hard hitting fresh water species… Costa Rica has them all! Fishing just doesn’t get any better than you will find in friendly, peaceful Costa Rica, and because this is a small nation, it’s possible to enjoy it all on a single visit, perhaps with a day of white water river rafting and a volcano and rain forest tour thrown in. On…

November 30, 2015 billbeard

Costa Rica Scuba Diving Costa Rica Land Based Pacific Ocean Scuba Diving: All of the dive centers we offer in Costa Rica are either PADI, NAUI, or SSI Certified Dive Masters and both Spanish and English is spoken on all boats. You will be required to show your certification card, so don’t forget to pack it! There are four main areas for land-based scuba diving in Costa Rica and live aboard dive trips to Cocos Islands. See some of the dive packages and prices available. Nitrox is available in the Northwest Pacific area. Cocos Islands Liveaboard Diving: Thanks to the breathtaking…

October 7, 2015 billbeard

Family Enjoys Adventure In Costa Rica It seems like a nice substitute for Hawaii. Laura Gibble wanted a family vacation in the Aloha State, but couldn’t get her airline points to jibe with the trip. So she “settled’’ on Costa Rica, where the average temperature in San Jose is between 68 and 72 degrees and on the beaches between 75 and 92 degrees. The sun shines throughout the year (about 12 hours of sunshine a day) and there really is no winter. Gibble, of Lititz, flew direct from Newark, N.J., to San Jose, Costa Rica, with her husband, Scott, and…

February 19, 2015 billbeard

Can’t decide between a beach, an adventure, or a volcano vacation? Why not visit Costa Rica, where you don’t have to choose! We’ll tell you how to cover Costa Rica’s three most famous areas (Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Arenal Volcano) in just nine days. Take an early flight into San Jose International Airport (SJO), and then rent a car. From here, it’s only about a two-and-a-half-hour drive to Manuel Antonio. If you are spending your first night at an area hotel in San Jose it would be better to take the airport shuttle and have the…

January 7, 2017 billbeard

One of the best parts about traveling is that it forces you to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Whether it’s sampling a foreign food, learning a new language or diving into a new experience, traveling offers countless opportunities for expansive personal growth—if you are willing to embrace them. If you are particularly keen on experiencing new adventures that challenge you both physically and mentally, then you can’t go wrong with Costa Rica. No matter what your personal trepidations, you are bound to find an activity that will help you to face and conquer them. Ready…

February 17, 2015 billbeard

Would you like a customized vacation package in Costa Rica at “off the shelf” prices? If the answer is “Yes”, then this is for you. First, you must decide what type of vacation you want, Active, Moderate or Do Nothing. Accommodations: Five Star, Four Star or Three Star. All Inclusive or Breakfast Only. See Hotels & Resorts We Offer Throughout The Country. GO HERE Transportation: Privately Escorted, Self Drive, shuttle busses or domestic air Activities: Water Sports, High Adrenalin Adventure or Relaxing. See Tours & Activities We Offer Throughout The Country: GO HERE Have you seen our new DVD on scuba…