What you see isn’t always what you get. 

Nobody wants to pay extra for an ‘ocean view’ room that is more parking lot and trees than ocean. 

Our team lives and dives in Central America. We provide honest first-hand recommendations -the good, the bad, and the ugly - so you don’t get catfished at check-in. Unlike impersonal robotic booking sites, we’ve been there ourselves and are invested in getting you the most out of your vacation days - above and below the water!

Cue: Instagram vs Reality

what exactly do we do?

Plan Custom Vacations

Our experts work with you to design a custom day-by-day itinerary that includes hotels, transfers, dives, tours, and everything in-between. Our trips are for all levels of divers (and non-divers), families, friends, couples, and solo travelers. 

Book Liveaboards 

This one is pretty straightforward. We make booking dive-focused liveaboards easy and transparent. We can take the stress out of pre & post-boarding logistics so you can focus on the fun! 

Help you get Scuba Certified 

Getting scuba certified is easy. Our experts will walk you through the process and set you up with a safe reliable dive center so you can feel confident in the water. There are three basic steps involved: e-learning, pool sessions with an instructor, and open water dives with an instructor. You will learn the skills you need for a lifetime of underwater discovery.


We book trips outside of our specialty destinations, however, they are subject to a booking fee. Ask your DTA expert for details. 

EXPLORE liveaboards

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Every DTA vacation package includes:

  • Hand-selected hotels that match your preferences and budget
  • Meals where indicated, so you don't have to worry about finding the best places to eat
  • Transportation once you arrive in the country, so you can relax and enjoy your trip (or rental cars are available as well). 
  • Tours, including diving, along with transportation to/from
  • Perks like upgrades, spa credit, and more, when applicable, to make your trip even more enjoyable
  • Local recommendations, including restaurants and secret hotspots, that we know you'll love
  • Packing lists with links and DTA select discounts to make packing easier and more affordable
  • Pre-Arrival guides that include do's and don'ts and other helpful tips, so you're fully prepared for your trip.

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NOT INCLUDED: International Airfare, Travel Insurance


Connect with a travel EXPERT

Share your trip details: the what, where, when and who? If you’re not sure, we can help!



Our itineraries are 100% customizable and include DTA-exclusive perks. We will work with you until the trip is perfect.


Book your trip AND Pack your bags!

We will send you a final itinerary with details like pick-up times, entry requirements, packing list, pre-vacation guides, and more!

The DTA Way

How does it work?

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 Would definitely call again for my next adventure.

Kathleen was awesome and very helpful. We were arranging for a diving trip to Belieze and in no time she provided us with best option for our trip with best diving center.. Our flight from U.S got delayed and she was able to help us to rebook the connecting flight from Belieze to San Pedro.. She will text and check that everything is going well. I have no words to thank her enough for such great service.. Would definitely call again for my next adventure.

— Ehab Wanas, Belize


She brought us to places I wouldn’t even have known about, and gave us the experiences of a lifetime.

I am typically a person who does everything herself, including vacation planning. As a single mom of four, the youngest special-needs, a lot of places can’t accommodate our needs or understand our family. Kathleen is the exception to the rule. She spent time to listen to me, to hear about my family and budget, and set up the vacation of a lifetime to help celebrate my birthday. The trip took into consideration all of our wants, and our needs, and every single one of us, myself and four teenage girls, made memories that will be with us forever. I never say this, but she did a better job than I could, lol. Kathleen was there for every question and every ask for information and always greeted me with a smile. She brought us to places I wouldn’t even have known about, and gave us the experiences of a lifetime. I’ve already talked to her about the next trip - and you should too!!

— Micaela Orpheus, Costa Rica

a unique experience of Costa Rica that I would not have been able to achieve on my own

I recently got my diving certification with DTA's help this past January as a part of project that my college assigns. I spoke with Kathleen back in November about the idea and she was incredibly helpful and offered me insider information. She made sure I was able to do everything on my itinerary. Booking through DTA offered me a unique experience of Costa Rica that I would not have been able to achieve on my own or through any old travel company. Even as I was still in Costa Rica I found myself planning my next diving trip because I fell so in love with the experience. I would 100% recommend booking through DTA if you are looking for a life changing diving adventure!

— sarah elizabeth, costa rica


If you are looking for a seamless trip, this is the company to go with.

Before I found DTA I was lost where to go in Costa Rica. I had heard about different places, but had trouble finding info about the best places, and the logistics. I contacted Mel and Kathleen based on their extensive knowledge, and their passion for diving was evident from the start. We ultimately landed on Cano Island, and it was AMAZING! We saw sharks, turtles, rays, and more species of fish than I can count. If you are looking for a seamless trip, this is the company to go with. I am looking forward to future endeavors planned by DTA : )

— jake alexander, costa rica

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