Costa Rica Scuba Diving

     There are many other tropical destinations where you could go scuba diving, but most of these do not even compare to the diving in Costa Rica. This country is located between two oceans providing for several different ecosystems available to explore. The top diving spots are off the Pacific Cost line where the waters are crystal clear and the sea life is so vibrant and colorful you won’t want to return to dry land.

     Probably the best and most renowned of all the locations in Costa Rica is Cocos Island.”The area possesses a rich undersea diversity and supports more than 25 endemic fish species” (traveltips.usatoday.com). Even sharks and whales have been seen in the area due to the plentiful feeding and breeding grounds. It is recommended, however, that if you want to dive at Cocos Island that you take a liveboard dive vessel due to the amount of time it takes to get to the island. Taking a liveboard vessel will also provide you with all necessary equipment and personal dive masks. 

If you are visiting Northwestern Costa Rica The best place to dive are the Catalina Islands. They are best known for the vibrant colors and unique underwater structures such as caves and arches which you can explore. If you are looking for the best place to stay in this area “The Ocotal Beach Resort is a fully equipped dive resort with boats that can get you out to the islands” (ocotaldiving.com). The rates for Ocotal up until January for a boat dive with two tanks, the boat, a guide, and weights is eighty dollars. For a night boat dive with one tank, the boat, a guide and weights is sixty five dollars. Just to snorkel with all equipment included is fifty dollars.  The temperature of the water during prime season ranges from 78˚F to 82˚F. 

So what are you waiting for book your trip to Costa Rica today and get lost in a whole different world under the sea. 

 

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