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Affordable Costa Rica whale scuba diving travel offers right now? We conduct our scuba diving courses to the highest training standards and you can be assured that our training is well worth the price. Please note that all prices are final, meaning there are no additional fees. At Costa Rica Divers we are dive professionals, but most of all we are passionate about the ocean. Our dive center is located in Uvita and our trips start from there. Diving in Uvita is a great way to spend an active day. But if you’re not a diver, we also offer snorkeling, whale watching and our best tour – the Corcovado Combo Tour, where you can see three national parks in one day! Find additional information on scuba diving certification.
Costa Rica is a privileged country as it has access to two oceans. In the West the Pacific Ocean and in the East the Atlantic Ocean, with 15.69% of its marine territory under conservation. Both oceans are separated by a 322 km strip of land. This means that Costa Rica, despite being a small country, has a great marine biological diversity. The Pacific Coast stretches from Guanacaste, on the Nicoya Peninsula, to Punta Burica in the South. It has a total extension of 1016 kilometers made up of beautiful beaches and bays. The Pacific coast is beautiful. The best places for diving in Costa Rica are in the northern and southern part of the Pacific side.
A quick 25-30 minute boat ride from Playa Ocotal will take you to Catalina Island where the place is famous for Giant Mantas of the Pacific that frequently crowd the area throughout the year. There are numerous dive sites all around the island and are indeed some of the best spots for scuba divers in Costa Rica. One of the best sites for amateurs who can stay shallow if they need to, Los Sombreros offers easy access and therefore is a great choice for beginners. Apart from mantas divers can get to see eagle rays and many other marine creatures. You can reach this dive site from Playa Flamingo. At 30-45 feet towards the north, you will come across seahorses, harlequin shrimps, scorpionfish, lobsters, and other marine life.
Snorkeling and scuba diving in Costa Rica is a great way to discover the underwater riches of this beautiful country. If you are already an experienced diver and have completed a scuba diving course, you will appreciate our diving trips. Diving in Costa Rica is all about warm water and tropical sea creatures. While diving you can see beautiful stingrays, sharks, whale sharks and even whales. All of this awaits you at our dive center in Costa Rica, which is prepared to serve any client, regardless of their diving certifications. See more information on traveling in Costa Rica.
What are the least recommended places to practice diving in Costa Rica? The least recommended sites for diving are those that are close to the beaches, such as Herradura, Jacó and Manuel Antonio. Costa Rica is a tropical country where rain is present most of the year. Basically two seasons can be identified, which are marked by the rainy season, visibility and the type of marine life that can be seen. The rainy season, from May to November, is recommended for advanced divers who want to experience pelagic marine life.
Located some 40-minute boat ride from the island, the warm waters at Coral Gardens are abundant with marine life. If you are a beginner there are people around that can arrange for you a snorkeling activity as well. Some common species that you will encounter include sea turtles, crabs, lobsters, eels, manta rays, stingrays, humpback whales, octopus, and many more. Enjoy relaxed dives featuring a beautiful coral garden with profusions of hard coral. One of the local highlights at Cano Island is the Bajo del Diablo, where a formation of submerged mountains is able to attract an incredible variety of marine life. These can include various species of fish along with sharks, moray eels, jacks, snappers, barracuda, puffers, and the parrotfish. The dive site may present some visibility issues, and so it is recommended for experienced divers. Quick note: the name of the place translates to “The Devil’s Pinnacle”, thus you know that it is a high demanding dive site. See more info at https://costaricadivers.com/.