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Diving Costa Rica

It definitely is a challenge to sum up Costa Rica in just a few lines... This country has so much in store for you, both topside and underwater, it's astounding! Nicknamed the central american Switzerland, this connecting stretch of land framed by the Caribbean Sea to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West, is almost entirely a Nature Reserve: over 23% of the country is protected. It holds 6% of the world's biodiversity and about 160 new species are discovered every year, no less!

This incredible biodiversity can be seen from the surface as well as underwater: 130 different species of fish, and countless species of crustaceans, invertebrates and corals inhabit the costarican waters! The dive sites are also very diverse; indeed, the diving is quite different if you go to Playa del Coco, Hermosa, Playa Tambor, Cahuita, Isla Cano or the legendary Cocos Island, 500km South of mainland Costa Rica.

A genuine pirate island, the providential Cocos was discovered by Spaniard Joan Cabezas in 1526; today it is world famous for the huge diversity and density of sharks that can be seen year-round! But keep in mind that the sea conditions can be very rough and the weather often brooding something... It only takes a minute to understand how much it rains here once you've marveled at the lush vegetation! Those heavy downpours can affect the visibility, the currents and the migrating fauna routes: plan your trip well, so you do not mess up the seasons (December to April is the dry season for the central Pacific area) and the different diving regions of Costa Rica. Have fun and enjoy the (great) dives!

Diving Costa Rica

It definitely is a challenge to sum up Costa Rica in just a few lines... This country has so much in store for you, both topside and underwater, it's astounding! Nicknamed the central american Switzerland, this connecting stretch of land framed by the Caribbean Sea to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West, is almost entirely a Nature Reserve: over 23% of the country is protected. It holds 6% of the world's biodiversity and about 160 new species are discovered every year, no less!

This incredible biodiversity can be seen from the surface as well as underwater: 130 different species of fish, and countless species of crustaceans, invertebrates and corals inhabit the costarican waters! The dive sites are also very diverse; indeed, the diving is quite different if you go to Playa del Coco, Hermosa, Playa Tambor, Cahuita, Isla Cano or the legendary Cocos Island, 500km South of mainland Costa Rica.

A genuine pirate island, the providential Cocos was discovered by Spaniard Joan Cabezas in 1526; today it is world famous for the huge diversity and density of sharks that can be seen year-round! But keep in mind that the sea conditions can be very rough and the weather often brooding something... It only takes a minute to understand how much it rains here once you've marveled at the lush vegetation! Those heavy downpours can affect the visibility, the currents and the migrating fauna routes: plan your trip well, so you do not mess up the seasons (December to April is the dry season for the central Pacific area) and the different diving regions of Costa Rica. Have fun and enjoy the (great) dives!

Diving Costa Rica

It definitely is a challenge to sum up Costa Rica in just a few lines... This country ...

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Best time to dive : November to April
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Best time to dive : November to April
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