- Dive sites known only to Didier, the owner, and shared with his divers
- Even if you are alone, you will still be able to dive. Diving schedules are very flexible!
- A little souvenir video of your introductory dive sent free of charge to you by Didier himself
- Gray whale and manta ray seasons!
- Near the Catalina Islands, day trips organized
Our opinion on the Buceo Gavilana dive center:
20 years ago, Didier of Belgian origin and Costa Rican by adoption, founded the Buceo Gavilana dive center. Located at the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, here, Didier never gets tired of the surrounding jungle, the beautiful sandy beaches nor the four daily tides that pace his dives. Moreover, Buceo Gavilana is only 100 kilometers from Liberia’s international airport so you have a very easy access while still staying well isolated, a perk Didier enjoys as well as his clients.
To share with you his passion for the Costa Rican seabed, Didier will take you to hidden dive sites known only to him where you will become familiar with stingrays, rock lobsters, moray eels, ‘pez gallo’, and even local reef sharks. You will also have the occasion of discovering a wide variety of megafauna including gray whales (January to March), green sea turtles galore, manta rays, and dolphins! That alone should be enough, right?!
But no, there’s more! At Buceo Gavilana dive center, the ambience is warm and friendly. Everything here is set up with your satisfaction in mind. There is only one diver, Didier, his boat and its captain. If you are a group, another boat is on hand; if the visibility is low, another site is possible. Didier’s only wish is that you leave in complete awe with the region and loving your experience.
Beginner divers, you will ramble down the rocky corridors of Pink in search of sharks, angelfish, razor surgeonfish and other sergeant-majors. Or follow the Barro Leché drop-off to find reef sharks, snappers, dorados, and other tropical fish. More experienced divers, you can take a stroll in The Garden to see its dense nursery of pez gallos, dorados, stingrays, and more. However, the most amazing and unforgettable discovery of this region is found on a neighboring beach called Ostional where you will witness the ‘arribadas’ or the synchronized large-scale nesting of sea turtles. Every year in September and in January, Didier will be happy to take you to swim alongside hundreds of green sea turtles. At night, you can contemplate the dance of the momma turtles coming to lay their eggs and of their first hatched scampering down to reach the Pacific Ocean.
Buceo Gavilanadive center, just go and you’ll get why we recommend it in more ways than one! And we guarantee if you go once, you’ll go twice,… and thrice!