Costa Rica

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Scuba DivingThe Pacific coast of Guanacaste province is where you’ll see a huge variety of fish, soft corals and invertebrates because of the plankton that thrives in this area. Most diving take part around rock formations usually alongside rocky islands or pinnacles located miles away offshore.

The best sites are Murcielagos Island and the Catalinas Island, here you can find grouper, snapper, jacks, sharks, mantas,bull sharks and eagle rays are common.

At Punta Gorda , 6km west of El Ocotal, huge numbers of eagle rays have been seen as well as whale sharks and marlin.

The Caribbean coast is not as developed despite good coral reefs. At Isla Uvita, off Limon, there’s a nice reef plus the wreck of the Fenix, a cargo ship that sank about a mile off the island years ago.

Farther south, at Cahuita, is Costa Rica’s most beautiful coral reef extending 500 meters out from Cahuita point. The fan shaped reef covers 593 hectares and has 35 different species including the giant elkhorn. There are  two ship wrecks , seven meters down on the reef. The best time to visit is between February to April.

Site Info.As you browse through my site you’ll find links to Dive Operators,Dive Sites,and useful Diving,  Fish Identification Books and Travel Books relevant to the country you’re interested in.

 

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Getting ThereThere are good connections to US and Canadian cities and several Latin and South American countries. Scores of tour operators in North America and Europe run tours to Costa Rica

 

 

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