Teeming with exotic marine life, the subaquatic environments off Costa Rica’s twin coasts are like otherworldly landscapes of a far-off planet, and it’s all yours to discover during diving vacations in Costa Rica.
Part of the allure of diving vacations in Costa Rica is choosing where to begin your deep-sea adventure, and ‘Costa Rica’s Diving Highlights’ package is the perfect place to start. This excursion focuses on some of the best diving spots in the country, and for the duration of your trip, you’ll be in the experienced hands of diving professionals with years of experience.
You’ll start your diving vacation at Playa Flamingo, also known as Playa Blanca, in Guanacaste. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on thrilling diving expeditions around Catalina Islands, a great diving destination just off the coast of both Playa Ocotal or Playa Flamingo. The islands are highly regarded dive sites that feature large pelagic species, and have unique underwater structures, such as arches, caves and vibrant coral. From there, you can travel to the Osa Peninsula, one of Costa Rica’s most biologically diverse regions. Dive the waters surrounding Caño Island, widely considered to be one of the best spots for scuba diving in Central America. As you take the plunge and immerse yourself in the water, you’ll see whales, sharks and enormous schools of exotic fish, many of which are indigenous to the region.
You can also customize your Costa Rica vacation packages to include visit to Arenal volcano and then travel to either the north Pacific coast to dive around Catalina Islands, Bat Islands and Papagayo Bay or, move to the south Pacific and explore reefs around Caño Island. Under the supervision of experienced diving experts, you’ll be able to descend to depths of more than 100 feet in search of some of Costa Rica’s most exotic marine life, including octopus, eels, angel fish, jacks, snappers and grunts. Other marine species common to these areas include turtles, orcas and dolphins as well as humpback and pilot whales.
Whether you’re an experienced diver or have never strapped on an oxygen tank before, you’ll be provided with everything you need on either of these diving vacations in Costa Rica. With friendly, knowledgeable dive instructors and some of the most incredible underwater environments in the world, these tours will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.