Scuba Diving Vacations in Costa Rica

Scuba Diving Costa Rica

A diving vacation in Costa Rica is on every diver’s bucket list! Rich biodiversity and expert local knowledge make your trip seamless and unforgettable.

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Discover Costa Rica Underwater

Populated with exotic marine life, the subaquatic environments off Costa Rica’s twin coasts are like otherworldly landscapes of a far-off planet ready to be explored.

These rich habitats are all yours to discover with the help from local experts, who can customize your diving vacations in Costa Rica to fit as much adventure or relaxation as you want.

Contact us and tell us about your dream vacation. Our travel consultants gladly help you make the right choices to make this the diving experience of a lifetime!

Best Diving in Costa Rica

Part of the allure of diving vacations in Costa Rica is choosing where to begin your deep-sea adventure. With one of the widest forms of biodiversity in Central America, Costa Rica offers a range of species and difficulty levels to dive into.

If you are not sure where to start, check our customizable scuba diving packages. These excursions focus on some of the best diving sites in Costa Rica with all it has to give.

In addition, for the duration of the trip you are in the experienced hands of diving professionals. Their years of exploring Costa Rica’s seas make the journey more exciting and informative.

Natural Treasures in the Pacific

Start your diving vacation at Flamingo beach, also known as Blanca (White) beach, in Guanacaste. Here embark on thrilling diving expeditions around Catalina Islands, located just off the coast from Flamingo and Ocotal beach.

The islands are highly regarded dive sites that feature large pelagic species. They also have unique underwater structures, such as arches, caves, and vibrant coral. Here you can spend a morning searching for even the shyest of wildlife.

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. Head to one of the five designated diving locations and discover the hundreds of species that live here. 

Under the supervision of experienced diving experts, descend to depths of more than 100 feet in search of some of Costa Rica’s most exotic marine life. Take the plunge and immerse yourself in the water to see creatures indigenous to the region.

Spot octopuses, 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. The variety is plentiful and the sights incredible.

If all this seems a bit overwhelming and very much exciting, Costa Rica Vacations is happy to provide its expert local knowledge to create an itinerary that fits you perfectly.

Beyond the Sea: Discover Costa Rica’s Nature

Take full advantage of your stay in Costa Rica’s coasts and explore the seaside. Head to the jungles in Manuel Antonio or the Osa Peninsula to admire the expansive forests of the country. Make contact with abundant flora and fauna at every step, discovering sloths, iguanas, and exotic flowers.

In addition, these areas offer the opportunity to see the sea from other perspectives while practicing water sports. Go snorkeling, stand up paddling, or kayaking to learn more of this plentiful country. Find rays, turtles, and coral reefs not far away from the coast.

Or simply enjoy the waves at the nearby beach, and surf during the afternoon to experience the true meaning of Costa Rica’s Pura Vida easy-going lifestyle.

If you want to experience even more of Costa Rica, you can also customize your Costa Rica vacation packages to include other areas. Visit the Arenal volcano to admire the vibrant cloud tropical forest with its monkeys, colorful birds, and adventure tours. Or relax at the hot springs, surrounded by green vegetation.

Whether you’re an experienced diver or have never strapped on an oxygen tank before, you’ll be provided with everything you need for your scuba diving in Costa Rica.

With friendly, knowledgeable dive instructors and some of the most incredible underwater environments in the world, these expeditions will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Top Tip:

Experienced divers (more than 50 dives under their belt) are most likely to enjoy Catalina Island and Bat Island. There’s plenty chance to spot large marine life in these areas and the visibility in this are is the best during late dry season.


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