Book Your Individual Dive Travel To Costa Rica With Saguaro Scuba
Costa Rica is one of the most popular and fastest growing dive destinations in Central America. Boasting an incredible amount of marine life, great land activities, and a wide range of excellent accommodation options, Costa Rica is your perfect destination for a dive vacation.
The best scuba diving in Costa Rica is done on the Pacific coast. Here, in the Gulf de Papagayo, there are three main diving locations. The local diving in the Gulf, The Bat Islands and the Catalina Islands.
The Bat Islands are best known for the bull shark dive at Big Scare. At this location, bull sharks are commonly present, and are here completely naturally. There is no baiting or chumming required. They also exist within a protected marine park, so you will also find massive schools of fish. Also here you have a good chance of seeing the beautiful Giant Pacific Manta Ray and also many other less common visitors such as whales and whale sharks.
The Catalina Islands is best known for their Manta Rays. Here at the Catalinas there are three dive sites where they frequent quite often. The Wall, The Point, and The Cleaning Station.
Diving conditions in Costa Rica are quite variant. The water ranges from around 70-75 during the winter months (Dec-May) to 85-90 during the summer (June-Nov). Visibility also ranges widely and can vary a lot from day to day. The range typically goes from about 15-20 feet on a poor day to 60-80 feet on a very good day.