Costa Rica is an eco-tourism paradise with rain forests, conflicting wildlife, volcanoes and abundant more. This little Central American country is additionally an absorbing abode to scuba diving. Most of the diving in Costa Rica is done on the west bank Pacific Ocean ancillary with an breadth up in the Guanacaste arena amid in the northwestern allotment of the country and accession south of the basic burghal of San Jose abreast the average of its west coast. If aerial into San Jose, one would accept to do some centralized traveling to get to either of these two locations. These two locations also have a good range of luxury hotels to choose from along side the beautiful beaches. Luxury hotels offer a great range of amenities for guests, often including beach side activities such as volleyball and surfing lessons for when you need a break from diving.
The Guanacaste breadth is a bit easier to get to abnormally if one
could align a flight appropriate to the boondocks of Liberia in arctic Costa Rica.
There are some melancholia allotment flights from North America anon to
Liberia. The boondocks of Playas del Coco which is acclimated as the
capital abject for defined is a abbreviate cab ride from the Liberia
airport. There are restaurants and baby hotels in Playa del Coco
including a few American endemic scuba dive operators. These dive
operators usually accept appropriate amalgamation deals accessible
which accommodate both diving and apartment with one of the bounded
hotels. Everything in boondocks is aural accessible walking distance.
I fabricated a cruise for scuba diving actuality during the
backward abatement season. The abettor I acclimated was Rich Bank
Diving. The bounded Costa Rican divemasters from Rich Bank they took all
of the scuba accessories including tanks bottomward to the bank every
morning by auto truck.
The dives ranged from about 60 anxiety to 85 anxiety with balmy to
abstinent currents. One affair that all defined will apprehension
actuality is that the diving in Costa Rica is actual altered from
the accepted Caribbean beach diving. The afterimage is a lot poorer and
there are some acutely colder thermoclines. The poor afterimage is due
to college amounts of plankton in the bounded amnion compared to the
Caribbean Sea. In some dive sites, we had to bathe through sections of
baptize which angry into an about amber blush soup. This cut the
sunlight from the top drastically. However, there is a huge additional
ancillary to this poorer visibility. The plankton attracts beyond
abyssal animals and if defined came actuality to see the big ones, they
will not be disappointed.
Even some of the beach angle actuality are larger. For example, the
trumpet angle we saw bottomward actuality are decidedly beyond than the
ones begin in Caribbean waters.
Also, there are abundant added amazon puffer angle here. Previously in
Caribbean waters, I’ve apparent abandoned a few amazon angle and they
are usually alone. Actuality in Costa Rica, I saw ample schools of them.
We encountered ample schools of added angle types on a approved base as
The bounded divemasters actuality absolutely assignment in a altered
way compared to their counterparts elsewhere. In abounding Caribbean
locations, the divemasters would advance a ‘look only, no touch’ rule.
Here, the divemasters actively angry over every bedrock to acquisition
absorbing creatures for us. They would bolt them in their easily and
canyon them over to the added divers. Over three canicule of diving, I
captivated a seahorse, an octopus, a spotted eel, an orange blush
frogfish and a aloof up amazon fish. Of advance this convenance of
administration abyssal wildlife is arguable in agreement of belief but
it was absolutely an absorbing acquaintance captivation these creatures
in my hands. The divemasters were absolutely adamantine alive for
abiding admitting as they were acquisitive to accomplish abiding that
the guests had acceptable dive trips.
Large animals such as behemothic sea turtles, stingrays and white tip
sharks were additionally spotted. On one break which I will never
balloon for the blow of my activity is back a actual ample academy of
cow-nose application headed beeline for our accumulation of divers. They
looked like a huge fleet of conflicting spaceships. They went
appropriate through and accomplished us while we watched in wonder. Then
they disappeared. This memorable acquaintance was abundant too
So for a actual altered blazon of scuba diving compared to the Caribbean after traveling too abundant further, Costa Rica is
an absorbing destination for defined to consider. There won’t be bright
clear afterimage but the abyssal activity will be altered with added
ample animals to see. The diving itself is additionally actual
reasonable in amount actuality decidedly lower than in exceptional
priced locations such as the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. In
addition, there are abounding added things to see and activities to do
on acreage besides the scuba diving which makes Costa Rica a actual abounding vacation.