Dive in Costa Rica

Diving packages in Costa Rica

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (AOW)

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialities…

ISLAS TORTUGA DIVING AND REFRESHER

ADMISION FEE TO CURU WILD LIFE REFUGE, 2 DIVES, BOAT TRIP TO ISLAS TORTUGA, REFRESHER, ALL GEAR, GUIDE, INTERVAL AT ISLAS TORTUGA BEACH, FRUITS AND SNACKS. STARTING 8:30 AND BACK AT 1PM

Try a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience (DSD)

Have you been wondering what it’s like to breathe underwater? This is where it all begins! Experience your first breath underwater and change your life forever. This course is for the person who wants try diving or go diving but does not have a certification card. How the course works:Our scuba instructor will spend a little time with you to explain the basic principles of scuba diving and give…

Fun Dives - Papagayo Island

3 Dives full safari at Papapayo Island Our diving prices are full service prices, including: boat, captain, professional and bilingual guides, tanks, weights, snacks, fruits, beverages and fun!We take care of your diving equipment including transportation to and from the boat, set up, rinsing, storeing. Available for certified divers only. You'll reach the dive sites with one of our custom…

Fun dives - Catalina Island

3 dives full Safari at Catalina Island Our diving prices are full service prices, including: boat, captain, professional and bilingual guides, tanks, weights, snacks, fruits, beverages and fun!We take care of your diving equipment including transportation to and from the boat, set up, rinsing, storeing. Available for certified divers only. You'll reach the dive sites with one of our custom…

Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

Diving in Costa Rica has much to offer, from diving in Cocos Island, the largest uninhabited island in the world, over 300 miles offshore, it takes a day and a half on a live-aboard dive boat just to reach it. But for hardcore divers, the voyage is worth it - Central America scuba diving truly doesn't get any better than this. Undisputed dive expert Jacques Cousteau famously called diving at Isla del Coco the best in the world. As added attraction, Jurassic Parkwas set in Coco National Park (though it was filmed in Hawaii). Venture inland for a truly wild experience - minus the dinosaurs, of course.

Just 12 miles offshore, Isla del Caño is like Isla del Coco's closer - and cheaper - little sister. Having pretty much the same underwater life as Cocos Island, here you will encounter both pelagic and reef fish, large schools of jacks and barracudas, sting rays and manta rays, and sharks. 

Playas del Coco, not to be confused with Isla del Coco, is a popular beach in the Guanacaste region of northern Costa Rica. It is a great launch pad to explore the nearby Catalina Islands (manta ray territory) and the Bat Islands (bull sharks galore), while the curvy Coco Bay offers low-key Costa Rica Scuba diving.

Don't miss Tortuguero, a village on the Northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the Limón Province. It gave its name to the neighboring Tortuguero National Park, famous for turtle nesting and hatching. The main reason why most people travel to this area is to see turtles lay eggs on the beach. Turtle watching tours are offered by nearly everyone during the egg laying season, which spans April to May for leatherback turtles and July to October for green turtles.

Sunset over Playa del Coco

Travel to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is now well situated on the list of popular tourist destinations due its amazing wealth of natural beauty, with many national parks and government protected areas taking up over 24% of the country's surface, it's no wonder why nature lovers are flocking here every year to immerse themselves in these wonderful surroundings.

Flying into San Jose from many international destinations is the best and cheapest way to get to Costa Rica and the bus system once in the country will get you around without a hitch.  Hiring a car is easy but may actually work out more expensive than the bus, or even a budget flight to another domestic destination.  Accommodation options are vast, whatever your budget you're surely find something suitable.

There is a huge variety of activities, whatever your interests may be.  Surfing is very popular on the Pacific Coast, or you can hike through one of the many national parks on offer and try to spot the incredible wildlife.  There are volcanos, pristine beaches to relax on or if you're an adrenaline junky the zipping through the forrest on a canopy tour is just the thing for you.

If you've only got a couple of weeks then start in San Jose and head to the Tortuguero National Park near Limon for the turtle nesting season, then to the jungle of Sarapiqui for some birdwatching.  The Arenal Volcano is the most active in Costa Rica, you can then relax in the hot poolls of La Fortuna before heading to the Cloud Forest Reserve in in Monteverde.  A few days around the Manuel Antonio National Park is a must do on your list.

Of course if you have longer then you can really immerse yourself in this wonderful country and the treasures that it holds.  There's nothing like it anywhere on the planet and it's waiting for you to discover.

(By Kelly Luckman)

  • Playa del Coco

    Playa del Coco
  • Drake Bay

    Drake Bay
  • Playa del Coco

    Playa del Coco
  • Lobsters

    Lobsters
  • Playa del Coco Sunset

    Playa del Coco Sunset
  • Scorpionfish

    Scorpionfish
  • Silvertip Shark

    Silvertip Shark
  • Sunset over Playa del Coco

    Sunset over Playa del Coco
  • Sunrise at Drake's Bay

    Sunrise at Drake's Bay
  • Manuel Antonio Beach

    Manuel Antonio Beach
  • Catalina Islands

    Catalina Islands
  • Manuel Antonio Beach

    Manuel Antonio Beach
  • Jumping Devil Ray

    Jumping Devil Ray
  • North Coast of Cocos Island

    North Coast of Cocos Island
  • Chatham Bay, Cocos Island

    Chatham Bay, Cocos Island
  • Isla Tortuga Beach

    Isla Tortuga Beach
  • Punta Uva Beach

    Punta Uva Beach
  • Puerto Viejo

    Puerto Viejo
  • White-tip Reef Shark

    White-tip Reef Shark
  • Puntarenas

    Puntarenas
  • Catalina Islands

    Catalina Islands
  • Guanacaste Beach

    Guanacaste Beach
  • Razor Surgeonfish

    Razor Surgeonfish
  • White Tip Reef Shark

    White Tip Reef Shark
  • Diving at Bat Islands

    Diving at Bat Islands