SCUBA DIVING

About Scuba Diving around the Gulf of Nicoya

Scuba Diving in the pacific ocean may offer many unique opportunities! The main reason to dive here is to see a large variety of marine life. Visibility ranges between 20 to 50 feet depending on factors like tides and amount of nutrients. All of these nutrients affect the visibility but also they attract different species of marine life.
The best scuba diving conditions are present during the month of December through May when the visibility is at it’s best. Also at this time the Giant Manta Rays visit our area to feed and to get cleaned.

Giant Manta Ray Playa Herradura Costa Rica

Temperatures range from the mid 70’s to the mid 80’s and the usual depths are between 40 to 90 feet. The region has a history of volcanic activity witch have created created amazing volcanic rock formations. This rock formations have become the home to different species of some soft coral and hard coral. Ocean life includes the White Tip Reef Shark which resides in this area and can be found in many of the underwater caves where they tend to rest during the day.

 

Porcupine or blow fish

 

 

Other species you may encounter while scuba diving include the turtles, moray eels, lobsters, octopus, sea horses, nudibranch, cushion sea stars, big schools of various fishes and rays just to name a few.

 

 

Our local scuba dive sites range from 10 to 40 minutes by boat depending from the location. Everyday we choose the sites according to the conditions of the water and your level of experience so that we may offer you the best diving adventure possible.

Hawksbill Turtle