Diving in Costa Rica

Dive Guide for Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers scuba divers the opportunity to explore diverse marine ecosystems, encounter a wide range of marine life, and enjoy beautiful underwater landscapes. Known for its rich marine biodiversity, divers can expect to encounter marine species such as sharks, rays, sea turtles, dolphins, and even whales during certain times of the year.

Divers can explore both Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica, each with its own unique characteristics. The Pacific side is known for its rocky formations, volcanic seamounts, and encounters with pelagic species. The Caribbean side features coral reefs, clear waters, and vibrant marine life.

Costa Rica Dive Sites

Types of dives in Costa Rica

Boat Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Wreck Snorkel site Wall Drift Technical

Water Temperature

When to dive in Costa Rica

The best time to dive in Costa Rica can vary by region. On the Pacific side, the dry season from December to April generally offers the best diving conditions with calm seas and good visibility. On the Caribbean side, diving is excellent year-round but it's important to be mindful of the hurricane season from September to November.

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