Costa Rica is as beautiful beneath the water as it is on land,
thanks to world-class diving destinations like Cocos Island and the
Papagayo Peninsula. While Cocos Island is recommended for advanced
divers only, the Papagayo Peninsula has something for everyone,
with a range of beginner and advanced sites.
If you're looking to combine luxury diving in Costa Rica with
other activities like exhilarating rainforest hikes, horse riding
and sea kayaking, head to the Papagayo Peninsula. It's an ideal
location for mixed-ability groups and families, as there are a
range of dive sites within easy reach of fantastic resorts such as
The Four Seasons Papagayo.
The Papagayo Peninsula has 20 dive sites in total, all within a
short distance of one another. Although the area isn't renowned for
coral diving, it is home to a diverse range of underwater
creatures. Divers can encounter everything from bizarre-looking
frogfish and sleeping white-tip reef sharks, to huge schools of
snappers and colourful nudibranchs.
Sites like Cabeza De Mono (Monkey's Head) and Viridor (Turn
Around) are both suitable for beginners, but advanced divers can
venture even further to the Bat Islands, which is renowned for bull
For those seeking a combination of adventurous and luxury diving
in Costa Rica, a trip to Cocos Island is a must. Only accessible
via liveaboard, this remote island paradise is 340 miles off Costa
Rica's coast, and renowned for a vast array of mega-fauna such as
eagle rays, sharks and dolphins.
The M/V Argo is one of the few liveaboards to sail to
the island, offering ten days of spectacular diving in the pristine
waters of Isla del Coco National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage
Often referred to as the 'Little Galapagos' of Costa Rica, Cocos
Island is known worldwide as a top destination for scalloped
hammerhead shark sightings. Every year between June and September,
the sharks congregate in the area, giving divers the chance to get
up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Other than
hammerhead sharks, divers may also encounter tiger, silky, whitetip
reef and guitar sharks, as well as several species of rays.
If you're thinking of luxury diving in Costa Rica for your next
holiday, our team has the insider knowledge and know-how to help
you create the perfect
itinerary, both in and out of the water.