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Peninsula Papgayo Diving Holidays: An Overview

The finest diving and the finest resort on Central America's Pacific coast, with the exception of Cocos Island (which we can also arrange), a few hundred miles offshore and only reachable by liveaboard.

If you're bent on seeing coral, then the Papagayo diving is not for you; the same goes for the Galapagos and much of this eastern part of the Pacific. If, on the other hand, you're after some amazing marine life, you won't be disappointed - Papagayo is a bit like a junior Galapagos. This is the finest diving on Central America's Pacific coast, with the exception of Cocos Island.

The sites close to land host some fantastic marine life from interesting small stuff such as harlequin crown shrimp and seahorses to morays, turtles and vast schools of grunts. Further afield, you are virtually guaranteed a close encounter with a bull shark at the famous Bat Islands. The water may not be perfectly clear and the underwater landscape could be more striking but the marine life is exceptional.

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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.