When it comes to diving in Costa Rica, there is one destination which has in our opinion, the best resort and diving on Latin America's Pacific coast; Peninsula Papagayo. Excellent marine life awaits here, from small harlequin shrimp and seahorses, to turtles and bull sharks at the famous Bat Islands. And did we mention Cocos...
Where to Go diving in Costa Rica
Where to go in Costa Rica
Declared "the most beautiful island in the world" by legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, Cocos Island Marine Park’s main claim to fame...
Plan your trip between March to November (it’s great the rest of the year too though!) and if you can face the long boat trip to the Bat Islands...
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Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica
One of the few liveaboards to ply the remote waters of Cocos Island Marine Park, Argo also features its own ‘DeepSee’ Submersible; ergo guests...
Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo
The Four Seasons Papagayo is located on the Pacific coast of north-west Costa Rica – a scenic region of dry tropical forest, volcanic peaks...
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Key Facts & Useful Links
Language: Spanish; Castilian
Currency: Costa Rican Colon
Visa: Not required
Food & Drink: Cosado, Olla de Carne (beef stew)
Time difference: GMT -6 hrs
Flight from London: 10:30 hrs
Best Diving In Costa Rica
The country's name, which means 'rich coast' in Spanish, was (by some accounts) first applied by Christopher Columbus, who sailed to the eastern shores of Costa Rica during his final voyage in 1502. There will be little argument from any diver who has had the fortune of diving below the…View more on the blog
Best Diving in the World
There's no finer way of starting a 'discussion' on a dive boat than proclaiming one destination or another to be the home of the 'best diving in the world.' Not to be the ones who shy away from controversial topics, we're going to try to tackle this hot topic in a very general way. Each of…View more on the blog
Best Diving in Latin America
Below the waves, Central and South America boast some of the finest diving on the planet: the world's second-largest barrier reef, freediving lizards, majestic mantas, blue holes and cenotes, schooling hammerheads and more. Topside, you have the Amazon rainforest, Incan and Mayan ruins, the…View more on the blog
Cocos vs. The Galapagos
Choosing between Cocos and The Galapagos is one of the diving world's biggest questions. It's like comparing a glass of Sancerre with a glass of Malbec, both immensely enjoyable and both, rightly, have their time and place.View more on the blog
Top Five Surf and Scuba Destinations
The age old conundrum: to surf or dive? Whether you're team Kelly Slater or Jacques Cousteau, Carissa Moore or Sylvia Earle, there's no better feeling than being out on the water. From riding a turquoise wave as it gently barrels, to casting your eyes on the world's that lie beneath, surfing…View more on the blog