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General Information
Although snorkeling and dolphin watching have been around the Quepos/ Manuel Antonio area for a while, dive travel in this largely unexplored area is in it's infancy. Diving in this area can truly be said to be on the cutting edge of adventure for divers looking for something different. How many places in the world can one dive an area that truly has been unexplored? You can here.

In the Quepos and Manuel Antonio area there is a high nutrient content in the water, this brings us an unbelievable amount of marine life. Though the visibility does vary it is normally in the region of 30ft plus.

Water Temperature
There is very little variation throughout the year. Temperatures range from mid 80's to low 70's. For exposure protection we would recommend either a 2 or 3mm wetsuit.

Few strong currents, dive sites are selected daily for the best conditions.
Average Dive Depths - 40 - 80 ft

Marine Life
We have an abundance and wide variety of marine life on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Schools of Snapper, Jacks, Grunts and Barracuda cruise by. You can get up close and personal on the reef with Angel Fish, Moorish Idols, Surgeon Fish, Giant Damsel Fish, an array of Puffer Fish, Scrawled File Fish, Octopus, a variety of Eels and Crustaceans. Plus Reef Sharks, Giant Manta Rays, Sting Rays, Sea Turtles, Pan Tropical Dolphins and in season the majestic Humpback Whale.

Coral Reefs
We have a variety of soft and hard coral formations, though here on the pacific coast we cannot boast the coral gardens of the Caribbean. We do have an amazing underwater environment formed by the intense volcanic activity that formed this area.

Design your own packages:

ArrowCombine any of the following diving options with any Spanish program.

2012 Prices

  • Discover Scuba: $145 (theory/dive skill session & one ocean dive, 3/4 day)
  • Scuba Review:  $75
  • Double Tank Dive: $ 98
  • Double tank Dives Isla Cano: $ 220
  • PADI Open Water Certification: (4 days)  $480  - private,
    $ 410 - 2 persons, $ 370 - 3 persons
  • Advanced Open Water $320

Other courses, please inquire.

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