Diving in the South Pacific of Costa Rica
Less than 10 years, Costa Rica was a little-known as a specialized diving destination. Suddenly has been applauded for its great variety of marine life and has become famous around the world. Along the coast of the South Pacific, you will find first-class vessels dive, dive shops and well equipped. In addition, the lovers of this sport will have the opportunity to be immersed in the wilderness waters that were perhaps never before explored.
The tours depart early in the morning from cities such as Dominical in comfortable buses heading south along the Pacific coast along the Costanera Sur. After 90 minutes of the journey, the bus will arrive at Sierpe where shortly you can make a strategic pause for breakfast
After eating breakfast, you will undertake a boat trip through the magnificent Terraba mangroves of the Sierpe River, one of the largest in Central America. These mangroves are inhabited by abundant bird species, especially aquatic practices, as well as reptiles, within which are the American crocodile (Crocodiles acutus), four species of monkeys including the very rare Mono Titi and snakes, among which highlights the Green Arborous Boa.
After leaving the mouth of the Rio Sierpe, in the path, we can admire one of the most beautiful scenery in the country, Violines Island, Drake Bay and the coast of the Osa Peninsula. One of the most popular destinations in the South Pacific is the Caño Island, one of the best dive sites in Costa Rica that is famous for its crystalline waters and high visibility in addition to an abundance of marine life. Perhaps the most important species that you can find there are the devil rays, turtles and schools of sharks white fin of the reef which is visible through all the day. The visibility can be up to 90 feet on a good day and maybe you can be lucky to be able to see a whale shark.
The diving instructors and guides will lead you to several sites on the island. After concluding the first session of diving, it is necessary to return to the island where you can replenish with energy thanks to lunch at the rangers station. After a brief rest, you can start the second session of diving, hoping to be even better than first. After concluding this, generally, the tours returned to the shore and then back along the coast to the hotel.
Usually, there are also good surface dive on the edge and near the points and islands between Dominical and the Whale National Marine Park. Another point where you can find great places to practice diving is Drake Bay that will provide you the opportunity to enjoy one of the terrestrial and marine environments most exuberant of Costa Rica.