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Diving in Drake Bay

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When to go to Drake Bay

Due to the tropical climate, diving is feasible year round. Ambient and sea temperatures in Drake Bay do not change considerably throughout the year. The rainy season lasts from May through October. October and November are the coldest months. Average ambient temperature in winter is about 82F/28C. February and March are the hottest ones with mean ambient temperature in summer around 91F/33C. The sea temperature throughout the year ranges from 81-82F/27-28C. Usually visibility ranges from 50-80ft/15-24m. What to see Near Drake Bay it's possible to spot such flora and fauna as: tuna, roosterfish, amberjacks, large groupers, snappers, barracuda, mobula rays, morays, puffers, Moorish idols, cubera snappers, bull sharks, whitetip sharks, many different schools of fish and corals in a plethora of forms and colors.

Scuba diving in Drake Bay

Drake Bay is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, on the north end of the Osa Peninsula. There's an Airport in Drake Bay. The closest international airport from which divers can get to Drake Bay airport is Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose. Drake Bay is famous for its eco-tourism and teeming sea life. The peculiarity of diving near Drake Bay is the great variety of marine species, the clean water and the comfortable temperatures. The underwater landscape in this area consists mainly of cliffs, canyons and caves. Diving in Caño Island Biological Reserve is interesting for its rich marine life and well-preserved natural habitat. Divers have to make an advanced reservation if they wish to go on a dive tour in this National Park because of strict rules within the protected area. Drake Bay offers many interesting dive sites, the best being: Devil's Pinnacle/Bajo del Diablo, Paradise/Paraiso, Sunken Ship or Shipwreck/Barco Hundido, and Twenty Minute Rock.