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Diving in Playa Flamingo

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When to go to Playa Flamingo

Located in tropics diving in Playa Flamingo is available all year round. Ambient temperature during the sumer is about 34C/93F. Ambient temperature during the cool season is around 30C/86F. Dry season lasts from April to November. The mean sea temperature during the dry season is around 27C/81F, and during the rainy season the temperature slightly drops to around 25C/77F. Hurricanes are possible during the rainy season. The water visibility ranges from 6m/20ft to 35m/115ft. This variation is due to fluctuating levels of plankton in the water. What to see Abundant sea life in the waters near Playa Flamingo includes giant manta rays, cow-nosed rays, spotted eagle rays, moray eels, whitetip reef sharks, red snapper, roosterfish, parrotfish, pufferfish, sergeant majors, grunts, starfish, sea fans and live corals, as well as huge schools of bait fish, devil rays and crocodiles.

Scuba diving in Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on the Nicoya peninsula. The closest international airport is Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. It is located in 43 km from Playa Flamingo. This location is famous for its sandy beaches and Las Baulas National Marine Park. This is a perfect getaway area, calm and peaceful and overgrown with mangroves. Playa Flamingo is a part of Las Baulas National Park which was named after one of its occupants, the giant leatherback turtle. The park beaches are one of the major nesting sites for the turtles worldwide. They come ashore to nest between November and April. And during the dry season one can spot manta rays. There are many dive sites near Playa Flamingo. Some of the best dive sites are La Punta, Catalina Islands, as well as Los Sombreros, Elefante.