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Diving in Playa Ocotal
When to go to Playa Ocotal
Diving here is available all year round. The warm season lasts from late February to mid-May. Ambient temperature during the sumer is about 93F/34C. The cool season lasts from late September to mid-November. Ambient temperature during the winter season is around 86F/30C. Dry season lasts from April to November. The mean sea temperature during the dry season is around 81F/27C, and during the rainy season the temperature lowers to around 77F/25C. Hurricanes are possible during the rainy season. Visibility ranges from 6m/20ft to 35m/115ft. The variation is due to fluctuating levels of plankton in the water. And during the dry season one can spot manta rays. What to see The abundant sea life in the waters near Playa Ocotal includes white-tipped reef sharks, bull sharks, leatherback, pacific green, and hawksbill turtles, giant manta rays, eagle rays, cow-nosed rays, diamond stingrays, octopus, and huge schools of tropical fish.
Scuba diving in Playa Ocotal
Playa Ocotal is a small beach town on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, about 18mi/30km west from Liberia. The closest international airport is Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. It is located in 30 km from Playa Ocotal. Playa Ocotal is known for its black sand beaches and abundant marine life. The underwater landscape consists of pinnacles, cliffs and other volcanic rock formations. It is also a great place for wreck diving. Sea life consists of a large variety of species of marine animals from large pelagic to small nudibranch. Different types of colorful corals provide a shelter to large schools of tropical fish. Most popular dive sites Playa Ocotal offers around 20 dive sites. Some of the best dive sites are Argentina Point, Punta Gorda, and a bit further - Catalina Islands, The Point, and Bat Islands.
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