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Diving in Playas del Coco

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When to go to Playas del Coco

Diving here is possible 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. The water visibility ranges from 6m/20 ft 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 Playas del Coco is represented by a wide variety of underwater creatures including 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 fish of different shapes and colors.

Scuba diving in Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco 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 16mi/27km from Playa del Coco. This popular tourist resort started developing in 1990s. There is a great number of accommodations and different kinds of activities available to tourists. The area is famous for its abundant marine life. The diverse marine life ranges from large pelagics to small nudibranchs. Divers can explore colorful corals of different shapes sheltering large schools of tropical fish and other marine animals. The underwater landscape consists of volcanic pinnacles, cliffs and rock formations. Playas del Coco is also a great place for wreck diving. Most popular dive sites Playas del Coco offers many exciting dive sites in the area around. Some of them are Meros, Punta Argentina, Punta Gorda, The Point, Catalina Islands, Bat Islands.

Dive centers in Playas del Coco

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