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Diving in Puntarenas
When to go to Puntarenas
The average annual temperature at Puntarenas is 27C/80F. The best time to scuba dive here is mid-May to mid-December, when the water temperature is 24-26C/75-79F. The wet season lasts from May to November. The visibility in the water is 6-35m/20-115ft, and increases and decreases based on fluctuating levels of plankton. What to see The water near Puntarenas is full of sharks, angelfish, dolphins, whales, tuna, butterflyfish, pufferfish, lobsters, and different eels. Divers can also see manta rays, marlins, tuna, sardines, octopi, and murenas while diving here.
Scuba diving in Puntarenas
Puntarenas is a small city located in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. Islands with calm waters and white sand, green national parks, and rich flora and fauna will amaze fishermen, eco-tourists, and scuba divers. In this area divers can see different rocks, caves, and walls. Throughout the year divers can view schools of different fish. Puntarenas has a rocky coastline with lots of spots for diving that are easily reached by boat, and are suitable for all levels of divers. Most popular dive sites Some of the dive sites worth visiting are Punta Quepos (volcano rock at 12-21m/40-70ft deep), Punta Argentina, and Caño Island (divers can see over 15 different coral species, eels, dolphins, and whales). Cocos Island National Park (Parque Nacional Isla del Coco) is also an amazing scuba dive spot with huge numbers of tropical fish as well as sea turtles and dolphins.