Frequent question: Where should I stay in Costa Rica for diving?

Where can you go diving in Costa Rica?

The better diving is on the Pacific coast, particularly in the Northwest: Catalina Islands, Bat Islands and the Gulf of Papagayo. In the Southwest check out Cano Island. The best diving in Costa Rica, though, is arguably at the Cocos Islands, 300 miles off the mainland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How much does it cost to scuba dive in Costa Rica?

PADI Diver Courses in Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Diving instructions, courses and certifications
Snorkeling tour $94.00
Scuba diving at Isla del Caño (two dives including all equipment) $140.00
Scuba diving at Isla del Caño (three dives including all equipment) $195.00
Resort Course (non-certification one day experience) $195.00

What is scuba diving like in Costa Rica?

The diving season in Costa Rica is split between the rainy season from May to November, and the dry season from December to April. During the rainy season, a couple hours of rainfall each day is the norm – however, the water tends to be warmer and have better visibility.

How safe is Costa Rica?

How bad is crime in Costa Rica? In the 2020 Global Peace Index, Costa Rica is ranked 32 out of 163 countries when it comes to overall peace. This is an increase of two positions from 2019. In Central America and The Caribbean overall, Costa Rica is ranked the number one most peaceful country in the region out of 12.

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How much is it to scuba dive?

But, as with all equipment-oriented activities, there are expenses. Yes, scuba diving is an expensive hobby. You can expect to spend roughly $300 to receive your diving certification, anywhere from $200 – $2,000 on scuba diving gear, and anywhere between $75 – $150 per dive.