Dive Summary

Visibility – Depending on the area, visibility usually ranges from 15-30 metres/50-100 feet. June through September generally brings the best visibility.

Water Temperature – Generally ranges from 26-29ºC/78-84ºF. From December through March, cooler currents bring water temperatures as low as 19ºC/68ºF along with large animals such as humpback whales, pilot whales, giant manta rays, whale sharks, and more.

Weather – Seasonal air temperature averages vary widely and with altitude, but in general, along the coasts, it’s 27°C/82°F in winter and 33°C/92°F in summer. The dry season is from December to April and the rainy season runs from May to November. Rain can be expected in the afternoons, with the mornings usually sunny. Diving is good all year.

Featured Creatures – You’ll find eagle rays, turtles, manta rays, white-tipped reef sharks, bull sharks, enormous schools of both grunts and jacks, parrotfish, moray eels, dolphin and more. During whale season (January, February and March) you can hear the haunting songs of humpback and pilot whales underwater. You can also see humpbacks in June and July as they migrate from the southern hemisphere.

Recommended Training – Take the PADI Deep Diver and Drift Diver courses to be prepared for the pinnacle and seamount dives in Costa Rica. The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation and the AWARE – Fish Identification courses will help you appreciate the many marine protected areas.

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