Costa Rica: Scuba Diving

Where the sun always shines

Costa Rica is home to an incredible 3.5% of the planet’s total marine life. Nearly 7,000 ocean species inhabit its warm Pacific and Atlantic waters. With such impressive marine biodiversity, it’s no wonder that the country’s islands, offshore rocks, underwater caves, and coral reefs are loved by snorkelers and divers alike. Visibility varies by season, and underwater adventurers are best rewarded during dry season explorations (December-April). During the rainy season, heavy rains may cause rivers to swell, and runoff can make ocean waters murky. Despite these conditions, scuba divers are almost always rewarded with dynamite views – diving tours will take guests out into the deep blue sea, far away from cloudy water and river runoff.