Guanacaste Scuba Diving
Visit the pristine beach at Playa Ocotal for an easygoing scuba diving experience. This dive takes place just off the coast, so it won’t take long to boat to your dive site. These dives call for 1 to 3 tanks, and each immersion usually takes about 45 minutes.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Standing on the black-sand beach, you’ll see the Catalina Islands in the distance. Costa Rica’s waters are known for their extreme variety of underwater species. Visibility is usually 30 to 60 feet (9 m to 18 m), depending on the ocean conditions.
Look for octopi hiding in the rocks and watch as they change colors to camouflage with their surroundings. You’ll see tropical fish in a wild array of colors and shapes, as well as zebra moray eels and puffer fish. If you’re lucky, you might even see a sea turtle.
The captain of the boat is always an official dive master. Before you take the plunge, the dive master will make sure you have all the necessary safety information, and answer any questions.
What to Bring
Sunscreen, towel, a swim suit, and a change of clothes.
Transportation from Ocotal, Playa del Coco or Playa Hermosa, tank, weights and weightbelt, snacks on board and a professional dive master guide.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
Great! We met nice people, the pick-up was a little unorganized as the driver didn't have our names
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