Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
The Gulf of Papagayo and its coastline is the center of a major tourism project.
Among the most popular in the Gulf of Papagayo destinations are Playa Ocotal , Playas del Coco , Playa Hermosa and Playa Panama . Peninsula Papagayo is the most developed area in the Gulf region .
These sites are used by our instructors to certify students for their quiet , safe and lots of marine life that can be seen waters. The outputs on the boat are made from Coco Beach , which is 5 hours from San Jose. It's long but worth it !!!
Approximately 60 feet (18 meters )
One day from 7:30 AM to 12:00 MD
7:30 AM: We're heading to the diving operation to check the sizes of equipment and evacuate any doubt
8:00 AM: We started the trip by boat to the point of diving, which can take about 30 minutes.
9:00 AM: First dive
10:00 AM: Rest and refreshment
10:30 am: Second dive
11:30 am: We begin the journey back to the beach
In the Gulf of Papagayo there are many diving spots. You can go to Punta Argentina , Virador , Turtle , Grouper , Punta Gorda , among others.
In general, the water is warm all year except in summer because the trade winds lower the temperature . You can observe eels , octopus , puffer fish , sharks , clown shrimp, among others.
This area is ideal for people who are to certify or have few dives since there is no current , temperature and there is good visibility and being close to the coast the new divers feel more confident .