The Gulf of Papagayo and its coastline is the center of a major tourism project and a great place for diving!
Among the most popular beaches in the Gulf of Papagayo are Playa Ocotal, Playas del Coco , Playa Hermosa and Playa Panama. The Papagayo Peninsula is the most developed area in the Gulf region.
These sites are used by our diving instructors to certify students for their quiet, safe and lots of marine life that can be seen in its waters. We start our boat trip from Coco Beach, which is 5 hours away from San Jose. It’s long but its worth it !!!
7:30 AM: We head to the diving operation to check the sizes of equipment and evacuate any doubt
8:00 AM: We start the trip by boat to the diving point, 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 round except in the summer, because the trade winds lower the temperature. Here you can observe eels, octopus, puffer fish, sharks, clown shrimp, among other species.
This area is ideal for people who needs to be certified as divers or want to make a few dives, cause there is no current, the temperature is nice and there is a good visibility, and since it is close to the coast, the new divers feel more confident .
Learn about our other diving tours here