Located within the wonderful Marine Life Refuge and Wild Gandoca – Manzanillo.
Manzanillo is located in the glorious Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, South from Puerto Limón. The biggest attraction of this small town is its fabulous coast of white sandy beaches, lined with palms and bathed in a soft and calm water, making it a paradise loved and visited by hundreds of tourists.
These wonderful place makes you feel peace, tranquility and a deep state of relaxation. As for the diving, you’ll notice the difference of the submarine life and ocean floor in relation to that of the Pacific coast.
While in the Pacific we observe a rocky bottom with fish of all types and sizes, at the Caribbean we can see a carpet of colorful corals and plants.
Boat, Underwater guide, two dives, full equipment, lunch .
It is recommended to get to the beach the day before diving, in order to rest.
6:00 am: Breakfast
7:30 am: We head to the diving operation to check the sizes of equipment and evacuate any doubt
8:30 am: We start the tour boat for about 30 minutes
9:00 am: First dive
10:00 am: Back to the Beach
11:00 am: Rest and lunch
12:00 am : Second dive
1:30 am: We begin the journey back to the beach
It has always been said that the Caribbean is the perfect area to relax. This is absolutely true, both outside and inside the water !
The soil in the Caribbean is formed by a huge coral carpet that, over time, has been covering the stones. There are also parts where you can clearly see the division of the soil layers caused by earthquakes. In 1990, Limón was the epicenter of one of the major earthquakes that have occured in Costa Rica.
Also if you pay a lot of attention, it is possible to see ship wrecks, even though they are difficult to appreciate, as the corals have covered them almost completely.
Once in a while medium size nurse sharks can be seen, but in this beautiful area fish are no longer observed. Nevertheless, lobsters of all sizes, exotic lion fish, crabs, and marine flora of whimsical sizes, colors and shapes, can be seen and enjoyed.
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