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Costa Rica

Discussion in 'Central America' started by Bruss7440, May 30, 2021.

  1. Bruss7440

    Bruss7440 New

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    Anyone insight on Costa Rica? Specifically how is the diving? How does it compare on the pacific vs the Caribbean side? Any great resorts to recommend?
     
  2. tarponchik

    tarponchik Contributor

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    Do your search, there were many posts on the subject.
     
  3. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Take one of the Aggressor boats out to Cocos Island. Amazing place!
     
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  4. Bruss7440

    Bruss7440 New

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    Thank you for your thoughtful reply
     
  5. shurite7

    shurite7 Dive Shop

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    There are plenty of posts within this forum regarding diving in Costa Rica.

    The Pacific side offers more diving options. I tried diving on the east side only to learn that earthquakes have pushed the coral up to shallower depths and muddy rivers (from logging, at least that is what the locals told me) have dumped sediment into the Caribbean side essentially wiping out the small coral reefs.

    The diving on the Pacific side is hit or miss. There is diving in the Guanacaste region and the Osa Peninsula. The live-aboard that takes people to Isla del Coco offers much better diving options.

    Costa Rica is s pretty country. I suggest going there for hiking, touring, a little diving (along the Pacific coast), and some good food. Or, go there as a dive trip on the live-aboard.
     
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  6. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. Bruss7440

    Bruss7440 New

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    Thank you. Have you ever been diving on the Caribbean side? I cannot find many diove shops there, so I'm assuming not a great dive destination.
    Thank you
     
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  9. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My Avatar is off the Pacific side of CR. The whole country inside out is great...go and enjoy.

    There are limit paved roads on the Caribbean side of CR hence not many businesses nor tourist...just north though in Nicaragua is Little Corn Island...on my bucket list.
     
  10. Dive Hard - Kabir

    Dive Hard - Kabir Registered

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    Cocos is amazing. I just got back last week. Check out the trip video:

    I'm hoping to dive Cano Island and enjoy some of the topside wildlife all over the country the next time I head to Cocos :) Can't get enough

    Cheers!
    Kabir
     
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