What's to see?
Every dive here is a Deep Blue Diving adventure. The rich waters of Costa Rica are teeming with eagle rays, cow nose rays, manta rays , turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, bull sharks , enormous schools of grunts and jacks, parot fish, and a wide variety of tropical reef fish, moray eels, and invertebrates. Puffer, trumpet fish, snapper and crawfish will escort any of your dives. With all of the big stuff there is also a myriad of little stuff to see - Christmas tree worms, fan worms, nudibranchs, seahorses, tunicates.
This area is also home to many types of dolphin. They are often seen playing in the wakes behind the boat as it travels from dive site to dive site. During whale calving season (January - March) the piercing calls of humpback whales and pilot whales can be heard under the water. Their magnificence can be enjoyed and appreciated as they breach the surface of the water teaching their young the ways of being a whale. Humpbacks can also be observed in June and July as they migrate from the southern hemisphere.
The volcanic rock formations are host to a handsome assortment of small hard corals, sponges and gorgonians. White soft corals and yellow cupcake coral carpet many of the pinnacles. Black corals still thrive at several of the dive sites.
Generally a comfortable 78º - 84ºF (26º- 29ºC). During the winter months of Dec-Mar, we do get some cooler currents that flow through (as cool as 68ºF, 19ºC) bringing the large pelagics such as humpback whales, pilot whales, giant manta rays, whale sharks, and more.
It changes daily but a good average is about 36ft (12 m). No matter what the visibility, the dive sites are packed with marine life. The best months for great visibility are June through September.
Nearly all the diving done in this area is on volcanic rock formations and pinnacles where you will find a wide variety of marine life.
Dive Site Depths
There are more than 20 dive sites close to Playas del Coco wich are all within a 10 to 20 minute boat ride away, including the most popular ones such as Punta Argentina, Tortuga, Virador and Cabeza de Mono (Monkeys Head). The maximum depths varies from site to site ranging from 30ft (10m) to 100 ft (30m). For more advanced diving we offer diving tours to Catalina Islands and Islas Murciélagos (Bat Islands). All of our guides are computerized to maximize your bottom time.
If you are ready for the thrill and adrenaline rush of some of the hottest diving in Central America, and are searching for new pathways into the world of underwater adventure, you owe it to yourself to drop by and join us at Deep Blue Diving. Once you get underwater, chances are you won't want to leave!