You may wonder why Costa Rica is called the Rich Coast. Well, this is because 5 ℅ of the planets total biodiversity, is found here, in this small country with an astonishing abundance of flora and fauna.
Washed by the Carribean on one side and the Pacific on another, it is, therefore, no surprise that it attracts the world's population of scuba divers.
The following are the country's best Scuba diving sites.
It's the most famous diving destination in Costa Rica.
There are over 20 dive sites in Cocos Island, and are usually deep and washed by strong currents.
NOTE: Divers MUST have their PADI Advanced Open Water Certification or its equivalent.
It's part of a biological reserve and famous for its healthy coral reefs.
Bajo Del Diablo is considered to be the areas most rewarding diving site. Occasionally pelagic visitors such as dolphins and turtles appear.
I'd recommend this Island as a worthy alternative for those who don't have the time and the budget to visit Cocos.
The islands are famous for the giant manta rays and can be seen all year round but I recommend visiting the islands between November and May.
NOTE: since the area has very strong currents I recommend Advanced Certification.
This is the excellent spot for divers from the Guanacaste region.
It's also the destination where you experience the adrenaline rush as you dive with the mighty bull shark outside a cage.
Bajo Negro and the Big Scare are one of the most famous dive sites in the islands.
It's the ideal destination for divers of all experience levels. It's no surprise that it is known as the country's wreck diving capital.
Creatures to look out for include the whales(August to January) and manta rays( December to April)