marine conservation and research program

Marine Conservation program – Go ECO

A fun packed February has shot by and with some beautiful water and reef waiting to be explored. Our marine conservation and research program was underway and we had a exciting class head out to learn about the reef here in Manuel Antonio and all of its many inhabitants. We are the only dive center in the Americas to offer …

scuba instructor candidates in costa rica

Join our next PADI Instructor program in April

Thinking of taking the leap? Our next PADI IDC program starts April 10th right here in Quepos followed by the instructor exam straight afterwards. To become a PADI scuba instructor you will need to have 100 dives before you start as well as your PADI Divemaster certification or equivalent. The program lasts two weeks, starting on the 10th April and …

Pufferfish and Some Interesting Facts About Their Toxin

Pufferfish are a common sight here in Quepos; I don’t think I have yet been diving here without seeing at least one, and usually several. There are two commonly encountered puffers here: the Guneafowl Pufferfish (Arothron meleagris) and the Porcupine Pufferfish, of which there are two species occurring locally – the Longspined Porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus) and the Spot-fin Porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix). …

octopus in costa rica

The Octopus: an Alien Intelligence

One of the most compelling things about octopuses is their intelligence, perhaps unique among invertebrates. They are of the phylum Mollusca, a group that also includes clams and oysters among a great many others, and the class Cephalopoda (the name derives from the Greek for “head-feet”), a group that includes octopuses, squids, cuttlefish and nautiluses, all of which have have …

stay hydrated when scuba diving

Wow – Why do I feel so thirsty, hungry and tired after a dive ?

Have you come off of a scuba dive before and had that feeling that you are ready to eat the biggest plate of food possible ? You get some grub, sit down for a moment, eat, and then boom! All you want to do is sleep. Sound familiar? Even if you haven’t been scuba diving before, maybe you are planning …

PADI IDC costa rica June

Come join our PADI IDC in June

Want to live the dream and become a PADI scuba diving instructor? We are holding our next instructor development course here in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica starting June 19th. Our Scuba instructor program includes a FREE IDC prep course, a free MSDT prep course, marketing and job search help as well as diving throughout the program. The course also includes …