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Dive Trips and Snorkeling
If you like adventure and want to experience something different then Manuel Antonio is the place for you. The warm waters, the relaxed atmosphere and the friendly people will give you an experience that you will never forget!
We offer a number of different exciting dive trips both local half day trips in Manuel Antonio and full day trips to Isla del Caño. All our trips leave from the Marine Pez Vela in Quepos. We also offer live-aboard dive trips this year, both to Cano Island and Coco Island.
We can cater private dive or snorkel charters and sunset cruises, please contact us for more information.
Dive Conditions in Manuel Antonio
Visibility: In the Quepos and Manuel Antonio area there is a high nutrient content in the water, this brings us an unbelievable amount of marine life. Though the visibility does vary it is normally in the region of 30 – 65 feet in the dry season (Dec – May) and 10 – 40 feet in the rainy season (June – November).
Water Temperature: There is very little variation throughout the year. Temperatures range from mid 80′s to low 70′s. For exposure protection we would recommend either a 3mm full or shorty wetsuit.
Water Movement: We do experience some currents and surge. Dive sites are selected daily for the best conditions.
Average Dive Depths: 40 – 80 ft
Marine Life: We have an abundance and wide variety of marine life on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Schools of Snapper, Jacks and Grunts cruise by. You can get up close and personal on the reef with Angel Fish, Moorish Idols, Surgeon Fish, Giant Damsel Fish, an array of Puffer Fish, Scrawled File Fish, Octopus, a variety of Eels and Crustaceans. Plus Reef Sharks, Rays, Sea Turtles, Pan Tropical Dolphins and in season the majestic Humpback whales and Manta rays (Dec – April).
Underwater Topography: We have a variety of soft and hard coral formations, though here on the pacific coast we cannot boast the coral gardens of the Caribbean. We do have an amazing underwater environment formed by the intense volcanic activity that formed this area.
Conditions vary throughout the year, please contact us for updates.
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