Scuba dive with Rich Coast Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo. This is a one-tank dive that is suited for beginners.
Join us for our daily two-tank local dive and explore the Pacific. The Gulf of Papagayo offers some of the Pacific Ocean’s most interesting marine diversity. The plankton-rich waters support numerous species, from big to small. On any given day, you may see big schools of fish. For the micro lovers, we have many types of small nudibranchs, clown shrimp, and more. You can also spot big pelagics, like spotted eagle rays, sting rays, white tip sharks, or nurse sharks. You might have a lucky encounter with the giant manta rays, big turtles, or a passing whale shark. Dolphins are a common sight during the boat ride.
What to expect?
Our favorite dive site is Tortuga, where we have a small wreck and usually many sharks. You can also find seahorses, clown shrimp, nudibranchs, moray eels, and big schools of fish.
Our dives are suited for beginners as well as advanced divers. All our trips are led by PADI Instructors and have a maximum of four divers per guide. On the boat, we serve snacks, fruit, and drinks. Boats leave at 8 a.m. and return around midday.
The Pacific is unpredictable in terms of visibility and temperature. We can have warm waters up to 28 degrees Celcius/82 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can cool down a lot if the wind picks up. Visibility ranges from 30 meters/100 feet to 5 meters/15 feet, but when the visibility is low, the water is very nutritious with plankton and we encounter many different types of rays and sometimes whales or a whale shark. The reefs are volcanic rock, so don’t expect beautiful corals, but the abundance of colorful fish makes up for it. You’re sure to have an awesome dive!