Playas del Coco Dive Report December 2015 and January 2016
Costa Rica’s diversity attracts visitors from all over the world for many different reasons. It’s easy to see why so many people come here and never want to leave. If you’re spending time on the coast, and reading this magazine, chances are you will be doing some fishing. However, if you want to hang up the fishing pole for the day, and take a glimpse at the fish in their natural habitat, consider heading to Playas del Coco to do some scuba diving. In the upcoming months, we will continue to enjoy great local diving, as well as the beginning of Cats season in January. Catalina Islands, otherwise known as Cats, is considered one of the best dive sites in Costa Rica. Here, divers have the chance to catch a glimpse of the magnificent giant manta ray, as well as eagle rays, devil rays, bat rays, cow-nosed rays and much more. Catalina Islands are about a 45 minute boat ride from Coco Bay. Along the way, you will also have a chance to see dolphins and humpback whales as they are more predominate during the months of September through March. Local diving also offers a lot to see, such as white tip reef sharks, nurse sharks, a variety of rays, octopus, huge moray eels, large schools of grunts, and more. Rich Coast Diving will be offering trips to Catalina Islands starting in November, as well as local dive trips daily. See you in the water!
Brenda van Gestel
Rich Coast Diving Co.
PADI 5* CDC facility