• CARIBBEAN
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    • Aruba
    • CDA-AUA|Aruba|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Aruba.aspx
    • Bahamas
    • CDA-BS|Bahamas|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Bahamas.aspx
    • Barbados
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    • Bonaire
    • CDA-BON|Bonaire|http://travel.padi.com/destination/bonaire.aspx
    • Cayman Islands
    • KY-CYM|Cayman Islands|http://travel.padi.com/Scuba-Diving-Vacations/Caymanislands.aspx
    • Curacao
    • CDA-CUR|Curacao|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Curacao.aspx
    • Dominica
    • CDA-DOM|Dominica|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Dominica.aspx
    • Grenada
    • CDA-GND|Grenada|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Grenada.aspx
    • Guadeloupe Islands
    • CDA-PTP|Guadeloupe|http://travel.padi.com/Scuba-Diving-Vacations/Guadeloupe.aspx
    • Puerto Rico
    • CDA-SJU|Puerto Rico|http://travel.padi.com/destination/PuertoRico.aspx
    • Saba
    • CDA-SAB|Saba|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Saba.aspx
    • St. Eustatius
    • CDA-EUX|St. Eustatius|http://travel.padi.com/destination/StEustatius.aspx
    • St. Kitts & Nevis
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    • St. Lucia
    • CDA-SLU|St. Lucia|http://travel.padi.com/destination/StLucia.aspx
    • St. Vincent & The Grenadines
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    • Tobago
    • CDA-TAB|Tobago|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Tobago.aspx
    • Turks and Caicos
    • CDA-PLS|Turks and Caicos|http://travel.padi.com/destination/TurksCaicos.aspx
    • British Virgin Islands
    • CDA-BVI|British Virgin Islands|http://travel.padi.com/destination/BritishVirginIslands.aspx
  • MEXICO
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    • Baja
    • CDA-BAJ|Baja|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Baja.aspx
    • Cozumel
    • CDA-CZM|Cozumel|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Cozumel.aspx
    • Riviera Maya
    • CDA-RIV|Riviera Maya|http://travel.padi.com/destination/RivieraMaya.aspx
  • CENTRAL-AMERICA
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    • Belize
    • CDA-BEL|Belize|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Belize.aspx
    • Costa Rica
    • CDA-COS|Costa Rica|http://travel.padi.com/destination/CostaRica.aspx
    • Honduras
    • CDA-HON|Honduras|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Honduras.aspx
  • PACIFIC
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    • Australia
    • CDA-AUS|Australia|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Australia.aspx
    • Fiji
    • CDA-FIJ|Fiji|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Fiji.aspx
    • Galapagos
    • CDA-GAL|Galapagos|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Galapagos.aspx
    • Hawaii
    • CDA-HAW|Hawaii|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Hawaii.aspx
    • Micronesia
    • CDA-MIC|Micronesia|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Micronesia.aspx
    • Tahiti
    • CDA-TAH|Tahiti|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Tahiti.aspx
    • Vanuatu
    • CDA-VAN|Vanuatu|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Vanuatu.aspx
  • EXOTIC
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    • Indonesia
    • CDA-IND|Indonesia|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Indonesia.aspx
    • Malaysia
    • CDA-MAL|Malaysia|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Malaysia.aspx
    • Maldives
    • CDA-MAV|Maldives|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Maldives.aspx
    • Papua New Guinea
    • CDA-PNG|Papua New Guinea|http://travel.padi.com/destination/PapuaNewGuinea.aspx
    • Philippines
    • CDA-PHI|Philippines|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Philippines.aspx
    • Thailand
    • CDA-THA|Thailand|http://travel.padi.com/destination/Thailand.aspx

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

The emerald waters of Costa Rica's Gulf of Papagayo are a fish watcher's delight. From flights of mantas and mobula rays to funnel clouds of jacks and snapper, the ocean teams with life. The same coastal islands and rock pinnacles that attract pelagics also hide a wealth of invertebrate treasures awaiting discovery by the keen-eyed diver. More adventure awaits offshore on the Cocos Islands, where schooling hammerheads take center stage, with sea lions, mantas, turtles and dolphins adding to the show. Ashore, the Guanacaste region is the starting point for eco adventures ranging from volcano hikes and rainforest zip-line tours to whitewater rafting.

Dive primer
  • Water Temp: 75-80°
  • Visibility: 50-80'
  • Wetsuit: 3mm to 5mm
Best time to travel
  • Plan your dive trip between May and December for warmer waters, or go from December to March for big animal encounters.
Favorite dive sites
  • Bat Island
  • Monkey Head
  • The Point, Catalina Islands
  • The Wall, Cataling Islands
Topside attractions
  • Canopy jumping tours
  • Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs tour
  • River rafting
  • Surfing
 

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