Liveaboard diving in Central America is centered around Costa Rica, Belize and Panama where you’ll have plenty of hammerhead encounters, be able to swim with whale sharks and dive into the Blue Hole.
Of the 7 countries in Central America, Costa Rica, Belize and Panama offer liveaboard diving. Costa Rican liveaboards usually travel to Cocos Island, where hammerhead sharks are common, and Caño Island, where you might also see mantas and whales. On the other hand, Belize offers the Blue Hole and lots of remote islands to explore. Whale sharks, turtles, rays and dolphins are some of the species you’ll see. Finally, liveaboards in Panama visit the hammerhead hotspot Malpelo and the pelagic wonderland called Coiba Island. Many of these destinations can only be reached by liveaboard. Typical dive safaris last 7 to 10 days, and the best time to dive here is from March to December.