Diving at Manuel Antonio, Quepos

Manuel Antonio National Park is a protected area located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, 7 km from the town of Quepos, in the province of Puntarenas. Because of its easy access, variety of services and a variety of flora and fauna, Manuel Antonio National Park is among the most famous tourist destinations in Costa Rica.

The Manuel Antonio coastline is characterized by the presence of 12 islands which allow us to offer several dive sites near the coast, at approximately 20 minutes by boat.

The seafloor is characterized by volcanic rock formations surrounded by shoals and decorated with hard and soft corals. Here you can observe schools of snapper and grunts, jacks, octopus, moray eels, crustaceans and typical reef fish.

Diving conditions range from calm conditions to strong waves and currents in the presence of certain dive sites.

The average water temperature is maintained between 21-26 º C (70-80 º F) throughout the year.
Depths vary between 30 and 70 feet, but the offers deeper dives for experienced divers.

Due to the formation of PADI professionals present in the area, Manuel Antonio is a great place to complete your training at advanced levels like Rescue Diver, Divemaster or Scuba Instructor

DISTANCE FROM THE SHORE Maximum 20 minutes from the coast
VISIBILITY From 10 to 40 feet
MAX DEPTH From 30 to 70 feet
TEMPERATURE From 70ºF to 84ºF
CURRENTS Common presence of strong currents and waves.
BOTTOM TYPE Rock formations and sand bottoms.
COMMON SPECIES Jacks, Eagle rays, snappers, puffer fishes, angel fish, butterfly fish, moray eels, octopus, sea turtles, lobsters.
BEST SEASSON December to May.

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