Surprises in Scuba Diving

Surprises in Scuba Diving the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. I found this unidentifiable starfish at Tortuga, one of our favorite local dive sites. This was a couple years ago. Been diving here for over twenty years and this was the first...

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Divers Playing With Schools of Grunts

What scuba diver does not love playing in a school of fish? It is very common to play in huge schools of fish on the North coast of Costa Rica. This day we were diving at La Pared, one of the main dive sites at Catalina Island. It is a euphoric feeling as you become...

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The Mating Dance

The more you visit an area...the more you are able to observe and discover. We found these little bulls eye rays doing the mating dance while scuba diving at Bajo Tiburones in the Catalinas area. It was really cool...However in the end...I don't think she wanted to...

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Turtle or Sharks

My friend was busy looking at the young shark and I was busy looking at the small hawks bill turtle...and the on the other side was a nice sized shark sleeping. I was teaching the PADI advanced course underwater naturalist... What a classroom we had. The turtle was...

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Manta Ray Enjoying a Cleaning at Big Scare

While we were looking for bull sharks at the famous dive site Big Scare, Isla Murcielagos...We had a special visit from this huge male manta. He was swimming slowly by us and enjoying a cleaning from the King Angel fish. He swam so close we could have touched...

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Whale Shark at Bajo Negro, Isla Murcielagos

There are no words to describe the excitement I felt when I saw this beauty swimming up to me....I could hear my friend trying to get our attention. There was so much marine life and I was looking everywhere and then from out of the blue emerges this incredible...

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Manta at Big Scare

Awesome day of diving Big Scare at Bat Islands (Isla Murcielagos). We saw several manta rays and several bull sharks...found one tooth 🙂 This manta came to say goodbye to us at the end of the dive... Nice signature for an awesome dive. Scuba diving the Gulf of...

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Moorish Idols & Sharks

It always seems like whenever I see moorish idols there are always sharks nearby. Don't know if it is a coincidence or if they have a symbiotic relationship. This day there was two white-tips and four moorish idols. We were scuba diving at Palmares Wall in the Gulf of...

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Special Surprises in The Gulf of Papagayo

You never know what surprises await under the ocean's surface. We found this beautiful star gazer....also known as the Weird fish during one of our local dives in the Gulf of Papagayo. My Jr diver student found the fish while participating in the PADI Jr diver advance...

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