Resident Seahorse at Los Meros

This seahorse has decided that Los Meros is a good home. Los Meros is one of our fun local dive sites that is located in the Bahia Culebra (Snake Bay) in the Gulf of Papagayo Costa Rica. Just a few minutes from Playa del Coco, Playa Hermosa and Four Seasons Papagayo....

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Mar Rojo a Phenomenal Experience

Mar Rojo or Red Tide...We have a bit of red tide going on right now in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. Red Tide is a natural phenomenon. It is eerily beautiful. The water was clear for most of the dive and this cloud of red tide came in. It was really reddish orange...

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Bajo Negro’s Mystic Beauty

Bajo Negro (Black Rock) is one of our advanced dive sites at Bat Islands in the Santa Rosa National park. We normally do this as our third dive on the way back to Playa del Coco. I always feel like my day of adventures in the Gulf of Papagayo is not complete if we are...

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Magic at Los Arcos

Bat Islands is full of adventure. You know that you are approaching one of the arches when the ocean becomes an aquarium....Los Arcos is one of my favorite dive sites in the Santa Rosa national park. It is the furthest site that we visit at Bat Islands. It is the...

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Guitar Ray or Guitar Shark

Is it a ray or a shark? Does not really matter because sharks and rays are in the same family. But guess it sounds badder if you call it a shark. Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo is always an adventure. ¿Es un rayo o un tiburón? Realmente no importa porque los tiburones...

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Baby Sharks and Amigas

We have been seeing lots of baby white-tip sharks this August through October. This one was hanging out with two adult females. The gestation is 10-13 months every other year and give birth to up to six pups. Once born...they take care of themselves. Hemos estado...

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Loving a School of Grunts

What diver does not love a school of grunts? They are so beautiful. If you go slow...you can emerge into the school and become one with the fish. That is the best part about diving with small groups of two to four divers...You can get closer to the marine life and...

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Hawksbill Turtle with Barnacles

A small hawksbill turtle that was covered with barnacles came swimming really fast by us. He was leaning to the right side while swimming. Looked like he was having problems and as he got closer we could see that he was missing part of his shell on the left side plus...

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Bed Full of Sharks at Rainbow

What lies at the end of the rainbow? A sand bed full of sharks. As we were diving at Arco Iris (Rainbow) we found several sand beds full of sharks. This site is one of our advanced dive sites in the Catalina Islands diving area, about a 30 minute boat ride from Playa...

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Black Pacific Turtle

While scuba diving at Bajo Tiburones we found this beautiful black pacific turtle getting a cleaning. This cleaning station is a popular spot for the turtles and also southern stingrays. Bajo Tiburones is one of our favorites in the Catalina Islands area, about a 20...

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