Southern Rays at Virador

Virador dive site is one of our local dive sites in the Gulf of Papagayo. The site has several cleaning stations and is a perfect place to see lots of rays. These rays were seen at the beginning of the dive in only 30ft of water...so perfect for beginners. The site...

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Electric Bulls Eye Ray

Beautiful diving at La Pared in Catalina Islands, Costa Rica. We found this nice electric bulls eye ray. We actually saw several this day...Plus many other rays including devil rays, eagle rays and southern stingrays. We also explored a new site and saw a baby coronet...

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Shark Cave at Tortuga

Always fun to look inside small caves or cracks and crevasses in the rocks. You never know what could be resting in there. This day we found four white tip reef sharks sleeping in this small cave at Tortuga dive site. Tortuga is one of our many pura vida dive local...

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Cool Jellies

During March and April we have a chance to see these really cool jelly fish...They are in the family of the half moon jellies and do not sting. It is mesmerizing to watch them and sometimes they have little baby fish living in them, Many of the fish like to eat these...

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Snorkeling With a Manta Named Curly

During our scuba diving trip to Catalina Islands, located just a 30-40 minute boat ride from Playa del Coco, Costa Rica. We snorkeled with this beautiful manta ray on The Point dive site at the main island. Conditions were warm, clear and calm. We named this manta...

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Swarming Spade Fish

Just love the surprises we have the chance to see while scuba diving in the Gulf of Papagayo. We were diving at Tortuga dive site at the remains of Rusty II wreck when this school of spade fish swarmed in on us...Happy Happy are we 🙂 Diving adventures continue...

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Happiness is an Eagle Ray at the Mooring

Happiness is rolling into the water and seeing an eagle ray munching on goodies in the sand as you descend on the mooring line. Scuba diving in the Gulf of Papagayo is diving at its best. With more than fifteen awesome local sites to choose from...sometimes it is hard...

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Happiness Is…

There are many definitions of happiness...One of them happens to be snorkeling with a whale shark. Pure happiness for this family...Out for a day of fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica and luck was in their day when the eagle eyed captain and his mate spot the...

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Pretty Wowing

We got to snorkel with this huge school of devil rays while sport fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica this February. Pretty wowing experience for this family of four. Design your custom family adventures today...www.sirenasdivingcostarica.com

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Living…Loving and Diving Costa Rica

Living....Loving and Diving for over twenty years in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. I am so glad that I was able to overcome my fear of scuba diving. I was very scared when I learned to dive. I did it so I would have something fun to do with my ex-husband....Right...

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Soaring Eagle Rays Flying High at Virador

The scuba diving in the Gulf of Papagayo never seizes to amaze me. Even after over 3,000 dives. Today's dive at Virador, one of our local dive sites was FINtastic. Rays everywhere. Big school of eagle rays...who knows how many there were. Pura Vida!

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Eagle Rays and Turtles

Monkey Head was a pure treasure today. When we started the dive there was a wicked current and as we descending there was a cloud of plankton rich water the first twenty feet and then it cleared to a beautiful blue. We saw eagle rays everywhere. And then this school...

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White-tips and Butterflies

While moseying along at Palmares Wall we found this nice little sand bed with a couple of white-tip reef sharks taking a nap. It was hard to see them through the school of butterfly barber fish and king angels that were feasting on the sergeant major eggs. Palmares is...

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And Then There Was a BIG Turtle

Diving along...enjoying the eagle rays and schools of fish...Then from out of the blue we see a huge Olive Ridley turtle swimming towards us. Happiness is Scuba Diving! The Gulf of Papagayo in Costa Rica has many awesome sites to choose from. This one was at...

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Diving the National Geographic Life

Scuba Diving the National Geographic Life Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo. This female southern stingray is going to have some babies soon...The gestation period is 135-226 days. We saw the males chasing the females during November and December...Like sharks...The male...

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Shark Alley…My Happy Space

I love diving Shark Alley, La Pared at Catalina Islands Costa Rica. The water was super beautiful yesterday, January 20th, 2019. I love looking up and see the waves crashing down...the water became white with cloud of bubbles...it was hard to see the sharks...but they...

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Out of My Way…I Need a Cleaning

I about snarfed up my regulator when this big southern stingray decided to swoop by...She was so preoccupied with getting her turn at the cleaning station....she did not give a hoot that I was there... Pretty awesome. This is why I LOVE the scuba diving in the Gulf of...

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Curious Pickle Puffer

I don't know why this type of puffer fish reminds me of a pickle...But they do...So it is a pickle puffer fish. This one was very curious about us and followed us for most of the dive...Swimming right up to our face...LOL! Scuba diving in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa...

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Discover Scuba and Discover Adventure

Discover Scuba and discover the adventures of your life. You never know what you are going to see while scuba diving in the Gulf of Papagayo. This day we found several white-tip reef sharks resting in a sand bed at Punta Palmares dive site close to the Peninsula...

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Posing With a Southern Stingray

This southern stingray was so relaxed as my friend posed and I video her. She was very beautiful and we were close enough to watch all the little cleaner fish beautifying her golden skin. I love the adventure of scuba diving in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. Diving...

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Eagle Ray Hiding in the Grunts

Wishing everyone fun filled days full of adventures. In this video, from August 2018, we were enjoying a school of grunts at Catalina Islands and then discovered a hunting eagle ray. Scuba diving is always an adventure in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica

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Shark’s Dentist Office

We found the Shark's dentist office at Punta Ballena, one of our pura vida dive sites in the Gulf of Papagayo. Scuba diving is never boring in Costa Rica. Was really cool to watch this white-tip shark getting her cleaned. This was the first time to see a shark for our...

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Sharks and An Eel

Here is a short video of us diving at La Pared in Catalina Islands Costa Rica. This clip was taken in August 2018. There were lots of sharks in there that day...they were everywhere. There was a beautiful moray in the crack where I had seen some baby sharks the day...

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Peak a Boo Pulpito

We see many octopus while scuba diving in the Gulf of Papagayo. This day we found two of them at the same dive site out hunting. I love watching them and how they can change their shape and colors. Incredible animal. Living and Diving the adventure in Costa Rica....

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Octopus Garden / Jardin de Pulpitos

Los Meros is an Octopus garden. I always get excited when I find an octopus out hunting. We normally see lots of octopus in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. This one was at one of my favorite local dive sites, Los Meros, Bahia Culebra. In only 20ft of water...so even...

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Weird Hairy Scorpion Fish

Adventures in Diving...Even after diving over 3,000 dives in the Gulf of Papagayo in Costa Rica for the last twenty years. I still find critters that surprise and amaze me. We found this hairy looking scorpion fish just laying there with it's mouth open. He never did...

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Baby Sharks Sleeping in a Cave

Love the surprises we find while we are scuba diving. We found these baby sharks sleeping in a crevice at one of our local dive sites, Argentina Point in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. There are really four...but you can only see three of them. Adventures of a...

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Clown Shrimp or Harlequin Shrimp

We found these beautiful harlequin shrimp (camarón payaso) hiding in a crack with some choros and their eggs. They normally eat starfish...wonder of they also like to eat choro eggs. Scuba diving in the Papagayo is an adventure. Encontramos estos hermosos camarones...

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Sleeping Turtle at Punta Ballena

This pacific black turtle was sleeping pretty hard and was not even bothered that we were there watching her. At first I thought maybe she was dead and then she moved her head just a bit to look at us. The dive sites in the Gulf of Papagayo are full of surprises. This...

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Mystery Ray at Los Meros

The mystery ray is the coolest ray...I love how they slowly hover away. They usually fluff up the sand and sneak away undercover. But this one just slowly sneaked away and takes off in a flash. Would love to know what type of ray this is???? Los Meros is one of our...

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Nurse Shark With White-Tip Shark Alley

When we went into Shark Alley at La Pared in Catalina Islands...we found this beautiful nurse shark (Tiburon Gata) taking a rest with a large female white-tip reef shark. As you can see the surge got really strong and it was time to leave . Diving adventures on the...

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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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Gorgeous Southern Stingray

Check out this gorgeous southern stingray we found at at a cleaning station in Punta Ballena on November 1st. Great way to begin the month...with a beautiful southern stingray getting a good cleaning. Punta Ballena is one of our awesome local dive sites located at the...

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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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Surgey Fun at Shark Alley

A day of diving at Shark Alley at Catalina Islands in Costa Rica is a must. It is advance diving...so you need to have a bit of experience and be comfortable in the water. This dive is at La Pared on the main island and we call this part of the dive Shark Alley. It is...

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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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How Close Can You Get?

I love seeing how close I can get to the white-tip reef sharks. Diving with small groups offers a more personalized experience. Sometimes if you are really slow you can get close enough to see their eyes and watch them breathing. This video is taken at La Pared in...

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La Segunda Arco

The second arch at Los Arcos, Bat Islands is simply beautiful. There are always lots of fish hanging out at the arches due to the currents that sweep through them. I could dive there everyday and never get board. Living , Loving and Diving Costa Rica...Pura Vida!...

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