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Costa Rica (west) Scuba Destination Info:
      Overall summary of Costa Rica (west)
Enter your text here... Gret diving in the Gulf of popaguyo region. Lots of small critters to see. Harlequin shrimp up to Whale Shaks and Mantas. Vis is about 60 ft. Water temps in the low 80's. Do not expect to see lots of corals. Just lots of critters. Plenty to do topside. Rain forests to Volcanos to tropical animals, insects, reptiles, 3 Species of Monkies. Lots to do.
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      What's the diving like in Costa Rica (west)
Enter your text here...The vis there was about 60 ft. 80 Degrees water temp. Plenty of dive sites to visit where we were. I dove the Gulf of Popaguyo in the Northwest corner.
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      Chance of big fish in Costa Rica (west)
Enter your text here...Whale sharks and Mantas. Also bull sharks. Lots of white tip reef sharks on every dive I went on. Large schools of Golden Rays.
      Coral quality in Costa Rica (west)
Enter your text here...again there is almost no hard corals and no soft corals. Just a couple of patches of hard corals I seen.
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Cocos Islands
300miles southwest of Costa Rica lies the most amazing island of Cocos. The main island, four miles long by two miles wide is jungle covered and wild-looking and slopes dramatically into the sea. Spectacular waterfalls cascade from the lush green cli...
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Gulf of Papagayo
What is the diving like? The diving is great. Vis was 30 to40 ft. water temp in July 80 degrees. Boat diving. No real shore diving. All the local diving in the bay area was easy - no current to speak of. A little surge here and there. What else ...
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