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Diving in Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)

Explore diving in Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)

The diving in the Manuel Antonio area is a Volcanic rock reef with around 15 dive sites. Dependent on the time of year, the visibility can vary greatly, from 5m/15ft up to 20m/70ft but the water is home to a lot of marine life. The reefs are home to many different types of fish and creatures including puffer fish, butterfly fish, angel fish and white tip reef sharks. Here you will fins octopus curled up in holes and rays hangin out on the san patches. During season you may hear humpback whales underwater or get to see them hanging out on the surface interval. 

Whether looking for a beginners shallow dive or a more experienced wall or canyon dive with the variety of underwater life and topography here you will find a dive to enjoy. 

When to dive in Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)

Whale season - End of December to end of February July - November

Best visibility - Dry season end of December - May time.

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Common marine life sightings for Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)

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More Information

Only a 2 ½ hour drive from San Jose international airport. Or a short 20 min flight from the capital.

Time Zone
120 V
A, B
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Juan Santamaria Intl (SJO)
Hyperbaric chamber
San José

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