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Limon Costa Rica Scuba Diving 2022 | Deep Blue Destinations
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Limon

Unlike the Pacific side of Costa Rica, Limón still lacks a proper diving infrastructure. What does this mean for you? A dive shop may be difficult to locate, but you are sure to be diving in uncrowded and pristine waters. Plus you have the chance to explore new areas if you choose to do so. Much of the province is protected by national parks. To the north, you will find the Parque Nacional Tortuguero and the Refugio Nacional Barra del Colorado. And to the south, there is Cahuita National Park and the beautiful Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge. Isla Uvita, Puerto Viejo, Punta Uva and Punta Mona represent other popular diving destinations.Small wrecks and coral reefs constitute the majority of underwater environments. Most sites are accessible to beginners with little to no current. However, deeper sites do exist to keep advanced and tec divers from getting bored.Keep in mind, a fee may be necessary to access the national parks. Also, spearfishing and collecting marine organisms while using an underwater breathing apparatus is prohibited.You are sure to love exploring this underwater paradise. Just make sure you get here before the crowds do.

Best Scuba Diving Spots in Limon

Limon Sea Life

Because of the protected status of most of the Caribbean waters in Costa Rica, the marine life you can encounter on your dives is diverse. Off the coast, there are no less than 400 species of fish, 30 species of corals, 11 species of sponges, and 138 species of mollusks. In the coral department, you are sure to see brain, staghorn, fire, and black corals as well as several varieties of sea fans. Turtles, barracudas, lobster, eagle rays, eels, queen fish, reef sharks, angelfish, parrotfish, scorpionfish and trunkfish are just a few of the organisms you might encounter. In addition, seahorses are plentiful in certain areas. And at night, octopus, nudibranchs, Spanish dancers and crabs come out to hunt. At the end of your diving day, your hand will be cramped with all the animals you have to write in your log book.

How To Get There

The closest international airport to Limón is in San Jose. Flights originating around the world fly directly to Costa Rica. From the airport, a 3 hour journey is required by car, private transfer or bus. However, the best way to visit Limón is by cruise ship. These boats often dock at Puerto Limón on their way to or from the Panama Canal.

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