If diving interests you and you’ll be vacationing in Costa Rica, this is a prime opportunity. Take a professional dive training course to become certified; or simply enjoy a few equally rewarding snorkeling trips.
Combining a vacation with scuba instruction can open the door to years of lasting enjoyment. Enroll in a certified, Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) dive course, such as those offered by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). If you are good health and swim well, the lessons should not be difficult. An experienced Scuba diver can advance to the next level of certification under the careful supervision of trained professionals. Some dives, or training, can be ‘logged’ for college ‘credits’ in participating learning institutions. (Check before booking).
Snorkeling is just as much fun in these waters; many locations visited by snorkeling tours are highly rated by the most experienced divers. On the southern Caribbean coast, Manzanillo Beach has beautiful reefs for snorkelers. Many mangroves along the coastline of Limon offer breeding grounds for various species, in shallow, protected waters.