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Playa del Coco
Shark Society is ready to fulfill a wide range of your diving pleasures from enjoyable day trips multiple day excursions. We are operating from Playas del Coco on the Gulf of Papagayo.
This Gulf is widely recognized as the premiere diving destination in Costa Rica.

With its sun swept beaches and rocky offshore islands, like the Catalina and Bat Islands this area offers a variety of diving adventures for all levels of scuba divers.

The diving on volcanic pinnacles offers white-tipped reef sharks, bull sharks, giant Manta Rays, eagle rays, diamond stingrays, octopus, and huge schools of tropical fish.
The rich waters of Costa Rica provide a habitat for a large variety of marine life from the large pelagics to the delicate nudibranchs.
With over 40 dive sites from which to choose, our dive boats will bring you away to memorable dives in our underwater world of which most divers only dream.

Readily accessible from the International Airport in Liberia, the capitol of the Guanacaste region, our facilities are barely 1/2 hour away from your arrival point. The popularity of the Guanacaste region is its proximity to some of the country's best terrestrial and aquatic eco-tourism. Such sites as Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and several national parks, feature abundant wildlife and excitement making this area a great destination for divers and non-divers.
There are not many corners of the world left that can boast the range of adventure found here. The thrill and excitement generated by a visit to this beautiful and friendly country will make you want to stay forever.

Water temperature and visibility:
In average a comfortable 78º - 84ºF (26º- 29ºC). During the winter months of Dec-Mar, we do get some cooler currents that flow through (as cool as 68ºF, 19ºC) bringing the large pelagics such as humpback whales, pilot whales, giant manta rays and whale sharks. The visibility changes daily but a good average is about 36ft (12 m). No matter what the visibility, the dive sites are packed with marine life. The best months for great visibility are June through September. We have more than 25 local dive sites from which to choose as well as 9 sites at the Catalina Islands and 9 at the Murcielagos (Bat) Islands. Maximum depths vary from site to site ranging from 40ft (12m) to 110ft (34m). All of our guides are computerized to maximize your bottom time.

If you are flying into the International Airport in San Jose, the country's capitol, we can be easily reached by car, bus, or plane. A 40 minutes plane trip or a 4 hour scenic car/bus ride separates you from the teeming waters of Costa Rica.

Raggies Crossing at Aliwal Shoal Shark Alley