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Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

1. Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

Start your journey to become a confident diver on a full-day Discover Scuba Dive program in the Gulf of Papagayo. Suitable for complete beginners, the dive program requires no previous experience and includes a training session in a controlled environment. Start with an introduction to diving techniques in confined water, and learn the basic skills and how to handle your scuba equipment. Then, travel by boat to 2 different dive sites in the Gulf. Here, your instructor will lead you safely around the reefs, where rays, turtles, jacks, and snappers are often seen. Each dive takes approximately 40 minutes, with only your breathing limiting the dive time. Dive to maximum depths of 12 meters (40 feet), and experience the extraordinary sensation of breathing underwater. During the break between dives, drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit will be served. The dive boats have lots of shade to shield you from the tropical sun, while a boarding ladder and swim platform makes getting in and out easy.

Papagayo Gulf: 2 Dives Half-Day Scuba Dive Tour

2. Papagayo Gulf: 2 Dives Half-Day Scuba Dive Tour

Experience the fascinating underwater world of the Gulf of Papagayo on a half-day adventure tour for certified divers. Starting at Playas del Coco, transfer to the Papagayo Gulf by comfortable dive boat. After a short briefing and equipment assembly, submerge into the beautiful waters with the bilingual dive masters, who will then guide you through the reefs to see eagle rays, sting rays, turtles, and even sharks. Thousands of fish will accompany you as you explore the diversity of species on offer. You will visit 2 different dive sites for 2 separate dives, with no time limits - except by your breathing! Back on the surface, drinks, fruits, and snacks will be served on the boat. Locate your encounters on the fish chart, or just relax on the boat ride to the next dive site. You will sail back to Playas del Coco by 13:00, where you can get a stamp for your log book.

Lake Arenal: Kayaking & Hanging Bridges

3. Lake Arenal: Kayaking & Hanging Bridges

Kayak on the lake Arenal while you enjoy stunning views of the Arenal Volcano and the Cerro Chato. Lake Arenal is a lake which is situated in the northern highlands of Costa Rica. It is currently the largest lake in Costa Rica at 85-square-kilometre. Its depth varies between 30 and 60 meters seasonally. Admire the Arenal Volcano while paddling through the lake. Afterward, hike the slopes of the Arenal Volcano which is surrounded by beautiful gardens, where you can observe, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, lots of birds, and various species of trees. Explore the forest's stunning vegetation, 2 viewing points, and labyrinth. Enjoy the rainforest while walking through Mistico Park, with 16 bridges (6 hanging and 10 stable). This experience allows you to hike in the heart of the rainforest.

From La Fortuna: Lake Arenal Kayaking Trip with Transfer

4. From La Fortuna: Lake Arenal Kayaking Trip with Transfer

Our kayaking experience begins with a pick up at your hotel or Airbnb of preference, then we drive out of town for about 45 minutes to get to a town called El Castillo, which offer stunning views of the dry side of the Arenal Volcano and the Cerro Chato. Once we arrive to our put in location, our certified staff will prepare the gear, give you a short safety instructions and provide you with water. Then you will be able to enjoy the calm waters of the Arenal Lake while kayaking for 2 hours, which will allow you to spot different species of monkey's and birds like: Tiger Heron, White Heron, Snake Head Bird (Anhinga), Toucans, Red Macaw, Howler Monkey's . To finish, you will be able to enjoy some Costa Rican fresh fruit and drinks.

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It was amazing. Emanuel was an amazing guide. Super patient and informed. Being underwater was amazing, there are no words.