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On land, Manuel Antonio is the second most visited national park in Costa Rica, the diversity of animals and vegetation in this volcanic jungle park is famous worldwide. Imagine how the lava was flowing thousands of years ago, from the land and into the ocean, creating reefs and hideouts for all the marine life too. Below the surface, the marine park continues its beauty and amazing thriving life.
The beauty of the reef here is not the corals growing in it, but the topography of the old lava flow. Big boulders, underwater mazes and dramatic walls are what you will be surrounded by. Take these incredible formations and add a healthy marine life to it such as most common reef fish, some funky octopus and a good variety of eels and crustaceans. For the larger pelagic, you might get lucky with anything from reef sharks, rays, sea turtles, dolphins and in season the majestic humpback whales and manta rays (Dec - April).
On the day of arrival you will be greeted in the dynamic dive shop by friendly staff, fill in the paperwork and have a chance to say hello. The next morning the crew will pack your equipment so for now you can check in at your hotel and relax. The following days will consist of 2 dives a day with snacks and drinks served during the surface interval. There will be no refund on dives not used. Check out on the last day at lunch.
The shorter option with 4 dives spread out on 2 days of diving with one day of rest to settle in and get your bearings. 2 nights of accommodation included. The dive sites will vary depending on weather and experience level.
Your resort Wide Mouth Frog is a high quality backpacker’s hotel located in Quepos. It is the perfect place for like minded travelers to meet other people and exchange stories. Sunbathe by the pool or relax in one of the other communal areas. With a brand new kitchen, dining room and TV room it is a quiet piece of tropical paradise in central Quepos, 10 minutes from the beautiful Manuel Antonio beach. Free: Breakfast, Wifi, DVD's to watch in the TV lounge, luggage storage and guarded overnight parking Your room Double room with air condition and private bathroom
There are several options to get from San Jose to Quepos; Drive, Public Bus, Private Shuttle or flight. (see brochure for more info)
No meals included
Best Dec - Apr! Dive center closed Sep - start Nov
Please Note! PADI e-learning is not included in package! To enroll in the PADI Open Water Course at this destination, you must finish the PADI e-learning program online at PADI.com The e-learning must be finished BEFORE you arrive at the dive center! Upon booking this course, you will receive your login for the PADI e-learing, and instructions for this online part of the course. It is very simple, and can be done whenever you can get online on a good internet connection. The e-learning takes approximately 5 to 6 hours, and can be done in steps whenever you have the time. The PADI e-learning is not included in this package, but will be charged locally upon arrival at the dive center at the price of: USD 175.