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  • Scuba Diving Costa Rica | Travel and Diving Adventures
    are located off the tip of Santa Rosa National Park This area is a protected marine environment which means there are no fishing vessels allowed in the area This has protected the area for the most part and is a big reason for the abundance of marine life that you will find in this area While the area is best known for its big ticket items such as the bull shark and manta rays their are other elements that are just as exciting for divers of any level and experience level Read more Diving The Catalinas Islands Costa Rica The Catalina Islands are located a quick 30 minute boat ride from Rocket Frog Divers location at Playa Ocotal aboard the Pacific Express The Catalinas are perhaps most famous for the Pacific Giant Manta Rays which frequent these islands for several months of the year There can also be huge schools of fish several species of sharks rays and eels found at these sites While it happens quite infrequently this is also one of the best locations to spot the much sought after whale shark in Costa Rica Read more Local Diving Gulf de Papagayo Costa Rica While many scuba divers who come to Costa Rica want the Catalinas and Bat Islands expeditions the local diving in the Gulf de Papagayo can be absolutely stunning Within only a few short minutes from the Rocket Frog dive shop location in Playa Ocotal there are over 25 dive sites which are good for finding a huge variety of marine life You owe it to yourself to try out the local diving for at least a day of your Costa Rican diving vacation Read more Diving the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica Cocos Island is a bucket list type diving location for avid scuba divers Known for the encounters which are frequently had with large schools of hammerhead sharks and the vast quantity of marine life Cocos Island is frequently ranked among the top 5 scuba diving destinations in the world The only drawback if you even consider it one is that the Cocos are located a long boat ride from shore and that is the only way to get there This certainly limits the crowds of divers which visit the location however it does increase the cost of the diving After travelling upwards of 30 hours by boat you will arrive at the Islands and begin your diving UnderSea Hunter Group We have chosen to work with the Undersea Hunter Group for our liveaboard dive vessel to the Cocos for a variety of reasons First and foremost they offer customers the absolute best Cocos Island scuba diving experience possible They operate two of the finest liveaboard vessels and employ a staff full of people who care about each and every customer From the divemasters to the cooks and everyone inbetween the people here know how to make your vacation epic Read more The DeepSee Submersible Experience The DeepSee Submersible Experience is an incredible

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  • Scuba Diving the Cocos Island Costa Rica |Information, Liveaboard Trip
    is a scuba divers dream Due to it s location the only way to access Cocos Island for diving is via liveaboard dive trips The Undersea Hunter Group has been operating in this area since 1990 and is who we use to book customers with for Cocos Island scuba diving trips With two vessels Sea Hunter and Argo which are used year round to visit this premier diving destination The Undersea Hunter Group has the vessels the staff and the experience to ensure you have the best possible vacation Most dive trips are 10 days however there are some trips which can range up to 14 days depending on the itinerary The Undersea Hunter Group is active in researching whales turtles and other marine life and sometimes hosts expeditions which specialize in these areas DeepSee Submersible Another benefit of diving with Undersea Hunter Group is that on some dives they have the DeepSee Submersible Experience available This allows divers to go far beyond any level they have ever gone before The Submersible is made to go to depths of up to 1500 feet and there are dive sites at Cocos Island which are perfectly suited for this You will get the chance to go where very few people have gone before and return in a comfortable safe state of the art machine There is an additional charge for this experience and the DeepSee Submersible is only available on certain trips so please state your interest in this prior to booking For information regarding availability please fill out the following form Thanks Diver Information Cocos Island Name First Last Phone Email Please Provide Dates You Would Like To Travel Number Of Divers Etc Popular Recent Is Diving With Sharks Safe January 10th 2014 Top Shark Dives in Costa Rica December 30th

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  • Rocket Frog Divers Costa Rica offering trips to Catalinas, Bat Islands and Local
    this ribbed inflatable boat can get you to and from dive locations in under half the time of other shops in the area This means we can make the trip to Bat Islands in just under 1 hour Other operators crossings can take 2 2 5 hours The Pacific Express is equipped with first aid equipment emergency oxygen as well as advanced navigation and communication equipment which make it one of the safest vessels in the area as well Rocket Frog also has a smaller vessel which is the same style of dive boat ribbed inflatable called the Tiburon It is a smaller boat which is quite often used for local diving in the Gulf de Papagayo if the Pacific Express is doing a trip to one of the other destinations The Staff of Rocket Frog Rocket Frog Divers have a fantastic group of staff that care about your diving experience Rocket Frog Divers is co owned by Michael Kucharski a retired US Army Veteran and Nere Aguero a local tico Costa Rican who has studied in marine biology The two make up for an extremely vibrant team who are very involved with the day to day operations of the dive shop The captain of the ship is Pin pronouced ping who is also a local Costa Rican who was originally a divemaster but has been a captain in these waters for over a decade now Dive Conditions in Costa Rica The dive conditions in this area of Costa Rica are very variable They can change from tide to tide The temperature in the morning can easily be 10 degrees farenheit different from a dive that same afternoon The visibility can change just as quickly as well While the visibility is not as great as many people are used to

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  • Diving The Bat Islands Costa Rica With Rocket Frog Divers
    bigger fish in bigger schools with more species The Bat Islands are the best spot to find bull sharks in all of Costa Rica The dive site which is generally used to see the bull sharks is rightfully called Big Scare It is not uncommon to have groups of 4 or more bull sharks circling the group of divers at this dive site While bull sharks can be found year round they are most often seen during the green season in Costa Rica which runs from mid May until late November or early December With manta rays quite often seen along with huge schools of spotted eagle rays golden rays and devil rays this is a highly sought after dive location There are also schools of fish that pale in comparison other areas of Costa Rica A dive site called Black Rock is generally the best to see these huge schools of fish schools of rays along with a few different species of shark most common here are nurse and white tip The Bat Islands have also been known to play host to the occasional whale shark While this is not a common find it just goes to show how diverse and plentiful the marine life can be Why Dive The Bat Islands With Rocket Frog The single biggest reason to dive the Bat Islands with Rocket Frog is the Pacific Express Easily the best dive vessel in the area the Pacific Express gets you to and from the Bat Islands in extreme comfort in less than half of the time of any operator in the Guanacaste area The trip is done in 45 50 minutes instead of the 2 2 5 hours which is standard with other dive shops What this also allows us to do is dive the

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  • Scuba Diving The Catalina Islands Costa Rica | Rocket Frog
    your Costa Rican scuba diving vacation The Catalinas are very easily accessible by Rocket Frog Divers dive vessel the Pacific Express This vessel is powered by two 300 HP outboard Yamaha engines which gets you to and from the dive sites in about half of the time as our competitors in the area Marine Life To See While Diving the Catalinas While the biggest ticket item which is found the

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  • Local Diving Gulf de Papagayo with Rocket Frog Divers
    Contact Gulf de Papagayo Home Gulf de Papagayo Gulf de Papagayo jonnie 2014 10 05T23 42 12 00 00 Copyright 2013 ScubaDiving co cr is partnered with UnderSea Hunter Group and Rocket Frog Divers Industry leaders in Scuba Diving in

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  • News and Blog - Scuba Diving Costa Rica | Dive Information, Deals, and Trips
    shots Here are a few basic guidelines that will help make the learning curve a little less steep Leave the camera behind This may seem like a strange piece of advice for those keen to start shooting underwater but in reality it makes perfect sense Before purchasing a fancy underwater camera and all the accessories to go with it make sure that your dive skills are up to scratch A diver that attempts to take on photography before perfecting basic scuba skills is a liability a danger not only to himself but to his buddy and to the reef around him Buoyancy control is key you need to be able to adjust your position in the water column without using your hands to add or dump air from your BCD just as you need to be able to hover in one place in order to take a clear photograph without holding on to the reef You also need to be generally confident underwater and to be aware of yourself as a diver you need to be conscious of your air consumption and depth and be able to juggle a camera whilst checking each of your safety gauges without becoming flustered Divers who attempt underwater photography before they are ready will end up task loading and could forget to concentrate on the things that really matter no photo By jonnie 2014 10 02T00 28 52 00 00 June 20th 2014 blog 0 Comments Read More Permalink Gallery It s Called Punta Gorda Costa Rica Diving It s Called Punta Gorda Dive Site Punta Gorda Rocket Frog Divers Costa Rica There is a very well known dive site which is a favorite among local dive shops in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica The name of this dive site is Punta Gorda or as it translates Fat Point This was one of the divesites which we frequently visited while taking tourist diving with Rocket Frog Divers when I was doing my divemaster internship The place was always full of life Several species of rays sharks harlequin clown shrimp huge schools of fish eels and we even had a Pacific Giant Manta show up on one dive While it never occurred when I was visiting there have been whale sharks visit the site as well While doing my divemaster internship with Rocket Frog I was very keen to try and pick up the language from the locals Being a guy one of the first things I learned from the guys was the swear words Mature I know but true One of the words we covered was puta which in english can translate roughly to b tch So one day we were taking a group of divers out to the dive site from a University in San Jose All younger people out for a good time and some great diving My instructor told me it was a good time for me to practice my dive site briefings So right off the bat I introduce

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