On this Dive Travel adventure, we fly into the city of Liberia, in Costa Rica, and stay at the beautiful Ocotal Beach Resort, located on a high bluff overlooking a scenic bay on the Pacific Ocean coast. We are here during "green season" - when the waters in the Pacific are tinted green. Visibility is about 30 feet, but what these waters lack in visibility, they make up for in an abundance of aquatic marine life. National Geographic calls Costa Rica "one of the most biologically intense places on earth."
We will encounter our first Whale shark; see a cloud of hundreds of Cow Nose Rays swim overhead, and countless schools of Pacific fish. We will dive some of the most popular locations Costa Rica has to offer, including the famous Bat Island, known for Bull sharks and Catalina, Buda, Palmares, Virador, Fatboy, Black rock, and Widow Reefs. The high cliff shoreline and jagged rocks pointing up out of the ocean floor at various dive locations is breath taking and yet somewhat eerie.
We will visit a local Costa Rican Triathlon in action to get a sense of local flavor. See Mount Arenal, South America's largest active volcano, at an elevation of 5,436 feet (1,656.9 meters). The volcano, dormant for 400 years, came alive July 29th, 1968 and has been actively spewing hot molten lava ever since. At night, you can see fire and lava flowing down the volcano's side. So sit back and join us in exploring the beautiful Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, shot exclusively in HD wide screen.