Diving and Snorkeling in Playa Ocotal

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Diving and Snorkeling

The rocky outcrop at the north end of the beach near Los Almendros is good for close-to-shore snorkeling.

Ocotal Beach Resort. The dive shop at this beachfront resort is one of the few PADI Instruction Development Centers in Costa Rica, offering the highest-level diving courses and five diving boats. The shop has excellent equipment, safety standards, and instruction. A regular dive costs $85; equipment rental is $26. Dive trips to the Catalina Islands cost $130. The shop also rents snorkeling equipment for $15 per day. Or you can take a snorkeling boat tour for $50, including gear. 3 km (2 miles) south of Playas del Coco, Playa Ocotal. 2670–0321. www.ocotaldiving.com.

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