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Panama, Costa Rica, or Nicaragua

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Haiawata, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Catito

    Catito Contributor

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  2. Haiawata

    Haiawata Contributor

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  3. jonhall

    jonhall Contributor

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    Here's the type of thing I like to look at sometimes when I'm in the planning stages of a trip. It doesn't indicate how good the diving is but that there are sites in an area. One map shows sites in CR and the other more specific sites around Guanacaste.

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  4. Haiawata

    Haiawata Contributor

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    Thanks, jonhall, something new, I will look into these options.
     
  5. Haiawata

    Haiawata Contributor

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    I like the maps, these give me good ideas.
     
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  6. jonhall

    jonhall Contributor

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    The one I shared definitely shows how to stay clear of the erupting volcanoes!! :rofl3:
    But seriously, the non-erupting volcanoes are some of the neatest sites to visit.
     
  7. Haiawata

    Haiawata Contributor

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    Thanks again! Are rads to these volcanoes are good?

    I am landing at Liberia, plan to stay there for a day or two, rent 4x4, and going to the coast from North to South for diving. I also want to see some nature. I like your map, I see few dive sites there. Do you have recommendation for Liberia, for the for a dive shop and associated with dive shop hotel in Guanacaste? Do you know if the coast from which I can reach Tortuga and Cabo Blanco are reachable by 4x4 car?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  8. Haiawata

    Haiawata Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milledgeville, GA
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    Guys,

    Thanks a lot for your advices, I read them all. After reading these and online, I realized that Guanacaste is realistically only one dive destination except Cocos island. So, likely the best will be to stay a week in that area, and few days in national parks.
    Still how to choose between driving myself or rent a tour to these parks.

    Aside of this, is 3-mm suit with a hood OK for diving there in March-April? Or thermocline is too sharp?

    Thanks,
     
  9. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    My computer showed 30C at the safety stop (highest I've ever seen) and 22C in the thermocline on the same dive. People in 5mm full suits were just as unhappy as I was in a 2/1 shorty.
     
  10. Haiawata

    Haiawata Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milledgeville, GA
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    Yeah, this is the range...so I guess full 3/2 and a 2 or 3 hood should work.
     

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