Pirate wrecks, pelagics everywhere, caribbean reefs and pacific excitement . . .
Central America is a very narrow isthmus of southern North America extending from Mexico to Panama. The Pacific Ocean lies to the southwest, the Caribbean Sea lies to the northeast, and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the north.
Scuba diving in Central America takes you down the Gulf of Mexico, through the Caribbean sea into the South Pacific ocean and onto the Galapagos Islands.
Costa Rica enjoys a world-renowned system of protected areas, covering nearly a quarter of its territory and offers over 1,200 km of coastline stretched along two oceans, highlights of which feature snorkelling with Humpback whales and diving with giant Manta Rays.
Try Panama for a spot of canal diving; Drake Island for pirate wrecks, crater diving in El Salvador and the Corn Islands in Nicaragua for the famous "Blowing Rock".
Central America: Latest User Reviews
Excellent Dive Center
Diving Safaris , Costa Rica
Added: 13th March 2013 by hedgehog52
This was my third trip to the area and the third time diving with Bobbie Jo and Diving Safaris. Each trip I have dove with them approximately 10-12 dives at the various sites around the local area plus Catalina Islands. They have always been highly professional and their dive masters...
Great For The Bat Islands
Rocket Frog Divers, Costa Rica
Added: 3rd March 2013 by nsdiver31
Dove with Rocket Frog in early Feb when no one else would take us to the Bat Islands. (The winds are strong and the waves large) Rocket Frog had a boat that was well equipped for the conditions (ribbed boat with inflated sides), and while they generally dont offer the...
Safety and service before top income?
Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, Belize
Added: 4th January 2013 by belikin68
Arrived Sunday,booked in for Glovers reef (one of the longer trips), paid for basic trip plus nitrox, plus din to A clamp adapter. Sunday diving had been cancelled as too rough, ditto Monday. Tuesday calm, arrived early, given usual forms to sign, asked if I needed kit. There wasn't any...
Captain Morgan's Dive Center, Honduras
Added: 25th December 2012 by davger
I have just returned from a three-week diving vacation with Captain Morgan's Dive Shop in Utila. I found the instructors and divemasters there to be uniformly excellent, and more than willing to go the extra mile, such as giving me the additional assistance I needed getting back onto the boat...
Sun Dancer II Belize
Sun Dancer II, Belize
Added: 10th December 2012 by rgzelt
Just back from a fantastic week of diving aboard the Sun Dancer II in Belize. A great crew made for a week of memorable diving and a positive fun atmosphere when on deck. Great trip for those who want to dive - up to 5 dives on most days. Diving...
Spoiled for dive boats after cruising with Sun Dancer II
Sun Dancer II, Belize
Added: 5th November 2012 by JaquelynK
I had the most amazing week with the Sun Dancer II out of Belize City. The dives were amazing. The crew was beyond amazing. Food was amazing. I was not nearly as experienced as most of the other divers, but I felt safe all the time, even on the night...
Watch out with this Operator
Patojo's Scuba Center, Belize
Added: 5th November 2012 by Mi45865
I had a group diving with Pat this past summer. Diving was ok, seemd like every dive was just like the previous one... His "rental" gear is terrible, leaks, bad regulators, poor size choices, etc.
One dive he forgot his fins, realized only after the whole group was down on a...