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
Maldives Aggressor Feb 2014 WOW!
Aggressor Fleet, Galapagos Islands
Added: 2nd March 2014 by GRDiver
I don't normally write reviews on stuff but felt that I needed to here. We just got back from a week on the Maldives Aggressor and in one word - WOW!
The crew were outstanding! From the dhoni to the mother ship Captains Hussian and Mahmood got us safely to...
Patojo's great diving
Patojo's Scuba Center, Belize
Added: 29th January 2014 by dano718
We did 19 dives in a week with Patojo who has been diving for over 30 years in the area. We had a wonderful time. The waves going out to the reef are not for the faint of heart, but he and his helper made getting in and out very easy,...
Oceans Unlimited Costa Rica , Costa Rica
Added: 8th August 2013 by jecker
My father and I recently went to Costa Rica for vacation together. I thought it would be fun to scuba dive together, which required my dad to get certified. Unfortunately, my father was not able to go, because of a medical condition. That is just where the problems begin. After...
Incredible dive operator
Rocket Frog Divers, Costa Rica
Added: 14th June 2013 by scubaclass
We were lucky enough to dive with this great dive operator. I took a group of divers to Costa Rica, and we were fortunate enough to dive with Rocket Frog.
Their dive masters are incredible, very knowledgeable and very careful, guide us to great dive sites, were attentive to all our different...
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 anyone...