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Los Sombréros

The dive site known as Sombrero is conveniently situated just 9.5km from Playa Potrero or approximately 6 miles away. Its unique name derives from its resemblance to iconic Mexican hats. With various launching points scattered around the islands, divers have plenty of options to explore. The northern side of the site is notably deeper, allowing divers to adapt the depth according to their preferences and experience levels.

Divers can anticipate encountering an array of captivating marine life at Sombrero. This includes white tip sharks, expansive schools of fish, and the occasional presence of devil rays during certain seasons. The hawksbill turtle population particularly favors this island, adding to the diverse species that can be observed underwater. Explorers will also encounter canyons, evidence of the island's volcanic nature.

The opportunities for marine encounters at Sombrero are plentiful. Schools of fish of various types can be observed, sometimes in large formations. Devil rays are particularly fond of this site and can be spotted in groups of over 200 individuals during specific times of the year. White tip sharks also leave their mark in the area, often seen resting on the sandy ocean floor near the canyons or sometimes concealed beneath rocks with narrow crevices. A knowledgeable instructor or divemaster can guide you to these hidden spots, allowing you to witness these fascinating creatures. Other notable sightings include moray eels, octopuses, lobsters, and occasionally, magnificent manta rays. The real treat, however, lies in encountering the beloved hawksbill turtle population. And on rare occasions, lucky divers may even have the chance to swim alongside majestic whale sharks.

With a visibility of 12m and a maximum depth of 19m, Sombrero caters to divers of varying skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced diver, this dive site in Costa Rica's Provincia Guanacaste promises an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Last updated: 9 mo. ago - Oct 4, 2023

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Overview of Los Sombréros

Depth:19m
Visibility: 0m - 12m
Experience level:
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