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Sunken Ship

Cano Island, Costa Rica

Depth: 15-20 meters (50-70 feet)

Skill level: Beginner

If you are feeling adventurous and are keen to get your adrenaline pumping, a dive encounter with white tip sharks may just do the trick.

This site was named after a ship sank here but was later salvaged; the dive site still retains its name however! The dive begins by descending down a shot line to the sandy seabed where a low wall of rock rises up. The dive is spent travelling around the rocky outcrops where huge schools of grunts hang in the water and snappers feed. Blue spotted jacks patrol the waters and on one dive you will be able to see Almaco jacks and reef sharks resting on wall holes, which are not often seen in coastal waters.

During the dive you will see a lot of crown of thorns starfish over the rocks, scouring the limited coral growth. There is also lots of puffer fish and many juvenile trunkfish and sand eels are everywhere. Lots smaller white tips and stingrays can be found all over the place. Here the main goal is watching manta rays, which are sometimes sighted here.

Without a doubt, an unforgettable experience!

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Drake Bay
Costa Rica, Central America