Monkey Head Dive Site
Monkey Head is one of our favourite dive sites in Costa Rica. It is a local diving site that is named after the rock formation that is found at the surface of the dive.
After taking a 10 minute boat drive from our location at Playa Ocotal you will arrive to the rock formation that perfectly resembles a monkey’s head. Eyes, ears, nose, hair, mouth, it has it all. This is a great above water photo opportunity for our photo enthusiasts.
The dive is off of a mooring line and reaches a max depth of approximately 80 feet. The dive is a circular dive around the Monkey Head rock formation. Generally the rock is kept on the left hand shoulder for the duration of the dive, however, your divemaster will make the final call based upon the current conditions at the dive site on the day of your dive.
Marine life you are likely to see at Monkey Head is diverse. There are several species of rays. Spotted eagle rays are the highlight here. There have been the occasional manta ray spotted at monkey head over the years, however this is not common. Common rays as well as several different species of moray eels are also very common. There are large schools of fish as well as the possibility of finding the occasional turtle.