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Dive Review of Sirenas Diving/La Puerta del Sol Hotel in
Costa Rica/Guanacaste

Sirenas Diving/La Puerta del Sol Hotel: "The Perfect Covid-Era Diving Escape", May, 2021,

by Sandy Falen, KS, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 11713 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I spent six nights in Playa del Coco, and four days diving with Sirenas, in late May. It had been 18 months since Id been in the water, and I was seeking a destination with both decent diving and reasonable Covid procedures. Costa Rica was a perfect choice.

First of all, the Guanacaste region is easy to access, with nonstop flights from the US to Liberia (LIR). I rented a car and made the pleasant, 30 minute drive to Playa del Coco in the Guanacaste region. At that time, you could enter CR without a vaccine or a PCR test; the only requirement was a health declaration and insurance to cover your medical and/or hotel costs in the event of catching covid (both documents must be uploaded prior to travel). The insurance was inexpensive (I paid just under $40 through Trawick International), and I had no issues entering the country. Be aware that the rules are changing, so look for the latest requirements at

The water was blissfully warm and surprisingly clear. Costa Rica is not known for long-range vis, given the cu ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Sirenas Diving   La Puerta del Sol Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean, Turks & Caicos, Costa Rica, Palau, Sulawesi, Kosrae, Fiji, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Liberia (LIR) Getting There There are numerous flights from the US to Liberia, LIR. From there, it's an easy drive to the coast.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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