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Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny
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Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny

Lindsay Fendt - June 18, 2014

As the Costa Rican government stalls on the publication of new tuna fishing regulations, one environmental group has taken matters into its own hands. In a letter…

Obama will propose expanding Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Obama will propose expanding Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary

Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - June 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off limits to fishing,…

Dancer who lost a leg in Boston Marathon bombing finds solace in Costa Rican scuba diving
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Dancer who lost a leg in Boston Marathon bombing finds solace in Costa Rican scuba diving

Zach Dyer - April 15, 2014

Walking out to the beach, Adrianne Haslet looked like any regular guest at the Four Seasons Papagayo: pale skin, dark sunglasses, wide-brimmed straw fedora with a black…

Tourists pay up to $6,800 each to visit Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco National Park
Environment
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Environment
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Tourists pay up to $6,800 each to visit Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco National Park

The Tico Times Staff - March 18, 2014

Third in a series on Isla del Coco National Park. Read parts one and two here. ISLA DEL COCO, Puntarenas – Steven Almoa, from Berlin, Germany, says…

29-year-old Tica becomes first certified disabled diver in Costa Rica
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Health
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29-year-old Tica becomes first certified disabled diver in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2014

The dive boat pitched in the waves at the mouth of Culebra Bay off the coast of the luxurious Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste. Schools of rays jumped…

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Snuba comes to Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - November 23, 2013

In the waters surrounding Catalina Island off the northern Pacific coast, divers can encounter giant schools of neon-colored fish, octopi, manta rays and even sharks. Most who…

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Spinning sea creature sings our tune

Shawn Larkin - August 28, 2012

From the print edition Imagine if a giant group of jaguars strolled out of the forest and began to frolic and play around you while you walked,…

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Diving the depths of Coiba National Park

Genna Marie Robustelli - March 3, 2011

Tap, tap, tap. “Come quickly. I want to show you something,” said Divemaster Diego Mejías as he knocked on my door. We walked to the back of the…

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Caribbean Summer Means Great Diving

Shawn Larkin - October 12, 2007

A Costa Rican conspiracy of Caribbean climatic conditions creates what locals call “summertime” every September and October on the Talamanca coast. While the rest of the country…

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Underwater Movie Project Aims to Conserve Oceans

Shawn Larkin - April 13, 2007

A we l l - k n own mantra among divers and naturalists is: “We conserve what we love.” With that in mind, the Costa Rican Fisheries…

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