Sailing and Diving
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- The Best of Nicaragua
- Nicaragua’s Best Surfing
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- Nicaraguan Arts & Crafts
- Nicaragua’s Great Green North
- Sportfishing in Nicaragua
- Down the Río San Juan
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- Volunteering in Nicaragua
- Diving & Snorkeling in Nicaragua
- Managua’s Revolutionary Driving Tour
Gypsy Sailing (tel. 505/8608-9498, justin [at] rootsengineering [dot] com, $30–40 pp) offers all-inclusive half or full-day trips, or you can charter the Pelican Eyes yacht for an all-day jaunt (tel. 505/2563-7000, www.piedrasyolas.com, $90 pp) including lunch on a deserted beach and an open bar.
The Pacific lacks the visibility of the Caribbean waters, but fish are plentiful and there’s a sunken Russian shrimp boat offshore, so it can be fun. The expert divers at San Juan's Nicaraguan owned and operated dive shop, Neptune Watersports (tel. 505/2568-2752, www.neptunenicadiving.com), will rent you gear and take you underwater ($85 for two tanks, $350 for open-water certification) if you already have your license and are an experienced diver.
© Randall Wood & Joshua Berman from Moon Nicaragua, 4th Edition