Central America boasts two fantastic coastlines: the Pacific and the Atlantic (Caribbean). The isthmus's warm waters and abundant marine life have made both coasts extremely popular with swimmers, snorkelers, and divers at every level. However, lifeguards are rare on Central America beaches. That means it's up to you to keep yourself and your family safe in the water.
We've compiled a list of safety information for snorkelers, swimmers, and anybody who plans on enjoying Central America's oceans. It includes ocean safety tips, marine life to watch out for, and other important swim safety information.