If you are ready for the thrill and adrenaline rush of some of the hottest diving in Costa Rica, or if you are searching for new pathways into the world of underwater adventure, you must join us in the Catalinas and Bat Islands Dive tour.
At the North Pacific side of Costa Rica this locations represent the most beautiful spots for dive so far.
(With PADI or NAUI certification)
The Catalina Islands are about 20 miles/30 km south of Playas del Coco. These dive sites are more advanced due to surge, stronger currents and rougher surface conditions. The Catalina Islands are non anchored dives, thus reserved for more advanced divers, used to drift and deep dives. Divers need to be able to make a quick descent and make the safety stop without a line. Maximum depths varies from site to site ranging from 40ft (12m) to 130 ft (35m).
An exhilarating shark channel will provide you with a glimpse of the white-tipped reef sharks that call this area home. Once through the channel, we drift northwesterly past octocoralled pinnacles to fly with the giant mantas, eagle rays, and schools of cow-nosed rays.
Level: intermediate, sometimes current and strong surge.
This dive is a relaxed way to cruise around looking for the giant manta rays. Often you may encounter white-tipped reef sharks in the depths. We free descend here in the shallows of the main island and let the current take us south to the deeper waters.
Level: advanced, sometimes current.
(With PADI or NAUI certification).
The Isla Murciélago or Bat Island is probably one of the most exciting places for advanced divers in Costa Rica. Located around 30 miles/45 km north-west from Playas del Coco, at the most outward west-tip of the Santa Rosa National Park. One of the highlights are the face to face encounters with massive bull-sharks, up to 12ft/3.5m. These dive sites advanced due to surge, stronger currents and rougher surface conditions. The Bat Island is non anchored and deep dives. Divers need to be able to make a quick descent and make the safety stop without a line. Maximum depths varies from site to site ranging from 60ft (18m) to 130 ft (35m). Visibility is about 18 to 100 ft/6 to 30m.
This beautifully landscaped pinnacle is covered with corals and sponges. As we encircle the pinnacle from bottom to top, we encounter large schools of fish and rays on our way towards the surface. Also many times you have the chance to see flying manta rays
Level: advanced, current and surge.
Want an adrenaline rush? Dive with the bull sharks! During the season, this dive site is your best opportunity to see the elusive bull sharks.
Level: advanced, sometimes strong current and surge.
(Without licence, Discover Scuba Dive)
Diving on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica can be simply described as spectacular. This amazing island has been protected as a biological reserve by the Costa Rican Government since 1978, the water surrounding the island is extremely pristine and teeming with life. This amazing Biological Reserve guarantee you to dive with the White tip Sharks, rays, parrot fish, and so much more sea wildlife.
Caño Island is located 40 miles from the coast. This protected marine island is often referred to as “Mini Cocos Island” and is within a massive Pacific Ocean current, which makes it one of the most amazing marine islands in the world.
On this trip we spend most of the trip on the open ocean, looking at our coastline and its mountains. On the way to the island you will see many dolphins, turtles and even whales (during season) next to the boat. On almost every dive, the large schools of fish swimming around and overhead can be breathtaking. Sometimes the numbers are so great that sunlight can actually be blocked by these large schools of fish, creating an underwater eclipse. Water visibility is good and can range from 45-90 feet. Temperatures hover in the upper seventies to low eighties throughout the year and provide for an exquisite diving experience.
Once you are at the island, we will dive two different locations where the visibility typically exceeds 80 feet. You will see many reef fish, big pelagics, rays and much more.
The Caño island is probably the best spot for snorkeling in Costa Rica. It is home to a spectacular variety of stunning marine flora and fauna as well as some gorgeous coral reefs. Rated as being the best underwater adventure snorkeling spot in the world, the Caño Island Biological Reserve is also home to a huge variety of fish.
As a protected Area, the Caño Island offers an incredible sea life that you will love. With fantastic underwater visibility, we can see on any given day: sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, barracudas, tuna, snapper and grouper swimming alongside a variety sharks and humpback or pilot whales. Since the island is a reserve visitors are not allowed to remove any marine life, dead or alive.
Explore gorgeous coral reefs and virgin blue waters at Caño Island. With turquoise blue waters and colorful coral reefs, Caño Island, located near the Osa Peninsula is one of the best Costa Rican snorkeling destinations. Join this magical boat tour and explore with detail the mysteries of the underwater world.
It is home to a spectacular variety of stunning marine flora and fauna and is famous for having Costa Rica’s largest concentration of coral-building organisms along the Pacific Ocean.
With fantastic underwater visibility, you have opportunity to observe and swim alongside sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, barracudas, tuna, snapper, parrot fish, puffers and more. This forever-changing panorama is a powerful experience for those who venture below the surface to investigate the variety of marine life found near the coral reefs.
Caño Island is often used as a migratory passage of birds who fly to warmer climes from the northern hemisphere during the winter.
Aside from the evergreen forest found on the island, the only other trees growing out here include the rubber tree, the wild cocoa tree and some shrubs and bushes. Besides birds like the osprey, black hawk, cattle egret and phalarope, some common animals and reptiles on the island are; bats, boa constrictors, possums, tree frogs, moths, beetles and lizards.