SCUBA DIVING

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HALF-DAY SCUBA DIVING TOUR

Marino Ballena National Park offers some of the best scuba diving in Costa Rica. The rich underwater world is sure to astound you; from the sheer number of reef fish, to underwater pinnacles covered in beautiful sea fans to the huge massive corals.  Our marine environment is simply amazing. You will see lava rock formations with sea fans, hard corals and encrusting sponges. Volcanic activity formed our underwater realm giving each site its own distinct topography and making every dive a unique experience. The number of species of fishes that inhabit our coast is impressive. You will see octopus, damselfish, sea stars, jacks, grunts, angel fish, moorish idols, parrot fish and much, much more.

The entire coast is dotted with numerous sites and those located in and around Marino Ballena National Park are particularly rich. Visibility is more often than not around 50-60 feet depending on the season.

The tour leaves from Playa Uvita and the sites are a beautiful 15 minute boat ride away. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views of our rugged coastline. Look for sightings of whales, dolphins and sea turtles depending on the season.

 

Depth: 20-60 feet
Level: all levels
Number of dives: 2
Duration of tour: 3 ½ to 4 hours
Price: $100

FULL-DAY SCUBA DIVING EXCURSION

This world famous marine sanctuary is home to over a hundred different marine species. Caño Island is known for its pelagic fish where white tip reef sharks, schools of devil rays and sea turtles can be seen on most dives. You will see large schools of fish. If you are lucky, you can spot giant bull sharks or whale sharks.

Visibility often reaches nearly 60 feet . The topography varies greatly from site to site giving each its own unique beauty. You can dive along ledges and peak into a shallow cave where sharks come to rest; drift where the currents are a little stronger and wind your way a swim through where large schools of fish usually await you.

You can see eels, Moorish idols, barracuda, puffer fish, rays, angel fish, sea turtles, sea stars, nudibranchs as well as schools of snapper and jacks and more. There is a variety of corals, some endemic to the Pacific coast of Central America.

Caño is a lush tropical island and a historic site. The pristine beach is ideal for a walk, soaking up the sun or taking a nap under the trees.

 

 

diving

Level: all levels
Depth: 45-80 feet
Number of dives: 2
Departure time: 7:00 a.m.
Return time: between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Price: $175

SNORKELING

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Half-day snorkel adventure

Marino Ballena National Park offers some of the best snorkeling in Costa Rica. The number of fish species that can be seen is astounding.  Marine life is rich and varied, there is never a dull moment.

The tour leaves from Playa Uvita and the sites are a beautiful 15 minute boat ride away. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views of our rugged coastline. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for sightings of whales, dolphins and sea turtles depending on the season.

 

Level: all levels
Duration of tour: 3 ½ to 4 hours
Price: $70

Full-day snorkel excursion

Caño Island Biological Reserve offers the best snorkeling in all of Costa Rica. This shallow depth combined with clear blue water give snorkelers the chance to observe the underwater action from up close.

Between snorkel sessions, you can relax, and hang out in the pristine beach the island has to offer.  We leave from Marino Ballena National Park.. This is a pleasant ride that takes on average only an hour and fifteen minute ride depending on the conditions. Keep an eye open for sightings of whales, dolphins and sea turtles depending on the season.

Important: Caño Island is a protected marine reserve so the number of persons allowed in the water at any one time and the number of people allowed in per day is limited. This is truly an experience you do not want to miss. BOOK NOW to reserve your space.

 

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Level: all levels
Departure time: 7:00 a.m.
Return time: between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Price: $130


Important Caño Island is a protected marine reserve so the number of persons allowed in the water at any one time and the number of people allowed in per day is limited. This is truly an experience you do not want to miss. BOOK NOW to reserve your space.

We cater private scuba diving charters. Contact us and we’ll take care of the rest.