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Caño Island Diving or snorkeling from Uvita

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From USD 130

Located in the gateway to the South(Pacific in beautiful Dominical, Costa Rica Dive & Surf is the perfect jumping off point for your next scuba diving adventure.
Some of the best Costa Rica scuba diving and snorkeling is to be found at Caño Island, as it is considered one of the best dive sites in the world.
 


Departure: 7:00 am

Estimated time: 8-9 hours (7:00 am to approx. 4:00 pm)
Meeting point: Uvita Dive Shop 
Requirements: Must know how to swim, for diving only: PADI  certification.
Includes: National Park fees, dive and snorkeling equipment, guide and lunch.
Price: Diving for $175 and snorkeling for $130 plus taxes and fees

 

If you want to dive but don't have your PADI  certification, for additional U$50 a personal diving training in a pool the day before will be provided.


 

 

From USD 130

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Just 32 miles offshore of Dominical Beach and positioned squarely within a massive current of the Pacific Ocean, Isla del Caño and its suroundings hosts a diverse population of migratory creatures, such as whales and turtles as well as over 70 indigenous species. The colorful and majestic living-reef system surrounding the island is replete with marine organisms, including multiple types of shellfish, sponges, mollusks, arthropods, fish, marine reptiles and sea mammals. Common, bottlenose and spotted dolphins are regularly seen, as well as white tip and reef sharks. Eagle Rays, giant manta rays and moray eels are also regular sights on many of our dives. If you’re really lucky you might see a whale shark or a humpback whale. These animals - while rare - have been spotted during some of our Caño Island Scuba Diving Tours during whale-watching season.

Distance from shore
53 km; Average 80 minutes from the coast
Visibilty
From 20 to 60 feet
Max depth
From 30 to 100 feet
Temperature
From 70ºF to 86ºF
Currents
Presence of moderate currents and small waves. Strong currents and surge possible at Bajo del Diablo.
Bottom type
Rock formations and sand bottoms.
Common species
White tip reef sharks, jacks, Southern sting rays, snappers, puffer fishes, angel fish, butterfly fish, moray eels, octopuses, sea turtles, lobsters
Best season
December to May