While it is fun to be in Costa Rica, it is more fun to be underwater in Costa Rica!
Along schooling jacks by the hundreds, turtles defying breath hold physics, white tip sharks waiting to be spooked in dark caves and some very cool rock formations, Caño Island occasionally hosts passing humpback whales, pods of dolphins, schooling rays and a big spotted gigantic sharks with a very very big mouth.
But don’t worry, they eat plankton!
The mangrove forest ride is an experience in itself, the views of Drake Bay are epic and the glooming green of the jungle atop Caño Island are just the perfect frame to an explosion of marine life all around.
In the company of an expert PADI Dive Leader that will not be short of anecdotes and pills of marine conservation advice you will be guided and taken care of, you’ll have the chance to spend a day in one of the most pristine and lesser known dive area of the world and you’ll do so with someone that cares about the wellbeing of the environment you are enjoying.
We can also organise photo-oriented workshops, beginner-only trips, deep-fanatic expeditions and any kind of private charter extravaganza.
Let’s go diving!
….did we mention that you may see crocodiles in the mangroves?
+ park fees
up to certification level
number of dives:
What happens: the tour starts at the river town of Sierpe.
We will first tour the mangrove forest of the Rio Sierpe basin, where we can spot crocodiles, macaws, sloths and snakes.
We will then cross to the open sea in front of Drake Bay, where we can spot dolphins and seabirds hunting.
Caño Island will be our main destination: here we will get in the water, have our lunch and touch land for a visit at the ranger station to learn about the island’s indigenous history.
Meet up in Uvita
Boat ride across mangrove forest
Whale & Dolphin watch along the route to Caño Island
Dive up to 45 minutes
Surface interval of 1 hour
Lunch and optional land visit on beautiful Caño island
Laughs, snacks, selfies and more on the way back
Boat visit at a remote natural Bird Sanctuary
PADI Pro dive leader
Dive gear and all boat safety equipment, life vests included
Home made lunch and snacks
Caño Island, Mangrove & Bird Sanctuary tour
Whale watching or dolphin watching (seasonal)
Itinerant conservation workshop: the End of the Line, How to Take Care of the Ocean, Help and Engage, fun facts and more
Transportation (available upon request)
Accommodation (available upon request)
Dive & Travel insurance (recommended)