What you will see while diving in Catalina islands

Discover the dive sites in Catalina islands, located 40 minutes by boat from Flamingo Bay, in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, are formed by a group of volcanic peaks on the north coast of the Costa Rican Pacific. Catalina islands is known to be one of the best scuba diving tour in Costa Rica

Thanks to the many shifting currents, which bring with them many nutrients for marine life, the Catalina Islands have an impressive biodiversity to observe, all year round.

Famous for giant manta ray sightings with wingspans ranging from 4 to 6 meters, or 14 to 20 feet wide, the Catalina islands attract white tip reef sharks, devil rays, target rays, turtles, moray eels, octopus and schools of fish year round.

Three white tip reef sharks sighted in Catalina islands

Nature lovers who want to get up close and personal with a variety of marine creatures will love diving in the waters surrounding the Catalina Islands.

It is not uncommon to see different types of stingrays swimming gracefully alongside you as you spend time in the water exploring the underwater world.

The pictures you can take will be absolutely breathtaking and a testament to this incredible place.

At Catalina Islands it is possible to dive all year round and there are several Manta ray seasons according to the migrations.
Conditions vary throughout the year, generally ranging from 23 degrees to over 28 degrees and variable visibility between 8 and 20 meters.

We offer transportation from Tamarindo to the Flamingo Marina. From there we board our boat specially equipped with everything you need to dive. The trip to the Catalina Islands takes 40 minutes.

You will then have the opportunity to make 2 dives of 40 to 45 minutes, around these rock formations full of life.

Our bilingual guides will be happy to take you to the best dive sites to find stingrays, manta rays, sharks, moray eels, huge schools of fish and much more.

We offer discover scuba diving without certification, fun dives with certification, snorkeling tours, courses Open Water Diver, courses Advanced Open Water Diver and many more!

All our dives and courses are led by certified instructors PADI.

giant manta ray swimming in one of the dive sites in Catalina islands

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