Catalinas Islands

What you will see while diving in the Catalina Islands

The Catalina Islands, located 30 minutes by boat from Flamingo Bay in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, are formed by a multitude of volcanic peaks in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. 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 Catalinas attract nurse and whitetip reef sharks, devil rays, target rays, turtles, moray eels, octopus and a multitude of fish all year round.
tiburones de arrecife de punta blanca vistos en las islas catalinas

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 unusual to see schools of these incredible creatures gracefully swimming past you as you spend time in the water exploring the undersea world.

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

In the Catalina Islands it is possible to dive all year round.

But if you want the best chance of seeing the famous mantas, you should go from November to May.

Conditions vary throughout the year, generally ranging from 23 degrees to over 28 degrees down to 20 meters. Dives that promise to be comfortable.

When you come to dive with our Be Water Diving teams, we offer transportation from Tamarindo to Flamingo Bay. From there we board our boat specially equipped with everything you need to dive. The trip to the Catalina Islands takes about 30 minutes.

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

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

We offer Discover scuba dives 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 Open Water Diver.

manta raya gigante nadando en las islas catalinas