Location: Costa Rica , Guanacaste , Catalina Island
Catalina Island is one of the most popular diving destinations . It is a quick 8 mile boat ride away from the Flamingo coast line in Guanacaste, about a 35 min boat ride from most beaches. This volcanic rock formation along with almost 30 other great dive spots near it, provide a home to a large variety of underwater species. The Catalinas are famous for Giant Manta Rays, Bat Rays, Mobley, Spotted, Bull’s-eye and Stingrays as well as barracudas, white tip and tiger sharks, moray eels, sea turtles.
October through June are considered to be the best months for diving, given that during this time period it is almost certain you will see schools of giant Mantas with wing spans of 12 ft to 20 ft swim by. You will find unique varieties of tropical fish found mainly in Costa Rica. Water temperature is usually in the mid 70s Fahrenheit and although visibility in the same spot may vary, it is usually 50 feet plus! Depending on the dive spot (Elephant, Mexican Hat etc..) we might not anchor and therefore must descend quickly and away from the rocks. If you are planning to scuba diving Costa Rica this is definitely a must dive spot!!
Transportation Out Of The Flamingo / Tamarindo / Potrero Area (extra)