Cano Island Diving or Snorkeling from Uvita
Distance from shore
53 km; Average 80 minutes from the coast
From 20 to 60 feet
From 30 to 100 feet
From 70ºF to 86ºF
Presence of moderate currents and small waves. Strong currents and surge possible at Bajo del Diablo.
Rock formations and sand bottoms.
White tip reef sharks, jacks, Southern sting rays, snappers, puffer fishes, angel fish, butterfly fish, moray eels, octopuses, sea turtles, lobsters
December to May
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.
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