Diving Caño Island

  • Tour meets at 5:45 am at your hotel to drive you to Uvita, returns between 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Includes: Ground transportation from Manuel Antonio and Quepos area, national park fees, equipment, dive or snorkel guide and lunch.
  • Minimum 4 people required per tour, but can be mixed Divers and Snorkelers Please contact us if your group is smaller than 4 people, as we may be able to combine you with another group.

Price per diver: $325

Just 32 miles offshore of Uvita Beach and positioned squarely within a massive current of the Pacific Ocean, Isla del Caño draws a diverse population of migratory creatures, such as whales and turtles, to its adjacent environs as well as hosting over 70 indigenous species within its borders.

DISTANCE FROM SHORE 53 km; Average 80 minutes from the coast
VISIBILITY From 20 to 60 feet
MAX DEPTH From 30 to 100 feet
TEMPERATURE From 70ºF to 86ºF
CURRENTS Presence of moderate currents and small waves. Strong currents and surge possible at Bajo del Diablo.
BOTTOM TYPE Rock formations and sand bottoms.
COMMON SPECIES White tip reef sharks, jacks, Southern sting rays, snappers, puffer fishes, angel fish, butterfly fish, moray eels, octopuses, sea turtles, lobsters

The colorful and majestic living-reef system surrounding the Caño 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.