Caño Island Biological Reserve

Snorkeling & diving at Caño Island From Drake Bay

Caño Island is home to a wide variety of species of fish. Here are the activities that you can do at Caño Island.

Caño Island Snorkeling Tour From Drake Bay

The trip begins at 7:30 am at Colorada beach in Drake Bay with a 45-minute boat ride to Caño Island. After arrival, we’ll prepare for two snorkeling sessions, each roughly 45 minutes. After a short rest on the island, the boat departs on a 45 minute trip to San Josecito Beach for lunch. At 1:00 pm the boat leaves for a 15-minute ride back to Drake Bay.

Diving Tour at Caño Island From Drake Bay

This trip leaves Drake Bay at 7:30 am for a 45-minute boat ride to Caño Island. After arrival, we’ll prepare for two diving sessions, each roughly 45 minutes. After a short rest on the island, the boat departs on a 45 minute trip to San Josecito Beach for lunch. At 1:00 pm the boat leaves for a 15-minute ride back to Drake Bay.

 

Discovery Diving Tour at Caño Island from Drake Bay

This is an option for non-certified travelers that want to do the diving tour at Caño Island. And get to see part of the marine life that is found in its surroundings, snappers, manta rays, white tip reef sharks, sea turtles, schools of jackfish, and more.

The meeting time is at 7.00 am at Osa Divers to try the equipment on. Then, the trip to the island starts. It takes around one hour to get there.

During the boat trip to Caño island it is possible to spot spotted, and bottlenose dolphins, and other species of dolphins which are seasonal visitors or not so common to find.

There are also two different migrations of humpback whales, so if it is the season and the guide finds them, the boat also stops to observe and take pictures of them.

Once at the island the dive master goes for 45 minutes with the first group and comes back to take the ones doing the discovering diving.

Before trying to dive for the first time the guide provides information about how to use the equipment to be able to go down.

After forty-five minutes it’s time to go back to the island to rest for some minutes and pick up the rest of the group to go diving with the rest of them for another forty-five minutes.

After that, the boat starts heading to San Josecito beach on a trip of fifty minutes to have a picnic lunch.

The boat departs back to Drake Bay at around 1.30 pm, lasting 20 minutes more or less to reach Playa Colorada.

Open Waters Course-From Drake Bay, Costa Rica

The open water course lasts from 3 to 4 days minimum, and those who come as referrals need two days and show their documents that prove their previous study to do the course.