Caño Island snorkeling tour $80 per person

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 snorkelling 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.
Includes :

  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Entrance to Caño island Biological Reserve.
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Water.
  • 2 sessions of snorkelling, 45 minutes each.

Recommendations:

  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Towel.
  • Snacks.
  • Sandals or flip-flops for the beach.
  • Bring extra water for the tour.

Diving Tour at Caño Island $135 per person

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.

 Includes:
  • 2 diving tanks.Entrance fee the Caño Island biological reserve.
  • Bilingual diving guide.
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Water.
  • 2 sessions of diving for 45 minutes each.

Recommendations:

  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Towel.
  • Snacks.
  • Shoes for the beach (sandals or flip-flops).
  • Bring extra water for the tour.

*Diving license certification is required

Discovery diving Tour at Caño Island $190 per person

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 jack fish, 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.

What you should bring to better enjoy this activity;

  • it is recommended to bring a long sleeve shirts
  • sunscreen, mosquito repellent
  • water
  • snacks
  • a towel
  • sandals
  • rain poncho
  • a dry bag to protect electronics devices.

It includes:

  • entrance fee
  • divemaster
  • two tanks
  • lunch
  • water
  • transportation

Open water course-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.
What is included in the course:

  • Open water course book.
  • Diving instructor.
  • Diving equipment.
  • Entrance fee to Caño island biological reserve.
  • Lunch all the days that the student goes to the island.
  • Transportation by boat to the island (both ways).

Important points to better enjoyment of this experience:
To have the needed amount of days available, do not forget bringing at least 2 liters of water, a dry bag to keep electronics safe, sunscreen, a towel, sandals, sunglasses, and a rain poncho.

 

***Very important

  • It is important to ask for availability since an amount of people is needed to do the course.
  • The practice is done in the ocean in shallow and easy waters.
  • We recommend getting your accommodation close to the dive center.
  • The maximum depth at Caño Island is 18 meters.
  • The schedule presented here might be changed by the dive center according to what works best for the activity.
  • If you do part of the course online then you will need only 2 days to do the open water course.
  • It is very important to set the course some days in advance to make sure that it is going to be possible.