Caño Island Scuba Diving Tour

The best diving destination
in Costa Rica

Caño Island Scuba Diving Tour

The best diving destination
in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Dive and Surf’s Caño Island Scuba Diving Tour is your ticket to spectacular dive sites widely praised as some of the best scuba diving in Costa Rica.

The Caño Island Biological Reserve is a veritable wonderland of marine life, replete with vibrant coral and stunning aquatic creatures.

Go with the locals

Uvita’s premier dive center

Costa Ballena’s original dive center. With 15 years of experience exploring the area. We are the best choice to guide you on your adventure to Caño Island.

Safety First

Best Equipment

We are constantly upgrading and maintaining our equipment and boats, so you can count on safety being the #1 priority with CRDS.

Close to the Capital and the Ocean

Best Location

Located only 200 Mtrs. from the entrance to Marino Ballena National Park, and 3 1/2 hours from San Jose. Walking distance from the beach and our boats.

Safety First

Radio Communications

We have our own antenna and base station to ensure communication between our operations center and our boats during the 32-mile journey between Uvita and Caño Island.

Embarcaciones de calidad
Safety is the most important

High Quality boats

All our boats comply with the requirements and safety standards, so that you can enjoy the Tour with complete peace of mind.

Scuba Diving Tour Information

Breakfast bites
All the equipment you need
Boat trip
Caño Island Biological Reserve fees included
Two dives on diferent spots of the island
Certified local divemaster
Fruits and snacks
“Burrito” Meal
No Hideen Fees


($215.00 Including 13% Taxes)

About the Caño Island Scuba Diving Tour

Leaving bright and early, much of the trip will be spent in transit in full view of the majestic panorama of the Costa Ballena. This is a unique area of Costa Rica where Pacific Ocean waves lap against the shores of the coastal mountain range. Various sea creatures such as dolphins and whales are regularly seen along the way.

Once we arrive at the island, two dives will be performed at different locations. Locations are chosen depending on conditions at the island and the guidance of our knowledgeable Captain and Divemaster.

The quantity and sheer diversity of the Costa Rica Marine Life you will encounter on an Isla del Caño Scuba Diving Tour is so truly astounding.  You might want to reserve your spot right then for the next day’s tour!

We always operate with small groups, keeping your Caño Island Scuba Tour friendly, intimate and safe. If you’re looking for the best Costa Rica scuba diving available, Isla del Caño is where you will find it!

Find out more about our Caño Island Scuba Diving Tour for PADI certified divers or check out our Caño Island Discover Scuba Diving Tour page if you’ve never been diving before!

Caño Island diving information

Just 32 miles offshore of Uvita Beach, Isla del Caño Biological Reserve holds one of the most diverse coral and reef fish population of the entire Pacific Coast of Costa Rica providing a safe environment to sharks and other megafauna species, such as whales, dolphins and turtles.

DISTANCE FROM SHORE53 km or 34 miles; Average 80 minutes from the coast
VISIBILITYFrom 20 to 60 feet, or 6 to 18 meters
MAX DEPTHFrom 30 to 100 feet, or 10 to 30 meters
TEMPERATUREFrom 70ºF to 86ºF, or 20ºC to 30ºC
CURRENTSPresence of moderate currents and small waves. Strong currents and surge possible at Bajo del Diablo.
BOTTOM TYPERock formations and sand bottoms.
COMMON SPECIESWhite 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.

The Mini Cocos Island

The island was founded in 1978 as part of the Costa Rican National Park System. “La Reserva Biológica Isla del Caño”, protects 800 acres of land on the island itself. It also protects  over 14,000 surrounding marine acres.

The Caño Island Biological Reserve was one of the very first reserves created for the enormous Costa Rican National Parks. These Parks protect a stunning 25 percent of all the land in Costa Rica. Also protect 10 vast stretches of the adjacent Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Caño Island is often referred to as “Mini Cocos Island” due to similarities in their ecosystems, unspoiled state of preservation, well-deserved reputation for water visibility and the diversity of its underwater fauna.

There are strict government policies on the number of daily visitors to the island as well as the number of boats which are allowed to anchor with scuba divers and snorkelers. making reservations as far in advance as possible is strongly recommended.

You can find more information here.


($215.00 Including 13% Taxes)

Snorkeling en la Isla del Caño

Caño Island Snorkeling Tour

Let us show you why Caño Island offers one of the best snorkeling experience of Costa Rica. Leaded by costarrican certified Guides our tour is an educational adventure.

Tour al Parque Nacional Corcovado

Corcovado National Park Tour

Enjoy the most biologically diverse place on the planet: Highly trained guides will take the time to explain the myriad details of everything you see. Only 1 hour and 30 minutes by boat from Uvita.

Whale Watching Tour

Whale watching is a once in a lifetime experience! Join one of our Tours and don’t miss the opportunity to observe these incredible animals.

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