Cano Island Diving


Caño Island Biological Reserve is located 15 km. off the Osa Peninsula on the Southern Pacific coast of Coast Rica. The border of the island has white sandy beaches and a well protected inshore reef makes it the best scuba diving spot in Coast Rica.

Visibility of about 20 meters (65 ft.), assures clear sightings of the the fish, turtles, manta rays, dolphins and whales that call Caño Island home. The great variety of marine life around the reef include: White Tipped Reef Shark, Mantas, Bluefin Trevally, Snappers, schools of Jacks, Rays, Eels and many more.


Cano Island Diving Tour departs in the morning at around 8am from Sierpe. Transportation can be provided for an extra charge from Manuel Antonio, Dominical and Uvita areas. You get to the town of Sierpe taking the Costanera Highway along the Pacific Ocean, 75 minutes south of Dominical. Easy directions will be sent to you.

After checkin, you will board the boat for a comfortable 75 minute ride through the largest area of mangrove swamps in Central America to Caño Island. The mangroves are inhabited by crocodiles, snakes, four species of monkeys, and a great variety of Costa Rica birds. Once through the Sierpe River mouth we`ll boat past two of the most scenic areas in the country: Drake Bay and the Marenco Biological Reserve. We hope to see Humpback, Pilot and Killer Whales along the way.

When we get to the diving spots our professional Dive Master will briefly go over with the first dive itinerary and some instructions to make your dive even more enjoyable. We’ll spend most of the morning on the boat. Once your 2 dives are complete, we will travel to a mainland beach for a delicious picnic lunch, swimming, hiking or relaxing down time.Tour includes: Boat from Sierpe, lunch, guide, entrance to Biological Reserve,  2 dive immersions and diving gear, dive guide (certified PADI dive master), boat transport.

Departure Time: 8 am Return Time: between 4 and 5 pm

Tour Cost: $185

What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, towel, extra water, sea sick medicine  if needed, sunglasses,sunblock, rain jacket or poncho, snacks, hat, sunglasses,  camera (with protective plastic bag), flip flops, water sandals, strap sandals  or water shoes, light hiking shoes, and anything else you might need for your  free time on mainland beach (book, magazine, etc). And don’t forget your  prescribed medicine if you take any.

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