Scuba Diving at Cano Island

Scuba Diving at Caño Island Biological Reserve full day tour

RATE: $165 / DURATION: Full Day
(Includes 2 tanks and 2 immersions, all dive gear, lunch, park fees and a guide)

Please note that diving conditions are depending on the weather!

Caño Island is one of Costa Rica’s premier snorkeling and diving spots. The island is surrounded by 5 marine platforms or low coral reefs where 15 species of stony corals have been indentified. The adventure begins with a short 90-minute boat ride across the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean to Caño Island. Along the way, it is likely that we will encounter turtles, manta rays, spotted spinner or bottlenose dolphins swimming from the boat.


Upon arrival, the divemaster will point out the best spots for sighting marine life and as well lead divers through the exotic underwater realm.

While underwater, one can encounter species of fish like the king angel, moorish idol, puffers, surgeon fish, snapper, barracuda, barber fish, parrot fish, damsel fish and a variety of eels hiding around the coral lined rock formations. Turtles, rays and the non-aggressive reef shark can also be spotted. The island also offer a shaded picnic area next to the beach where you can enjoy your lunch and trails leading into the jungle allowing you to explore the island.


  • Boat transfer
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Park entrance fee
  • Diving equipment – 2 tanks and 2 immersions
  • Highlights
  • Great variety of wildlife, birds, monkeys & snakes
  • Extraordinary marine life and Coral Reefs
  • Humpback and Pilot whales (During season)
  • Dolphins
  • Great Scuba Diving in one of the world’s richest waters!
  • Scenic views of Drake Bay, Marenco Biological Reserve and Cano Island
  • Stone spheres
  • Ancient burial sites

What to Bring

Diving license/certificate, swimsuit, comfortable clothing, hat or cap, strap sandals or water shoes, mosquito repellent, sunblock, sunglasses, raincoat or poncho, binoculars, under water camera, plastic bags, water bottle, set of extra clothes and a towel.

About Caño Island

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. The great variety of marine life around the reef include: White Tipped Reef Shark, Mantas, Bluefin Trevally, Snappers, schools of Jacks, Rays, Eels and a lot more.