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If you dream to dive with these giants of the ocean, a diving tour to the CATs is exactly what you need. This small group of volcanic rocks is a meeting point for 8 species of rays, including Mobley Rays, Spotted Rays, Eagle Rays, Diamond Stingrays, Southern Stingrays, Round Stingrays, Lesser Devil Rays as well as a huge diversity of other marine species.

And those actually are just the extras in this diving tour to Catalina Island in Costa Rica. The star experience is the opportunity to closely dive with giant Manta Rays... sometimes with 40 or 50 of them!

SummerSalt Dive Center in Costa Rica, offers this Catalina's Islands diving tour twice a week, so reserve your spot on our next tour and stop dreaming on dive with giant manta rays. Making it a reality is right now...a few clicks away from you.

Technical information of Catalinas Dive tour

 

 

Dive sites at Catalina's Islands

The Catalina Islands is an archipelago of about 20 rocky outcroppings and islands - are situated about 30 km/20 miles south of Playas del Coco.

Our boat will take you there in less than an hour! Like all off-shore Islands, the dive sites have a different topography with steeper slopes or walls, greater depths (over 100ft/30m) and are often exposed to strong currents. The visibility is often better than close to shore and can range from 35 to 90 ft/12 to 30m.
Due to the conditions, more sea fans and soft coral are present on the rocks than on the local dive sites. Due to rougher conditions, the Catalina Islands are non anchored dives, thus reserved for more experienced divers, used to drift and deep dives, whose particular diving techniques are easy to learn with our diving Instructors in an Advanced Course.
The Catalinas are best known for their gigantic schools of fish, including hundreds of devil or cow nose rays, schooling big eye-, blue spotted- or pacific crevalle jacks and many other big pelagic fish, approaching this offshore sea mounts for hunting or to visit a cleaning station. Although hammerhead sharks have been seen here, they are not common, however, you will have the exciting opportunity to encounter the huge manta rays  (12 to 20 ft/4 to 7 m wide!) visiting the area during the months of November through to May. 

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Rates and Booking

 

Ready to reserve? Choose and book below your 2 or 3 tanks diving tour to Catalinas Island in Costa Rica 

$135.00 each Catalinas (CATs)

Remember SummerSalt prices already include all the equipment and dive gear.

If you prefer to bring your own gear, a sweet discount awaits you using the coupon code "own-gear" at the booking process.*

*Note: If you use the coupon code when booking but you don't bring your own gear, an equally sweet "No-Gear" bill will awaits you back at check in.

  

If you dream to dive with giant Manta Rays, Catalinas is your way...

 

 

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Bat Islands is THE place to have close encounters with big Bull Sharks as well as an extensive display of Pacifico's marine fauna variety.  Dive trips of 2 or 3 immersions around the Bat Islands, including a view of the National Park. For some reason - unexplored up to now - the Bat Islands are a melting pot of very different undersea wildlife and fish that usually do not occur together.  Come and discover this world-famous dive spot and add one more star to your card of unforgettable diving experiences. SummerSalt Dive Center in Costa Rica offer you weekly dive trips of 2 or 3 immersions around the Bat Islands, inside the Santa Rosa National Park.  

 

Dive tour technical information

 

Dive sites at Bats Island

 

The Bat Islands, or Islas Murcielagos, are probably the most exciting place to observe the under-water-world of Costa Rica! Situated about 30 miles/45 km north-west of Playas del Coco, at the most outward tip of the Santa Rosa Nation Park, it will take you just a bit more than an hours to get there through the open sea with our fast boats.


This trip is often accompanied by schools of dolphins, mating turtles and occasionally whales. The exposed location of these islands guarantees an abundant variety of sea wildlife which is hardly to be found somewhere else. For some reason - unexplored up to now - the  Bat Islands are a melting pot of very different undersea wildlife and fish that usually do not occur together. Nowhere else the chances are better to encounter bull sharks, hunting pelagic fish and cetaceans. Dolphins, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo or even a majestic sailfish and schools of huge yellowfin or big eye tuna are just a few species that you usually just see on TV! 
Visibility is about 18 to 100 ft/6 to 30m and strong currents and waves have to be expected once in a while. But you will be highly recompensed by a spectacle that does not allow even one minute of boredom: huge schools of snappers, grunts, eagle- and occasional manta-rays. Turtles and jacks are awaiting the diver as well as an immense variety of other tropical fish and reef wildlife. But the real highlight are the regular encounters with bull sharks, up to 12ft/3.5m long!

Tour FAQs

 

 

Rates and Booking

 

Ready? Choose options for your dive tour with Bull Sharks at Bat Islands in Costa Rica. 

$195.00 each Isla Murciélago / Bat Island (BATs)

IMPORTANT NOTE: SummerSalt prices already include all the equipment and dive gear.

If you prefer to bring your own gear, a sweet discount awaits you using the coupon code "own-gear" at the booking process.*

*Note: If you use the coupon code when booking online but you don't bring your own gear (or this is defective), we'll provide the necessary gear and rental charge.

 

Exciting diving tour... for brave adventurers!

About SUMMER SALT

Summer-Salt Dive Center is a full service dive operator and member of the PADI International Resort and Retailer Association. 

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We are in Playas del Coco, a coastal town famous as "the for diving" in Costa Rica.

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