One Day Dive Trip to Bat Islands

Bat Islands Long Range Dive Site – The Murciélagos, commonly called “The Bats,” are dive sites famous for high-voltage adventure diving. They are a chain of small islands that extend far out into the Pacific waters at the tip of Santa Rosa National Park. The result is larger schools of fish, more pelagic species and many times better visibility. A popular dive site is “Big Scare” where divers often find themselves surrounded by six to a dozen large 8-12 ft Bull Sharks! The safety stop is always interesting and it is a drift. We consistently see manta rays, whale sharks & sail fish. The crossing from mainland to Bats usually results in humpback whale and a lot of turtles sighted on the surface.

Black Rock at Bat Islands, is an isolated pinnacle, it is common to see squadrons of eagle rays, stratas of schooling fish, such as Horse-eyed Jacks, Snapper, Spade Fish, Grunts and Gaff-top Sail Pompano, and an occasional Manta Ray or schools of cow-nosed rays. During the months of January & July there is a likelihood of seeing migrating Orcas or Humpback Whales and there are often numerous mating turtles on the boat ride to the Bats.

The boat leaves Coco, Playa Hermosa area at 7 AM and Playa Hermosa around 7:30 am and returns around 3:30-4:00pm. Even though you may make a two tank dive, most divers prefer three tanks. Snacks, fruit, and beverages are provided.  This not a dive for beginning divers.


  • 2 Tank AM Boat Dive – Bat Island (From Papagayo) Price – $150  (+ $15 park fee payable at dive shop)
  • 3 Tank AM Boat Dive – Bat Island (From Papagayo) Price – $175  (+ $15 park fee payable at dive shop)


Transportation from your hotel, tanks, belt and weights, picnic lunch, fresh fruit and cookies, bottled  water on boat.

What to bring

  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Certification card.
  • Sun screen.
  • Towel
  • Rental Equipment Available but NOT Included

Additional info

  • Rental Gear available $25 for full  set or  can  be booked  a la carte items.
  • Nitrox available for  certified  Nitrox  users – $10  per tank
  • Dive Computers available for rent – $10 per day
  • Bat Island Dives are for experienced  divers only and we recommend  booking a local  dive  prior to hearding  to  Bat Islands
  • $15 park  fee not included in the rate. Payable directly to the shop  on dive day

Available in:


  • Papagayo
  • Arenal
  • Tamarindo
  • Flamingo

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*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned. Prices are expressed in US dollars unless indicated otherwise.