There is a minimum number of divers required to book diving at the Catalina Islands if you are staying in the Gulf of Papagayo.
With access from Playa Flamingo, Tamarindo or the Gulf of Papagayo, this archipelago of around 20 small islands and provides diving and frequent encounters with giant Pacific Manta rays, southern stingrays, eagle rays, devil rays, cow-nosed rays, sea turtles and white-tip sharks. This dive area has seasonal migrations of schooling Pacific Mantas from November thru April and humpback whales in both late January thru February and late July thru August.
Catalina Island is similar to “The Bats” in that it sits further out into the open ocean than the local dive sites. It is also a cleaning station for many pelagics such as mantas. The boat leaves Playa Hermosa at 8:00 am and returns around 2:00pm.
The trip to Catalinas is quick on our super fast boats. The trip takes about 20 minutes to reach Catalina Island. We require 4 people min to run the trip to Catalina Islands from Playa de Coco, Ocotal, Hermosa or Panama. Check availability with one of our local agents to book your Catalina Island dive.
- 2 Tank AM Boat Dive – Catalina Island (From Papagayo) Price – $135
- 3 Tank AM Boat Dive – Catalina Island (From Papagayo) Price – $160
Transportation from your Papagayo hotel, Tanks, belt and weights, fresh fruit and cookies, bottled water on boat.
What to bring
- Scuba diving equipment
- Certification card.
- Sun screen.
- Rental Equipment Available but NOT Included