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Dives the Catalinas Islands

If your dream is to dive with the giants of the ocean, a diving excursion to the Catalinas Islands is exactly what you need.

This small group of volcanic rocks is the meeting point of several species of rays, including oceanic manta rays. They are also home to a multitude of species that you can observe on all our dive sites ...
So stop dreaming of diving with giant Manta rays and reserve your spot for our next excursion. Make your dream a reality !!

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Les sites de plongées aux îles Catalinas

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The Catalinas Islands are an archipelago of around twenty rocky outcrops and islands located about 30 kilometers south of Playa del Coco.
Our boat will get you there in less than an hour! Like all offshore islands, the dive sites have a different topography with steep walls, greater depths (more than 30m) and are often exposed to strong currents.
Because of the more difficult conditions, diving in the Catalina Islands is open at more experienced divers, accustomed to drifting and deep sea diving, whose specific diving techniques are easy to learn with our instructors in the Advance course. The Catalinas are particularly known for their gigantic schools of fish, including schools of rays and many other pelagic fish which approach this islets far from the coasts to hunt or to explore a cleaning station. 
You will also have the great opportunity to meet giant Manta rays (4 to 7m in diameter) that populate the area from November to May.

Information technique sur l’excursion de plongée

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7 hours
15 m- 60ft
3 dives
Time Underwater
28°C - 83°F
T° Average
30 m - 98ft
Max. Depth
18°C - 65°F
T° thermocline
All year
A quoi s’attendre ?
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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. 

Qu’est ce qui est inclus dans cette excursion ?

• A bilingual diving guide.
• Snacks, fruit, water and soft drinks
• Fun and comfort in small groups.
• A picturesque trip around Coco Bay and the Gulf of Papagayo.
• Complete diving equipment (3mm full wet suit + regulator and emergency regulator + a pressure gauge with depth and  air pressure + a belt with weights + 12 L or 80 cu|ft aluminum tanks with int. connections)

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Ready to make bubble with us?

195 $

Summer-Salt prices already include all diving equipment as well all taxes ...

No surprise, exept underwater

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