PADI Diver Association

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  • Playas del Coco, Costa Rica


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 

$185.00 per unit for buying at least 2 Catalinas (CATs)
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IMPORTANT!: All SummerSalt prices already include: 13% of Sales taxes and ALL the dive gear and equipment. These are FINAL prices. No surprises!

If you prefer to bring your own gear, a sweet discount awaits you using the coupon code "own-gear" at the booking process. If you use the code when booking online but you don't bring your own gear, a "No-Gear" bill will awaits you at the check in.



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



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


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

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