If you are looking for a more adventurous diving trip, then you must try the famous Bull Shark dive at Bat Islands or as they are locally known, Islas Murcialego. The site is called The Big Scare and home to Bull Sharks and giant Pacific Manta Rays. Bat Islands is a seasonal dive trip operating from May through to October.
This site is also home to many species that are found all over Costa Rica but the reason divers are heading to The Bats is to see the Bull Sharks. During the summer months the water at the islands can be blue, clean and warm. The site is around 30m/90ft deep and the conditions call for moderately experienced divers. For this reason we require our divers to have recent diving experience and feel very confident in the water.
Bat Island charters typically run from May to Oct during the fair weather season. This is a natural shark dive and there is no feeding or chumming involved.
4 divers are required are required to launch this dive trip. Nitrox is available at an additional cost.
Bat Islands are only suitable for certified divers and passengers. We do not accommodate snorkelers on this tour.
Meet time is 6:30am and Bat Islands dives depart from Playa del Coco. After 2 dives, the boat returns by 1:30pm.
If you need assistance to reach Playa del Coco from your accommodation, we can arrange a private or shared return transfer. Just tell us where you are staying.