The Best Diving in Costa Rica

Las Catalinas

Las Catalinas Islands are home to some of the best coastal diving in Costa Rica with a fantastic variety of marine life. With more than 12 great dive sites, if you are planning to dive during your visit to Costa Rica, Las Catalinas has to be on your list of places to dive. The Islands are famous for the Giant Pacific Manta Ray sightings which are typically seen over the winter months of December to May.

The Islands are also home to White Tip Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Devil Rays, Cow Nose Rays, Turtles, Dolphins, Moray Eels, Puffer Fish, giant schools of Jacks and Grunts. Over the months of August and September the Humpback Whales come inshore of the Islands to give birth and can be seen frequently close to the dive boats and divers are treated to whale-song almost everyday during this season.

Las Catalinas dive sites are suitable for all levels of diver and snorkeler.

Meet time is 7:30am and Las Catalinas dives depart from the Flamingo | Potrero area. After 2 dives, the boat returns by 1pm.

If you need assistance to reach the dive center from you accommodation we have a shuttle or we can arrange a private pick up. Just tell us where you are staying.

Las Catalinas are the dive sites for you if you are staying in Tamarindo, Reserva Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo, Surf Side, Potrero, Las Catalinas and The RIU Hotels.

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About us

Scuba Dive Costa Rica is a multilingual Diving Agency located at the heart of Costa Rica's diving region in NW Pacific, serving Tamarindo, Flamingo, Reserva Conchal, Brasilito, Potrero and Las Catalinas Resort. We offer incredible diving opportunities at Las Catalinas for certified divers and first time divers through our Discover Scuba Diving Program. Snorkellers & Passengers are welcome too. Further north we have the famous Bull Shark Dive at Bat Islands which is available from May to October

Contact info

  • Playa Potrero / Flamingo
  • +506 8602 6581
  • Costa Rica Sailing Center
    Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Tamarindo
  • +506 8602 6581