Catalina Islands dive trips and sites
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The Catalina Islands are about 20 miles/30 km south of Playas del Coco. These dive sites are more advanced due to surge, stronger currents and rougher surface conditions. The Catalina Islands are non anchored dives, thus reserved for more advanced divers, used to drift and deep dives. Divers need to be able to make a quick descent and make the safety stop without a line. Maximum depths varies from site to site ranging from 40ft (12m) to 130 ft (35m). All of our dive guides are computerized to maximize your bottom time. If you are ready for the thrill and adrenaline rush of some of the hottest diving in Central America, and are searching for new pathways into the world of underwater adventure, you owe it to yourself to drop by and join us at Deep Blue Diving. Once you get underwater, chances are you won't want to leave!
Our dive trips consist of two dives, each at a different dive site (3 tank trips can be arranged). For the Catalina Islands trips the boat leaves at 7:30 am and is usually back at around 1:30 pm.
As well we offer beach pickups by boat fromthe following Resorts: RIU Guanacaste, Occidental Grand Papagayo, Occidental Allegro Papagayo, Hilton Papagayo, Four Seasons.
You'll reach the dive sites with one of our four diveboats, the Lady Blue; (14 divers), Colonia Claudia; (13 divers), Novesia; (9 divers), Marisol; (6 divers). Each boat is equipped with sunroof, marine radio, gps, oxygen kit, first aid kit and a cooler full of drinks and fresh fruits!
The following is a sampling of Catalina Islands dive sites:
La Pared - The Wall (40-70ft)
An exhilarating shark channel will provide you
with a glimpse of the white-tipped reef sharks that call this area
home. Once through the channel, we drift northwesterly past
octocoralled pinnacles to fly with the giant mantas, eagle rays, and
schools of cow-nosed rays.
Level: intermediate, sometimes current and strong surge.
La Punta - The Point (40-110ft)
This dive is a relaxed way to cruise
around looking for the giant manta rays. Here there are two big
cleaning stations. Often you may encounter white-tipped reef sharks in
depths. We free descend here in the
shallows of the main island and let the current take us south to the
Level: advanced, sometimes current.