Caño Island is one of the most beautiful destinations for Scuba Diving in Costa Rica.
The island is protected by the government and is currently a biological reserve.
Caño Island is located in the central Pacific, 40 miles off the coast of Parque Marino Ballena. The best way to travel to the island is by renting a Tour from Uvita.
It is also possible to travel to the island from Sierpe, near Corcovado National Park, but it takes much longer.
Because the island is in the open sea and is a point of convergence of marine currents, the amount of life that can be seen during a dive in Isla del Caño is impressive.
Some of the animals you can find are the Grunt Fish, Eagle Ray, Zebra Moray, White Tip Reef Shark, Cornetfish. If you are lucky you will also be able to see humpback whales and manta rays.
|DISTANCE FROM SHORE||53 km; Average 80 minutes from the coast|
|VISIBILITY||From 20 to 60 feet|
|MAX DEPTH||From 30 to 100 feet|
|TEMPERATURE||From 70ºF to 86ºF|
|CURRENTS||Presence of moderate currents and small waves. Strong currents and surge possible at Bajo del Diablo.|
|BOTTOM TYPE||Rock formations and sand bottoms.|
|COMMON SPECIES||White tip reef sharks, jacks, Southern sting rays, snappers, puffer fishes, angel fish, butterfly fish, moray eels, octopuses, sea turtles, lobsters|
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