Dive Coiba – Day Trip

Summary

Duration: Full Day – 9 hours

Start:7.30am at Water Baby Dive Center, Santa Catalina

Finish: 4.30pm to Water Baby Dive Center, Santa Catalina

Itinerary

Your dive adventure starts with us at 7.30 am at water baby dive center, by the swimming pool at Cabanas Timeout, Santa Catalina.

Enjoy a freshly prepared cup of coffee and breakfast* while our experienced guides give you a dive briefing of the day ahead and fit you for your dive gear.

Our boat leaves directly from the steps below at approximately 08.00 am – 08.30 am with an average journey time of 1 hour 30 minutes to Coiba National Park.
Enjoy the scenic coastline on the way out and keep your eyes open as we often see pelagic birds and groups of dolphins on the boat. If you’re lucky they’re feeling sociable and will play in the wake of the dive boat!

Depending on your experience level, any special requests and the ocean conditions at the time we will pick the best dive sites possible on the day.
There is a large variety of scuba diving sites in Coiba National Park and we typically dive areas around Canales de Afuera, Isla Rancheria, Isla Coiba and Isla Contreras.

Once we arrive at the divesites, let our experienced dive guides help you gear up and check the diving conditions before plunging in to enjoy the underwater world of Coiba.

After our first two dives we typically stop at a beautiful beach for a lunch of sandwiches and fruit. Please let us know if you would like to upgrade to our beach BBQ option.
We often also stop at the ANAM ranger station to register with Coiba National Park where you can sometimes see whiteface capuchin monkeys and ñeque (central american agouti)

If you have elected to dive a third dive, we take you out for your final immersion before heading back to water baby dive center, Santa Catalina by 04.30 pm.

Diving

A typical dive lasts approximately 45 minutes depending on air consumption.

Coiba dive sites are characterised by large numbers of white tip reef sharks, big schools of fish including blue trevally and big eye jacks, huge moray eels and turtles.

We often see eagle rays, big schools of mobula rays and even whalesharks in Jan – April.

See here for more information on scuba diving in Coiba 

Price

2 Tank Dive

$ 150

Per DayIncluding $20 park fees

3 Tank Dive

$ 170

Per DayIncluding $20 park fees

BBQ lunch upgrade

$ 10

Per PersonFish skewers, rice and salad

Our prices are all inclusive, encompassing everything you need for your trip:

  • Coiba National Park fees of $20
  • Rental equipment
  • Lunch (including sandwich and fruit)
  • Drinking water
  • Dive guide
  • Local beer for the journey back