Blue-fin Jacks Coiba

 

Granita de Oro

 

Hermit Crab in Coiba National Park

 

Schooling Spadefish Coiba National Park

 

Black Nosed Butterflyfish Coiba

Scuba Diving Coiba National Park

Multi-day dive trips to Coiba offer the absolute best opportunity to experience the wonders of the national park and we recommend at least a 2 night stay to truly immerse yourself.

Enjoy a fresh coffee at our Cabanas Timeout restaurant while we brief you on the day ahead. Then at 8:00 am walk down the steps to our boat directly in front to head towards Coiba, enjoying dolphin and turtle spotting on the way.
On the return day we return back at Cabanas Timeout at approximately 4.30 pm and enjoy a nice cold beer to celebrate!

Scuba diving includes 3 tanks per day, so for a 1 night trip you will enjoy 6 dives,a 2 night trip includes 9 dives e.t.c.

On the first day we bring sandwiches, after that we serve 3 meals a day at the Coiba Ranger Station – see a typical Coiba menu

Like you, we are passionate about our diving and understand what it takes to make a great dive trip. We do our utmost on every trip to pair you with divers of the same ability.
Our trips are tailored to your experience and ability – logged lots of dives in current and want to try some of our more intense pinnacles? No problem!
Prefer a more relaxed approach to diving but still want to see all the good stuff like turtles, sharks and more? Just let us know your preferences.

Been more than 6 months since your last dive? We provide a FREE DIVE REFRESH the day before your trip to ensure that you are 100% ready for your dive.

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Multi-Day Coiba Dive Prices

1 Night

$ 500

Per Person

2 Nights

$ 700

Per Person

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Multi-Day Coiba Snorkel Prices

1 Night, 2 Days

$ 300

Per Person

2 Nights, 3 Days

$ 450

Per Person

OUR PRICES INCLUDE ALL PARK FEES, FOOD, ACCOMMODATION AND DRINKS. Basically EVERYTHING you need for your stay.

What will I see Scuba Diving in Coiba?

With all this biodiversity you must be wondering what you will see underwater. Although Coiba has been described as the Galapagos of Central America, we believe that this is misleading.
As Coiba is not pelagic, you will not be seeing the schooling hammerheads that are characterised by photos of Galapagos.
What you WILL see however on almost every dive are:

  • MORE REEF FISH than you would ever expect on a single dive including Jacks, various Porcupine and Puffer Fish, Surgeonfish, Butterflyfish, Moorish Idols, Crocodile Needlefish, Cornetfish and Trumpetfish, Black-fin Barracuda and much much more
  • White Tip Reef Sharks smoothly gliding past
  • Green, Yellow Margin, Zebra and Starry Morays bigger than you’ve ever seen, confidently swimming in the open rather than hiding in a hole as you’re used to.
  • Sea turtles including Pacific Green Turtle, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and Loggerhead

Other regular visitors include:

  • Spotted Eagle Rays
  • Blue Stingrays
  • Nurse Sharks
  • HUGE schools of Jack or Spadefish in a bait-ball or whirlwind formation around you

Come at the right time of year and you could have a wonderful encounter with some of these spectacular visitors

  • Bottlenose or spotted dolphin
  • Humpback whale
  • Bull Shark
  • Black Tip Reef Sharks
  • Tiger Shark
  • Big schools of Eagle or Devil Rays
  • Orcas!

What to bring on a trip to Coiba

  • Dive certification card
  • Passport (or copy of the main page and entry stamp)
  • You favourite mask/fins if you own
  • Clothes for each day
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Long pants, sleeves and socks
  • Toiletries
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Torch
  • Clothes pegs for drying

What not to bring to Coiba

We advise that you leave behind any money or valuables including electronic items or laptops.
Our trips are all-inclusive and provide you with everything you will need while here. In any case there is nowhere to spend money on Coiba.

There is very limited cellphone reception on Coiba which means there is no point in bringing your phone. If you do need to make a call there is a payphone on the island next to the ranger station.

Please keep luggage to a minimum the less luggage we have onboard the more comfortable the journey will be!

Typical Menu on Coiba

Fun as it is, diving can be tiring – the last thing you want after an exhilarating day underwater is an unappetising or simply too small a meal.
We believe that you deserve GREAT FOOD prepared with FRESHEST AVAILABLE LOCAL INGREDIENTS. We often find other groups on Coiba Island enviously looking at the meals being served!

A typical menu on Coiba may look something like this:

  • Breakfast

    Fresh seasonal fruit such as Mango, Watermelon, Papaya, Pineapple and Coconut
    Organic Muesli with home made yoghurt

  • Lunch

    Chicken curry served with rice and spicy lentils
    Salad of the day

  • Dinner

    Fish served in a garlic sauce with freshly prepared Yucca (Cassava)
    Wok tossed vegetables
    Served with cold beer or red wine

Our guarantee is that you will Never leave Coiba hungry!