The Catalina Islands, only 25 minutes away from Tamarindo, are a true diving paradise.
It is very common to see a great variety of many species in different sizes and colors, like sharks, manta rays and more. Scuba divers from all over the world come to Costa Rica to scuba dive the Catalina Islands. You can scuba dive the Catalina Islands all year long, thanks to the tropical climate on land and the warm water temperatures throughout every season of the year. In fact, the water temperature ranges from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius, or around 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
The visibility is usually good throughout all the seasons of the year and normally ranges anywhere from 6 to 23 meters, or 18 to 75 feet. We highly recommend to bring your underwater camera with you on your trip!