DIVING IN JINETES DE OSA       
                                                     
If you are a diving fan this very special place will fulfill all of your expectations, from excellent diving to observing whales and dolphins. This 6 day / 5 nights package is the one for you

High Season: 1st December 2009 - 30th April 2010 US$ per person in double room

Low Season: 1st May - 30th November 2010
US$ 700 per person in double room

*Price may change depending on the season. Please contact us for more info.

 


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Includes:

  • Lodging and taxes 5 nights and 6 days in: Hotel Jinetes de Osa: Standard Room 
  • Meals : All Meals
  • Tours : Two tank day diving trips and & land excursion

DAY BY DAY DESCRIPTIONS:

 

Day 1               ARRIVAL TO OSA PENINSULA

 

Diving on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica can be simply described as spectacular. Costa Rica Adventure Divers explores several sites around the small island of Caño. Protected as a biological reserve by the Costa Rican Government, the water surrounding the island is extremely pristine and teeming with life. Twelve miles west of Drake Bay, Caño Island offers some of the most exciting diving anywhere in the world. A wide variety of marine life can be discovered beneath the island waters. Perhaps the most memorable encounters occur with the pelagics that inhabit the area. Schools of mobula rays (devil rays), turtles, and white tip reef sharks can be seen on many dives. On almost every dive, the large schools of fish swimming around and overhead can be breathtaking. Sometimes the numbers are so great that sunlight can actually be blocked by these large schools of fish, creating an underwater eclipse. Although not as common, the elusive whale shark and the giant bull shark are often spotted in the area. Water visibility is good and can range from 45-90 feet. Temperatures hover in the upper seventies to low eighties throughout the year and provide for an exquisite diving experience.

 

Our dive center carries only well serviced name brand equipment from Sherwood, O'neill, as well as other top brands. We are a certified pure air station.  Our PADI instructors can teach courses ranging from basic open water to dive master and can conduct many specialty courses of interest. 

Lodging: Jinetes de Osa Hotel or similar. Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner

Days 2 & 3           DIVING IN OSA

 

Visibility: Excellent!! Varies from site to site but is usually no lower than 40ft and ranges to 100ft plus making it the best in mainland Costa Rica. Averages 60ft plus.

Temperature Range: High 70's to low 80's with thermo clines at varying depths.  Exposure Protection Needed: For most people, a 2mm spring suit (shorty) will suffice. If you tend to get cold a full 2mm or 3mm suit will almost always do the job. Our rental department stocks quality O'neill full 3mm suits.

 

Marine Life Encountered Around Caño Island: In one word, abundant! Humpback, sei, pilot, and false killer whales, over five species of dolphin, white tipped reef sharks, bull sharks, giant pacific manta rays, mobula rays, southern sting rays, spotted eagle rays, green sea turtles, snappers, king angels, moorish idols, trumpetfish, scorpionfish, various types of eels, spiney lobster, octopus, huge schools of barracuda, jacks, grunts, and much more.

Coral Formations: Soft fans and hard coral formations are common but not as colorful or abundant as the Caribbean.

Currents: Usually mild but on some days can be strong.

Dive Staff: All boat dives are guided by a certified PADI Instructor or Dive master. All dive staff are Medic 1st Aid and Oxygen Provider Certified.

Boats: Our boats are small and fast. So you can have a better experience, we limit the number of divers on a boat to no more than 10. Usually we try to keep numbers on any particular boat from 4-6 divers.

Lodging: Jinetes de Osa Hotel or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4            CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK

Corcovado National Park is often referred to as the “crown jewel” of the Costa Rican park system.  With 108,000 acres, it is one of the largest parks in the country.  Within its’ borders lie one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and is one of the wildest and least traveled areas in Costa Rica. Like a giant natural zoo, the wildlife found inside Corcovado is both varied and abundant.  There are nearly 140 species of mammals living in the park. Four species of monkey are present here: the white-faced, howler, spider, and squirrel.

The park is home to endangered felines including the extremely shy jaguar, cougar, and ocelot.  Other endangered mammals that call Corcovado home include the tapir, and the giant anteater.  Reptiles and amphibians of all sizes and shapes can also be found inside the park.  The American crocodile is frequently sighted at water locations throughout the park.  For bird watchers, Corcovado is a paradise.  Over 200 species of birds are indigenous to this area.  The park protects the largest population of scarlet macaws in the country.  Other species that are often sighted include the keel billed toucan, white hawk, tovi parakeet, plush tanager, great tinamou, northern jacana, bronze-tailed sicklebill, king vulture, and many more!

Lodging: Jinetes de Osa Hotel or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner

Day 5           AT LEISURE

 

At Leisure day to relax at the beach or take additional activities not included on price such as: Horseback Riding at the Beach, Whale & Dolphin watch, Caño Island, Snorkleing, Diving, etc.

Lodging: Jinetes de Osa Hotel or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner

Day 6            DEPARTURE
 
Meals Included: Breakfast

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