Catamaran and Sailing charters with Scuba Diving Tours included
In some of our catamarans and sailboats, we have the possibility to carry dive gear. Since we also own a Dive Shop near Papagayo, Guanacaste, and have a knowledgeable scuba diving crew, it has become quite common to combine a private sailing charter with two tank dives, both at the local dive sites or even in the famous Catalina Islands and also the Murcielago Islands.
Equipment on the catamaran
One of our catamarans in particular, which is the one we use for overnight dive tours to Cocos Islands, comes with Tank Racks and Dive platform. Therefore, it is perfect in case some members of the group are PADI or NAUI certified and wish to dive while the other clients maybe snorkel around a rocky pinnacle or a rocky reef more suited for snorkeling.
The immersions have an additional cost, but they are below the regular 2 or 3 tank dives when booked along with the charter.
Best sailing and diving destination combined
One of the famous dive sites is Murcielago Island, which is part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area. While quite far away from the developed coast of Guanacaste, it is a must to book the overnight sailing tour in order to dive there. We also recommend to book 3 tank dives ( 2 OR 3 ) in order to make the most of this fantastic dive destination. The Murcielago Islands are world famous for a good visibility, absolutely unspoiled environment, and large schools of big fish, including large Manta Rays, large Bull Sharks in the outer islands and large schools of coral and oceanic fish in general. Fishing has been forbidden near the islands for decades, therefore, a very healthy environment is present.
Other local dive sites can be quite good, and are ideal for divers when they only book a half day sailing charter of the full day sailing charter. Local 2 tank dives can be booked additionally during of after booking our catamaran.
Where the tour departs from:
The 3 days and 2 night tour is available departing from the following areas:
- Four Seasons Papagayo
- Andaz Papagayo
- Casa Conde del Mar
- Panama Beach
- The Mangroove
- Secrets Papagayo
- Occidental Papagayo
- Hermosa Beach
- El Coco
- Las Catalinas
- JW Marriott
- Hacienda Pinilla
What else can I add to the tour?
All tours usually include snorkeling equipment, almost all also paddle boards, some less kayaks and very few even jet skies.
However, upon request, it is possible to add other toys, such as floating mats, and even in some cases, key skies or wave runners.