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Day 11: Cano Island's Top Diving Spots

Destination: Drake Bay

Osa dive shop So today was the day. My last two open water dives before I earned my certification. My alarm clock went off right on time -- the sound of monkeys running on my roof top.

 

I took some time to enjoy my morning coffee while sitting on my porch with a view of Drake Bay. Hummingbirds chirped and zoomed about as the sun rose above the mountainous foreground.

After a light breakfast, we were off to Cano Island. The first dive of the day was at Barco Hundido. We dived for about 35 minutes with a maximum depth of 50 ft.

Osa dive shopThere were tons of marine life to be seen: black tipped sharks, sting rays, parrot fish, barracudas, an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, an old train wheel and a ton of other fish I have yet to learn the names of. It was such a beautiful experience to be in such a different world. I was so pre-occupied with all the new stuff I was seeing that I forgot to be nervous about being so deep under the water's surface.

After a short break on the shore of Cano Island and another healthy lunch, it was time for my second dive. We went to what is known as "El Bajo del Diablo", the best diving spot Cano Island has to offer. Here we found large rock formations forming wide channels where sharks and a plethora of more marine life lurked.

Boating away from Cano IslandForty minutes later we emerged to the surface where I officially completed my surface skills and YEY! I was officially certified with the PADI Open Water Diver Certification.

It was a beautiful ride home, as the sun began its decent towards the horizon as we left Cano Island behind us.

All of the guests with whom I have spent the last few days are leaving tomorrow. We enjoyed our last meal together, said our goodbyes and I called it an early night.

Day 11: Cano Island's Top Diving Spots in Pictures

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