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Recreational Diving at Cano Island

Destination: Drake Bay

Now that I have my certification, I can dive anywhere in the world. I had the opportunity today to dive again at Cano Island, so I could not turn it down.

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I woke up with just enough time to enjoy a cup of coffee and be ready to go at 7:30 am. Two people from France (who were staying at a neighboring hotel) joined the divemaster from Jinetes and me for 2 dives.

The 45 minute boat ride to Cano Island passed quickly. We all kept an eye out for dolphins or whales, but none were to be found today. Our first dive was to Barco Hundido (Sunken Ship) where there is an old train wheel resting on the sandy bottom. We saw white tip reef sharks, sting rays, a lobster, blue chin parrotfish, moray eels, puffer fish and a spotted porcupine fish.

We took a quick break on the shore of Cano Island and returned for our second dive an hour and fifteen minutes later. At "The Anchor" dive location, we saw a jeweled moray eel and a Jew fish (an enormous grouper). The grouper was about 4 feet long and had a huge mouth. It was feeding on the side of a large rock formation and a school of little yellow pilot fish accompanied it where ever it went. There were numerous other fish swimming about too.

I arrived back to Jinetes de Osa and enjoyed a sunny afternoon and a quiet Sunday evening.

Recreational Diving at Cano Island in Pictures

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