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Scuba Diving And Fishing Combination

Scuba Diving And Fishing Combination in Costa Rica at the Catalina and Bat Islands. This is the first time that divers and anglers have been able to pre-book scuba diving and fishing combinations in Costa Rica. Bill Beard’s books the packages in a very nice 37 foot boat with dive platform,

tank rack, ladder, head and fully equipped for fishing. Our Captain and mate are experts in these waters for fishing and know all the dive sites as well. The dive master has logged over 5,000 dives and obviously has a tremendous amount of experience.

On Scuba Diving And Fishing Combination we have  coffee or tea, juices, croissants and tropical fruits for breakfast, for lunch we will have sandwiches.

Catalina Islands: One of the most popular dive sites in the Northwest Pacific area of Costa Rica is Catalina Islands. Located just a few miles from the mainland there are two larger islands and numerous rock pinnacles and formations. There are a few submerged volcanic formations also but most of them are seen from the boat with not very much visible but like an iceberg, large below the surface. On your trip out and back you are likely to encounter olive ridley turtles on the surface (some mating), humpback whales, dolphins, mobula rays, etc.

The best Manta Ray dives at the Catalina Islands are between the months of November and May. That is the optimum time to see giant Pacific manta rays. These are not just ordinary manta rays but Manta birostris. This species of manta ray can have a wingspan of up to 24 feet (about 7 meters) and weigh up to nearly 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg). These enormous animals feed primarily on the microscopic plants and animals found in the plankton that is so plentiful at Catalina Islands. You may also see schools of cow nose rays, white tip sharks, schooling large eye jacks, spotted eagle rays, Pacific tarpon & Barracuda year around.

We offer this dive and fishing combo at Catalina year around.  We will troll going out, on the surface interval and on the way back in. This is a six hour trip. This is good diving and fishing year around.

 

Bat Islands: The dive site known as Big Scare at the Bat Islands is the premier land based dive site in Cost Rica.  It is home to many Bull Sharks. (Carcharhinus leucas) This is our 40th year of diving there and we have never had an unpleasant incident.

 This is a fabulous dive site and you may see manta rays, sail fish, marlin, tremendous schools of fish such as jacks, lady fish, spade fish, cubera snapper and much much more but bull sharks are the highlight and you will see them around 70 to 90 feet usually near the murk but keep your eyes open because sometimes they are at 25-30 feet. For your second dive you will dive Black Rock that has more marine life and different species of fish than you could possible imagine. Bat Islands is a National Park, you will have to pay $15.00 each for park entrance to the operator. Fishing is not allowed in the park but once we leave we will begin trolling. This is a nine hour trip.

We only operate this dive between April and December.

Sport Fishing:  See a short Video Clip for Bill Beard’s Sport Fishing

Includes

Catalina Islands Includes:

  • Transportation from JW Marriott, Tamarindo, Playa Conchal, Westin and Flamingo
  • Diving and fishing around Catalina Islands.
  • All diving, snorkeling and fishing equipment, dive master, boat captain and mate
  • Drinks, snacks, fruit and lunch

Bat Islands Includes:

  • Transportation from JW Marriott, Tamarindo, Playa Conchal, Westin and Flamingo
  • Diving and fishing around The Bat Islands.
  • All diving, snorkeling and fishing equipment, dive master, boat captain and mate
  • Drinks, snacks, fruit and lunch

 

Tour Rates & Info

Catalina Island Rates – Prices are per person – Dive, dive and fish or just fish. it’s your day

  • 1 pax $1175
  • 2 pax $588
  • 3 pax $379
  • 4 pax $289
  • 5 pax $235
  • 6 pax $287
  • 7 pax $215
  • 8 pax $180
  • 9 pax $205
  • 10 pax $151

Bat Island Rates – Prices are per person – Dive, dive and fish or just fish. it’s your day

  • 1 pax $1630
  • 2 pax $815
  • 3 pax $515
  • 4 pax $458
  • 5 pax $330
  • 6 pax $273 (maximum divers on boat)
  • If we have riders/fishermen on board (maximum 2 non-divers)
  • 7 total (6 divers – 1 non-diver $254)
  • 8 total (6 divers – 2 non-divers $198)
    IMPORTANT NOTE – Please be advised that every reasonable effort has been made to keep all prices up to date and free of errors or omissions.  Prices and policies from our vendors and the Costa Rican government are subject to change without notice. Invoices will be issued at the time of booking to confirm all final rates and offers.

 

What to bring?

  • C-Card if you are diving
  • Sunscreen, Hat & Rainjacket
  • T-Shirt or Long-Sleeved shirt to prevent sunburn

Adventure tours throughout that may be added to any vacation package: LEARN MORE

For more information & reservations please contact Bill Beard’s 877 853-0538 M – F, 9 – 6 ET or E Mail anytime agent@billbeardcostarica.com

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 Scuba Diving & Fishing Combination
IMPORTANT NOTE – Please be advised that every reasonable effort has been made to keep all prices up to date and free of errors or omissions.  Prices and policies from our vendors and the Costa Rican government are subject to change without notice. Invoices will be issued at the time of booking to confirm all final rates and offers.

 

Bill Beard

 
Bill Beard is the true pioneer of scuba diving in Costa Rica, started diving from dug out canoes in 1970. Bill Beard's Travel specializes in individual, group, honeymoon, family vacation packages, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing and adventure tours. Our attention to detail defines us.