A Big Fish Expeditions Trip Report
Shark and Ray Diving
Our original plan was to scuba dive with humpback whales but poor visibility made whale encounters almost impossible so we concentrated on diving with Costa Rica’s cartilaginous megafauna instead.
We were based in the Playa del Coco, which meant we had easy access to a group of nearby islands called Islas Catalinas. We were also able to visit the Bat Islands; a great spot to get up close with bull sharks without the need for bait.
All told, we encountered seven species of sharks and rays:
- Bull Sharks
- Whitetip Reef Sharks
- Eastern Pacific Spotted Eagle Rays
- Longtail Stingrays
- Gorgona Guitarfish
- Giant Electric Rays
- Leopard Round Stingrays