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Cano Island, Osa Penisula, Costa Rica 2020

Cano Island off of the Osa Penisula in Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places I have dived in the world. It is a Biological preserve and the amount of divers per day is limited. This has allowed the many inhabitants of the reefs to thrive. In some months, you can see dolphins and humpback whales on the ride out to the island. On the first dive, Pariso, I saw many gardner eels, stingrays, white-tipped sharks, tropical fish, and a huge green sea turtle. The second dive was even better, seeing two 15 foot wingspan Manta Rays, that circled us the whole dive! In addition to this I saw many white-tipped reef sharks, moray eels, a sea snake, fish, stingrays, and much more.


Manta Rays are one of the most tranquil and beautiful species found under the sea. These gentle giants can grow up to having 20 foot wingspans and belong to the family Mobulidae. They are filter feeders so they eat mainly zooplankton.

Below pictured are Moorish Idol, made famous from the finding Nemo movies. They are a beautiful fish found throughout the Pacific Ocean and tropical water around the world. Moorish Idols are the only living member of the Zanclidae family and like to swim in groups.