Be one of the first to experience Calypso Cruises new tour, our Scuba Diving Adventure.
Transportation is provided directly from your hotel in San Jose, Jaco or Manuel Antonio to our dock in Puntarenas. There you will board Calypso Cruises own custom built, modern, catamaran, The Manta Ray, for a relaxing ride to Tortuga Island. Here you will meet your "Tortuga Island Diving Club" Professional Guide ICT and begin your underwater adventure.

The central Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica is home to many different reefs. The majority of reefs are made of volcanic and coral formations with depth ranging between 8 to 35 meters (25 - 115 feet). There are several dive sites at Tortuga Island and nearby. The site will be determined by the currents and visibility. There is amazing variety of tropical fish such as Blue Spotted Jacks, several species of moray eel, Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Puffer fish and many others.

The temperature of the water varies between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius (78°-82°) with a visibility ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16- 100 feet) depending on the season. Tortuga Island is famous for its excellent visibility and large variety of fish and corals. Isla Tortuga Diving Club is the only CMAS Diving Center-School in Costa Rica. It offers its service on board the comfortable 32’ Dive Boat Garabito.

Complete dive packages are available including CMAS Course (World Confederation of Underwater Activities) with international license. For the more adventurous people, we offer our "Discovery Course". This is an excellent opportunity for those who are diving for their first time or for anyone who is uncertified and would like to have the experience of diving underwater.


  • One day course for those who want to learn diving. Class lecture and practice on the beach of Tortuga Island. Experience open water diving with the diving school "Tortuga Island Diving Club" Professional Guide ICT


  • 1 tank Dive at Tortuga Island
  • All equipment and bilingual guide


  • Casual clothes
  • Bathing suit and shorts
  • Suntan lotion
  • Camera
  • Sun glasses
  • Tight fitting hat
  • Light weight long sleeved shirt
  • Rubber sandals or tennis shoes.
  • Don't forget your towels!
  • Extra Cash for: Alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, tips.
  • *High heeled or hard sole shoes are not permitted on board


  • Air-Conditioned Bus Transportation to and from San Jose, Jaco,
    Quepos / Manuel Antonio and Monteverde
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Typical Costa Rican Breakfast
  • BBQ lunch served with Chilled White Wine
  • Juices, Sodas and Fresh Fruits
  • Live Music
  • Diving at Tortuga Island


  • One Day Diving (PADI license required) $230 p/person
  • Discovery Diving Adventure (no experience required) $250 p/person
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This year Calypso will celebrate her 40th anniversary.

Calypso took the first ever tour to beautiful Tortuga Island on January 5, 1975 and since then has escorted almost 1 million happy tourists on the cruise Calypso made world famous.

Known for consistent quality and unparalled service has been the reason Calypso remains the #1 most popular tour in Costa Rica.

The founders of Calypso Cruises oversee the tiniest details ensuring everything it takes to make a cruise with Calypso memorable and a must do when visiting Costa Rica

What makes Calypso so special is that beside spending a wonderful day at the beautiful white sand beach of Tortuga Island, riding on the world class catamaran Manta Raya, eating a gourmet meal featured in Gourmet Magazine, our passengers get to enjoy a cruising experience UNIQUE TO CALYPSO CRUISES. Returning to port in the afternoon, Calypso's Captain will escort his passengers on a tour of exploration of the islands in the Gulf of Nicoya, important to not only foreign travelers to see and learn more of Costa Rica's history but also for national tourism and those who want to see up close, maybe for the first time, the beautiful and protected uninhabited islands in the Gulf of Nicoya accessible only by water. This makes Calypso unique, combining the Tortuga Island Cruise with a Tour of Discovery.

To see more of Costa Rica and be part of our history don't miss this one day tour experience.

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Calypso Cruise is ideal for Cruise Ship Visitors
Our one day tours are the perfect shores excursions from any Cruise Ship arriving in Puntarenas. Don't miss this top attraction in Costa Rica and the opportunity to see the "Real Costa Rica". Our Catamaran departs daily at 9:30 am and returns at 5:00 pm. information and pricing for Details