DFAC has been invited to Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula with Captain Oscar Villalobos Gardella of Maestro Spearfishing in November when the wahoo, dorado are plentiful as well as the ever-present yellowfin tunas.

Oscar is an amazing Captain, and explained that since the government ended its bilateral arrangement with the Asian fishing fleets, the tunas have rebounded rapidly and are just a short hour away from where we are staying.

The divers will adhere to the local rules of no more than 5 fish per day on the boat and target only the wahoo, dorado and tunas.

As the divers spend 4 days of spearfishing, 70% of their catch that is harvested is donated to the local needy families and children nearby. 30% the divers may take back to share with their family and friends.Our team of divers will also serve the community through various projects at the grammar school in town. This recipe of spearfishing and giving back has been successful with DFAC and we have no doubt that it will be here as well.

DFAC will be using two sportfishing boats for 8 divers total. 4 divers per boat. These boats will be led by  Dr.Terry Maas who will guide the captains and crew on our spearfishing techniques .Participants can enjoy the various amenities at the Hilton, nature guided excursions, surfing, exploring, massages and relax by the pools.

This is a very generous subsidized week of 8 days and 7 nights for $2600. Spearfishing for 4 days. 8 divers total. The team will be staying at the Botanika Osa Hilton https://botanikaresort.com/

Included is your lodging for 7 nights, lunch on the boat, and boats for 4 full days of spearfishing.

Included is:
7 nights stay at the Botanika Osa Hilton 
2 boats running for spearfishing all week with each person having 4 full days on the boats, 4 people per boat.

Not included is:

1.Round trip airfare to Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica. The divers need to arrive into San Jose International Airport in Costa Rica no later than 2pm on November 11 and then secure their short domestic flight on Sansa from San Jose Intl airport to Puerto Jiminez which is 5 minutes from the Botanika Osa hotel.Since the small hopper plane can not carry more than 40 lbs per person, we will have a ground transport that will drive your gear while you relax at the hotel.

2.The group will evenly divide the ground transport fee-approx $80/pp each way

3.Do need to bring your own weights

4.Meals are not included.We will plan group dinners with the caught fish prepared at the restaurant. The meals at the restaurants are very reasonable and delicious. There is coffee, teas, and a kitchenette with fridge and microwave in each room so you can buy food and prepare in your rooms. The local store is within walking distance from the hotel.

5.Tips to boat captains

6. Any excursions are the responsibility of the participant.

Please submit Application by June 1, 2024.

Final group is notified by June 5, 2024

Liability Release and Express Assumption of Risk Form must be submitted with payment.

Deposit of $1500 is due June 10, 2024 for the diver and $500 for their non-diving partner

Final balance of $1100 is due by August 1, 2024 for the diver and $500 for the non diver.

Community Service: We have several projects we will be working on for the local community.

School Supplies: The divers will be bringing school supplies and sports equipment for the children at the local school. DFAC will cover the extra baggage fee for these items and our team will place them in the hands of the children who will benefit from them. 
This is our gift for the children and the schools!

Refund Policy​​: I understand that Diving For A Cause will incur costs associated with reservations of boats and hotel to facilitate my participation in this event. I further understand that all of these costs are nonrefundable to DFAC. As such, in the event of my cancellation, and if I am unable to get a replacement, I recognize that the fees paid to Diving For A Cause in payment of my participation may be non-refundable. Diving For A Cause will work diligently to find a replacement and work with the participant who had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

DATES: November 11-18, 2024
COST:  DIVERS - $2600, NON-DIVERS - $1000

Costa Rica-Osa Peninsula

4 days of Spearfishing