Scuba Diving in Nicaragua – Little Corn Island

Have you ever wanted to go on a vacation where you know your boss cannot get in contact with you?  If your idea of an ideal vacation involves alternating between scuba diving, fishing, kayaking and reading a book while lying on a hammock in a tropical paradise without the distraction of technology, Little Corn Island is just what you are looking for.

Nicaragua Scuba Diving Corn Island

Little Corn Island is definitely for the more adventurous travelers.  It involves the best of the third world with first-class beauty.  It is located on the Caribbean side of Nicaragua 40 miles off the coast.  One can take an hour flight (it may stop in Bluefields) from Managua to Big Corn Island and then take a 40 minute boat ride to Little Corn.  On Little Corn there are no cars and electricity does not run 24/7 but, as previously stated, this is for the more adventurous travelers.

Once you get to Little Corn you can get settled in at the Casa Iguana, a great eco lodge that runs the diving expeditions.  You can meet Clint & Michelle and the rest of the great staff that will work to make your stay as wonderfully memorable as possible.  Clint and Michelle have been managing the dive shop for over 4 years.  They can teach PADI from beginner dives like a tray a dive (Discover Scuba Diving), Open water certifications, advanced, rescue, Emergency first response (first aid), and professional levels for Dive Master and Assistant instructor & EFR instructor.

Diving rates depend on what and how much diving you do.  For example, a single tank dive is $35 but you can get a 10 dive package for $280.  They also run great deals with accommodation (Casa Iguana) and diving included.  The dives generally last between 40 to 50 minutes depending on depth and air usage.  They are a PADI 5 star center with 2 dive designed pangas that hold a max of 10 people plus staff.  They keep the groups small with 6 fun divers or 4 students per instructor/dive master. 

Nicaragua Scuba Diving Corn IslandDuring the dives one can expect to see all kinds of beautiful wildlife in the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean.  Divers will get to see spinner dolphins, bottle nose dolphins, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, nurse sharks, loggerhead turtles, hawks bill turtles, green sea turtles, and much more! Because Little Corn is not overrun by commercial tourism, the reefs are in fantastic health. You will get to see most of the species found in the Caribbean. 

In between diving sessions there is plenty to do.  Casa Iguana can organize fishing trips or you can just do some fly fishing which is popular around the island.  Little Corn is also great for walking, photography and horseback riding tours.  You can also rent a kayak and tour around the island on the calm Caribbean waters.

If you want to live on the more adventurous side, we highly recommend giving Casa Iguana and the dive team the opportunity of giving you lifetime memories.  They run their business as one you would expect in the US, very professional but still fun and enjoyable to be around.  Clint and Michelle will be more than happy to share their experiences with you.

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  1. etienne terrien says:


    My name is Etienne TERRIEN and i’m PADI instructor. I just finish the season in Thailand at Koh Lipe and i’m looking for news place.
    I was looking on your web site and it seems very interesting. I would like to know if you are looking for instructor.

    I remain at your disposal for more information




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