Located 500 km west of Costa Rica, this lush volcanic island shelters a high number of endemic species both above and below water, as well as incredible marine life - white tip reef sharks, schooling hammerheads, dolphins, mantas - just to name a few. Because it is so remote, we think that this dive trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience... but the truth is, many visitors go back again and again!
The dive operator works closely with the Cocos Island National Park Department in their efforts to protect the island, the University of Costa Rica's Marine department, the NGO's Turtle Island Restoration Network, Crema, and Costa Rica por Siempre.
Accomplished divers ready to indulge in one of the most well-known marine life-watching experiences. Most sites are deep and have strong currents, attracting large pelagics. Cocos Island has fantastic topography with seamounts, arches, and caves. Would you want to do anything else besides diving? If so, try the sea kayaks, snorkeling, hikes on Cocos Island. And for a real thrill, reserve a spot aboard the DeepSee Submersible and plunge hundreds of meters below the surface - a truly unforgettable experience!
Equipment Recommended: 3 to 5 mm wetsuit, dive computer, dive gloves, and nitrox. ScubaPro equipment can be rented on board.
A Safety Kit that includes an extra-large orange SMB, a powerful storm whistle, a special safety light and a Nautilus Lifeline is provided by the dive operator.
Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: 36 hours away in San Jose