COCO ISLAND

COSTA RICA

Coco Island

COSTA RICA 

Liveaboard 2020-2021

Live the adventure on this great diving trip to Isla del Coco, a lush green uninhabited island that rests 342 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The rocky pinnacles that surround the Coconuts are beacons for large animals and great action. Hammerhead sharks, countless whitetip sharks, blankets, tunas and even whale sharks call Cocos home.

The Coco Island National Park was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.

Coco Island

Costa Rica

Located in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, 300 miles southwest of Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica, is the famous Marine Park of Cocos Island. A steep but incredibly green island, this World Heritage site is the spectacularly beautiful crown jewel of the many National Parks of Costa Rica. In 1994, after several visits back to the island, Jacques Cousteau declared Cocos, "The most beautiful island in the world." The island has an irregular coastline, which makes accurate estimation of its land area more a matter of opinion than the science of a surveyor, but is approximately five miles by two miles (8 x 3 kilometers). Cocos Island was formed during volcanic agitation approximately two and a half million years ago and is composed of basaltic rocks, labradorite and andesite lava flows. Its land mass is marked by four mountain peaks, the highest of which is Cerro Iglesias, 2,080 feet or 634 meters above sea level. There are only two bays with secure anchors and sandy beaches: Chatham is located on the northeast side and Wafer Bay is in the northwest. Right next to Cocos there are a series of small rocks and basaltic islets. The largest satellite is Isla Manuelita (formerly Nuez).

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Coco Island

Thanks to the impressive marine life in its waters, Cocos Island was named one of the ten best dive sites in the world by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and a "must" according to diving experts.


Among the many attributes of Cocos Island is a surprising degree of biodiversity. The waters of this world-renowned island explode with life, including countless white tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, dolphins, blankets and marble stripes, giant brunettes, sailfish and, of course, the occasional whale shark.

 

Other common encounters are large banks of horse mackerel and tuna, silky sharks, silver tips, marlin, Creole fish, green turtles and octopuses.

 

Cocos Island also hosts at least 27 species of endemic fish, including the exotic pink-lipped batfish. Terrestrial life in Cocos also exhibits a large number of endemic species. The island is home to 70 of the 235 species of vascular plants identified in the world, some 25 species of moss, 27 species of liverwort and 85 species of fungi. There are more than 87 species of birds, including the famous cuckoo, finch and flycatcher of Cocos Island. There are 362 species of insects, of which 64 are endemic. Two native reptiles are found only on the island.

Under the waterfalls and in the rivers, there are freshwater fish that baffle scientists for their own existence. Due to its remote location and abundance of fresh water, Cocos has been, throughout history, a favorite refueling station for pirates, whalers and sailors.

The first visitors left the pigs on the island as a source of fresh meat that perpetuates itself. To this day, wild pigs and deer abound, to the detriment of the island's native birds that nest on the ground. These animals, introduced by man, are also responsible for accelerating soil erosion with their excavation, which undermines and degrades native vegetation.

DIVE SITES

Alcyone
A submerged mountain 600 'long, the top of the mountain is 75' from the surface. School Hammerheads, Blankets and school fish. Possible sailfish or marlin.

Big Two Friends


This islet features a 45-foot high arch and a 60-foot pinnacle on the southeast side. Look for Rainbow Runners, Yellowtail Snapper, Bigeye Jacks and Lobster. Hammerhead sharks swim between the pinnacle and the bow.

Bird Island, Chatham Bay
Dove of Chatham Bay, southeast of Manuelita, this site offers a variety of marine life that includes frog fish, lobsters, brunettes, rays, white tip sharks and hammerhead sharks. There is even a cleaning station.

Dirty Rock
A large island with schools of Marble Stripes and hammerhead sharks.

Lone stone
Schools of Rays Marble and Rays Mobula.

Manuelita
The northeast corner has a clearer wall. Lots of white tips, marble stripes and Creole schools.

Special Sightings
Whale sharks, Eagle Rays mating, sailfish, whitetip shark mating, false killer whales.

Ubing Rock, Wafer Bay This 300 'rock starts at 20' and falls to a 110 'sandy bottom. The southeast slope attracts hammerhead sharks.

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