Tag: CR – Cocos Island National Park

Costa Rica’s pristine ‘Shark Island’ now a massive marine reserve; Sarah Gibbens; National Geographic

Photo: Greg Lecouer

Three times the size of the country’s mainland, the reserve’s abundance of sharks, whales, turtles, and other marine life has been described as an “underwater Jurassic Park.”

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Five reasons to take a liveaboard trip to Cocos Island; Sandro Lonardi; Scuba Verse

Costa Rica – Cocos Island National Park

Cocos Island in Costa Rica is a scuba diving wonderland. In addition to being one of the best shark diving destinations in the world, it’s also a haven for all sorts of pelagic species. But this remote island has even more to offer. This paradise is located 342 miles from the Costa Rican mainland.

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Top 4 Best Cocos Island Liveaboard Diving Trips; Danielle Pacheco; The Adventure Junkies

Costa Rica – Cocos Island National Park

Cocos Island deserves its reputation as one of the best diving destinations in the world. Situated 342 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, this remote volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since reaching the island takes over 30 hours by boat, the best way to discover the destination is with a Cocos Island liveaboard. The island is a haven for pelagic fish, most notably schools of hammerhead sharks. The area is rich in underwater pinnacles and seamounts and boasts colorful, healthy coral reefs. Diving with a liveaboard boat at Cocos Island is an unforgettable experience.

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