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.”

Source: Costa Rica’s pristine ‘Shark Island’ now a massive marine reserve

Scuba Divers are Loco for Costa Rica’s Cocos Island; Scott Johnson; Scuba Diving

With rugged landscapes and creatures big and small, it’s no wonder divers are drawn to Costa Rica’s Isla Del Coco.

Source: Scuba Divers are Loco for Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

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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Cocos Island – World Heritage Site and Mission Blue Hope Spot; Cathy Evans; PADI

Costa Rica – Cocos Island National Park

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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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Revealing Cocos Island’s Wild Side Aboard Okeanos Aggressor II Liveaboard; Mary Frances Emmons; Sport Diver

Photo: Edwar Herreno

See hammerhead aggregations, whale sharks and devil rays off Cocos Island aboard the Okeanos Aggressor scuba diving liveaboard.

Source: Revealing Cocos Island’s Wild Side Aboard Okeanos Aggressor II Liveaboard

An Underwater Serengeti; Todd Steiner; Earth Island Journal

Photo: George Duffield

Scientists and Recreational Scuba Divers Are Working to Protect the Spectacular Marine Life in the Waters Around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island…

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Daily Daydream: Cocos Island, Costa Rica; Caroline Morse Teel; Smarter Travel

Photo: Smarter Travel

Jacques Cousteau called this island “the most beautiful in the world.” Who are we to argue? Find out where it is and how to get there!

Source: Daily Daydream: Cocos Island, Costa Rica

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