Celebrating the fact that it is home to 6.5% of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica is currently the star attraction at Kew Gardens’ annual orchid festival – which has returned for the first time in two years (on until Sunday 6 March with timed entries).
Costa Rica’s pristine ‘Shark Island’ now a massive marine reserve; Sarah Gibbens; National Geographic
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.”
With rugged landscapes and creatures big and small, it’s no wonder divers are drawn to Costa Rica’s Isla Del Coco.
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.
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.
Revealing Cocos Island’s Wild Side Aboard Okeanos Aggressor II Liveaboard; Mary Frances Emmons; Sport Diver
See hammerhead aggregations, whale sharks and devil rays off Cocos Island aboard the Okeanos Aggressor scuba diving liveaboard.
Scientists and Recreational Scuba Divers Are Working to Protect the Spectacular Marine Life in the Waters Around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island…
Source: An Underwater Serengeti