Diving around Cocos Island is an experience to put on the bucket list of scuba wishes. A spectacularly lush island lying 36 hours by boat to the southwest of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is a living example of oceanic volcanic eruptions giving a place of sanctuary to a huge array of species. In fact, this volcanic breakout in the midst of the Pacific Ocean is a favorite place of replenishment for creatures of the sea like large sharks, rays, whales and gigantic schools of fish. To experience it all, check out the scuba diving vacations Cocos Island has to offer.
A true representation that Mother Nature loves scuba divers, Cocos Island is a gift from the gods for those that enjoy seeing underwater life in action. The salt water world is decorated with underwater arches and valleys that are inhabited by huge schools of hammerhead or whitetip sharks, sometimes in schools numbering over 300. Swim a little further and you may witness two massive eagle rays in the interweaving dance of mating.
Scuba diving in Costa Rica is a spectacular diving vacation, especially when involving Cocos. Where else can you dive at night and witness the beauty of hundreds of whitetip sharks darting around you as if in a choreographed dance routine? Or see the incredible power and diversity of species when viewing the devouring of a bait ball by Galapagos sharks, dolphins and the birds of the sea. This awe-inspiring region is considered to be one of the best diving locations in the world for a reason. It delivers incredible dive experiences time and again.
One of the best ways to experience diving in the waters surrounding Cocos Island National Park is to enjoy the trip via a liveaboard. Using the vast experience of locals combined with the ability to go to private dive spots makes Cocos liveaboard diving incredible. Not only with a liveaboard can you see pristine sea life, but you can also access areas of the uninhabited Cocos Island otherwise not seen by human. The four-mile-long, boat-only accessible tropical rainforest island is a magnificent showing of lush forests, equatorial birds, and vibrant butterflies.
Cocos Island is an underwater photographers dream. Beyond the stunning display of large pelagic fish like whitetip reef sharks, scalloped hammerheads, and grey reef sharks, you can also enjoy the viewings of thousands of other species. The lack of human inhabitants on Cocos Island supports a pollutant-free environment that supports manta rays, marbled rays, tuna and dolphins as well as pilot whales, false killer whales, marlin and sailfish. Sharing the ocean landscape are smaller creatures such as frogfishes, snowlflake moray eels, harlequin shrimp and rainbows of tropical fish.
Although Cocos is not necessarily for the beginner diver due to variations in water temperatures and unpredictable currents, Scuba Dive Asia has a wealth of experience customizing a trip to meet your wants and desires. So browse the scuba diving vacations Cocos Island has available and start planning your dive trip. Contact us now to learn how we are here to assist you with every aspect of your trip to make your Cocos diving vacation perfect.