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CocoS Island Costa Rica

Join us on the trip of a lifetime in May 2021.  $700 will secure your spot on this amazing 10 day liveaboard.  But get in quick, there are only 6 spaces left!

Diving Bucket List Right Here!

  • Schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, White-tip Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Tuna, Manta Rays, Turtles and Giant Frogfish
  • 10-night charters: up to 24 dives
  • Join us on this amazing trip. If you love diving, then this destination should be on your bucket list! Cocos Island is the mecca for divers looking for big animals and amazing sea life

Join us on the trip of a lifetime in May 2021

Cocos Island is an island approx 600km off the nearest Costa Rican coast of volcanic origin. Its nutrient rich deep water is what attracts the large schools of pelagic life, namely the regularly seen schools of Hammerhead Sharks (at the world’s largest cleaning station) that makes the region a top class diving destination. It is known worldwide as an ocean haven for spectacular sharks, rare sea turtles, whales, scalloped hammerhead sharks, and a number of endemic fish that occur nowhere else on the planet.

The island is the only point above the sea in Cocos Ridge, a line of sunken volcanoes that run from Costa Rica to the north of Galapagos Islands. The island is of volcanic origin and its rich soil supports a tropical lowland ecosystem along with a cloud forest.

Hammerhead sharks are drawn to Cocos to be cleaned by King Angelfish, Butterfly fish and other small fish. These islands are basically giant cleaning stations. Hammerheads are easily viewed at close range at these cleaning stations and inquisitive green sea turtles commonly approach divers, offering fantastic photographic opportunities.

Other regularly observed species include Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks, silky sharks, marbled rays, eagle rays and bottlenose dolphins. Whale sharks, the special treat of any diving expedition, are occasionally observed and schools of jacks also swarm the island.

The secluded location of the Island means that it can only be accessed by diving liveaboard trips, which departs from Puntarenas. The travel usually depends upon the climate conditions and winds but usually takes about one and half day of cruise time. The high travel time, challenging dive conditions combined with the fact that the trips are highly focused means that they are not appropriate for beginner divers or non divers. View Map of the island here

In 1994, Jacques Cousteau described the volcanic park as “the most beautiful island in the world.”

If this sounds like your kind of trip Dive Now would love to have you join us.  We have been on many overseas diving trips and this has been on our Bucket List for some time.  Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 09 438 1075 if you want any more information on the trip.  We literally can’t wait!!

The trip is scheduled for 18th May 2021 so there is still plenty of time to save for the trip.  We only require a $700 deposit to secure your space.  Call now!

 

Details

Cost: USD $5,699 USD | 10 days live aboard 8th-18th May 2021 | Includes tanks and weights, all meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine, accommodation, air fills and up to 24 dives.

What's not included

Airfares, Insurance, Hotels either side of liveaboard, Nitrox 32% (this can be included for an additional USD $150), USD $450 park fees, Staff gratuity and dinner on the final evening.

Trip Requirements

  • Advanced Open Water diver or above, ideally Nitrox and Deep diver qualified.
  • If you haven't been in the water for over 12 months, then book onto a refresher in our pool before the trip.  This will ensure you are comfortable in the water before we go on the trip.
  • Bring along a copy of your dive certification.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Passports must have a minimum of 6 months validity from your return date of travel
  • Passports must have at least 2 blank pages

PLEASE NOTE

Your trip deposit or full payment secures your space. Any outstanding balances are due a week before departure.

If you cancel your space on a trip within 7 days or less of departure you will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Generally trip payments once made are non-refundable, but most trips have a waiting list and we will do our best to find someone to take your space in the event you need to pull out. You can help us, and improve your chance of a refund, by finding your own replacement.

If a trip is cancelled by us due to weather or for safety reasons, a full refund or store credit will be given. Trip pricing does not include transport. You will need to make your own way to the vessel departure point.