Cocos Island

Cocos Island is located in the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean 482km/300mi south-west of Cabo Blanco. The island is a protected object that is singled out of numerous Costa Rica national parks. Thanks to mesmerizing reefs, with abundant marine life, Cocos Island was acknowledged as one of ten best diving sites in the world, according to PADI. The reefs are formed by large coral colonies that together with long algae create a picturesque landscape of various shades. Volcanic caves have become homes for hundreds of mollusk and fish species. Diving at Cocos Island is performed in the safari mode – all the dives are conducted from the zodiacs. The transfer time from the yacht to the island takes about 36 hours. Check prices for Cocos Island Liveaboards.

Location: The eastern part of the Pacific Ocean 482km/300mi south-west of Cabo Blanco

What to see: The underwater world is represented by tunas, mantas, rays, sail fish, octopuses, morays, sea eels, seahorses, starfish, frogfish, sea turtles, parrotfish, pilot whales, common bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, humpback whales, killer whales, hammerheads, whale, white- and silvertip sharks.

Depth: 10-50m/32-164ft

Currents: 1-3knots

Visibility: 15-30m/45-90ft

Season for diving: All year round, although the best time is from May to October. The average temperature is 26-29C/78-84F. January, February and March – whale seasons.

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