Dirty Rock / Costa Rica

Jack fishes © Shmulik Bloom

Dirty Rock is located 0.8km/0.5mi from the northern shore of the Cocos island, near Wafer Bay, between Viking rock and Punta Maria. The place is represented with two little islands and a channel between them. It is a very good place for observation the predators. Here the divers can meet almost all the underwater dwellers of the Cocos Island. Their magical whirl can definitely make the diver loose orientation during descending. Swimming among various fish is probably the most powerful experience that divers can get at the island.

Location: the South Pacific Ocean, 550km/341mi off the mainland of Costa Rica, near Cocos Island

What to see: The rocks are virtually packed with various reef fish, sharks, hundreds of marble rays, large schools of jackfish. Curious hammerheads, whale sharks, dolphins and rays are eager to get into the cameras’ objectives.

Depth: 25-35m/82-114ft

Currents: 2 knots

Visibility: 10-35m/32-114ft

Season for diving: All year round, although the best time is from May to October. The average water temperature is 26-29C/78-84F.

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