Punta Maria / Costa Rica

Punta Maria © Shmulik Bloom

Punta Maria is located at the western part of the island, between Dirty Rock and Dos Amigos Grandes. It is one of the amazing dive sites of Cocos Island. It is an underwater peak with two tops at 22m/72ft and 25m/82ft and the bottom at 30m/98ft depth. Strong currents and amazing landscapes are characteristic for this dive site.

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

What to see: One of the fascinating dwellers of these reefs are Moorish idols. Hammerheads come here constantly as there is a cleaning station for them. Besides, there is a great number of marble rays and other kinds of sharks.

Depth: 20-28m/65-91ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

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


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