Dos Amigos Grandes / Costa Rica

Dos Amigos Grandes © Shmulik Bloom

Dos Amigos Grandes is the largest rock at the south-eastern side of the Cocos Island and one of most splendid spots for diving. Its wall ends with an underwater arch that begins at 21m/68ft depth and goes down to the sandy bottom at 30m/98ft depth.

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

What to see: Thanks to the sunbeams, the underwater landscape is well lit and it is possible to observe the dance of hundreds of shiny fish and crustaceans such as giant lucians, lobsters, jackfish etc.

Depth: 21-30m/68-98ft

Currents: 1-2 knots

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: All year round, while the best visibility and most comfortable conditions are from December to April. The average water temperature is 25-27C/77-81F.


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