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Cocos Island (costa rica) Dive Holidays

A shark lover’s paradise

Tailor-made Cocos Island Diving Holidays

Cocos Island diving holidays are ideal for shark lovers: schooling hammerheads, several shark varieties and a whole lot more. No wonder Cocos island diving holidays inspired Michael Crichton’s’ novel ‘Jurassic Park’.

The waters around Cocos Island attract prehistoric scalloped hammerheads in their hundreds. It’s the promise of these, that makes the 36 hour boat journey from Costa Rica worth every moment! Waking each morning to the beauty of this remote island with its history steeped in tales of pirates is the stuff that dreams are made of.

To get to Cocos you fly in to San Jose, Costa Rica. Choose from flying via the United States with a choice of airlines or via Europe with Iberia. Flight time is approximately 14 hours from London.

Transfers from San Jose to Puntarenas to meet the boat take approximately 1.5 hours and the crossing to Cocos Island takes approximately 36 hours.

What divers love about the Cocos Islands

  • A shark lovers paradise
  • Far off the beaten track - accessible only by liveaboard
  • A selection of great liveaboards, with expert guides
  • Add on rain forests and volcanoes in Costa Rica
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What divers say about diving in the Cocos Islands

“Bayo Alcyone is incredible. scalloped hammerheads, white tips, black tips and if you’ve lucky a whale shark. Wanna see sharks..,. you’ve arrived.”

“Trip of a lifetime; what you’ll see, you’ll never forget.” 

Cocos Island Liveaboards

The best liveaboards for this unique destination. 

MV Argo

FROM £4058 Boat Only

The jewel in the crown of the Undersea Hunter Fleet and home to the DeepSee submersible.

8 air-con ensuite staterooms
Partially covered deck with BBQ area
All meals, snacks and beer included
Full equipment rental available

MV Sea Hunter

FROM £3560 Boat Only

A market leading 36 metre purpose-built dive boat with 10 ensuite cabins, Sea Hunter accommodates up to 20 divers.

10 air-con ensuite cabins
Partially covered deck with BBQ area
All meals, snacks and beer included
Full equipment rental available


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