Cocos Islands are the glittering gem in Costa Rica’s Marine Parks and can only be accessed by a liveaboard holiday. Lying some 300 miles south west of the main land, this remote scuba diving destination is a haven for local wildlife, both above the water and beneath it. Jump aboard a Cocos liveaboard and prepare to be amazed on what is undeniably a scuba diving holiday that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Scuba Travel works with only the most luxurious boats to ensure that not only your diving but also your liveaboard home for the week exceeds your expectations. Sail the seas in optimum comfort and style on a veritable diving extravaganza, the likes of which are hard to beat.
Set fin into the brilliant blue waters surrounding Cocos island and you will see what has built Cocos’ reputation. Hammerheads are the star attraction here and we don’t mean the odd one or two. Great swarming schools of scalloped hammers visit Cocos’ many cleaning stations to keep in top shape. White tips pass by in giant clouds and Galapagos sharks patrol the plateaus. Manta rays, mobula and eagle rays can all be spotted here, along with the occasional whale shark to feast on the upwelling currents. Alongside all of this big fish action there is no end of smaller reef inhabitants. The diving will not disappoint and with absolute liveaboard comfort, Cocos has all the right ingredients to make this the trip of a lifetime.
£4500 inc. flights*
We had a fabulous trip, many thanks to all your staff who got us ready and the dive guides - such a great holiday
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Wind Dancer cruises the scenic waters of Cocos Island. The Dancer Fleet are world known for the immaculate service and standards of their liveaboards....read more here
Cocos can be dived all year with good conditions most of the time. May- October is a popular time of year as it boasts the warmest water but does experience a touch more rain.
Cocos is teeming with pelagic marine life, which is what attracts most divers. There reefs are rocky with some coral growth, but it is the visitors to the deep seamounts that you will most interested in:
- Manta & Mobula
- Marble rays
- Sail fish
- False killer Whales
Top dive sites to visit: Alcyone, Dos Amigos, Dirty Rock, Manuelita, Ubing Rock
Scuba Travel Tips
Take a pair of gloves for holding onto rocks as you can experience some fast currents. A good 5mm wetsuit is also a great idea as you will inevitably encounter a few thermoclines underwater. Please make sure you return your boat waiver forms to us before you travel.
Cocos is a place that many divers aspire to visit... and one look over a typical week's diving soon reveals why this faraway dot on the horizon calls to divers. This is strictly a liveaboard only diving holiday and Scuba Travel work with the most exclusive fleets to make your dream Cocos liveaboard ...read more here