Cocos & Malpelo Islands

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Malpelo is unhinabited, except for a small Colombian military post

THE BASICS

Crusader Travel - Cocos IslandEscape to Cocos Island – a lush, green uninhabited island resting 600km off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Cocos Island is the largest uninhabited island in the world. To have the opportunity to dive and visit this unique paradise is a dream come true.

Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for large pelagic animals, particularly schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks. White tip reef sharks, rays and mantas are abundant, as are schools of tuna, jack and snapper. Whales sharks, dolphins and turtles are frequently sighted. Most of the action is between 15 and 30 metres with visibility in the 25-30-metre range.

Water temperatures average between 23 and 27 degrees Celsius, with cooler thermoclines. All diving around the Cocos Islands is drift diving. The diving can be challenging due to the island’s rugged topography and currents. This trip is recommended for more experienced divers.

May to October is considered the best time to dive at Cocos, but conditions are generally very good throughout the year.

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Diving in Cocos & Malpelo Islands

Experience Cocos & Malpelo Islands

  • Whitetip sharks
    Cocos, part of Costa Rica, is one third of the Golden Triangle, with the Galapagos and Colobia’s Malpelo Islands making up the rest. Cocos is famous as being a liveaboard-only destination, so you will sleep, cook and while away the hours on your boat with your family or new friends ...
  • Big eye jacks _ Dirty Rock_Herreno
    Escape to Cocos Island – a lush, green uninhabited island resting 600 km off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Cocos Island is the largest uninhabited island in the world. To have the opportunity to dive and visit this unique paradise is a dream come true. Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for ...
 
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