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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 you are introduced to.
The water near the surface is quite warm, but gets cold as you go deep despite proximity to the Equator. The currents lift nutrients towards the surface and the marine life follow them, so you see a lot of species and some corals.
Sheer granite cliffs are the backdrop to much of the fish-watching. What brings a lot of people is the chance to see female hammerhead sharks, which line up in the strong currents during the day, and then go off hunting after nightfall. They can arrive in schools of twenty or fifty. Undersea navies of hundreds have been seen at once.
If they aren’t enough for you, you might also see whale sharks, reef sharks or whitetips. Rays, including mantas and mobulas will drift past you and might even come up to you because they think you are a cleaner fish who will rub them down.
Your liveaboard might also instruct you a little in new techniques. If you’ve never used a rebreather, you might be shown how. They are very handy when watching hammerheads, which can be scared by the bubbles from a regulator. But the other species aren’t fazed by normal scuba gear, so you will still see other sharks, tuna without a rebreather.
With strong currents, most divers like to drop down, find a handy crevice in the cliff face, sneak in there and wait for the marine life to come swimming by. You won’t be alone – there will be a lot of fish in there with you hiding from predators.
Learn to Dive in Eilat with Aqua-Sport, Israel’s premier dive centre.
7 Nights in Aqua-Sport Dive Lodge and a PADI Open Water Course from £650.00 per person including flights and shuttle transfers and based on a bed and breakfast basis. PADI Open Water Course is the basic adult universal “learn to dive” course, it includes all equipment and instruction however students have to buy a students pack – manuals and certification (student pack paid locally US$125)
In addition, we can upgrade you to alternative hotel accommodation; ask for prices. Also as the course is only 4 days, students can add 4 shore dives £60.00 per person (without equipment).
Aqua-Sport in Eilat is one of the oldest dive outfits operating in the Red Sea, this British-owned company has more than 45 years of experience, offering diving courses for all levels using sophisticated equipment as well as professional training. Aqua-Sport located near one of the most beautiful beaches in Eilat: Coral Beach. Aqua Sport Diving Club in South Eilat offers a comfortable beach-going experience (handicapped accessible).
Aqua-Sport’s Divers Lodge with it’s unique location on Coral beach, built recently next to the Aqua Sport complex. We provide our guests with quiet, clean inexpensive accommodation, great beach bar and cafe, Bedouin tent and a fantastic opportunity to meet and socialise with divers from all around the world. The lodge has 8 rooms, each room with 5 beds, fresh bed linen is provided and each room has its own en-suite bathroom and the most fantastic sea view from each room. With the most beautiful beach in Eilat offering the most relaxed atmosphere who needs a hotel when you have the Aqua Sport Lodge.
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