Uninhabited, lush, wild, beautiful and untouched this island paradise is located 275 miles southeast of Costa Rica. Accessible only by liveaboard dive boat, the rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos Island are beacons for big animals and big action. Divers visiting the region are treated to a hike through the pristine jungle and a swim under one of the slands many waterfalls.
Cocos Island presents the same diving challenges as any other Pacific, Indian or Red Sea diving location. Cocos, however, is not recommended for inexperienced divers because it is an open ocean destination that requires advanced open water diving skills. Most dives are at depths deeper than 60 feet/18 meters. At Cocos, currents and visibility can be entirely different in just a few hours.
Beneath the waterfalls and in the rivers, are freshwater fish that mystify scientists by their very existence. Because of its remote location and abundance of fresh water, Cocos has, throughout history, been a favorite re-supply station for pirates, whalers and sailors.
Early visitors left pigs on the island as a self-perpetuating source of fresh meat. To this day feral pigs and deer abound.