Cocos Island Scuba Adventure Summer 2019 – 8950.00 All Inclusive
June 20 thru July 2nd, 2019
Dive and Stay aboard The Argo Research Vessel and Liveaboard. You will dive with abundant marine life and be spoiled by the Argo Crew for 10 days in this pristine Aquatic Environment.
Take a Ride on the Submersible to 1500ft!
Cocos Island was declared a Costa Rican National Park by means of Executive Decree in 1978. Cocos Island National Park was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. In 2002, the World Heritage Site designation was extended to include an expanded marine zone of 1,997 km2 (771 sq mi). In addition, it is included in the list of “Wetlands of International Importance”.
In 2009 Cocos Island was short-listed as a candidate to be declared one of the New7Wonders of Nature of the world by the New7Wonders of the World Foundation, and ranked second in the islands category.
Large whale shark feeding on tiny fish near the surface of the ocean
Thanks to the breathtaking marine life in its waters, Cocos Island was named one of the best 10 scuba diving spots in the world and a “must do” according to diving experts. For many, the main attractions are the large pelagic fish species, which are very abundant in this unique meeting point between deep and shallow waters. The largest schools of hammerhead sharks in the World are consistently reported there. Encounters with dozens if not hundreds of these and other large animals are nearly certain in every dive. Smaller and colorful species are also abundant in one of the most extensive and rich reefs of the south eastern Pacific. The famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau visited the island several times and in 1994 called it “the most beautiful island in the world”. These numerous accolades highlight the urgent need to protect Cocos Island and surrounding waters from illegal large-scale fishing, poaching and other threats.
The only persons allowed to live on Cocos Island are Costa Rican Park Rangers, who have established two encampments, including one at English Bay. Tourists and ship crew members are allowed ashore only with permission of island rangers, and are not permitted to camp, stay overnight or collect any flora, fauna or minerals from the island.