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Scuba Diving in Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Road trip Tasmania: how to tackle the island state

To start the year, Holly Franz entertained the club with her recent trip to the Cocos Island.
The Cocos Island lies in a region of the Pacific between temperate and tropical waters. This location means divers see a wide variety of species of fish, sharks, and pelagics. The island receives upwellings that lead to water temperature variations between 62-79 degrees Fahrenheit with a frequent chilly thermocline at depth. The island has a rocky reef with varied invertebrate life.

Welcome to the Undersea Hunter Group, Cocos Island

Holly showed that diving the Cocos Islands is a trip of a lifetime that we all want to take.
A rental car or campervan is definitely the way to go for your Tasmania self-drive road trip. There are no passenger trains on the island, and internal flights are pricey. Buses link the main centres and trundle through city streets, but they’re slow (see wiggly roads, above) and infrequent.

 

Booking your trip | Cocos Keeling Islands



Emergency Evacuation Program Fee $30. When medical evacuation is needed, this fee establishes and funds pre-established and pre-authorized emergency evacuation protocols that have been created to facilitate the immediate dispatch of medical transport. Depending on the benefits under other policies held by the guest, their insurance carrier may or may not have logistics (services or funding) in place to deal specifically with Cocos Island - which could result in delayed response times for the medical evacuation and ultimate first responder care. This new program benefits every passenger aboard, not only the injured diver. Currently if the injured diver’s insurance plan fails to respond quickly enough with evacuation plans, the captain of the yacht would be obligated to terminate the cruise early and head back to port – thus impacting everyone’s travels. This new program minimizes this risk for all guests.

DAN’s Traveler EMS "Emergency Evacuation Plan"only provides 1st responder care (if available) during transport and transport to a medical facility. It does NOT provide medical care. All divers visiting Cocos Island are required to have some form of diving accident insurance and are encouraged to purchase Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance as well. Your diving and travel insurance policy(s) provide you the financial protection for the actual medical care plus any further medical transport above and beyond returning you from the yacht to a local medical facility on the mainland.


A trip to the Cocos starts by flying into Santiago, Costa Rica and taking a two-hour ride to the boat, in this case, the Cocos Aggressor. The boat motors for 36 hours to reach the Cocos.


Cocos Island Shark & Sea Turtle Research Trip - …

Down amongst the greenery, straight roads are rare and most of the wiggly ones are just two lanes wide. Low population, a stop-start economy and untamable wilderness are to blame: there’s just never been enough money to bulldoze monster highways through the mountains. The upshot: getting from A-to-B on a self-drive road trip always takes a lot longer than you think! But, with a bit of planning, you can experience the best of the island state on a tight schedule. A 10-day ‘lap of the map’ is the classic Tasmania road trip – circumnavigating the island via Hobart, the East Coast, Launceston and the West Coast. And with two weeks to play with, add the Midlands and the Southeast to the mix to really do the isle in style.

Liveaboard Diving in Cocos Island, Costa Rica | A Top …

Cocos is scalloped hammerhead central. If you want to get close to hammerheads daily, and see a wall of hammerhead sharks, there are not many places that can compare than Cocos. Expect to also see massive schools of Jacks, lots of marbled rays, Galapagos sharks, silvertip sharks, silky sharks and white tip reef sharks. Making an occasional appearance are also tiger sharks, whale sharks and mantas. leave your macro lens at home. The best night dive in the world can also be found in Cocos where you see hundreds of whitetips hunting for food and getting into a feeding frenzy. There is no need for baited shark dives. The island itself is a beauty. You will pass by numerous waterfalls on your way to the dive sites. A visit to to the ranger station and a hike up to a viewpoint is also a must do on Cocos Island.
A dive trip to Cocos is an adventure of a lifetime and well worth the 36 hour crossing from Puntarenas on mainland Costa Rica.

Cocos Island is a favorite place of mine to go to



Emergency Evacuation Program Fee $30. When medical evacuation is needed, this fee establishes and funds pre-established and pre-authorized emergency evacuation protocols that have been created to facilitate the immediate dispatch of medical transport. Depending on the benefits under other policies held by the guest, their insurance carrier may or may not have logistics (services or funding) in place to deal specifically with Cocos Island - which could result in delayed response times for the medical evacuation and ultimate first responder care. This new program benefits every passenger aboard, not only the injured diver. Currently if the injured diver’s insurance plan fails to respond quickly enough with evacuation plans, the captain of the yacht would be obligated to terminate the cruise early and head back to port – thus impacting everyone’s travels. This new program minimizes this risk for all guests.

DAN’s Traveler EMS "Emergency Evacuation Plan"only provides 1st responder care (if available) during transport and transport to a medical facility. It does NOT provide medical care. All divers visiting Cocos Island are required to have some form of diving accident insurance and are encouraged to purchase Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance as well. Your diving and travel insurance policy(s) provide you the financial protection for the actual medical care plus any further medical transport above and beyond returning you from the yacht to a local medical facility on the mainland.