Scuba Diving in the Coco Islands
12 Days in Costa Rica including 10 days diving package to the Coco Islands.
The Coco Islands is one of the most impressive diving destinations in the world, home to an incredible number of species of coral, crustaceans, mollusks and over 300 species of fish. These include yellowfin tuna, giant mantas, sailfish, and sharks, such as the whitetip reef shark, and even the largest of all species of fish, the whale shark.
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >
Special Guest LecturerExclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >
- Diving with hammerhead sharks in the Coco Islands
- 3 Daily dives
- Night diving (depending on weather conditions)
- Specially designed dive boat
- All breakfasts
- 3 daily meals and snacks during the 10 days live aboard dive package
- Divemaster / instructor
- Compressed air, Tanks, Weights, Belts
- Non alcoholic drinks
- Wine & Local beer
- Local taxes
ITINERARY11 Nights 12 Days
- Day 1 | Arrive and transfer to Jaco
- Days 2 - 10 | 10 day diving package in the Coco Islands
- Day 11 | Arrive at Alajuela
- Day 12 | Transfer to San Jose national airport
Transfer to Jaco, Stay at Villa Caletas
A luxury boutique hotel, situated overlooking the idyllic Central Pacific Costa Rican coast, located amongst lush tropical rainforest. Villa Caletas is steps away from Mantas Beach, a grey sand beach with gentle waves. Each of the 45 rooms have balconies that overlook the jungle and ocean. The villa has a luxury full service spa, an infinity pool is available for your relaxation.
Hotel Villa Caletas has two other dining facilities, one serving international cuisine, the other - a Greek amphitheatre that serves food all day.
10 Days Scuba Diving in the Coco Islands
The Coco Islands is Costa Rica's most isolated national park, situated approximately 535 kilometres South West off the Pacific coast. It will take up to 36 hours aboard your dive boat to arrive at this incredible destination with an abundance of natural resources and marine life.
But it's below the surface that the Coco Islands start to come to life, with up to 532 Km2 of protected marine area, making the Coco Islands a must on any divers list. home to an incredible number of species of coral, crustaceans, mollusks and over 300 species of fish. These include yellowfin tuna, giant mantas, sailfish and sharks, such as whitetip reef shark, and even the largest of all species of fish, the whale shark
Other large marine animals include humpback whales, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, sea lions and various species of turtles
Excursions usually depart twice a month and are taken aboard a 120 ft boat with capacity for up to 22 people.It has all the necessities for this type of trip. Accommodation comprises of 9 double cabins and 2 master suites, comfortable areas are available outdoors to rest for your next dive.
- Total of 3 daily dives are included in the package, although the trip is 10 days long, a 36 hour journey each way is required to get to the island and back, leaving 7 days for diving, 2 extra dives will be at night (subject to weather conditions and park regulations)
- Level of diving required is Advanced / NITROX, most dives will be very deep and 60 minute per tank
Arrive at Xandari Resort & Spa Alejuela
Alejuela is Costa Rica's second largest city, and is the perfect location to visit Poas, one of the countries most impressive volcanoes, an active volcano with a paved road leading right to the top. Poas is located in a national park, surrounded by dense cloud forest, with trails and a variety of wildlife.
Xandari Resort & Spa, situated in the hills above Alejuela, with picturesque views of the central valley. The resort includes beautiful architecture and artwork.The grounds also consist of botanical gardens, many nature trails and an orchid house, plus three swimming pools.
Transfer to San Jose Airport
What Our Customers
Enjoyed the numerous lodges we stayed in which gave a good flavour of Costa Rica. We saw so much, in so little time but never felt rushed….. all in all a great holiday. Thanks.
Considering the standard of accommodation and level of guiding, I think we got great value for money and would happily go again. Although I loved seeing the turtles and hummingbirds the best bit had to be rafting into camp at Pacuare Lodge, best lodge ever!!!
Great views of a huge range of birds, animals and insects etc so a very successful trip. Despite the weather, I did and saw so much every day, an action packed two weeks, thanks for the free bins, they came in most useful.
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