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Isla del Coco

 

General Information

It is located in the Pacific Ocean at 532 kilometers from Cabo Blanco in Costa Rica. The island is considered a natural laboratory for the study of the evolution of species. It was extremely wet, some 7,000 mm per year and is covered with a forest siempreverde, which presents cloud condition at Cerro Churches, 634 meters. Cocos Island is a territory rich landscape and a true laboratory for the study of nature. Many ferns, bromeliads, rivers, creeks and waterfalls, valleys, cliffs and islets frequented by countless seabirds and gulls nesting site for birds and silly. The island is an important breeding site for marine species. It is a Wetland Coastal Marine, and the most significant is the protection of the maritime area and the existence of terrestrial species of corals and fish of great importance. There is a marine diversity: manta rays, dolphins, reef invertebrates, 27 species of shark, which is dominated by white and black tip sharks, blue sharks and hammerhead; for many, the most attractive of the island, along with the whale shark

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La Isla del Coco como patrimonio mundial
Programas en la Isla

 

Isla del Coco, Costa Rica.

 

Going to Cocos Island

On the island met a large number and variety of boats dedicated to transportation from various points in the pacific coast of Costa Rica. The trip until she has a duration of 36 hours at a speed of 9 knots per hour. Today, it develops a very active recreational tourism, naturalist and scientist by the attraction exerted by the protected bays Chatham, Wafer and churches, special diving submarine favorite recreational activity for tourists, in addition to other natural wealth that holds the island. The greatest interest of visitors is the use marine and diving.

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Isla del Coco, Costa Rica.

Isla del Coco, Costa Rica.
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OKEANOS

Okeanos has transported divers and people interested in the island in general for over 15 years, maintaining a balance between adventure and conservation of natural resources. The island has no infrastructure, so the only way to get there is by boat, after a navigation 36 hours from the point of embarkation, Puntarenas.

 

The ship

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The ship has cabins, kitchen, main dining room, indoor diving platform diving terrace and bar.
All rooms are equipped Okeanos and have air conditioning, in addition to what we proceed to elaborate. 10 rooms of which 7 are on the bottom and 3 in the top.
• All rooms are within walking distance of the hall, platform diving, dining room and bar.
• 9 deluxe rooms doubles, some equipped with a double bed and two single beds. Full bathroom, shower, washing, TV, VHS and fully carpeted.
• 1 luxurious four-bedroom with two double beds and two singles. Bath full shower, and washing. TV, VHS and carpeted. It is totally banned smoking in any area of the boat that is not the area outside the bar.

 

Places for diving

 

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Alcyone:

A submerged mountain of 600 feet, whose peak is 75 feet below the surface. Cardúmenes head hammer, blankets and other fish. It is possible to find fish and fish sail needle.

 

Two Big Island Friends:

This islet presents an arc of 45 feet and a pinnacle of 60 feet to the southeast. Look here violin fish (rainbow runners), rabirrubias, ojones and lobsters. The hammer head swim between the pinnacle and the arch.

Birds Island, Bay Catham:
Diving from the Bay Catham, southeast of Manuelita, this site provides a wide variety of marine life, including fish antenados (frogfish), lobsters, eels, rays, sharks and white tip headed hammer. There is even a "cleaning station"

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Rock Dirty:
A large island with cardúmenes of striped marble head hammer.

Solitary Stone:
Cardúmenes of marble stripes and stripes mobula.

Manuelita:
The northeast corner has a vertical wall. A lot of white tip sharks, rays and marble cardúmenes of rabirrubias from above.

Ubing Rock, Wafer Bay:
This rock 300 feet compienza to twenty feet and dropping to sandy soil at 110 feet. The slope attracts cardúmenes head hammer.

 

Sea Hunter

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The Sea Hunter is 115 feet to live aboard comfort and convenience. This is a dedicated modern cruise dive that has been built specifically for the long-range diving expeditions to destinations as Cocos Island and Malpelo.


The boat and its crew specializing in the provision of service excellence, food, and low enthusiasm. There are eight cabins for a total capacity of 18 passengers, all with private bath. Dive facilities are very well designed with the various arts storage chamber private / estroboscópicas storage shelves including 110 volts AC power, and other private clients hair 'towels and bathing suits.

 

Links Importantes:
http://navegalo.com/tuislacoco/index.htm
http://www.cocosisland.org/english/index.htm
http://www.ots.ac.cr/es/biocursos/fotos/isla_coco.shtml

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