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Underwater Photo Location: Cocos Island

Underwater Photo Location: Cocos Island

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My first roll of film had 36 (different) big critters, one on each frame!

Isla del Cocos is a small island (8 sq miles) 255 miles off the Costa Rican coast and is one of the top 10 dives worldwide.

Sharks galore! Hammerheads (famous for schools), oceanics, whalesharks - you name 'em, they're here. I did get spooked on one dive when one big feller gave me the eye and I got out quick!

water temp was 75F so a thick wetsuit was needed.

Best sites - Manuelita islet and dirty rock
Facts about Cocos Island
  • It is in Costa Rica
  • Cocos Island is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboardwall

Marine Life
bigsharkswhalesdolphinsturtlesshoals


Photo facilities
wideangle

by Andres Berrocal
Silver tip taken at silverado, cocos island, costa rica

by Marchione Giacomo
Dos amigos. Coco Island 2010 Nikon D200, 17/35mm, twin strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
The Hole Coco island Nikon D200, 17-35 zoom nikon,twin strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
Super trouper Coco Island 2010 Nikon D200, 17-35 zoom Nikon. twin strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
Ciak.It's movie Coco Island. costa Rica 2010 Nikon D200. lens 17-35 zoom. Twin strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
The cave Coco island 2010 Nikon D200, 17-35. twin strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
Man and fish, friends? Nikon D200, 17-35nikkor. Twin strobo Coco Island 2010

by Marchione Giacomo
The captain Beto shots. Coco island 2010 Nikon D200. 17-35 zoom.Twin strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
The twister Nikon D200, 17-34mmNikon ,twin strobo Coco island

by Marchione Giacomo
Jumping Nikon D200. 17-35 zoom Nikon .Twinstrobo Coco Island

by Catherine Marshall
Turtle and diver silhouettes, Cocos Island.

by Catherine Marshall
Hammerhead silhouette.

by Catherine Marshall
Diver within baitball, Cocos Island.

by Catherine Marshall
Curious pufferfish! I wonder if it could see its reflection as it was practically bouncing off the lens and hung around for a while.

by Max Weinmann
A cruising eagle ray at Cocos Island gets the attention of an inquisitive diver.

by Eric Prieto
isla Coco... not only Hammerhead in coco....

by Afflitti Gianluca
dive night

by Afflitti Gianluca
hammerhead shark

by Afflitti Gianluca
hammerhead shark

by Afflitti Gianluca
Athos, Porthos e Aramis........

by Afflitti Gianluca
SHARK IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

by Afflitti Gianluca
triaenodon obesus

by Doris Vierkoetter
Red Eye Frog Costa Rica

by Doris Vierkoetter
Prince?

by Doris Vierkoetter
Watching you

by Wijnand Plekker
Self Portrait

by Wijnand Plekker
Are you looking at me ?

by Alejandro Topete
White Tip Shark, Coco Island Costa Rica

by Alejandro Topete
Sharks and Photographer, Isla de Coco Costa Rica

by Alejandro Topete
Pez Globo sonriente, Isla del Coco Costa Rica

by Alejandro Topete
Black Jack's, Isla Coco Costa Rica

by Alejandro Topete
Red Fish, Isla de Coco Costa Rica

by Alejandro Topete
Octopus in the Reef, Isla de Coco Costa Rica

by Alejandro Topete
Tow Frog Fish, Isla Coco Costa Rica

by Alejandro Topete
Octopus in the Reef

by Tracey Jennings
Cocos Surprise ... I was hiding behind a rock near a cleaning station. No opportunity to provide a test shot, I had to wait until the very last minute to take this one shot

by Tracey Jennings
Top of the tornado

by Tracey Jennings
What lies beneath ..

by Alejandro Topete
Golden Morey, Isla Cosos Costa Rica

by Tracey Jennings
A sea of fish ...

by Raffaele Livornese
white tip shark in night dive
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