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A Hammerhead Shark named Sylvia

A Hammerhead Shark named Sylvia

Given the fact that Cocos island is known to have one of the World’s greatest congregation of sharks, naming a single specimen can be close to impossible. Not unless that particular shark has a distinct feature that is unique only to itself. Like for instance, let’s the case of a popular killer whale featured in […]

Virtual Reality: A New Way to Explore the Underwater World of Cocos Island

Virtual Reality: A New Way to Explore the Underwater World of Cocos Island

In planning your trip to Cocos island, as well as other destination that you wish to visit, you usually want to find any information about the place where you will be spending your vacation. These information could include what to see, places to visit, accommodation, food or perhaps about the budget. You can do this […]

March 20, 2017: A Great Day for Cocos Island Park Rangers

March 20, 2017: A Great Day for Cocos Island Park Rangers

Why? Were they promoted? Did they get a raise? Is it their Anniversary? Or did they arrested someone violating the prohibited activities of Cocos Island National Marine Park? Yes, they did arrested someone In fact, this particular arrest was the biggest seizure of illegally caught marine wildlife since 2007. It all happened last March 20, […]

Latest Research in Cocos Island

Latest Research in Cocos Island

Some have said that the resources of Cocos Island continues to grow while many have speculated that it has already dwindled due to poaching and illegal fishing. Well, these are all just speculations based from observation during a diver’s liveaboard trip or what we see on the news. But to make sure that we have […]

Cocos Island’s Water – Free for All No More

Cocos Island’s Water – Free for All No More

As far as the Costa Rican Coast Guard is concerned, last year may be a sad year for them. Sad in a sense that they were not able to fully implement the law of the sea due to lack of resources, personnel and political will. In an interview of Martin Arias Araya, Director of the […]

First Costa Rican Court Verdict sends Taiwanese Businesswoman Behind Bars for Illegal Practice of Shark Finning

First Costa Rican Court Verdict sends Taiwanese Businesswoman Behind Bars for Illegal Practice of Shark Finning

A historic event happened in Costa Rica where a court handed down a sentence for the first time to a Taiwanese Businesswoman named “Tseng” for illegal practice of shark finning. It all started with the apprehension of Tseng’s fishing vessel MV Wan Jia Men 88 in October 2011 when it was found out to carry […]

All you need to know about your Liveaboard Diving Trip to Cocos Island

Getting to Cocos island and boarding your liveaboard vessel doesn’t just require you to pack your things and pay your fees. It takes a little bit of preparation and some requirements in order for you to totally enjoy the beauty of Cocos island, both on land and underwater. Here are some preparations and requirements needed […]