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10 Reasons Why You and I Should go Diving in Cocos Island

10 Reasons Why You and I Should go Diving in Cocos Island

If you are a diver, an adventurous diver for that matter, you don’t want to dive in just a single site during your entire life. Some of us take the weekend off and dive in nearby areas. However, these dive sites are often crowded and may not give you the much needed relaxation. With this, […]

Types of School in Cocos Island

Types of School in Cocos Island

Before we proceed, we would like to clarify that the word “school” used in this article does not refer to an institution that caters to students and other educational endeavor that leads to a profession. What we mean is about the groupings of fish, where in the world of science, is termed as a school […]

Rough-Toothed Dolphins

Rough-Toothed Dolphins

Rough-Toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis) Max. Length: 280 centimeters Max. Weight: 150 kilograms a value: 0.4403 b value: 2.869 Frequency: Found in Indo-Pacific Ocean Midway during your 36-hour journey from Costa Rica going to Cocos island, the chances of spotting a rough-toothed dolphin is high. While they can usually be found near the surface, rough-toothed dolphins […]

Spinner Dolphins

Spinner Dolphins

Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) Other name: Long-snouted dolphin Max. Length: 240 centimeters Max. Weight: 77 kilograms a value: 0.0696 b value: 2.612 Frequency: Common; found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean Cocos island houses several types of dolphins and identifying each species may become difficult, as for a layman’s eye, they almost look the same. In order […]

Pantropical Spotted Dolphins

Pantropical Spotted Dolphins

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) Max. Length: 260 centimeters Max. Weight: 120 kilograms a value: 0.0696 b value: 2.612 Frequency: Common but prone to fishing by-catch If you have done several interactions with a pantropical spotted dolphin, you will notice that they have a body variation in terms of size and color. This is due […]

Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Max. Length: 380 centimeters Max. Weight: 650 kilograms a value: 0.2754 b value: 2.730 Frequency: Common but prone to fishing by-catch Being the largest member of the family of beaked dolphins, it is hard to believe that they are also the most playful of all the species of dolphins in Cocos […]

Seabirds: Aerial Hunters of Cocos Island

Seabirds: Aerial Hunters of Cocos Island

While most birds prefer to stay in altitude environments in the middle of a tree canopy, seabirds are more at home in the edges of a hanging cliff that has a direct view of the sea. The limestone ledges of Cocos island is a perfect place for seabirds to colonize. In fact, when you arrive […]

The Great Whales of Cocos Island

The Great Whales of Cocos Island

Most of us think that whales are a large type of fish that roams around the world’s oceans. Yes, they are like travel bloggers who constantly wanders. But they are not fish, they are mammals. They do not have gills and they need to surface up in order to breathe in air. Just like human […]

Billfish: A Speed Junkie and a Master Swordsman

Billfish: A Speed Junkie and a Master Swordsman

Billfish are composed of marlins, sailfish and swordfish which all have a bill-like protrusion in their upper jaw called rostrum. This large-sized fish are apex predators of the open ocean where they feed on a wide variety of fish, crustaceans and cephalopods. But what is really interesting with billfish is their behavioral resemblance to a┬ácar […]

Tunas and Mackerels: The Road Runners of Cocos Island

Tunas and Mackerels: The Road Runners of Cocos Island

If you hear the words “Road Runner”, two things may come up in to your mind. One is a fast-running bird and another pertains to a popular cartoon character who is always chased by a coyote. But how do tunas and mackerels relate to road runners? They have no similarity except for one thing: speed. […]

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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 […]