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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 car […]

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. […]

Damselfish and their Manly Habits in Cocos Island

Damselfish and their Manly Habits in Cocos Island

While drifting over the reefs of Cocos island, you will notice that there are a variety of small-sized fish thriving near the bottom of the reef floor. Although dominantly composed of brightly colored fish, the species of damselfish that you will find in Cocos island are not that brightly colored as compared to the ones […]

The Colorful Life of a Butterflyfish

The Colorful Life of a Butterflyfish

Derived from its land counterparts, butterflies and butterflyfish have a lot in common. First in the resemblance list is their brightly colored body. While you can see a variety of rainbow body colors in the entire butterflyfish family of Chaetodontidae, most of the species tend to have a yellow undertone. Second has something to do […]

Scorpionfish: A Family of Venomous Fish

Scorpionfish: A Family of Venomous Fish

If you think that a scorpionfish is a combination of a scorpion and a fish, then somehow, you got it this time. But before we proceed, this combination has nothing to do with their appearance where the looks of a scorpion and a fish are combined together. No. Rather, it has something to do with […]

Extremely Elusive Eels

Extremely Elusive Eels

When you go diving in Cocos Island, you will notice that there are snake-like creatures that lives in cracks and crevices or swimming near the sand. Most probably, what you have seen are eels. But to make sure that you are interacting with the right animal, allow us to describe the characteristics of an eel, […]

Jacks of Cocos Island

Jacks of Cocos Island

Most, if not all, of the world’s best dive sites features several amazing marine wildlife that is usually in huge numbers. These massive population may come in a variety of form and shape depending on the environment it thrives. In Cocos island, one of the massive fish population that you will see are Jacks. Collective […]

Bighead Tilefish

Bighead Tilefish

Bighead Tilefish (Caulolatilus affinis) Max. Length: 49.5 centimeters Length at 1st Maturity: 25.3 centimeters a value: 0.01230 b value: 3.000 Depth Range: 30 – 185 meters (100 – 610 feet) Frequency: Abundant in the Eastern Pacific Ocean If you happen to go deep diving in Cocos island and arrive in the sandy bottom, you will […]

Blacktip Cardinalfish

Blacktip Cardinalfish

Blacktip Cardinalfish (Apogon atradorsatus) Max. Length: 8.9 centimeters Length at 1st Maturity: 6.3 centimeters a value: b value: Depth Range: 3 – 46 meters (10 – 152 feet) Frequency: Abundant only in the offshore reefs of Malpelo, Galapagos and Cocos Island A blacktip cardinalfish is another reef-associated fish that you can see in Cocos island […]

Tailspot Cardinalfish

Tailspot Cardinalfish

Tailspot Cardinalfish (Apogon dovii) Max. Length: 7.5 centimeters Length at 1st Maturity: 5.4 centimeters a value: b value: Depth Range: 3 – 45 meters (10 – 150 feet) Frequency: Abundant in the reefs of the Eastern Pacific Ocean In most of the times during your underwater adventures in Cocos island, you will go to the […]

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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 […]