4 Star 88x31Turtle Island leads primary research with volunteer dive research assistants at Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica, an oasis of ocean life. Hundreds of sharks and rays, schools of fish numbering in the tens of thousands and endangered sea turtles surround the island.  Our research is setting the basis for better protections at Cocos Island and for a “Protected Swimway” to save sharks, sea turtles and other migratory animals as they swim throughout the region.

Learn how to join a Cocos Island Research Expedition today to help study, tag and track sharks and sea turtles with leading environmentalists at Cocos Island. Contact info@seaturtles.org for more information.

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10-Day Scuba Diving Expedition to Cocos Island, Costa Rica

December 3, 2017
12:00 AM
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December 13, 2017
12:00 AM
Cocos Island, Costa Rica

December 3 - 13, 2017: 10-day trip on Undersea Hunter's Argo ONE SPOT LEFT! Contact us now at erica@seaturtles.org to book your spot! NEW DISCOUNTED PRICE: TOTAL cost per trip:  $5,7

News

Saving Turtles and Sharks by Creating the Cocos–Galapagos Swimway

October 31, 2017

I’m writing to you from the Galapagos Islands where we have just completed the first inter-governmental workshop on the Cocos–Galapagos Swimway, a...

Cassie Burdyshaw: Diving in Cocos

September 29, 2017

Diving in Cocos was a reminder of the awe-inspiring magnificence of the ocean… In August, I joined over a dozen volunteers who set off

Announcing: Raffle to Win a spot on Dec. 2017 Cocos Island Research Expedition

July 27, 2017

We are announcing a fantastic opportunity to join Turtle Island on a Cocos Island Research Expedition December 3 to 13, 2017! Purchase a raffle ticket...

Cocos Expedition Resources

  • Cocos Island Gallery

    cocos whaleshark

    Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica is known worldwide as an ocean haven for spectacular sharks, rare sea turtles, ...