Turtle 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.  We are also offering a raffle for a spot on our November 2016 trip!  Learn more below and contact info@seaturtles.org for more information.

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Action & Events

$1,300 Discount! – 12-Day Scuba Diving Expedition to Cocos Island, Costa Rica

August 19, 2016
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August 31, 2016
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Cocos Island, Costa Rica

August 19 – 31, 2016 (12-day trip on the Sea Hunter) $1,300 Discount! Join a research expedition to Cocos Island and work alongside scientists to research sea turtle and shark populat

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

November 29, 2016
12:00 AM
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December 9, 2016
12:00 AM
Cocos Island, Costa Rica

November 29 – December 9, 2016 (10-day trip on the Argo) Join a research expedition to Cocos Island and work alongside scientists to research sea turtle and shark populations and mig

News

Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting

July 25, 2016

Turtle Island Restoration Network and partner organizations are calling on the delegates at an upcoming global conservation meeting to take action to ...

Economic Benefits of Protecting the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

June 30, 2016

A new study has attached a dollar value to the "natural benefits" of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean and helps strengthen the case for the Cocos-Ga...

Cocos Island Cleaning Stations: Providing Sharks with a Healthy Spa Resort

June 2, 2016

Shark cleaning stations are one of the highlights of diving Cocos, where, in specific locations, butterfly fish and angel fish congregate and wait for...

Cocos Expedition Resources

  • Sea Turtle Ecology Course $19.95

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    Become an expert on all things sea turtle by enrolling in the Sea Turtle Ecology course! Proceeds benefit Turtle Island ...

  • Cocos Island Gallery

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