Photo by George Duffield
Photo by George Duffield

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

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 for $100 today.  You will have a 1 in 100 chance to win a 10-day scuba diving trip to Cocos Island, Costa Rica.

Raffle Draw Date: Friday, October 6, 2017.

Check out our special ticket offers:
– Purchase five tickets ($500) and receive one free ticket!
– Sell five tickets to friends and you will receive one free ticket! Make sure your friends let us know you told them about the raffle!

 To purchase your raffle tickets or for more information, please:

  1. Email us at with your phone number and 3 good times to reach you — we will then call you back to process your credit card purchase by phone.
  2. Call 800-859-7283 x 101 during business hours (Pacific Standard time).   
  3. Click here to download this pdf and mail the completed form to Turtle Island, PO Box 370, Forest Knolls CA 94933
  4. Or fax it to 415-663-8534.

Testimonial from David Stoll, 2016 winner: I have never won anything in my life, so I was shocked and thrilled to learn that my raffle ticket was chosen for a Cocos Island adventure! I dove Cocos years ago and had long dreamed of returning. The trip was incredible. Underneath the sprawling Jurassic Park-like island teems an adrenaline-producing rush of life. The stars, of course, are the hammerhead and other shark species, but it’s all a thrill. On top of that, contributing to scientific research about shark and turtle populations made the trip even more special. I can’t think of a better way to have won a raffle at last!

The prize trip is regularly priced at $5,785 and includes the $490 national park fee, all gourmet meals and nitrox refills, transportation from your hotel to the dock.  Please note that the winner will be responsible for roundtrip airfare, Diver Safety Insurance; hotel stays past the expedition duration; crew tip.

Each expedition participant has the experience of working with leading conservationists in our study of shark migrations while enjoying about three dives a day one of the world’s top locations for sharks and other large animals.

The trips are led by Executive Director Todd Steiner and Costa Rican marine conservationist Randall Arauz. They offer a unique opportunity for divers to participate hands-on in collecting valuable data on migration patterns at this amazing hotspot of life.  Click here to read more about our work.

Please also take a look at these website pages for more information:

•    Trip overview.
Information about Undersea Hunter, the experienced dive vessel operator.

The raffle drawing will be conducted using a random number generator on Friday, October 6th, and the winner contacted immediately.

Please also contact us at or 800-859-7283 x 101 if you are interested in booking a spot on the December 2017 trip, or on our August or December 2018 expeditions.

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