Tiger Shark Report and Dive Recommendations for Cocos Island National Park
On November 30, 2017, two divers had a serious encounter with a tiger shark at the Manuelita-Channel dive site in the Costa Rica National Park at Cocos Island, resulting in the death of one recreational diver, a park guest, and serious injury to the other diver, a dive master with the UnderSea Hunter group. This was the first known attack on a diver by a tiger shark at Cocos Island, which has been a popular recreational diving spot for nearly thirty years, and only the fourth recorded shark attack anywhere in Costa Rica.
Todd Steiner, executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, and Mark Stabb, a member of the Turtle Island Restoration Network Cocos Team wrote a report of the December 2017 incident, close encounters and recommendations for diving with sharks in Cocos Island National Park.
Read the report here: