Top Ten Spots for Experiencing Sharks
For a country so small (.03% of the Earths surface, to be more precise), Costa Rica hosts an amazing amount of the worlds biodiversity (roughly 5%). More than 500,000 species are found here, from barely visible to the eye insects to larger than life predators.
This rich natural world doesnt stop on land; the surrounding waters are just as ripe with life, with about 1,000 marine species. And reigning over all of them are, of course, the sharks.
White tips, hammerheads, bull, and whale sharks are the most frequently spotted in these parts. But its the hammerheads that offer the most intense diving experience. These surreal-looking creatures swarm the waters off Cocos Island, a few hours boat ride from the mainland. Its possible to see so many at once you might begin to wonder what they did with the rest of the fish.
The island is uninhabited, so all diving is live-aboard. However, most outfitters offer the opportunity to spend some time on land. And its worth checking outthe pristine island contains some incredible flora and fauna in its dense tropical rainforest.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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