Cocos Island is a National Park of Costa
Rica and is located 550 km of the Pacific shore from
Costa Rica. It is an island of volcanic origin. The
mountainous landscape and the tropical rainy climate
combine to create over 200 waterfalls on the island.
Cocos Island is
famous from the movie Jurassic Park and a lot of stories
of pirates that occurred in the 1800's. It has been
rumoured that the "Treasure of Lima" from the pirate
Benito Bonito was never found and should still be
on the island.
Diving is absolutely
stunning in crystal clear water and a temperature from
29 Degree Celsius. Big schools of hammerhead and white
tip sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, stingrays, turtles
and a lot of other colourful fishes hang out in
sometimes strong current. On one dive, a 4 m tiger shark
on a distance from about 5 m took my breath away.