COCOS DIVESITES


Alcyon

Most important divesite in Cocos. Submerged Reef, with 25 meters (85 feet) of water over it. Exposed to the predominant wind direction, located 1 nautical mile Southeast of the main island. Strong currents are frequent. Schooling Hammerheads, Yellowfin tuna, Marble rays and White Tip Reef sharks are the main attractions here. The depth range is from 20 to 40 meters (65 to 130 feet).

 


Dirty Rock

This site is relatively protected from wind and waves, still offers frequent big fish encounters such as Schooling Hammerheads and Big Eye jacks. The depth range is from 5 to 40 meters (15 to 130 feet).

 

 


Manuelita Inside

Very protected site with hardly any swell or current. Nice coral reef with plenty of White Tip Reef sharks and Marble Rays everywhere. Spectacular night dive.  The depth range is from 5 to 20 meters (15 to 65 feet).

 

 


Isla Pajara

Circling a small island on the Northwestern corner of Wafer Bay. Steep drop on it’s Northern tip. Nice coral coverage, mainly Poritis. White Tip Reef sharks and Marble rays are frequent. Occasionally juvenile Silvertip sharks. Good protection from Wind and Swell. Nice third dive of the day. The depth range is from 5 to 20 meters (15 to 65 feet).

 


Manuelita Outside

Various cleaner stations. Hammerhead encounters frequently a bit further away from the reef. The depth range is from 15 to 35 meters (50 to 120 feet).

 

 


Silverado

Cleaner station for Silver Tip sharks. Two small, submerged boulders on top of a 10 meter (33 feet) sand flat. The depth range is from 0 to 10 meters (0 to 33 feet).

 

 


Isla Uloa

This rock has a steep drop to 30 meters (100 feet) on it’s Northern tip and forms a small and shallow channel with the main island. The endemic Red Lipped Batfish can be seen below 30 meters( 100 feet). Marble Rays and White Tips are common. The depth range is from 20 to 40 meters (15 to 130 feet).

 


Submerged Rock

This rock of about 50 meters (165 feet) diameter has an scenic, arched hole on it’s Northwestern side at 20 meters (66 feet) depth. White tips, Hammerheads and Big Eye jacks are the main attraction here. This site can be exposed to wind and swell. The depth range is from 20 to 40 meters (65 to 130 feet).

 


Shark Fin Rock

Far away and exposed to the predominant winds, this site is less dived than the others. This beautiful place hosts a school of thousands of Big Eye jacks. Marble rays are also common. The depth range is from 10 to 40 meters (35 to 130 feet).

 

 


Punta Maria

Seamount with a depth of 25 meters (85 feet) over it. Currents are frequently encountered. Diving can be demanding but very rewarding. Hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, Marble rays and White Tips are often seen in numbers. The depth range is from 20 to 40 meters (65 to 130 feet).