Cocos Island

We take pride in offering our customers and friends an expedition to Cocos Island scheduled from September 6th to 16th, 2025. During this expedition, biologist Marta Cambra, an expert in sharks with extensive research experience on the island, will accompany you. She’ll share insights from her studies through engaging talks and presentations during a journey filled with numerous high-quality dives.

You’ll be able to explore the depths where hammerhead sharks gather, alongside manta rays, tiger sharks, white tip sharks, whale sharks, and bustling schools of jacks.

Cocos Island unquestionably ranks among the world’s breathtaking destinations

Harnessing the power of deep ocean currents, Cocos Island becomes a thriving haven for diverse marine life, offering a playground for pelagic animals. On land, the lush tropical forests and the allure of lost Spanish gold add a touch of mystery, creating an island that’s not only visually stunning but steeped in pirate legends. This unique fusion sets the stage for an unparalleled expedition, proudly presented by Saltwater Connection.

Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure with the Cocos Aggressor

Get ready to dive into the extraordinary aboard the Cocos Aggressor. This sleek vessel, stretching an impressive 38 meters (125 ft) in length and boasting a 9-meter (28ft) beam, is the epitome of design excellence, created to host 22 divers and a crew of 9 dedicated individuals. Elevating the bar for elegance, the Cocos Aggressor shines as the crown jewel of our fleet, promising an unmatched experience in the breathtaking waters surrounding Cocos Island.

The Cocos Island Agressor sailing towards Isla del Coco, surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Cocos Aggressor. The most beautiful ship of the Island.

Carefully refitted for the unique Cocos experience, this ship guarantees a perfect blend of comfort, safety, and stability as you plunge into your oceanic adventure. Say goodbye to cramped spaces with staterooms that feature side-by-side beds, private bathrooms, individual climate control, and ample storage for all your gear. Immerse yourself in luxury with the Cocos Aggressor’s amenities, including a spacious jacuzzi for unwinding after dives or soaking in sunset views, an expansive sun deck, a cozy shaded al fresco lounge, a roomy dive deck, camera tables, charging stations, a generously-sized salon, and much more.

The dive deck, complete with individual storage and a camera table, showcases our dedication to providing a seamless and enjoyable diving experience. Take your pick from our 4 Master Staterooms on the upper deck, offering panoramic views through large picture windows, or opt for the 7 deluxe staterooms on the lower deck, each adorned with two porthole windows. Join us aboard the Cocos Aggressor, where the blend of luxury and adventure creates a celebration of the sea in every moment. Get ready for an unforgettable voyage with the coolest crew around!

Explore with Marta Cambra, a marine biologist and specialist in Cocos Island sharks.

Embark on an unforgettable diving expedition to Cocos Island, also known as Isla del Coco, with Salt Water Connection, your trusted digital travel agency. Joining us on this adventure is Costa Rica’s esteemed shark scientist, Marta Cambra Agustí. Marta’s groundbreaking research focuses on establishing protocols for shark and ray tourism, advocating for research expansion in Costa Rica’s Marine Protected Areas.

Diver expertly deploying underwater cameras at the bottom of the sea.
Marta deploying BRUVs at Cocos Island.

Throughout the week, Marta will share her insights through engaging presentations and workshops. Experience a virtual encounter with the underwater world using Marta’s BRUVs (Baited Remote Underwater Videocameras).
Kickstart your journey with a complimentary PADI AWARE Shark & Ray Conservation course taught by Marta, and receive your certification card by mail upon your return.

As part of the land portion, venture into the lush tropical forests of Cocos Island, exploring waterfalls and discovering exotic flora and fauna. Don’t miss the opportunity for captivating photos capturing the island’s natural beauty.

Room Options for 11-Day/10-Night Trip:

7 Deluxe Staterooms: $6,349 USD per person
1 Master Stateroom with Queen Bed: $6,699 USD per person
3 Master Staterooms with Side-by-Side Twin Beds: $6,699 USD per person

What’s included on this trip?

Diving & activities
PADI AWARE Shark Conservation course & certification.
AL80 tanks, weights.
Presentations on shark research, Cocos pirates, and more.
10 nights shared accommodation.
4 chef-prepared meals daily, plus snacks and beverages.
Dive essentials: towels, Marine Rescue GPS, Dive Alert signaling device.

What’s Not Included?

Transfers to/from San Jose airport.
Port & park fee ($490 USD payable onboard).
Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Program Fee ($30, paid onboard).
Unlimited Nitrox upgrade ($150 per person, optional).
Rental equipment.
Crew Gratuity (10%-15%, at your discretion).
Credit card processing fees

Flights & Pre-Trip Information: Our departure and return point is San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO airport). Ensure a smooth trip with a one-night stay in San Jose due to airline and boat schedules. The boat schedule aligns with tides, emphasizing the importance of timely arrival. Recommended hotels include Park Inn by Radisson, where group transfers can be easily arranged.

For those arranging their transport, please inform us 30 days in advance. Let’s make your Cocos Island adventure with Saltwater Connection an experience of a lifetime!

Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans can change, so we offer a fair cancellation policy for your diving trip to Coco Island. For cancellations made more than 90 days in advance, we will refund 90% of the amount paid. Cancellations between 90 and 60 days before the trip will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 60 days in advance are non-refundable unless we can fill your spot, in which case we will refund 50%.

In unforeseen and justified circumstances, such as serious medical emergencies, we will consider exceptions to this policy. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance that covers possible cancellations and contingencies for added peace of mind.

Our goal is to provide a positive and hassle-free experience for all participants. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with these terms, which allow us to organize a safe and well-planned trip for everyone