Cocos Island / Trip Info


The two international airports in Costa Rica, are the Juan Santamaria in San Jose or Daniel Oduber in Liberia.The nearest airport to Puntarenas, where both ships are located is the Juan Santamaria, and is just 1.5 hours from the dock. Travel time is approximately 3 hours from Liberia.

The only European airline that has direct flights is Iberia, offering daily service from Madrid to San Jose, and is a duration of about 11 hours on average.From the US, many airlines offer a wide flying to Costa Rica, both Liberia and San Jose.

It is recommended to spend the night in San Jose, before travel to Puntarenas, to avoid any issues with air travel. The hotels that we recommend is the Holiday Inn at the Plaza Tempo, and Hotel Indigo on Lindora road.The departure times of our vessels depends on the tides change, please always check when booking.

To travel to Costa Rica, you will need a passport with at least 6 months validity.  Europeans, Americans and Canadians do not require a visa, but it is the responsibility of each traveler, to check your country’s regulations for entry into Costa Rica.


USD $490 Park Fee, (10 night charters), $350Park Fee (8 night charters), non-divers $350 (10 night charters) $250 (8 night charters), $30 Emergency Evacuation Plan, (both paid onboard), $29 airport departure tax paid at airport. All fees and taxes must be paid in cash.

Costarrican residents and citizens $315(10 night charters) , $225 (8 night charters) , non divers $175 (10 night charters), $125 (8 night charters).Costa Rica has a departure tax payable at the airport for $29USD. This fee can be paid by credit card or cash.Please note, American Express is not widely accepted in Costa Rica.


DANThere is a new mandatory $30 charge for an “Emergency Evacuation Plan” that will be paid onboard the yacht. In the unlikely event that a diving accident or medical emergency occurs while 300+ miles from the mainland at Cocos Island, it is imperative that the injured party be transported to a medical care facility as quickly as possible. When medical evacuation is needed, this service (which is administered and operated by the Traveler Emergency Medical Services (Traveler EMS) subsidiary of Divers Alert Network) utilizes pre-established and pre-authorized emergency evacuation protocols that have been created to facilitate the immediate dispatch of medical transport. Depending on the benefits under other policies held by the guest, their insurance carrier may or may not have logistics in place to deal specifically with Cocos Island – which could result in delayed response times for the medical evacuation and ultimate first responder care. This new program benefits every passenger aboard, not only the injured diver. Currently if the injured diver’s insurance plan fails to respond quickly enough with evacuation plans, the captain of the yacht would be obligated to terminate the cruise early and head back to port – thus impacting everyone’s travels. This new program minimizes this risk for all guests.

DAN’s Traveler EMS “Emergency Evacuation Plan”only provides 1st responder care (if available) during transport and transport to a medical facility. It does NOT provide medical care. All divers visiting Cocos Island are required to have some form of diving accident insurance and are encouraged to purchase Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance as well. Your diving and travel insurance policy(s) provide you the financial protection for the actual medical care plus any further medical transport above and beyond returning you from the yacht to a local medical facility on the mainland.

Dive the World Club: 25%

8 December- 18 December


Diving Environment

  • whale sharks, whales, dolphins, mantas, rays, hundreds of white tip sharks , humpback whales, turtles and of course hammers.
  • Water temperature: 72 - 82F with cooler thermoclines
  • 3 - 5 mm wetsuit recommended

Cocos Island Top Dive Map

Cocos Island Dive Map Costa Rica