Cocos Island Shark conservation Trip

      Cocos Island, Costa Rica

      Dive Ninja US
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      11 reviews
      Aug 5 - 15, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 22
      Cocos Island Shark conservation Trip
      Cocos Island, Costa Rica

      Dive Ninja US
      • Email address verified
      11 reviews

      Aug 5 - 15, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 22

      About this trip

      A Liveaboard Trip of a Lifetime

      Cocos Island is consistently named one of the top 3 diving destinations in the world. This extremely remote island off the coast of Costa Rica is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site and known as “the most beautiful island in the world” by Jacques CousteauHere, hundreds of hammerhead sharks gather at most dive sites around the island! On top of that, we’ll look out for manta rays, tiger sharks, white tip sharks, whale sharks, sailfish, and so much more. There’s almost too much to see at Cocos Island.

      Cocos benefits from several deep ocean currents, which bring an abundance of food and pelagic animals to the area. Land-side is just as impressive with lush tropical forests and even lost Spanish gold, which has become part of the island’s pirate lore. Altogether, this makes for the perfect Dive Ninja expedition.

      Join Dive Ninjas and Costa Rica’s top shark scientists, Marta Cambra Augusti for this Shark Conservation Ninjas Expedition. We are offering a special $500 discount and this trip will sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        10 nights on a shared double occupancy basis
      • 4 meals a day + snacks
        Early continental breakfast, hot breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and mid afternoon chef prepared snacks.
      • Beverages
        Soft drinks, coffee, tea, juices, local beer and wine
      • Presentations
        Marta & Jay will be giving talks all throughout the week on shark research. pirates, and more!
      • All diving & activities
      • Fresh towels
        Indoor and dive deck towels
      • Marine Rescue GPS
        Provided by Aggressor
      • Dive alert device
        Signaling device provided by Aggressor
      • Tanks, weights & belts
        AL80 tanks
      • Transfer to Ship
        Roundtrip transfers from San Jose to the ship

      What’s not included

      • Flights
      • Airport transfers
        To/from hotel in San Jose
      • Port & park fee
        $490 USD payable on board the ship in cash
      • Evacuation program
        Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Program Fee - $30 paid onboard
      • Rental gear
      • Nitrox upgrade
        Optional $150 unlimited nitrox for the entire trip
      • Crew tips & gratuities
        10%-15% of trip price is customary but is at your discretion
      • Card processing fees
        Any extra fees for payment on this platform are not included or collected by Dive Ninja Expeditions - the platform / credit card provider collects these fees, and we have no control over their charges

      Available Packages

      Deluxe Stateroom

      Includes $500 Ninja Discount

      Deposit: $1,325
      Master Stateroom with Queen Bed

      Must be booked as 2 spaces. Includes $500 Ninja Discount

      Deposit: $1,400
      Premium Suite SOLD OUT

      Includes $500 Ninja Discount


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      Dive Ninja US
      11 reviews
      Dive Ninja Expeditions was founded with a passion for exploration, adventure, conservation, and above all, diving. Dive Ninjas leads conservation minded diving tours, activities, & whale watching in Cabo San Lucas, specialized expeditions around Baja, as well as dive trips all around the world for divers & ocean lovers who want to experience something memorable and help protect our planet’s oceans at the same time.


      This was my second time traveling with Dive Ninjas and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Not only have the last two trips I've been on been amazing, Jay is such a wonderful host. Tiger Beach is such an experience. Diving with Epic Diving on site was awesome, you can tell Deb and Vin are truly passionate about what they do and they have so much love for the tiger sharks. From the safety briefings on the way out, to the vibe on the boat in between dives, it was all around a great experience, especially with a smaller group. What is really wonderful about this experience is it is a stationary dive so once you get down to the sand, you just sit and watch the show - meaning you can also stay down for a longer period of time. Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not kind to us on our second day of diving so we were not able to go out. Jay, Deb, and Vin gave us some alternative options and we were able to squeeze in 3 dives on our last day to make up for the loss of a day of diving. Weather changes is something that cannot always be accounted for, but both Dive Ninjas and Epic Diving put our safety at the top of their priority list and that is truly what matters. This is definitely a trip I will be repeating and I look forward to more trips with Dive Ninjas.
      By Callie P for Tiger Beach 2024 on Jun 04, 2024
      Great people, not so great diving, stuck in harbour for two days. Ninja did everything possible, but it badly effected the holiday vibe. A muteny was threatening, because people were uninformed and left in the dark with conspiracy theories and the internet. I would have expect Ninja to step up and be more visible to deal with the participants. The Agressor rooms were big, with big windows. I thought the food was bad / cheap. Lots of fried stuff and meat, often unrecognizable, with people guessing what it is. And never getting it right 🤣. Absolutely no healthy options, no real vegetarian options. In this day and age, di we really need 2 types of meat in every single meal? I am not a vegetarian, but I don't need mystery meat in every single meal. The whale shark course was interesting, with homework and pointers for encounters. Also, the course would end with a final session, whether or not we saw whale sharks. That session never took place, nor was there any announcement that the final session wasn't happening. I think another example that Ninja had given up in this trip. Overall, very disappointed with the trip.
      By Anne W for Tubbataha Liveaboard Trip on May 21, 2024
      Had an excellent diving adventure in the Philippines, with a great staff and crew who made the trip enjoyable and comfortable. Food was well prepared, tasty, and plentiful, room was clean and spacious, with good storage and efficient air conditioning, and the dive deck was well organized with plenty of outlets to recharge batteries and room to set up scuba and camera gear. Special thanks to Jay and Talal for a memorable trip!
      By Sandra H for Tubbataha Liveaboard Trip on May 20, 2024
      Although the delays at the start of the trip, the diving was great and very relaxed. The presentation from Jay regarding the whale sharks was very informative. The Aggressor boat could use some touch ups. The crew was fantastic and very helpful.
      By Petra V for Tubbataha Liveaboard Trip on May 20, 2024
      A great time was had by all. The accommodations were nice, the diving was fabulous and the sharks were AMAZING!
      By Mia B for Tiger Beach 2024 on Apr 24, 2024
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