A Parade of Sharks

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Cocos Island is perhaps best known for an abundance of large marine animals, sharks in particular. Most iconic of these are the vast schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, which can be found by the hundreds at various sites in the waters around the island.

Equally striking is the abundance of white-tip reef sharks. At any given moment during a typical dive here, one can look around and count at least half a dozen, and at certain times