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Going Deep on Cocos Island
360 nautical miles off the western shore of Costa Rica, a group of ocean operatives quietly prepare for a tactical dive on the rear deck of their 129-foot, global-reach vessel before dawn.
Submersibles in Action
Richard Pyle embarks to Cocos Island to explore the deep reefs with One World One Ocean.
A Visual Feast in the Undersea Twilight Zone
My colleagues and I have spent the past two decades traveling the tropical Pacific Ocean to document life that occurs below the realm of scuba divers, a coral-reef “Twilight zone”.
A Parade of Sharks, Dazzling Yet Diminished
Cocos Island is perhaps best known for an abundance of large marine animals, sharks in particular.
High-Tech Tools, Primeval Wonders
We fulfilled my dream of integrating advanced closed-circuit rebreathers with a sophisticated submersible. Our drop-point was an undersea pinnacle known as Mount Everest. Howard and I would cling to the outside of the Deep See sub and ride it down to the very summit of the pinnacle 150 feet down.
A Choreographic Feeding Frenzy
Whenever I see a reef with an enormous abundance of large predators, I always wonder, where does the food come from?