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  Cocos (Keeling) Islands holidays, travel and tourism. Discover the islands, Discover Paradise.
For a cultural experience take the ferry to Home Island and enjoy the hospitality and unique way of life of the Cocos Malay kampong or join in with the local West Island community activities.
This tiny horseshoe shaped jewel of the Indian Ocean is located 2750klm north-west of Perth and 900klm west south-west of Christmas Island, its closest neighbour and another island of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories.
The Cocos (Keeling) Islands is not on daylight saving.
www.cocos-tourism.cc   (0 words)

  Caribbean - Antigua - Hotel: Cocos
Cocos serves a contemporary mix of international cuisine, with a strong local influence.
Cocos' restaurant has a large and varied wine selection comprising New World value as well as the finest from the more established vintners of France, Italy and California.
At Cocos the philosophy is to ensure that every experience is pleasurable to the senses and food and wines are chosen with this in mind.
www.wiol.com /antigua/cocos/more.html   (422 words)

 Friends of Cocos Island Foundation - Main Characteristics
Cocos Island emerged from this mountain range, which is formed by volcanic rocks, mainly of lava and ash; its geological age is between 1.91 and 2.44 million years.
Cocos Island is younger than the Galapagos Islands, which have a geological age of between 1.8 and 4.2 million years.
The climate of Cocos Island is determined by the northern and southern migrations of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ZCIT) that causes continual cloudiness over the island, continuous rain during most of the year, and a persistent southeasterly wind.
www.cocosisland.org /english/island/maincharacteristics   (367 words)

 Cocos Island
Cocos Island is situated 500 km off the coast of Costa Rica.
Cocos is home to over 80 species of birds and many other endemic animals and plants.
Tthe biodiversity of Cocos Island is threatened by a suite of introduced mammals including pigs, white-tailed deer, cats and two species of rat.
www.issg.org /CII/cocos_island.htm   (224 words)

  Animal Planet :: Cocos Island Conservation
Cocos Island, located about 300 miles southwest of Costa Rica in the Pacific Ocean, is a tropical island with a rugged coastline and an astonishing degree of biodiversity.
The waters of Cocos Island provide critical habitat to a bounty of exotic fish, many of which are endemic, as well as dolphins, eels, sea turtles, hammerhead sharks and silky sharks.
Cocos Island is known worldwide for its populations of hammerhead sharks, a particularly fierce species that gets its name from the shape of its head, which looks very much like a hammer.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/caught/conservation/cocos_island.html   (1025 words)

 NOVA Online | Island of the Sharks | Legends and Lore
Cocos Island, 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, is legendary for its natural and man-made treasures.
If the legends are to be believed, many of these pirates died from disease, battles, or excecution before they could ever return to the island to claim their loot, and it remains there to this day, hidden in natural caves or long-forgotten trenches.
Welch's story was believed, as much for her intimate knowledge of the island as for the chart, and an expedition was mounted to hunt for the treasure.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/sharks/island/legends.html   (685 words)

 Cocos Islands District High School
Cocos Islands District High School is without doubt one of the most unique and challenging educational environments in Australia.
Situated on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands it is the most westerly of Australia’s territories, lying in the Indian Ocean approximately 2900 kilometres northwest of Perth and 2600 kilometres west of Darwin.
Mindful of the unique situation of Cocos Islands, the school is committed to the ongoing health and well-being of all, through an embodied pastoral care ethos.
www.cocos.edu.cc /index.htm   (655 words)

 Cocos Island
Cocos underwater is not the most colorful spot on earth and the diving is challenging but if you like swimming with sharks this is the place to be.
Another thing to consider is that since Cocos itself is inhabited only by a few park rangers and has no facilities of any kind you'll be on the boat for the entire trip.
Cocos is one of the wettest places in the whole world - especially during the summer months.
www.metridium.com /reports/cocos.html   (1920 words)

 Costa Rica's Coco Island, Tropical Pacific Costa Rica, Tropical ecosystem
Cocos Island was known to mariners and cartographers at least as early as the beginning of the sixteenth century.
Cocos' steep cliffs are remnants of íts volcanic origin, and the entire island is composed chiefly of lava flows of labocorite and andesite.
Cocos Island Finch, (Pinaroloxias inornata) and the Cocos Island Cuckoo (Cocyzus ferrugineus).
www.isladelcoco.com /theisland.html   (1264 words)

 Dive OKEANOS AGGRESSOR, Cocos Island -- with U.S. DIVE TRAVEL.
Cocos Island diving is an experience on a par with the Galapagos, or the finest Pacific adventure scuba diving destinations.
Cocos Island diving is a tender venture into a protected marine preserve and the people of Costa Rica want to keep it beautiful, and fresh, for many more decades to come.
Cocos Island is located 600 km (approximately 375 miles) off the western coast of Costa Rica, in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
www.usdivetravel.com /V-COSTA_RICA-Okeanos.html   (5694 words)

 Cocos Island: Unique Vacation Spots - Associated Content
Cocos Island is often called "Island of the Sharks".
Cocos is a small island but offers a piece of paradise to all who visit.
Cocos Beach Motel is located right by the beach, with the local airport and supermarket just across the street.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/25661/cocos_island_unique_vacation_spots.html   (616 words)

 Dive Global Destination :: Cocos Island
Cocos Island, lying isolated in the tropical Pacific, three hundred miles southwest of Costa Rica, is an ocean oasis.
Cocos Island in the East Pacific is the largest uninhabited island in the world, it's remote, wild and and excellent diving location.
Here, on Cocos, the fish population has been allowed to grow in harmony with the natural balance of the food chain, which is why such a great diversity and quantity of sea life is prevalent.
www.diveglobal.com /explore_destinations/destinations/pacific/cocos.asp   (1310 words)

 Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica
Hundreds of years ago Cocos Island was a hideout for pirates (and some say the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's, Treasure Island).
The Cocos Cuckoo, Flycatcher, and Finch, are endemic bird species, and the Finch has a famous cousin- the Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands, several hundred kilometers to the south.
One of the biggest problems on Cocos Island is the loss of native species to species introduced by man (pigs, goats and rats).
costa-rica-guide.com /Natural/Coco.html   (528 words)

 Photo Album
The ownership of its gardens has been transferred to the Cocos Malay people and the historic home's future is soon to be decided.
Although some previous residents are unable to re-visit Cocos, happy memories of their stay are still strong in their minds.
The rusted remains of one of the six-inch gun mounts lie on uninhabited Horsburgh Island, once used to defend the Islands from perceived naval threat during the WWII.
cocosdive.bizland.com /cocoshistory/id4.html   (468 words)

 Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica
A unique ecosystem evolved on Cocos Island because of its isolation, and at least 70 species of plants and 70 species of animals and insects are found nowhere else in the world.
The Cocos Island finch is also endemic, but belongs to the endemic species of finches discovered by Darwin on the Galápagos Islands.
Two species of endemic lizards are also found on Cocos, as well as varied marine life such as several species of tropical fish, sea turtles and coral reefs.
www.planetware.com /costa-rica/cocos-island-national-park-crc-pu-coco.htm   (424 words)

 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Between 1831 and 1857, the Cocos Islands constituted a feudal "fiefdom", and was ruled by John Cluniess-Ross.
Although the Cocos (Keeling) islands were discovered in 1609 by Capt. William Keeling of the East India Company, they remained uninhabited until 1826, when the first settlement was established on the main atoll by an Englishmen, Alexander Hare, with a group of followers, predominantly of Malay origin.
The Cocos (Keeling) Islands Council, established as the elected body of the Cocos Malay community in July 1979, advises the Administrator on all issues affecting the Territory.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/cc.html   (747 words)

 COCOS Hotel, Antigua - beautiful beach holidays in the Caribbean
Nestled into the cliffside overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, COCOS is an exclusive resort for those looking to escape to paradise.
COCOS offers complete peace and tranquility, an abandon from the stress of life, where your every need is catered for.
Set in the stunning tropical isle of Antigua, COCOS is situated between two powdery white beaches.
www.cocoshotel.com /welcome.htm   (129 words)

 Cocos Islands - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cocos Islands - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cocos Islands, also called the Keeling Islands,a group of 27 small coral islands in the eastern Indian Ocean, a dependency of Australia.
Cocos Island, Costa Rican possession in the Pacific Ocean.
encarta.msn.com /Cocos_Islands.html   (176 words)

 Diving Cocos Islands - Dive Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Scuba Dive Travel, Dive Adventures Australia
The Cocos Keeling Island group is an isolated cluster of Islands located in the Indian Ocean about 2750km North-West of Perth and 3685km West of Darwin.
The Cocos Island cluster comprises of 27 coral islands forming two atolls offering clear blue skies, beautiful white sandy beaches and a tropical climate.
The Cocos Village Bungalows is one of the most luxuriously appointed resort style accommodation to become available on the beautiful Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
www.diveadventures.com /pages/destinations/Christmas/cocos.htm   (1231 words)

 Antigua Hotels: Cocos | antigua-guide.info
Two beaches adorn the property at the well-rounded Cocos on Antigua, offering an all-inclusive stay to guests that combines the serenity of the peacef...
The Cocos is noteworthy for offering its guests water sports and great and picturesque golf nearby.
Classic international dishes are served at Coco's restaurant along with innovative local cuisine and a vast wine list, perfect for any guest's dining desires, whereas the surrounding area is also host to other local eateries for more dining options more info
antigua-guide.info /accommodations/a.to.z.hotels/cocos   (364 words)

 Cocos Castaway - Just a coconut-throw from the Indian Ocean
Cocos Castaway has up to date facilities so that you can live in comfort at yesterday's pace.
Cocos Castaway Standard (previously known as Castaway Villas) are ideally suited for couples or singles who just want to get away from it all.
Cocos Castaway Superior (previously known as Castaway Units) are ideally suited to couples, twin share or couple with one child.
www.cocoscastaway.com /index.htm   (322 words)

 Eco-Exchange - April-May 2001 - Modern-Day Pirates Plunder Saltwater Booty Near Costa Rica's Fabled Cocos Island
Legend holds that gold doubloons hidden by early 19th century pirates are buried in the steep, rocky shores and luxuriant forests of Cocos Island, 330 miles (532 km) from the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
A nonprofit conservation group in Costa Rica, Friends of Cocos Island Foundation (FAICO in its Spanish acronym), is dedicated to protecting the island itself -- the only island in the eastern Pacific that receives sufficient rainfall to support a humid, tropical forest.
FAICO notes that the sharks and other sealife around Cocos draw hundreds of thousands of dollars to Costa Rica, as the island is one of the world's premiere scuba-diving destinations.
www.rainforest-alliance.org /neotropics/eco-exchange/2001/may01-2.html   (1125 words)

Cocos Groovus has a very firm belief that the backing tracks should be there to enhance the live playing/singing performance of the band members.
Cocos Groovus was born in December 2001, when Bud and Annie combined their resources to create a very streamlined; modern but still 'earthy', act.
The main focus of Cocos Groovus is to 'get the girls up dancing' — Annie and Bud figured that was the key to a great night.
homepage.mac.com /cocosgroovus/aboutus.html   (1147 words)

 Cocos Island Marine Park
Costa Rica's Cocos Island Marine Park, located approximately 500 km (300 miles) off the west coast of Costa Rica, is covered by an evergreen forest, of the type typically found in South America, with clouds covering the tallest peaks.
Cocos Island is also home to at least twenty seven endemic fish species including the exotic red-lipped batfish.
Cocos Island receives an average of twenty five feet of rainfall per year, resulting in a covering of lush green foliage.
home.att.net /~ticotours/Coco2.htm   (1272 words)

 underwater.com.au | Article | Destination Cocos (Keeling) Islands
The group of islands that form the coral atoll known as Cocos (Keeling) Islands are located 2700 km North West of Perth and 900 km to its nearest neighbour Christmas Island: remote and pristine.
Cocos Dive generally has their surface intervals at Direction Island, on a white tropical beach lined with palm trees.
Coming away from Cocos Island we had to get used to speed limits again or rather the fact that everybody else drives faster than 30 km/h and the fact no one waves or says 'hello'.
www.underwater.com.au /article.php/id/2181   (2138 words)

 Cocos Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Territory of Cocos Islands; including Keeling Islands (14.4 sq km) is consisted of two coral atolls, lying in the Indian Ocean some 650 miles south of Sumatra (Indonesia), 1,760 miles south-east of Ceylon, 1,040 miles south-south-west of Singapore and 1,330 miles from western Australia.
It is interesting however that during this period, although the garrison were equipped with radio transmitters and receivers, these were not used except in emergencies as they did not wished to give the impression to the Japanese that the islands were garrisoned.
Later in the war two airstrips were built and three bomber squadrons were moved to the islands to provide support during the reinvasion of Malaya and reconquest of Singapore, which of course was pre-empted by the Japanese surrender.
www.geocities.com /dutcheastindies/cocos.html   (452 words)

 Poria Cocos : by Ray Sahelian, M.D. Fu Ling
The bioactivity-guided fractionation of the methylene chloride extract of the sclerotium of Poria cocos led to the isolation of (S)-(+)-turmerone (1), ergosterol peroxide (2), polyporenic acid C (3), dehydropachymic acid (4), pachymic acid (5), and tumulosic acid (6).
It suggests that Poria cocos is a biological response modifier (BRM), instead of a cytotoxic reagent, and may be a potential alternative in leukemia therapy.
The heteropolysaccharides from Poria cocos mycelia cultured with the wild strain in a medium containing corn steep liquor exhibited the highest antitumor activities against Sarcoma 180 in vivo.
www.raysahelian.com /poriacocos.html   (2229 words)

 Cocos Malays   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cocos Islands, otherwise known as The Keeling Islands, are located on the external territory of Australia in the eastern Indian Ocean; these islands are where the culture of the Cocos Malays reside.
"The Cocos Islanders, or Cocos Malays, as they are often called, live on Home Island together with the descendants of the Clunies-Ross family, and most are now Australian citizens." (2) Some of these Cocos Islanders, however, settled in Australia in the mid-1950's because of overcrowded conditions on the islands.
All of the laws on the island are based on the laws of Australia and local laws; or are found under the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act of 1955, which is the island's constitution.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/oldworld/pacific/australia/cocosmalaysculture.html   (470 words)

 Keeling-Cocos coins and currency
The Keeling-Cocos Islands, also known as the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, are a group of 27 small islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
This 2004 dated set of seven coins of the Keeling-Cocos Islands was authorized by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council.
In 1902 Keeling Cocos issued a series of small, rectangular uniface notes printed on thin cardboard notes for use on the islands.
www.joelscoins.com /cocos.htm   (432 words)

 Dive Discovery Cocos Island
Cocos Island, Isla del Coco, lies 260 miles (550 km) off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is the world's largest uninhabited island with unparalleled beauty.
The underwater world of the national park has become famous due to the attraction it has for divers who rate it as one of the best places in the world to view large pelagic species such as sharks, rays, tuna and dolphins.
Now, as Cocos continues to concentrate marine life from hundreds of miles around, it is recognized as one of the last wild places on earth.
www.divediscovery.com /cocos   (278 words)

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