Fins Attached



Citizen Science Research Expeditions

Fins Attached conducts research expeditions throughout the year. Some of these trips are open to donors of Fins Attached. The expeditions allow participants to witness and in some cases, participate in the research. We have found that these experiences completely transform the perceptions that individuals have about and towards sharks.

Contact Fins Attached for more information.


2018: Cocos Island Expedition

SPECIAL EXPEDITION: Guest Scientists – Dr. Peter Klimley (aka, Dr. Hammerhead), Dr Mauricio Hoyos, & Randall Arauz

Cocos Island – Costa Rica: September 13-23, 2018

Only 8 donors allowed – 3 SPACES AVAILABLE

Included in the price:

  • All meals and snacks on board
  • Complimentary local soft drinks, beer and social servings of wine
  • 7-days of diving (tanks, weights, boat and guide)
  • Nitrox
  • Transfers to/from Puntarenas
  • National Park Fees

Package does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Hotel nights in San Jose
  • Rental Equipment
  • Land Excursions
  • Crew tips

Activities and hosts: Research, tagging sharks, educational presentations from Klimley, Hoyos, and Arauz

Small group of no more than 8 citizen scientists

This is one of Klimley’s books,

You would need to arrive into San Jose by August 16. A hotel will be recommended. Pick up on the morning of August 17 for transfer to Puntarenas. The return back to San Jose will be on August 27 in the morning. You may be able to fly home that same day depending on flight time the later the better. Otherwise, another night hotel in San Jose and flying home the next day.

We would need a $2000 deposit ti hold your space. Balance will be due by July 15. The schools of hammerheads are waiting for you! Just say the word and I will email an invoice.

Email: to sign up.