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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Cocos Wind Dancer in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

June, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by timothy g warner, IL, US (2 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
"Great Diving and Very Tired Crew"
Report Number 8264 has 4 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Truk Lagoon, Maldives, Egypt, Jamaica, Cozumel, Turks, Costa Rica, Grand
Closest Airport
San Jose
Getting There
Multiple options with an
overnight stay in San Jose
following day with bus to

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No Deco, no blue water, come up with 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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There was a good size dive table, air hoses, and rinse tanks. They had a
computer to review photos and ...
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The trip over and back was very calm seas. It did take 42 and 44 hours in
perfect conditions due to the limitation of the engines. We were told in
the wheelhouse that 1200 rpm is the limit since the grounding and
subsequent damage. We understood that this was the first voyage with
customers since the accident. Many felt that we missed out on dives due to
the need of the captain to return to Puntarenas by midnight Tuesday
morning. He claimed that he needed to make high tide but we arrived at 3am.
We were also limited to three dives per day with three additional night
dives. Quite disappointing given that the other Aggressor boats allow 4 or
5 dives a day. VERY DISAPPOINTED with the high park fee of $245, doubling
to $490 plus $30 for a total of $520, after paying for trip. Should have
grandfathered in the prepaid guests.

The question came up among the guests that were aware of the grounding (we
in the know purposely kept that info to ourselves so as to not create
anxiety among the other guests) should the boat be in operation if they are
unable/reluctant to go above 1200 rpms or 6.5 to 8 knots in perfect

Nitrox is $160.00 and 120L tanks are another $90.00. Being a repeat
customer did afford me a  ...
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