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Dive Review of Cocos Aggressor in
Costa Rica

November, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by jean miller, ca, usa
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 2205
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
My diving experience includes the Red Sea, Papua New Guinea, Sulawesi,
Galapagos, Truk Lagoon, Yap, Thailand, Burma....
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
76   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Strict buddy system.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
The Okeanos Aggressor is the worst Aggressor I've ever been on. Other than
great meals, the overall quality of service was sadly lacking. The cushions
in the lounge were unkempt. There weren't enough weights to go around, and
we had to wait while to do our checkout dive until the panga motored to the
ranger station on Cocos Island to get more. Why the weights were kept on
the island remains a mystery. The dive deck is bare wood and gets slippery
when wet. The 36 hour crossing, both to and from the mainland can be quite
rough, deck pitching, sea washing over the sides. The crewmembers chatted
with each other while I struggled to stay upright while carrying my BC and
a wetsuit. There were only 2 divemasters for 20+ passengers, neither of
them paying much attention to divers. Cocos is not for beginners or the
faint of heart. That said, Cocos is a magical place with all manner of
sharks, some of the larger ones 12 to 14 feet. Hammerheads everywhere.
Diving at night with the white tips was an otherwordly experience. Cocos
could very well be the trip of a lifetime--if Aggressor cleans up its act.
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