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Dive Review of Okeanos Aggressor in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Steve Pittman, OK, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3850
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea; South Pacific; Caribbean; Hawaii; Gulf of Mexico; Cave Exploration
in U.S., Bahamas, and Mexico; Lakes, quarries and rivers throughout the
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
Cocos Island diving is all that it is cracked up to be - and much more! 
Incredible hammerhead shark diving, white tips on every dive, a few silver
tips, a few Galapagos sharks, and a small whale shark.  Lots of rays and
excitement on every single dive.  Even when it was relatively
"quiet" underwater, you just knew that something exciting was
waiting around the corner, and seldom were you disappointed.  Bait balls,
dolphins, and a huge variety of tropicals completed the cast of underwater
characters.  Strong currents, surge, and rough surface water make this trip
one that only advanced and worldly divers should make. I travelled with 2
terrific dive buddies and met an international group (Germany, Italy,
Russia, France, Costa Rica, Americans) onboard the boat.  The crew of the
Okeanos was excellent, from the Captain to the stewards.  Food was good and
plentiful.  The boat is showing signs of age, and our charter was full (22)
plus a couple of rangers to be shuttled to the island.  So, it was a little
crowded at times, but the staterooms are comfortable, with ample room.  In
room shower and toilet was more than adequate.  We had a rough ride both
coming and going, so the 32 hours at sea was not as pleasant as one would
have wished, but the diving more than made up for the trip.  If you have
ever thought about going to Cocos - go!
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