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Dive Review of Sea Hunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos Is

July, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by John Sommerer, MD, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Great Operation, Great Destination, Lousy Timing"
Report Number 8344
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Alaska, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Galapagos, Maldives, Melanesia,
Micronesia, Polynesia, Revillagigedos
Closest Airport
Getting There
New direct flight from BWI on
Southwest Airlines

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
79   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Official max depth 110. Some subjects were worth pushing your MOD a little.
Recommend setting your pO2 limit to 1.5, rather than go with usual 1.4.
Return to boat with reasonable amount of air (~400psi). Group must stay
reasonably together.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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There is limited space on the dive deck for camera setups. Our trip was ALL
photographers, most with very large gear (up to a RED Epic that looked more
like a DP ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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A somewhat difficult review to write, as this was a long-awaited trip where
the wildlife was not what we hoped for. The trip report from the week
before us was awesome, that from the trip following ours was also awesome,
but ours was more "meh." Luck of the draw. We saw hammers,
tigers, galapagos, and whitetips a-plenty, but except for the whitetips,
not generally close up. Current was mostly low, temperatures were high, and
the sharks were distant. The cleaning stations, populated by evermore
desperate barber fish, were clearly evident, with the cleaners high in the
water, but no business. I had previously read that if the temps were too
high, the hammers in particular would be deep, but my observation was that
they weren't particularly deep, they were just out in the blue. In fact,
most  ...
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