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Dive Review of Sea Hunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by LeRoy Anderson, Utah, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 2015
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Caymans, Cozumel, Florida, British Columbia, California, Washington
State, Yap, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea.
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
70   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recreational limits-130 ft. Depending on nitrox mix  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
The diving was very excellent. I went with the special rebreather
expedition sponsored by Fathoms magazine and managed by Brett Gilliam. Very
well set up and organized, the crossings to Cocos and Malpelo islands were
very smooth and pleasant, though I've heard this is not always the case.
Malpelo island is dramatic and visually stunning. Tons of moray eels at
Malpelo. Cocos island surprised me because of how beautiful the island is
topside. Under the water, what can be said that has not already been said.
This place is a real treasure, with magnificent amounts of tropical fish,
huge schools of jacks, hammerheads, and whitetips. The mobula rays are very
interesting to observe. Favorite site, Dirty Rock with all it's variety,
followed by bajo alcyone for it's tuna and hammerheads. It was great to
snorkel with dolphins, snorkel with silky sharks, dive with hammerheads,
galapagos sharks, blacktip sharks, whitetip sharks, all on the same day.
One group (not mine) had a nice snorkeling whaleshark encounter on the last
day of diving. Rebreathers made the diving alot more fun and enabled closer
animal interactions, as well as extending the bottom times. Not a single
rebreather malfunction for anyone on the entire trip, which speaks alot for
the quality of the maintenance of this gear by the crew. We were all
supplied with safety sausages, whistles, and homing beacons for safety. The
cooks, divemasters, boatmen all were uniformly first class, and a dvd of
the trip was made for us all which has been greatly enjoyed by my friends
and family since returning home. If you are an experienced diver, you can't
go to a better place or with better people. 
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