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Dive Review of Sea Hunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos

Sea Hunter, Jan, 2002,

by Starkovsky, Cynthia, CA., USA . Report 132.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving California, Baja Mex., Galapagos, New Guinea, Australia, Palau, Carribean etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 52 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes max.,no deco diving
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We had two wonderful trips aboard the Sea Hunter, one in January, one in August. There were less sharks, but sunny weather during the January trip. Both rides in and out were glassy smooth, but this was a matter of sheer luck. The diving is magnificent and the crew aboard the Sea Hunter is very experienced and superior. During the January trip, there were unusually strong currents and icy thermoclines. In August, it poured rain non-stop and there were dozens of shark finning boats pumping their bilge, dumping their trash,and brazenly fishing within park limits. A handful of ill-equiped park rangers attempt to curtail these activities using transportation that resembles an old rowboat with single outboard attached. Personally, I find it difficult to completely enjoy an environment in which such a trajedy is occuring. The dive boats, however, are playing an important role in chasing away the bad guys.
So,everybody go!
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