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Dive Review of Seahunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island & Malpelo

October, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Mel Butler, CA, United States
Report Number 2681
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Cocos 1999 on Okeanos, most of South Pacific, and Caribbean, Socorro
Islands, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
71   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive to 130 feet.  Surface after one hour.  Stay with the group because of
strong currents.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 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  
Excellent tables and storage spaces with plenty of 120 outlets, camera
towels, and air.  Excellent help and support from crewmembers. Careful
loading of equipment onto skiffs.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 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 ship is in excellent condition. Everything worked! Including all the
multimedia video.  Good assortment of video movies in order.  Whole crew is
outstanding, particulary the divemasters and skiff operators(great eye for
finding you on surfacing in spite of drifting).  Safety EPIRB transponders,
whistles and flashlights furnished.  The Captain dived most every dive with
one or the other group.  Half our group were on rebreathers in one skiff
and the rest on Nitrox in the other skiff: easy re-entry into skiff.  Three
day dives and a night dive most nights on Cocos, no night dives on Malpelo.
 Usually rained some time of every day, but no problem.  Cabins, all with
bathrooms, are very nice.
     Sailed 36 hours south to Malpelo, Colombia first.  Dived 1 1/2 days,
but sailed early to Cocos where the action was, which was 35 hours sailing
north.  Then, 35 hours Cocos back to Puntarenas.
     Enjoyed a 300 foot dive on great 3-person submarine that travels on
the stern of the Seahunter.  
     White tips, gallapagos, hammerhead sharks, marble rays, mobula rays,
mantas, eels, giant schools of jacks, and of course, the red-lipped
batfish! Contrary to most dive spots, there are more fish here now than in
       Most dives are 80-110 ft. No decompression dives allowed. In
summary, this was a perfect trip. One of the best in the world.

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