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Dive Review of UNDERSEA HUNTER/SEAHUNTER in
Costa Rica/COCOS ISLAND

November, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by TOM LOPATIN, NJ, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 4970
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
WORLDWIDE
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, rainy  
Seas
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
72   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
NONE  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
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  
N/A  
Comments
SEPARATE RINSE TANK, AMPLE TABLE SPACE , COMPRESSED AIR AND RECHARGING
STATIONS.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
10 DAY TRIP ON THE SEAHUNTER, A FINE VESSEL, VERY WELL KEPT. EXCELLENT
CREW, AND ATTITUDE. MEALS WERE BEST I'VE EVER HAD ON A LIVEABOARD. WEATHER
WAS OVERCAST AND RAINING MOST OF THE TIME...DON'T PLAN ON GETTING A
SUNTAN!

GREAT HAMMERHEAD ACTION! THE WHITE TIP SHARK NIGHT DIVE AT MANUELITA WAS
SPECTACULAR! SLEEPING WHITE TIPS AND MOBULA RAYS SCATTERED ABOUT ON ALMOST
EVERY DIVE. THIS WAS SUSTAINED DEEP DIVING, WHERE WE WOULD PLANT OURSELVES
IN A "NOOK OR CRANNY" AND WAIT FOR THE SHOW TO BEGIN. 17 OF THE
23 DIVES WERE IN EXCESS OF 100 FSW. MAKE SURE YOU'RE NITROX CERTIFIED (OR
PLAN TO TAKE THE COURSE ON THE BOAT DURING THE 36 HOUR CROSSING) OR RISK
SURFACING ALONE. IF YOU'RE PRONE TO SEASICKNESS, BRING THE CORRECT
MEDICATION...THE SEAS CAN "ROCK AND ROLL" PRETTY GOOD DURING THE
CROSSINGS.

HAD SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO PHOTO THE ELUSIVE RED LIPPED BATFISH, IN 50
FSW.

THE MOST FASCINATING DIVE WAS "IN THE BLUE", AT ABOUT 30 FSW,
WATCHING, FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES, BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN HUNTING CREVALLE JACKS.
RATHER THAN DARTING IN AND SNATCHING ONE BEFORE IT COULD REACT, THE DOLPHIN
WOULD "RUN DOWN" THE JACK, CHASING RIGHT BEHIND IT RELENTLESSLY
FOR AS LONG AS A MINUTE, UNTIL THE JACK WAS SPENT, WHEN IT WOULD GOBBLE IT
UP...REMINDED ME OF A CHEETAH CHASING DOWN A GAZELLE. WATCHED MULTIPLE
HUNTS, ALL PLAYING OUT TO THE SAME UNFORTUNATE OUTCOME FOR THE JACK,
REGARDLESS TO WHATEVER EVASIVE TACTICS THE JACK WOULD TRY, INCLUDING
SWIMMING BACK INTO THE SCHOOL. THE DOLPHIN NEVER LOST ITS FOCUS ON THAT ONE
POOR FISH UNTIL THE END. ONLY ONE LUCKY JACK EVADED DEATH BECAUSE, RIGHT
TOWARDS THE END OF THE CHASE ANOTHER DOLPHIN CAME OUT OF NOWHERE TO TRY TO
STEAL THE JACK FROM THE DOLPHIN HUNTING IT, CONFUSING THE ISSUE, AND THE
JACK GOT TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY. 
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