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Dive Review of Undersea Hunter in
Costa Rica

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Chris Cozzi/Lisa Anderson, CA, USA
Report Number 2866
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[California, Australia, Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao, Red Sea, Hawaii, Baja
California, Washington, Fiji, Grand Cayman, Roatan
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
70   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minutes maximum, all dives led by a divemaster  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 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  
Stations provided with outlets and storage for everyone. large clean
freshwater rinse tanks.
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 $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
[None]This trip to Malepelo Island and then to the CoCos Islands was the
best dive trip that we have ever been on. The Seahunter and her crew is the
best we have encountered anytime, any place, anywhere, ever. The food and
accomodations were top notch. 

The diving was unbelievable. We saw sharks on every dive - seeing sharks
was the reason we were on this trip and we saw more sharks on any  one dive
then my buddy and I have seen in total in our combined dive careers. We saw
Hammerheads, schools and schools of hammerheads. We saw more White tips
than I thought existed. We saw a few Black tips, Galapagos and Silky
sharks. We saw rays - a few Mantas in the distance, squadrons of Spotted
Eagle Rays, Marble Rays singles and groups of up to 8 together.There were
morays everywhere, in holes and free swimming. We saw one Red Lipped Cocos
Bat Fish. There were  King Angelfish. Moorish Idols, Puffers and Box Fish,
Frog Fish, Blue and Gold Snappers, TrumpetFish, Yellowtail Tuna, and half
the boat saw a Whale Shark.

Diving was done from skiffs, led by a divemaster. Typically, the profile
was to drop down to know cleaning stations, wait for the hammerheads to
come in and to enjoy them. After they left, or if they weren't there, we
would move off, either alond the wall or out into the blue. The skiff
drivers were always there to pick us up as we surfaced.

I must repeat that this was the best trip ever, one that is a definately
needs to be repeated.
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