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Dive Review of Underseahunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

May, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Willard Pascoe, Mo., USA
Report Number 247
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Kangaroo Island, Youngala Wreck and GBR, Texas Flower Gardens,
Florida, Missouri springs and caves.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Diving within the safety limits of enriched air 32% and 36%  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
Plenty of room with air for drying off your camara. Plenty of electrical
outlets, A camara dedicated rince tank
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 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    
Flat ocean on the trip to and from Cocos Island. The dive masters were
great with predive instructions which can be very important with some of
the strong currents in the area. Although most everyone comes to
Cocos(myself included)to see big fish, I really enjoyed all of the smaller
life that exist here. At one site as I leaned over a wall waiting for
hammerheads to pass by, an octopus grabbed my preasure gauge that had been
bumping its head. On another sight while again waiting for hammerheads I
was constantly harrassed by several reef fish just dying to have their
photos taken. Large schools of Jacks, Green Morays, Turtles, Mobula and
Manta rays swimming together. On one dive, we were moments away from seeing
a white tip give birth but ran out of air before the big event. And
speaking of white tips, don't miss the night dives off Isla Manulita. The
ocean becomes carpeted with them. It was incredible! And I should mention
hammerheads on nearly every dive. One school numbered over 100.
I want to thank Dive master Victor Hugo who has a great sense of humour and
Captain nelson Dias for such a well planned trip. Also thanks to all of the
staff that make you feel like your at a 5 star hotel. 
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