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Dive Review of Underseahunter/Sea Hunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

August, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Nikki Mahan, WA, USA
Report Number 608
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
all over the world
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
one hour limits, no decompression diving  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
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    
 This was my third and in some ways, the best trip to Cocos Island. The
silvertips are back at Silverado and the hammerheads are also making a
comeback. We did see hammerheads on every dive at least. The whitetips are
a constant, hundreds of them. The night dive was pretty amazing, with the
whitetips hunting. 
 We saw two whalesharks, a 25 ft male at Dirty Rock and a beautiful 18 ft
female at Manuelita. The sharks were very accomodating, they both hung
around letting us snuggle and take photos until we had to leave for our
safety stop. 
 At Alcyon, a beautiful, mostly black huge manta ray buzzed us and posed
for photos as well. We saw many eagle rays swimming in formation, also as
many as 15 to 20 marble rays at a time, surrounding us as we watched them.
Two large frog fish make their home at a 100 foot depth at Viking Rock.
 On the trip back we had schools of pilot whales, dolphins on the bow and a
lonesome false killer whale joining our trip.
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