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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Cocos Wind Dancer in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

Aggressor Fleet/Cocos Wind Dancer: "Great Diving and Very Tired Crew", Jun, 2015,

by timothy g warner, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8264 has 4 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Truk Lagoon, Maldives, Egypt, Jamaica, Cozumel, Turks, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport San Jose Getting There Multiple options with an overnight stay in San Jose following day with bus to boat.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas surge
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No Deco, no blue water, come up with 500 psi
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was a good size dive table, air hoses, and rinse tanks. They had a computer to review photos and ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The trip over and back was very calm seas. It did take 42 and 44 hours in perfect conditions due to the limitation of the engines. We were told in the wheelhouse that 1200 rpm is the limit since the grounding and subsequent damage. We understood that this was the first voyage with customers since the accident. Many felt that we missed out on dives due to the need of the captain to return to Puntarenas by midnight Tuesday morning. He claimed that he needed to make high tide but we arrived at 3am. We were also limited to three dives per day with three additional night dives. Quite disappointing given that the other Aggressor boats allow 4 or 5 dives a day. VERY DISAPPOINTED with the high park fee of $245, doubling to $490 plus $30 for a total of $520, after paying for trip. Should have grandfathered in the prepaid guests.

The question came up among the guests that were aware of the grounding (we in the know purposely kept that info to ourselves so as to not create anxiety among the other guests) should the boat be in operation if they are unable/reluctant to go above 1200 rpms or 6.5 to 8 knots in perfect conditions?

Nitrox is $160.00 and 120L tanks are another $90.00. Being a repeat customer did afford me a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By timothy g warner in IL, US at Jun 19, 2015 00:45 EST  
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