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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

Aggressor Fleet: "Cocos Island on the Okeanos I", Apr, 2018,

by Carol D Cox, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10199 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, Turkey, Palau, Truk, Mexico, Red Sea, Cypress, Guam, Indonesia, Revillagigedo, Costa Rica
Closest Airport San Juan, Costa Rico Getting There San Juan Airport, taxi or uber to one of two Aggressor hotels

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 110 ft max depth. Surface in 60 minutes with 500 psi. Stay with a buddy.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 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 It would be 5 stars if it weren't for the trays of food on the camera table. ... 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 4 stars
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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We dived in March 2018. This was about 4 months after the tragic tiger shark attack on a woman and her divemaster which occurred on the other boat in the area. After an inquiry to Aggressor about the incident we were told we would not be able to dive Manuelita or do the night dives.

Aggressor arranges hotel pickup at two hotels in San Jose. The night before our pickup, we received a message from the Aggressor Office that we would be picked up two hours later, at 12 noon. Since this was hotel check-out time, the timing seemed great. Late the next morning, well over half the 22 Aggressor guests assembled in the lobby. I heard a lot of French being spoken, so quickly downloaded the offline French module to my phone which turned out to be a good move.

A luggage truck and large van arrived on time to pick us up. We quickly learned we were not going straight to the Okeanos I. The boat had just come out of dry dock and needed a little more work before it was ready for guests. The Aggressor staff had kindly arranged for a tour of the crocodile river south of Puntarenas where the boat is anchored. Our air-conditioned van included wifi and lots of colorful commentary from the driver. Our tour included lunch and a boat tour to see the wildlife on ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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