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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

Aggressor Fleet: "Diving was great, live aboard was a big disappointment", May, 2022,

by Steven Damsky, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 11917 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 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 1 stars
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Comments I have used Aggressor many times, but noticed a real decline in value and quality. And should have gone with Undersea Hunter, except they were private chartered for National Geographic during my vacation window.

This is an expensive trip to begin with at almost $7k per person, so you wouldn’t expect to be nickeled and dimed on top of that. In addition to the cost of an overnight hotel, There was a last minute per person $250 fuel surcharge, extra for nitrox which was a requirement, and another $1000 in park fees. All in, excluding Airfare it was a little over $10k per diver.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Belize, Roatan, Turks & Caicos, Florida Keys, Red Sea, Kona Hawaii, Cocos Island CR
Closest Airport SJO Getting There Arrive day before, then 36-40 hours by boat

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 75-82°F / 24-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-20 Ft/ 5-6 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Due to hazards, all dives were group drift dives
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments To many crew and divers were using the camera rinse tanks for masks and wetsuits, so I had to hand rinse all my equipment. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Mary McCombie in CT, US at May 19, 2022 17:25 EST  
My second trip to Cocos was on this boat and we found it crummy. Sounds like it only got worse!
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