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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Costa Rica

Aggressor Fleet: "Cocos Island - Great Trip", Aug, 2023,

by Lisa Vitale, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 12527 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 Went to Cocos Island for the first time on the Cocos Island Aggressor, actually it is being called the Okeanos III per the boat although not on the Aggressor website. While this liveaboard has been marketed as a new boat (new build from the ground up) it is not. It was a boat that had been in the Red Sea, that they refurbished.

My group was picked up from the Park Inn Radisson at 8AM for our 1.5 hour drive to Puntarenas. Driver gave us some good information about Costa Rica on our drive, that included a bathroom stop at a local market where you could pick up souvenirs, fruit, alcohol, etc. The trip was uneventful. The boat was at the dock when we arrived. We were greeted with a sparkling wine! Nice touch!

Rooms: Good sized rooms, and had been redone with lots of storage space, new mattresses, new AC (that worked great). I was a little perplexed that the sheets on the twin bed were queen sheets so they did not fit the be correctly and way too much sheet. A sink separated the shower and toilet in an open space in the middle. Shower and toilet room were roomy. This is one of the locations where you could tell they did not redo. The shower head was all rusted and we had issues with water drainage, the sink fixtures were rusty, and the floor of the toilet room always had water sloshing around in it. And they did not keep this area very clean during the duration of our stay. The bathroom was a bit of a logistical issue, if sharing a room as you ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Belize, Cayman, Roatan, Turks and Caicos, Sea of Cortez, Galapagos, Hawaii, Flower Gardens, Maldives, Palau, Fiji, Philippines, Lembeh Strait, Raja Ampat, Papau New Guinea, Australia, Socorro, Komodo, Solomon Islands, St. Lucia
Closest Airport SJO Getting There United AUS>IAH>SJO

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 75-84°F / 24-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions If you wanted to break away from the group you were allowed if you were with your buddy. Most chose to stay as a group.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Cameras: The camera table was on the dive deck, it was small. Fortunately our group only had 3 large cameras, the rest were smaller. But once everyone's camera was on the table there was no room for ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Sep 09, 2023 16:19 EST  
Hi Lisa, I would have been disappointed in the boat also. It is advertised as a "new" 124 foot yacht. Obviously, this is not actually the case. I took the Okeanos II in 2017, it was an aging, but well taken care of boat, even then. The Cocos Island Aggressor (Okeanos III) runs a premium over the Okeansos II, one would expect something for that. I just got back from Malpelo, the water temp was about 4 degrees F higher than the same time of year, 2 years earlier. The water temp likely affected the sea life we endcountered. Perhaps this is El Nino? Thanks for your report, I'm thinking of this boat differently than I was earlier. Very best, Craig
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