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Dive Review of Cocos Aggressor in
Costa Rica

Cocos Aggressor, Nov, 2005,

by jean miller, ca, usa (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 2205.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving My diving experience includes the Red Sea, Papua New Guinea, Sulawesi, Galapagos, Truk Lagoon, Yap, Thailand, Burma....
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas surge
Water Temp 76 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Strict buddy system.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Okeanos Aggressor is the worst Aggressor I've ever been on. Other than great meals, the overall quality of service was sadly lacking. The cushions in the lounge were unkempt. There weren't enough weights to go around, and we had to wait while to do our checkout dive until the panga motored to the ranger station on Cocos Island to get more. Why the weights were kept on the island remains a mystery. The dive deck is bare wood and gets slippery when wet. The 36 hour crossing, both to and from the mainland can be quite rough, deck pitching, sea washing over the sides. The crewmembers chatted with each other while I struggled to stay upright while carrying my BC and a wetsuit. There were only 2 divemasters for 20+ passengers, neither of them paying much attention to divers. Cocos is not for beginners or the faint of heart. That said, Cocos is a magical place with all manner of sharks, some of the larger ones 12 to 14 feet. Hammerheads everywhere. Diving at night with the white tips was an otherwordly experience. Cocos could very well be the trip of a lifetime--if Aggressor cleans up its act.
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