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Dive Review of MV Seahunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

MV Seahunter, Aug, 2002,

by Frank and Renie Arroyo, OR, USA . Report 168.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, PNG, Thailand/Mynemar, Indonesia, Fiji, Hawaii, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Roatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 65 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox divers cannot exceed maximum depth dictated by the % of oxygen in the mixture
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 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 We're not photographers.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our first but not our last trip to Cocos Island. We're signed up for a July 2004 repeat trip on the MV Seahunter. The Seahunter is already sold out for Summer 2003! Why? Where else on the planet can you see hammerheads,white tips,marble rays,eagle rays,mobula rays,manta rays,turtles,jacks,wahoo,tuna and dolphins all on a single dive! If you want big fish action, Cocos is the place. If you want to go on the best live-aboard, the Seahunter is the one. We've been on a number of live-aboards but had never found a dive operation with the total package until we spent 10 awesome days on the Seahunter. There is fantastic big fish action. The Seahunter and its dive skiffs are great and were specifically designed to dive these wild and crazy waters. The boat has plenty of room, is comfortable and has excellent food [including bottomless cookie jars]. The crew is outstanding and is why many consider this dive operation the best in the business. Many thanks to Captain Roger, Chef Luis, stewards Pedro and Javier, panga[dive skiff] drivers Yosef and Hugo, and especially to our divemasters Mario and Miguel for keeping a watchful eye on us and the rest of the group. We hope to see the entire crew once again July 2004. We can't wait!
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