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Dive Review of Okeanos Aggressor II in
Costa Rica/Cocos

Okeanos Aggressor II: "High expectations, good, not great", Apr, 2017,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9759.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks and Caicos, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos, Roatan, Maui, Oahu, San Diego, Cape Ann, Key Largo, Boynton Beach, Jupiter...
Closest Airport San Jose, Costa Rica Getting There I flew to and from Philadelphia on American Airlines. One stop each way, Charlotte, Miami

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 76 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No solo diving, buddy only (loosely enforced). Max depth 115 feet, I went slightly deeper a few times without comment. One diver warned repetitively regarding depth. No bluewater diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments 2 rinse tanks, one on each side, clean water. Large camera table with compressed air. Crew handled cameras carefully, you handed down to the RIB, they handed back up. ... 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 1 stars
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Comments Reservations: I made my boat reservations through the Aggressor website. It worked perfectly and communication was excellent. My requests for a specific room and nitrox went smoothly. I got a very significant discount on the trip due to an Aggressor anniversary that helped me decide to take this trip. I made my hotel, airport transfer, and extra excursion reservations through Aggressor Adventure Travel. These plans all worked out perfectly. I made my airline reservations myself.

Travel: I flew American Airlines to and from San Jose with one stop in each direction, Charlotte and Miami. My flight to San Jose was perfect. My flight home from San Jose was a nightmare. The flight to Miami was delayed very considerably, luckily I was comfortable staying in the hotel for 5-6 additional hours. The flight to Philadelphia was also delayed. I ended up getting home about 10 hours late and my luggage containing my scuba gear was delayed and ended up being delivered late the next day. Oh well, it happens, better on the way home than on the way down.

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