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Dive Review of Okeanos Aggressor in
Costa Rica/Cocos Is.

Okeanos Aggressor, Sep, 2013,

by Andrew James Gregor, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7125.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments One of the best dive trips ever. I want to keep this brief - it's also my first review here: you DEFINITELY need a 5 mm wetsuit - the thermoclines can be nasty dropping as much as 17 degrees F in some places.
The trip out is arduous for anyone who suffers from sea-sickness. I do not, but my partner does and even in moderate seas (5-6 foot swells) the trip is laborious.
Take a rattle to alert other divers - there is so much to see, you'll want one.
Overall, the boat was fantastic and Captain Alberto and his crew were stellar. Warren, the other dive master (Alberto being one) is phenomenal. Having said that, these are difficult dives even for experienced divers - we had 15 knot currents at times and it was quite a wild ride. this brings me to another point - it is hard not to like Alberto (or 'Beto' as he is affectionately known) and he runs a great operation - but he is generally more interested in taking photographs and video than watching his dive group. We were split up on more than one occasion and it was clear he did not know where we were - this pissed a couple of people off. He also does have a habit of doing exactly what he and his crew tell one NOT to do - rush towards an animal, lights ablaze. but other than that, I REALLY HIGHLY recommend this boat and this crew - they took fantastic care of us and it is really clear that Beto LOVES the Isla Del Coco and loves taking excellent care of his guests. he is a champion of the wildlife in that area and I grew extremely fond of him and warren as well as the other members of the Okeanos crew during the trip.
Websites Okeanos Aggressor   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Vietnam, Mauritius, Florida, Hawaii, Channel Is. CA. , Cuba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 63-82°F / 17-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-55 Ft/ 6-17 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We dove nitrox which they set at 1.4 ATA - most dives were around 115 feet deep.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Steven Levin in VA, US at Sep 10, 2013 17:20 EST  
15 knots - hopefully a typing error otherwise - ridiculous.
By philip nicozisis in FL, US at Sep 11, 2013 18:30 EST  
Yeah, what's up with the current ? 15 knots, really ??
By report author: Andrew James Gregor in CA, US at Sep 13, 2013 18:11 EST  
Heh, nice pick up - it was supposed to read 5 kts, sorry peeps
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