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Dive Review of Okeanos Aggressor in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

Okeanos Aggressor: "my first liveaboard and it was fabulous", Jun, 2019,

by Gene S, TN, US ( 2 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 11355 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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
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Beginners 1 stars
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Comments First a disclaimer. This was my first liveaboard, so I have no reference point for my evaluation. My ratings are based simply on the experience, which was quite good overall. We got lucky on this trip as the weather was about as good as it gets. The crossing to and from Cocos Island was very smooth and it took only 30 hours to get there (normally 35) and less than 30 to return. Weather during the week was generally good and although we had some cloudy and rainy days, the surface conditions were good on all days.

Given that this was my first liveaboard I was a little apprehensive about the long crossing. But the calm seas caused it to be an excellent part of the overall experience. It's a good time to get to know your fellow divers, prepare your gear and just get relaxed and mentally prepared for the rigorous diving. On the return, it's a good opportunity to dry your gear rather than hurriedly getting off the liveaboard after having just dove a few hours before, as is the case with most liveaboards.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Maldives, Fiji, Fr. Polynesia, Australia
Closest Airport San Jose - SJO Getting There Direct flights from all the Caribbean gateways - Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 77-82°F / 25-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Must have own dive computers. SMB required. No deco diving. GPS tracker is provided and required. No solo diving.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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