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Dive Review of Okeanos Aggressor in
Costa Rica/Cocos

Okeanos Aggressor: "Cocos Island, Costa Rica", May, 2015,

by John J. Sambogna, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8379 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments May is a transition season so the conditions can be unpredictable. We had poor visibility on many dives and some sites had very strong currents. We saw hammerheads on most dives however we didnít see the large schools of hundreds that draws divers to Cocos. The panga I was on saw the largest school of 40-50.

We saw many Galapagos sharks, white tips and the occasional tiger shark. We also saw 1 manta. The night dives are hard to explain, you have to see them to believe it. Large numbers of white tips going absolutely crazy in an all-out feeding frenzy. The night dives made for some great video.

We also encountered a bait ball towards the end of a dive and were lucky enough to see a large group of 20-25 dolphins, several tuna, many sharks and even birds diving into the water all going after the bait fish. I felt fortunate to see this.

The Okeanos Aggressor is showing its age and the cabins are small, however for me these are minor issues. The crew was professional, polite and took the time for some side trips to the island. The food was good and there was enough to keep me well fed.

Overall it was fun trip. Coco Island is a unique place both above and below the water. I would also recommend extending the trip so you can spend time on the mainland of Costa Rica, it is a beautiful country.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fl Keys, through-out Caribbean, Socorro, New England
Closest Airport SJO Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-86°F / 27-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-75 Ft/ 9-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No solo diving, back on board with 500psi.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large table for cameras, plenty of outlets.
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