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Dive Review of Sea Hunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

Sea Hunter: "Outstanding", Jul, 2018,

by Catriona Steele, Honiara, Solomon Islands ( 1 report with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10367 has 3 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
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments DIVING

This trip was a long time coming and it far exceeded expectations. The diving in Cocos is difficult to put into words, and it is hard to believe that such a place still exists. You go expecting lots of hammerheads etc, but nothing can prepare you for the sheer numbers of both sharks and other pelagic species. Schools of jacks in numbers I have never encountered before. Schools of hundreds of hammerheads in the blue on almost every dive, as well as close encounters with individual hammerheads, tigers, galapagos, silvertips, silkies and oceanic black tips. There was not a single dive without hammerheads, including our check out dive and a macro dive. It is an overwhelmingly beautiful place.

Overall, the dive operation is top notch, with excellent skiffs that can cope easily with the sometimes rough conditions around Cocos (in contrast, the Aggressor only has zodiacs, which are a lot less comfortable). Gear stays on the skiffs throughout the week. Each diver is ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, PNG, Fiji, Vanuatu, Nauru, Australia, Thailand, Tanzania, Malaysia, Malta
Closest Airport San Jose Getting There Sea Hunter picks up divers from San Jose for a 2-2.5 hour transfer to Puntarenas.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 21-28°C / 70-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-25 M / 33-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Required to dive as a group and surface as a group when the first diver reached 50 bar.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Every diver has a dry storage cubby on the dive deck with charging outlets. There are t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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