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Dive Review of Undersea Hunter in
Costa Rica/Cocos Island

Undersea Hunter: "Cocos Island hammerheads.", Oct, 2023,

by Mary Adams, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 12672.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Cocos Island was my consolation prize for not being able to dive Galapagos (yet). I received an a mail that said, “one space available for female share,” so I accepted. The cost was $5000, payable by wire or credit card.
I flew to San José from Baltimore on Spirit Airlines and stayed at the Courtyard Alajuela. Spirit Airlines has a 40-pound weight limit for checked bags. Saturday morning, the bus picked us up from our various hotels, loaded our gear bags into a separate van, and drove us to Punta Arenas. There were a couple stops along the way for bathrooms and drinks & snacks. The solar eclipse was occurring, and I had eclipse glasses, so we were able to see the partial eclipse.
We boarded Sea Hunter, settled into our cabins, and set up our gear on the dive deck. The deck has spacious tank statio ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Undersea Hunter   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cuba, Bonaire, Cozumel, Florida Keys, Clearwater FL, Bimini, Saba-St. Eustatius, Roatan, Kona, North Carolina, Flower Garden Banks, Caymans, Palau, Chuuk, Jupiter Florida, Belize, Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos, Revillagigedo, St. Lucia, Solomon Islands, Fiji,
Closest Airport SJO Getting There Fly to San José, overnight at airport Marriott,
outfitter-provided bus to Punta Arenas to board Sea Hunter.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 78-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 10-99 Ft/ 3-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay near dive guide. Dives were typically 25 minutes deep, then 25 minutes shallower “in the blue.”
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools 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
UW Photo Comments The dive deck has a dry table with compressed air. Charging was allowed in your cabin when you were present. The salon had several outlets for charging. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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