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Dive Review of Undersea Hunter in
Costa Rica/Coco's Island

Undersea Hunter, Jul, 2013,

by david whiteside, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7173 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The undersea hunter is a wonderful boat, this was my third trip to Coco's on this boat. The crew really knows what they are doing, many of the same people as on my previous two trips, which started in 2007 and 2010. The Hammerhead did not disappointment, schools of up to a hundred on many dives. Whale sharks were seen on many dives over the ten days spent at Coco's, once one on the surface next to the panga dive boat. The first dive, check out of equipment, was very exciting as a large "Tiger shark" was spotted by many of the divers. The shark hung around the area and was spotted numerous time over the course of our stay. The currents were ripping on many dive sites, "Alcyone", probably the most dangerous site as it is in the open water with no protection. If you miss the boat the next stop is Japan. Dirty Rock and Manuleita did not dissapoint as some of the great dive sites at Coco's.
This NOT a place for a beginner or anyone with less than 100 dives. The boat required all divers carry DAN type insurance and be Nitrox certified or take the class for Nitrox on the 35 hour journey to Coco's from Costa Rica. All divers headed to Coco's need to remember that they are 35 hours from any Chamber or medical help.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Secerro, Galapagos, Truck, Palau, Red Sea, Cozumel, Aruba, Bonaire, Bahamos, Jamaica, Pureto Rica, Turks & Calcos, Tobago and many others
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 72-82°F / 22-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25-100 Ft/ 8-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Time: they really wanted you up in an hour
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Great set up for the photographers. They have their own area to spread out.
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Subscriber's Comments

By carl berenson in WA, US at Oct 04, 2013 20:38 EST  
I take it no one took photos? (with the current so strong??)
By report author: david whiteside in CA, US at Oct 05, 2013 19:58 EST  
only one dive in tens days was the current to strong to dive at Alcyone, otherwise hundreds of photo's were taken by most divers.
By jean miller in CA, US at Mar 14, 2014 17:11 EST  
Have you ever gone to Cocos in December? If so, how was the current, the water temp? Thanks. Jean Miller
By report author: david whiteside in CA, US at Mar 17, 2014 19:18 EST  
I have never gone to Coco in December, always in June or July. The currents can be bad anytime of the year. but the water Temps? I would contact the Undersea Hunter Group direct or go to their web site for trip comments for december of 2013.
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