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Dive Review of Undersea Hunter in
Costa Rica

Undersea Hunter, Aug, 2006,

by Chris Cozzi/Lisa Anderson, CA, USA . Report 2866.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]This trip to Malepelo Island and then to the CoCos Islands was the best dive trip that we have ever been on. The Seahunter and her crew is the best we have encountered anytime, any place, anywhere, ever. The food and accomodations were top notch.

The diving was unbelievable. We saw sharks on every dive - seeing sharks was the reason we were on this trip and we saw more sharks on any one dive then my buddy and I have seen in total in our combined dive careers. We saw Hammerheads, schools and schools of hammerheads. We saw more White tips than I thought existed. We saw a few Black tips, Galapagos and Silky sharks. We saw rays - a few Mantas in the distance, squadrons of Spotted Eagle Rays, Marble Rays singles and groups of up to 8 together.There were morays everywhere, in holes and free swimming. We saw one Red Lipped Cocos Bat Fish. There were King Angelfish. Moorish Idols, Puffers and Box Fish, Frog Fish, Blue and Gold Snappers, TrumpetFish, Yellowtail Tuna, and half the boat saw a Whale Shark.

Diving was done from skiffs, led by a divemaster. Typically, the profile was to drop down to know cleaning stations, wait for the hammerheads to come in and to enjoy them. After they left, or if they weren't there, we would move off, either alond the wall or out into the blue. The skiff drivers were always there to pick us up as we surfaced.

I must repeat that this was the best trip ever, one that is a definately needs to be repeated.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [California, Australia, Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao, Red Sea, Hawaii, Baja California, Washington, Fiji, Grand Cayman, Roatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 70-84°F / 21-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes maximum, all dives led by a divemaster
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 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 Stations provided with outlets and storage for everyone. large clean freshwater rinse tanks.
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