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Cocos Dive Adventure


A different dive adventure - Dive with the whale shark experts! Enjoy the silence & adventure of Cocos' unique underwater world while supporting research & conservation of whale sharks!

Get tips in a photo workshop on board on how to get THE shot!

Galapagos Shark Diving - hundreds of hammerhead sharks in Cocos Island

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Why dive Cocos Island?


Big school of hammerhead sharks, ©Galapagos Shark Diving

Among Cocos Island’s many attribute is a startling degree of biodiversity. This Island’s world-renowned waters explode with life, including innumerable white tip reef sharks, schooling hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, dolphins, mantas and marbled rays, giant moray eelssailfish, and of course the occasional whale shark. Other common encounters are large schools of jacks and tuna, silky sharks, silvertip sharks, marlin, Creole fish, green sea turtles, and octopus.

 

Cocos - a paradise for big animal diving where you can see an incredible high amount of different shark species: tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, whale sharks, silky sharks, silvertip sharks, white tip reef sharks and black-tip sharks! Which get joined in by giant manta rays, different rays and dolphins!

 

Beneath the waterfalls and in the rivers, are freshwater fish that mystify scientists by their very existence. Because of its remote location and abundance of freshwater, Cocos has, throughout history, been a favourite re-supply station for pirates, whalers and sailors.

Why dive with us


Galapagos Shark Diving - Close encounter with a  hammerhead shark
  • Photography Workshop and practical advice about photography on land and underwater directly onboard by Jonathan R. Green!
  • Citizen Science instruction ~ Learn how to provide data to support actively local & worldwide research. You can get engaged with shark conservation now & make a difference wherever in the world you go diving!
  • Presentations on board related to research of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project & Citizen Science!
  • Small group - Maximum of 18 passengers
  • Dive with the Shark Expert Jonathan R. Green and tour leader Jenny Waack and get details about the research project in Galapagos and 'behind-the-scene-stories' of filming 'BBC Blue Planet II' directly from the project leader Jonathan.
  • Travel always responsible! On our Eco Dive Tour we will pay attention how to travel economically responsible and behave respectful to wildlife.
  • dive masters - 1 dive master per 3 divers!
  • We offer translation onboard in English, German, Spanish and French.

The Itinerary


Dive spot map of Cocos Island

Many kinds of dives on offer, ranging from vertical walls, drifts, pinnacles, as well as incredible marine life, including hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, sailfish and whale sharks.

 

Spent diving the pinnacles around the perimeter of Cocos Island. Divers usually average three dives per day at depths of 60-100ft (18-30m) or more. This, of course, is what the whole trip is about.

 

The dive adventure starts and ends in San Jose (ship will leave from Puntarenas). We will stay 11 days/10 nights on the ship and explore the magical world of Cocos Island.

 

The Sea Hunter also includes a variety of land trips to explore the stunning of Costa Rican Forest. With a unique speedboat ride you will explore the beautiful scenery.

Also you can decide to take your adventure to a higher level and go on a deep submersible dive to 300m/1000 ft. 

 

More information about Cocos Island and the ITINERARY.

The Ship


Ship Seahunter in Cocos Island, ©Underseahunter Group

The ship is a purpose built 35m dive live aboard which was originally a commercial dive-support vessel serving the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Because of this she is a superbly stable and robust vessel and also has ‘zero speed stabilisers’ which are lowered into the water when she is moored to give added stability, making the ship an ideal choice to take you on an amazing adventure diving the Cocos Islands of Costa Rica.

 

Her renovations turned her into a very comfortable dive live aboard, with underwater photographers in mind and all the facilities needed. The M/V Sea Hunter has 10 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms for added comfort. She also has a study and lounge area, perfect for relaxing, editing photos or watching a DVD.

 

The  ship's  chef will provide varied, abundant and nutritionally balanced meals with a combination of American and Costa Rican cuisine.

 


The Price


In 2021           

USD 5.995 per person

EUR 5495* per person

 

USD 5,995** per person based on double occupancy for 11 days / 10 nights
+ USD        0  per person photography workshop with Jonathan R. Green
+ USD        0  per person talks/lectures about Citizen Science, sharks & whale shark research project
+ USD        0  per person 2 additional dive master (ratio: 1 dive master per group of 3 divers)
+ USD        0  per person Citizen Science Instruction - 'How can YOU support conservation?'
Total USD 5,995 per person.

 

* based on the exchange rate from 01 March 2020

 

** Please note, on the upper deck suites the price is USD 6,600. Only 2 cabins available.

 

Available date


28 September - 08 October 2021

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