We are proud to propose our customers, luxury liveaboard diving cruises in one of the most amazing diving place in the world possessing an unique ecosystem, due to its remoteness, and incredible biodiversity: Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica in Central America, 300 nautical miles off Cabo Blanco, in the Pacific Ocean.
Access to this great dive site is on board the M.V. Sea Hunter, 1994 rebuilt for diving vessel, cruising and diving the area since.
She is a 34m / 115 feet vessel catering for a maximum of 18 passengers superbly accommodated in 8 spacious twin, double or triple cabins with private facilities, ample storage, and dryer. On board, the experimented crew will bring to the keen divers, a touch of the best diving sites in the tropical Pacific region.
Cocos Island is home to various endemic species found only in these waters or on its steep rain forest covered hills. Every dive will unveil underwater wonders rarely seen, and divers will be surrounded by abundant pelagic life ranging from huge schoals of jack fishes, to hammer head sharks, galapagos sharks and manta rays. Water visibility is between 25 to 30m (85 to 100 feet), the island being of volcanic origin with, the rainfalls don't affect the visibility around the island, as little sediments rush into sea, and visibility conditions are always in the 12m (40 feet) minimum and up.
Access to Cocos Island is from San Jose in Costa Rica, where divers should arrive one day prior vessel boarding, if possible with direct flight for the US or south America, flights from Mexico and Guatemala cities have proven unreliable with luggage. We can arrange the night prior and after the cruise in San Jose. Visa requirement are simple for US, Canadian, Japanese and EU citizens: no visa required! We would nonetheless advise divers to check with the nearest Costa Rican consulate. The actual cruise from the Coast to Cocos Island will be 30 to 34 hours depending on weather conditions, a cruise towards a genuine gem and magical place in tropical Pacific, one will never forget!
Diving Liveaboard Cruises in Cocos Island, Costa Rica MV Sea Hunter: 11 Days / 10 Nights days
4 dives a day, 3 dives the last day prior return Accommodation in twin/double en-suite cabins, full board meal plan with non-alcoholic beverages Local Beers, tanks, weights, dive guide - Free Nitrox for divers who qualify
Price: 5,400 US$ per person Additional charges: 245 US$ + park fees + 60 US$ return transfer from San Jose per person.
12 days / 11 nights cruises: 5,980 US$ per person
Cruise price includes: Accommodation in twin, double, or triple cabin with private facilities, all meals, tanks, weights and dive guide, free nitrox for certifed divers, all applicable government taxes.
Extra: All flights, diving equipment rental if necessary, bottled and alcoholic beverages on board, airport transfers, airport taxes. Please note that an extra 245 US$ per person National Park fees for a week diving will be collected on location by local authorities, for park access.
This cruise is for experienced divers, as most dive sites are between 20 to 36m (85 to 120 feet), and current could be strong in some areas, although all dives will be planned according to the safest environmental conditions. Divers should be sufficient, experienced enough to dive in a strong buddy team. Minimum 50 logged dives and an advanced certification level is highly recommended.
Schedule for 2015 (please check with us for remaining availability updates):
April 21-May 01 Special offer !... 4,240 US$ per person
May17-28 = 11 nights =
May 30 ~ June 11 12 nights cruise: 6,480 US$ per person
June 26 – July 06
July 22- Aug 02 11 nights cruise
Aug 31-Sep 10
Sep 27-Oct 07
Oct 23-Nov 02
Dec 17-25 Special Xmas expedition 8 nights 5,440 US$ per person
Dec 27-Jan 06 2016
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Diving Cruises Cocos Island, Costa Rica