Okeanos Aggressor II liveaboard takes divers to Cocos Island in Costa Rica, one of the best places in the world for diving with hammerhead sharks and other pelagic marine life. Okeanos Aggressor II is a great ocean-going liveaboard, both functional and comfortable, ideal for the long journey to Cocos Island. She offers 10-night cruises to Cocos Island, with 7 full days diving.
The 35m (100ft) vessel has 11 comfortable twin or double cabins for up to 22 guests. Each cabin has individual air-conditioning, private bath with shower.
Master Stateroom (#1)
Queen bed, private facilities, porthole view, TV/VCR, mirrored cabinet, full length mirror, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, toiletries, and fresh towels daily.
Deluxe Stateroom (#3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style, private facilities, mirrored cabinet, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, toiletries, fresh towels daily.
Owners Suite (#2)
A large luxurious suite featuring 2 twin beds (fixed), bamboo flooring, a 42-inch flat screen monitor with DVD, private minibar/refrigerator, granite side table for private in-cabin dining, wood panelling, upholstered headboard, large bathroom and separate glass enclosures for toilet and showers.
Owners Suite (#11)
A large luxurious suite featuring a king bed, bamboo flooring, a 42-inch flat screen monitor with DVD, private minibar/refrigerator, granite side table for private in-cabin dining, wood panelling, upholstered headboard, large bathroom and separate glass enclosures for toilet and showers.
Meals are served in the large air-conditioned salon. Expect a mixture of international and South American cuisine. A small library and Video/DVD station is available for all guests. The bar is a great meeting point to share the stories of the day. A large, half shaded sundeck allows you to relax between dives.
On board electronics and safety equipment are of the latest technical standards.
Okeanos Aggressor II liveaboard departs from Puntarenas on the west coast of Costa Rica, reached by car from the capital San Jose in about three hours.
The crossing to Cocos Island takes about 32-25 hours. Because of the long journey, extended 10-night excursions are offered, with 7 full dive days, making the trip worthwhile. All divers must arrive in San Jose at least one day ahead of cruise start. It is also recommended to have one night after cruise end. Pick-ups are done only from four host hotels in San Jose.
What to expect
The dive deck is very large, each diver has their own suit up space. A large camera table is also provided, with charging stations and separate rinse tanks for cameras keep your photo gear safe. Nitrox is available. Hire gear is available but has to be pre-booked.
Diving Cocos Island you should be comfortable diving in stronger currents and open water conditions with thermoclines. Four dives are offered per day over seven dive days. All diving is done from two dive tenders and divers are split into smaller groups that dive different sites.
Cocos Island is one of the few remaining dive locations where you can still expect to see large pelagic marine life. The island is essentially a huge mountain starting thousands of metres below the surface and breaking the surface as an impressive Island with steep cliffs and little island groups.
The biggest attractions are huge schools of hammerhead sharks. Most dives are done close to surrounding rocks and islands. The cleaning stations in these areas attract schools of hammerhead sharks. On almost every dive you will encounter huge schools of fish, mostly Jacks and barracudas and large fish such as silky, silver lace and grey-sharks, mantas and mobula rays. Whale sharks and dolphins are not uncommon and can be spotted on almost all routes. Turtles, moray eels and lobsters are everywhere. With a little luck, you may encounter chasing sailfish or whales.
Email is available on board through the satellite system. There is a charge for incoming and outgoing email. Private calls may be made from the yacht. When diving at Cocos Island, there is a cell tower with intermittent reception.
If you love diving with large pelagic marine life, diving Cocos Island is one of the best dive locations in the world. Okeanos Aggressor II is a comfortable choice for visiting this region. The destination is not suitable for beginners.
Trip dates & Availability
Okeanos Aggressor - Inclusions, Exclusions and Extras
|Accommodation as specified, all meals, snacks, water, coffee, tea & soft drinks, ship to shore transportation, all dives, tanks, weights dive guides.|
|Single supplement surcharge is 65%|
|National Park Fee (8 nights)||350||USD|||||350|
|National Park Fee (10 nights)||490||USD|||||490|
|Emergency Plan Fee||30||USD|||||30|
|Full set of gear rental excl. wetsuit (10 nights)||260||USD|||||260|
|Nitrox fills (10 nights)||150||USD|||||150|
|This liveaboard's prices are in USD. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.|