Argo | Cocos Liveaboard Diving

Argo
(Pacific - Cocos )

from: £4995 inc. flights*
    
  • Most luxurious liveaboard in Cocos
  • On board deep water submersible DeepSee
  • Rebreather Friendly
  • Fantastic Photo Facilities
  • Free nitrox
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Argo is the latest offering from the expert Undersea Hunter group and a spectacular addition to the stunning shores of Cocos. Packed with all the latest mod cons the Argo is a one of a kind vessel to explore a completely unique region and lives up to the high standards set by the fleet - from safety to comfort, no detail has been overlooked..

At 40m, this steel hulled beauty makes light work of the sailing to and from the remote Cocos islands. With 8 cabins on board, she can sleep up to 16 people in lavish surroundings with modern furnishings and elegant artwork. All of the cabins sit below the waterline for optimum sailing comfort, flooded with light from the sky lights. Each cabin is individually furnished and all are with large en suite bathrooms. With the ability to custom mix gasses, nitrox and technical divers have not been forgotten. Favoured by film crews and professional photographers, the on board photographic facilities are top notch, while the industrious kitchen staff serve up a wide range of freshly cooked meals that will get your taste buds tingling.

The Argo mixes premium service with unparalleled diving to ensure that any trip to Cocos is unforgettable and surpasses even the highest expectations... all before you have even dipped a fin tip. Taking luxury to a new level, there could not be a better time to visit this isolated corner of the globe or a better boat from which to explore it. Let the Cocos lure you onto a dive trip filled with adventure, beauty and excitement.

Accommodation

  • Cabins: 8
  • Guests: 16
  • Ensuite Cabins: Yes
  • Individual A/C: Yes
  • Mini bar: No

Diving

  • Guides: 2
  • Tenders: 2
  • Compressors: 3
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Rebreather Friendly: Yes
  • Charging Stations: Yes

Technical

  • Length: 40m
  • Breadth: 8m
  • Engines: 2 x 850 HP
  • Generators: 2 x CAT
  • Construction Material: Steel
  • Desalaination: 4500l / day

Camera Facilities

  • Personal lockers near dive deck for storage with 110 and 220V personal charging stations

Photos

21 July 2012

The Argo has to be one of the most fantastic liveaboards. It also takes you to the most amazing place – Cocos Island. Cocos Island is somewhere that is very easy to fall in love, without even going underwater. Once you put your head under the sea you really will not want to leave. You have to give yourself a bit of a reality check when you come back from a dive and say ‘that was a bit quiet, we only saw white tips on that dive’. The problem with diving at Cocos is the number and variety of sharks. On our trip we had Hammerheads, Tiger, Galapagos, Silky, Black Tipped and White Tipped Sharks. Once you get used to seeing all the sharks, you start to notice all the other fish, and sometimes there were just too many fish to see all the sharks clearly. Argo splits the guests into two groups and the groups don’t dive the same dive site at the same time. This meant it was never crowded on the dives. The liveaboards at Cocos also coordinate the diving between them so you don’t see divers from other liveaboards either. Argo is a very luxurious boat. All the cabins are en suite. The crew and guides are very helpful, friendly, and always happy. The chef has to be one best on a liveaboard, and there was always plenty of good food. On the journey back from Puntarenus to San Jose we took the opportunity (along with the other guests) to add a zip wire experience through the rainforest. This was great fun and a good way for the guests to break the journey back to the hotels before flying home the next day. The only negative about Cocos is the time it takes to get there from Europe, but this negative is also a positive. By being so remote Cocos has not been swamped with divers. Being a National Park with a ‘no fishing’ law also means there is a healthy population of all fish, and possibly one of the few places left were you can see Hammerheads in large numbers. Cocos Island was a dream destination for me, and I now have many happy memories (and photo’s) of a trip I hope to repeat in the future. Michael

04 July 2012

The Argo is one of the most luxurious boats I’ve been aboard, with a crew that exceeds its quality and certainly exceeded my expectations. Couple this with the DeepSee Submarine and you have a trip of a lifetime kind of experience. I cannot wait to return to this boat and this crew. Trish

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