Argo - Pacific

  • Guests 18 Guests
  • Rooms 9 double/twin cabins
  • Restaurants Main deck restaurant
  • Food and Drinks Combination of American and local cuisine with plenty of fresh tropical fruit and salads.
  • Facilities Onboard Submarine!
  • Diving Most of the action is at 18-27 meters, most dives are between 18-40 meters.
  • Diving Extras Rental equipment & TDI courses available, please book before departure.
  • Internet Access Not available

About Argo

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 18 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.

Michael

2012-07-21 16:37:05

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 fro

Trish

2012-07-04 14:10:58

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.

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Included in your holiday

Flights & transfers from the UK to the Boat, accommodation on full board basis, 12l tanks and weights.

Excluded

Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, tips to the crew and on board souvenirs.

Tipping

Since it is customary to tip crew members, many people ask the boat operators what tip amount is appropriate. This is a very personal decision, as tips are your way of expressing satisfaction. Generally the tip is given to the captain who distributes it equally amongst the crew. Please note that we do not dictate or include tips.

Currency

US dollars as well as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted onboard Argo. Argo cannot accept personal checks or travelers checks onboard.

Phone coverage

Limited, only close to port.

Plugs and electricity

The vessels have both 110 and 220 volts ac. The cabins have 110 volts ac only. The vessels have standard US and European sockets (but not British style sockets).

Extras

Hire equipment

You can rent a complete line of ScubaPro dive gear: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel, 15l tanks and Aladin Nitrox dive computers. Please make sure to reserve any equipment well ahead of time.

Extras

Due to the possible increase in the cost of oil, based on events in the past few years, the Undersea Hunter Group reserves the right to charge a US$200.00 per person Fuel Surcharge. This fee will be effective in the event that the diesel price published by Costa Rica. Soft drinks: Free, Bottle of wine: $15 - $35. Hard liquor is not available on board but our guests are welcome to bring their own, which should be purchased prior to boarding.

Souvenirs

No souvenirs are included in the price, but there will be souvenirs available in the onboard boutique.

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is recommended onboard Argo. The vessel offers full onboard TDI training in Nitrox, with rental of Nitrox computers. Nitrox fills are free for Nitrox certified divers.

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Normally from around £1500 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments.  All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer.  Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.  We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader.  Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible.  You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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