Weather and Climate
Arrange before you go
Preparing to fly
What happens when I arrive?
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.
US dollars as well as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted onboard Argo. Argo cannot accept personal checks or travelers checks onboard.
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).
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.
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.
No souvenirs are included in the price, but there will be souvenirs available in the onboard boutique.
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.
Deposits and Balances
Normally around £1500 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.
Ways to pay
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
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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Your package is based on a twin share cabin (full board including soft drinks).
All trips are fully guided with 12lt tank, weights and free nitrox. The Cocos Marine Park fees $490 must be prepaid and added to your holiday before travel.
During the trip an excursion will be made to the island
Transfers in San Jose are included from approved hotels
This holiday excludes international flights to San Jose Costa Rica (SJO).
Please ask for a quote to overnight at one of the approved hotels, with which the boat work
To pay on board are additional drinks, kit hire, souvenirs