Sea Hunter | Cocos Liveaboard Diving - Pacific

  • Guests 20
  • Rooms 10 double/twin cabins
  • Restaurants Main deck restaurant
  • Food and Drinks Combination of American and local cuisine with plenty of fresh tropical fruit and salads.
  • Facilities36m welded steel hull with teak deck
  • 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 Sea Hunter

Think of a liveaboard to Cocos and you will probably think of the Undersea Hunter fleet. Sea Hunter is a part of this outstanding fleet and a luxurious a choice as you would expect from this pedigree name. This sturdy steel hulled vessel makes light work of the long sail out to Cocos. And the diving is well worth the journey when you get there. Jump from the custom built dive skiffs into a pelagic filled wonderland. Experience the rush of diving with vast numbers of hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, white tips, manta and eagle rays. Nothing quite compares to Cocos or the attentive and welcoming service you will receive on board Sea Hunter.

Sea Hunter sleeps a total of 20 guests and was completely remodelled in 2011 to create 2 double suites on the upper deck with private TV. The remaining cabins are twin or double beds and all are en suite. Cabins have plenty of storage and AC to keep you cool. The main deck is where the real action takes place though. Here you will find the massive dive deck, with a dedicated area for camera charging and set ups. The lounge is spacious as is the sun deck upstairs, where you will also find the BBQ - perfect at the end of a cruise to celebrate the trip of a lifetime! The crew work tirelessly throughout the boat to ensure your experience on board is as perfect as it could be, from the 5 star dining to the warm towels on the dive deck.

The diving is what draws people to Cocos and it will not disappoint. Most diving is done from one of the 3 tender vessels. 2 of these are heavy bottomed and purposefully designed to carry everyone's dive kit without crowding. There are never more than 9 divers in each vessel. Let the experienced skiff hands drop you in exactly the right place each and every time! Nitrox is free of charge too on board so you can really maximise your time at depth playing with hammerheads, rays and Galapagos sharks to name but a few of the sights. Dive through endless schools of jacks and snapper or just float as the whole scene unfolds before your eyes.

Owners Cabin

Double Cabin with one queen size bed. Luxury bathroom. The room has large windows and is carpeted throughout. It also features a satellite connection to send and receive e-mails and a flat screen TV with DVD player.

Upper Deck Suite

Double Cabin with one queen size bed. Large windows and luxury bathroom with granite surfaces. It also features a satellite connection to send and receive e-mails and a flat screen TV with DVD player.

Lower Deck Twin

Twin cabin with two twin size beds.

Lower Deck Double

Double Cabin, with one queen size bed and an optional upper twin size bed.

David

2012-03-08 16:59:15

This was a really terrific trip. While inevitably expensive due to the distances involved, it still could be described as good value for money. We dived among Hammerheads (Lots) - Galapagos Sharks - Tiger Sharks - Manatas and we had about 20 minutes close alongside a 9 metre Whale Shark. SEA HUNTER is a delightful boat and the Costa Rican Crew were great fun and very professional. For a 70 year old diver, the comfort and ease of diving from their skifs was much appreciated. Being the only Brit among Brazilians,Chinese, Czechs,French & Georgians was most enjoyable and many an incomprehensible laugh was had by one and all!!!

Leslie Ross

2011-07-08 12:46:03

Thanks to Avi, Wilson and the ENTIRE crew of the Sea Hunter for sharing their knowledge of and love for the treasure that is Cocos Island. To be able to repeatedly dive with the hammerhead, white tip, and Galapagos sharks was truly amazing even with the challenging visibility. The panga excursions combined with the hikes to the waterfall and around Chatham Bay brought to life the stories of others who have explored this unique and special place before us, as well as, an appreciation for the other wildlife that call this place home. An added bonus was the opportunity to travel 1000 below in the custom-built DeepSee submersible with Avi. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Ilan Cohen

2011-07-08 12:45:37

My third trip to Cocos, and certainly not my last. Nothing but praises to the crew, the boat and the Undersea Group diving operation that is rightfully regarded as the best diving operation on the planet.

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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 Sea Hunter. Sea Hunter 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 Sea Hunter. 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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