Holiday Reference: TRP 35088

Holiday information

  • Stable steel hulled vessel - ideal for the journey to Cocos island
  • 10 nights onboard with 7 days diving
  • 3 room grades with upgrade options
  • Aggressor food and drink package included as standard
  • Your Aggressor package includes 10 nights in a deluxe cabin on a full board basis, with .
  • soft drinks tea, coffee, water and a limited selection of local beer and wine
  • All diving from the tender is included.
  • Transfer are also included from approved hotels.
  • This holiday excludes flights to San Jose. Please ask your travel consultant about adding flights from the UK all the way to your liveaboard - we can provide a competitive quote. The Cocos park fees and Cocos Emergency evacuation fee both need to be paid in cash locally,
  • We recommend at least 1 night at one of the approved hotels prior to embarkation.
  • Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can be made by cash, traveller's cheques or credit card.
  • rental kit hire, nitrox or on board souvenirs
    Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your special brand from the U.S. or last duty free point.

Liveaboard Details

The Aggressor Fleet are world known for the immaculate service and standards of their liveaboards... and Okeanos Aggressor 2 is certainly no exception. Cruising the scenic waters of Cocos Island, Okeanos Aggressor 2 is an extravagant 36.5m steel mono ...

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The Aggressor Fleet are world known for the immaculate service and standards of their liveaboards... and Okeanos Aggressor 2 is certainly no exception. Cruising the scenic waters of Cocos Island, Okeanos Aggressor 2 is an extravagant 36.5m steel mono hull vessel that accommodates 20 passengers in absolute luxury. Explore the depths of Cocos with the undeniable experts in cruising comfort.

Okeanos Aggressor 2 has been designed with 8 well appointed staterooms, each air-conditioned and with ensuite. There are also 2 suites if you want a bit more space and even more luxury. Okeanos Aggressor 2 also features all the standard perks of the Aggressor Fleet with plenty of space to relax and hang out in between dives. When not diving, guests can gather at the wet bar on the Lido Deck, sunbathe or pick some shade on the sun deck or cool off in the air conditioned salon. She is also fully kitted out for photographers and nitrox divers.

Once you moor at Cocos, a world of diving opportunities opens up. All around the island are world class sites that will deliver big fish encounters of every kind. All of the dives are from 2 tender vessels, each capable of carrying 11 divers plus crew. The crew are highly knowledgeable and will ensure that you get in the water in the right place for those thrilling dives we all lust after. Book a place on Okeanos Aggressor 2 and get ready for an adventure into a diving haven that will blow your mind.

Please note: as of April 2018 the Cocos Island National Park Department does not allow night dives, snorkeling and kayaking at the island for safety reasons.

Want to know more about Okeanos Aggressor 2?

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Itinerary Details

Take a liveaboard to Cocos for the ultimate hammerhead shark sightings on a liveaboard holiday of a lifetime.

Cocos Expedition Description

Cocos is a place that many divers aspire to visit... and one look over a typical week's diving soon reveals why this faraway dot on the horizon calls to divers. This is strictly a liveaboard only diving holiday and Scuba Travel work with the most exclusive fleets to make your dream Cocos liveaboard a reality. If you love big fish encounters and plenty of drift diving, then Cocos is undoubtedly the place for you. Add to this the peaceful exclusion of journeying to a site few other tourists will visit and you have a dream destination that was surely created with diving in mind.

With everyone safely on board and the kit stowed, the overnight sail to Cocos can commence. The island itself is approximately 35 hours steaming from the jetty so you can sit back and enjoy the magnificent vista as Cocos Island creeps into view. Laying anchor, the diving begins in earnest. Sharks, rays, turtles, tuna and barracuda all throng around the island, feeding and cleaning on the steep reef walls. The giant swarms of hammerheads are perhaps the most famous inhabitants of Cocos' waters but there are also white tips, silver tips, Galapagos sharks. Manta, mobula, marble and eagle rays swoop in, feasting on the rich plankton upwelling from the deep. The occasional curious sailfish stops by, often on the safety stop, in between chasing their prey in the blue waters. Bajo Alcyone is one of the area's most famous dives yet this is only one of the hotspots that should not be missed. Dirty Rock and Manuelita are both frequented by hammerheads so there are plenty of chances to catch the daily action. Silverado, Shark Fin Rock and Punta Maria are all unmissable, each promising a different glimpse of Cocos' thriving ecology. As the daily itinerary changes to get you to the real highlights all year round, you are certain to log more than enough sightings to talk about on the return journey to harbour.

The Cocos Expedition is an advanced itinerary for divers with some experience of drift diving. Suited to anyone with an adventurous spirit, the island is remote and 2 days sailing from the nearest hyperbaric chamber so divers are asked to be conservative - there is plenty of time to see it all! Photographers are always welcome on board so don't forget your camera. Cocos ranks as one of the top dive destinations worldwide and needs to be seen to be believed. Few other locations can offer the same heady mixture of adrenalin, comfort and jaw dropping encounters. Accessible only by liveaboard, why not reserve your space on what will be one of the most memorable dive trips undertaken.





Please note: as of April 2018 the Cocos Island National Park Department does not allow night dives, snorkeling and kayaking at the island for safety reasons.

Want to know more about Cocos Expedition?

Cocos Expedition contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Save £600 Sail to the remote island wilderness of Cocos to come face to face with hammerheads, sharks and all kind of pelagics with the experienced Okeanos Aggressor 2 team. Your trip of a lifetime starts on arrival in Puntarenas where you board Okeanos Aggressor 2 for 10 nights. Our trip package is based on a twin share deluxe cabin (full board including alcohol with meals) - master cabin upgrades are also available. All trips are fully guided by 2 expert dive guides and include 12lt air tank and weights. There are usually 3 dives per day at Cocos and 3 night dives during the trip. Excluded are the local departure taxes (approx $35), Cocos Marine Park fees paid ($490 per person) and emergency evacuation supplement ($30). There is a 13% on board sales tax for all on board purchases.

This is a BOAT ONLY holiday. The cost does not include any international flights to San Jose Costa Rica (SJO). We strongly recommend you add a night in Costa Rica before and possibly after your liveaboard, depending on your flight times. These can be added to your booking, with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Do be aware that if your flight routes through the USA you must have an ESTA prior to travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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