Holiday Reference: TRP 35246

Holiday information

  • The premier liveaboard in Cocos
  • 14 crew for only 18 divers
  • On board deep water submersible DeepSee
  • Stable design perfect for operating in remote location
  • Average Water Temp: 22-26
  • Average Air Temp: 26-30
  • Average Visability: 10-20m
  • Good for: shark encounters
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • This is perhaps the ultimate hammerhead shark destination but there are more pelagics than just this to discover. Silkies, Galapgos sharks, silver tips and even tiger sharks....! Visit Cocos for serious shark encounters.

Liveaboard Details

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 ...

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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 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.

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.

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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 £1000 Visit one of the last shark wildernesses of the world on board the premium liveaboard in Cocos, Argo. Your trip of a lifetime starts as you arrive at Cocos Island (approx 30-36 hours). Here you will enjoy 3 exciting dives a day plus 3 must-see night dives. Your liveaboard package is based on a twin share cabin (full board including soft drinks). All trips are fully guided and include 12lt tank, weights and free nitrox. During the trip an excursion will be made to the island. The Cocos Marine Park fees $490 must be prepaid and will be added to your holiday before travel. On board there is a mandatory search & recovery charge of $35, along with additional drinks, kit hire, souvenirs and tipping. Transfer in San Jose are included from the list of approved hotels. There is a departure tax on leaving Costa Rica (approx $35).

This holiday excludes 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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