Holiday Reference: TRP 38208

Holiday information

  • Dive super shark mecca Cocos
  • Experienced Undersea Hunter fleet
  • Spacious, stable liveaboard for 20 dives
  • Free recreational nitrox
  • 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. During the trip an excursion will be made to the island.
  • This holiday excludes international flights to San Jose Costa Rica (SJO). Please ask your consultant for competitive quote. The Cocos Marine Park fees $490 must be prepaid and added to your holiday before travel. On board there is a mandatory search & recovery charge $35, along with additional drinks, kit hire, souvenirs and tipping. Transfer in San Jose are included from approved hotels.
  • 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.

Liveaboard Details

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 ligh ...

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.

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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.

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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 £1300 Dive the remote pelagic playground Cocos with the experienced Sea Hunter crew! 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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