Destination

Cocos Island, Costa Rica

 

Dates

20 November 2021  (on board Okeanos Aggressor from 22 Nov to 2 Dec). 

Leave London on 20 November and fly to Costa Rica, overnight there before the boat or add on a few extra days before the liveaboard to explore the beautiful country.   The boat cruises for 36 hours to reach Cocos Island.

Number of Nights

10 nights on board the Okeanos Aggressor.  

Details

Airline

Okeanos Aggressor (click for details)

Some of the best diving in the world!  Situated 342 miles off Costa Rica's Pacific coast, Cocos Island is A World Heritage site and it's rocky pinnacles are beacons for big animals and big action. Schooling hammerheads, countless white-tip sharks, mantas, tuna and even whale sharks call Cocos home.  Cocos Island is a World Heritage site and an amazing place to go 

 

The Okeanos Aggressor sleeps 22 guests in 9 deluxe staterooms (with double bed lower and twin bed upper), 1 master deluxe stateroom with a queen bed, and 2 suites of which one has two twin beds and the other a king bed. 

All rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers and sinks. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant chef prepared meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard. The yacht is equipped with hairdryers in each stateroom. Linens are changed mid-week and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed.

 

Once on board the boat leaves port for the 36 hour boat ride to Cocos Islands .  Conditions can be choppy so do bring medication if you are prone to seasickness.   Once moored at Cocos the diving begins!   Diving is characterised by walls and pinacles which attract large numbers of sharks and other pelagics and huge shoals of fish.   There are up to 4 dives per day and up to 24 in the 10 day trip.  Night diving is currently not permitted on Cocos Island.

The diving Cocos can be challenging with strong currents and divers must have at least 40 dives and have a reef hook and SMB & reel.

 

The water is approx 22 degrees so a long 5mm wetsuit, thermal top and hood is recommended.  Gloves are a good idea to protect your hands and a  reef hook is a must as there are strong currents.

See the Okeanos Aggressor website for many more details and particularly their detailed 'Know Before You Go' fact sheet.

Tbc.  Flights need to be booked and paid for separately.

 

Travel Details

Fly to San Jose in Costa Rica and then travel 2 hour by road to Puntarenas where the boat is docked.

 

Aggressor Liveaboards recommends you stay at the one of the two host hotels in San Jose: The Holiday Inn Escazu or Holiday Inn Express Forum. The  Okeanos bus picks up from these hotels and transports you by air conditioned private bus to Punta Renas where the boat is moored.  

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Number of Places

Holiday Price

Cabins are $4,999 per person for the Deluxe Cabin, $5,299 for the Master and $5,99 for the Suite  for the 10 night trip on the boat.  All food and fruit juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and a selection of local beer and wine are included.

Flights need to be booked and paid for separately.

Extra costs to be paid on board in cash:  USD $490 Park Fee and $30 Emergency Evacuation Plan.   Tips for the guides and crew at the end of the trip.

A 15 litre tank is $90 and must be booked in advance. Nitrox is $150 for the 10 night trip.

There is a $29 airport departure tax paid at airport (many airlines include this in ticket). 

 

 

Other Information

Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitus A, Typhoid, Tetanus and Polio.  Please check with your travel clinic.

Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to book your place!