Cocos Islands, MV Sea Hunter
May 13-23, 2018 (full charter)
July 31-Aug. 10, 2018 (1/2 charter)
Located in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, 300 miles southwest of Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica, lies the renowned Cocos Island Marine Park. A rugged yet incredibly verdant island, this World Heritage Site is the spectacularly beautiful crown jewel of Costa Rica's many National Parks. In 1994, after several return visits to the island, Jacques Cousteau pronounced Cocos, "The most beautiful island in the world."
Cocos Island was formed during a volcanic upheaval about two-and-a-half million years ago and is composed of basaltic rock, labradorite and andesite lava flows. Its landmass is punctuated by four mountain peaks, the highest of which is Cerro Iglesias, at 2,080 feet or 634 meters above the sea.
Thanks to the breathtaking marine life in its waters, Cocos Island was named one of the ten best scuba diving spots in the world by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and a "must do" according to diving experts.
And it's been on Y-kiki's bucket list for years. Join us as we turn this "must do" dive site into a reality!
Among Cocos Island’s many attributes is a startling degree of biodiversity. This island’s world-renowned waters explode with life including innumerable white tip reef sharks, schooling hammerheads, dolphins, mantas and marbled rays, giant moray eels, sailfish, and of course the occasional whale shark. Other common encounters are large schools of jacks and tuna, silky sharks, silver tips, marlin, Creole fish, green turtles and octopus.
Check out the Cocos Islands Dive Sites!
Many have crowned the Sea Hunter as the paramount, purpose-built live aboard vessel, the gold standard for all other dive boats. She is a superbly stable and robust craft, formerly a commercial dive-support vessel, built to serve the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico.
Now redesigned and configured as a consummate hybrid, Sea Hunter combines the large platform, functionality and powerful machinery of a workboat with the comfortable and relaxed interior of a modern yacht. She is 115 feet of flexible capacity and convenience, a dedicated dive cruiser with a global reach, specifically designed and built for long-range expeditions to destinations like Cocos.
Sea Hunter has 10 guest cabins with private baths, furnishing live-aboard comfort for up to 20 passengers.
This spacious boat is everything that a serious diver or photographer could wish for - individual gear storage, private camera/strobe storage shelves with 110 & 220-volt AC power, zero-speed stabilizers and even a private washer & dryer for client’s towels and bathing suits. Her roominess and user-friendliness has introduced adventure divers, as well as professional photographers and cinematographers, to an entirely new level of live-aboard facility..
Check out the Sea Hunter website!
Have you ever wondered what lies within the dark Abyss? Since the first deep ocean explorations, venturing to these depths was reserved for a very few privileged scientists and military personnel. Sea Hunter’s parent company, Undersea Hunter, are actively involved in extending that list of the fortunate few.
The DeepSee is a custom-built one-atmosphere submarine, capable of carrying a pilot and two passengers to a depth of 1,500 feet. She is a flexible, capable and masterfully designed vehicle that can agilely operate throughout her range in comfort and safety.
The view from DeepSee’s acrylic sphere is unparalleled, with a 360-degree field of vision. The 4-inch thick acrylic sphere actually disappears when immersed, giving the astonishing sensation of total freedom.
Our trip itinerary will be arranged to rendezvous with the Argo, the mother ship for the DeepSee. For those interested, the opportunity exists to take a dive into the abyss aboard DeepSee.
Roundtrip air from St. Louis to San Jose, Costa Rica
Overnight accommodations in San Jose (double occupancy)
Roundtrip ground transportation (3 hours) from San Jose to Puntarenas, the seaport village where we will board the vessel
10 night cruise onboard the Sea Hunter with Divemaster services (double occupancy)
All meals and nonalcoholic beverages and beer
7 days diving with three dives per day including tanks & weights
$490 Cocos Island National Park fee
the trip flier HERE!
Cost & payment dates for May 13-23, 2018 charter:
Estimated cost is $7500 pp. A deposit of $1,000 pp is required to hold space. Additional deposits of $2,000 pp will be due on June 15, 2017 and November 15, 2017. Final balance is due by Feb. 15, 2018. All payments are nonrefundable and we strongly encourage the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
Cost & payment dates for July 31-Aug. 10, 2018 charter:
Estimated cost is $7500 pp. A deposit of $1,000 pp is required to hold space. Additional deposits of $2,000 pp will be due on Aug. 15, 2017 and Jan. 15, 2018. Final balance is due by April 15, 2018. All payments are nonrefundable and we strongly encourage the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
Minimal DAN diving insurance is required for all Y-kiki dive trips. Once air space is available for booking we will be able to provide a complete total cost with the exception of boat fuel surcharge. The SeaHunter reserves the right to charge a $200 per person fuel surcharge (only if necessary and will be announced at least 75 days prior to trip date).
strongly recommend travel
Valerie Elliott at (314) 469-8722
or e-mail her at Valerie Elliott.
for questions or additional information.