One of 2 liveaboards representing the Aggressor fleet in Cocos Island is the Okeanos Aggressor I. This 113 ft (33m) steel-hulled motor yacht is built tough, perfect for the type of remote, pioneering diving cruise that Cocos Island liveaboards promise.
Up to a maximum of 22 divers are accommodated in 10 en-suite cabins with personal TV and USB/HDMI ports spread throughout the upper and lower decks. Facilities include an air-conditioned saloon and restaurant on the main deck as well as plenty of deck space for soaking up the sun's rays (although these can be rare in rainy season). The lounge is equipped with TV and music system which helps to pass the time during the crossings. For those that enjoy a glass or two after a day's scuba diving, complimentary beer and wine are also included in the price of this Cocos Island liveaboard.
English and Spanish are both spoken on board, nitrox is available, and there is a rinse tank and camera table for cameras on the spacious dive deck. The dive deck also has a toilet and 3 fresh water showers. There is also a saloon computer for image editing. Safety measures include personal EPIRBs for diving and an on-board defibrillator. The Okeanos Aggressor I intends to provide a safe and professional environment in which to enjoy the amazing liveaboard diving destination of Cocos Island.
Notes: Cocos is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dive experience: Beginner divers may consider the diving at Cocos Island difficult due to its ruggedness and currents. This liveaboard trip is not recommended for new divers or handicapped divers.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local wine and beer, land tours, transfers to the boat from some hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster, tanks, weights, weightbelt.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 260 for 10 night trips), dive computer, diving insurance, Cocos Island National Park fee (US$ 490 for 10 night trips - cash only), departure tax (US$ 29), US$ 30 charge for an Emergency Evacuation Plan. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 for 10 night trips), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Okeanos Aggressor I departs on Cocos Island trips from Puntarenas. Guests fly into San Jose. Transfers to Puntarenas by the operator are from 2 hotels - The Holiday Inn-Escazu or the Holiday Inn Express Forum, Lindora, Santa Ana. It is recommended that guests stay at one of these two hotels. You must have a one night stay in San Jose before departure to meet the transfer schedule. For more information see our Costa Rica travel information section.
Note: Departure times vary according to the tides. You will be informed in advance of your pick-up time and the charter departure time. Book flights after 12:30 hrs. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12.00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the full published price (does not apply to specials).
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and 2 extra guests can join the cruise in a 4-bed cabin free of charge (total 11 or more guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 18 guests and 4 extra guests can join the cruise in a 4-bed cabin free of charge (total 22 guests).
Okeanos Aggressor I has 10 cabins, all with private en-suite bathrooms. There are 7 Deluxe staterooms. The 3 Deluxe cabins on the upper deck and 2 on the lower deck each have a double bed and a single top bunk bed (for twin share). There are 2 more Deluxe cabins with twin bunk beds on the lower deck. There are also 2 Twin bed cabins (slightly smaller) with twin bunk beds on the lower deck. A quad cabin (with 2 double beds, each with a single top bunk bed) is located in the bow of the lower deck.
All the cabins have:
TV and USB/HDMI ports
Portholes in lower deck cabins, windows on upper deck
Private en-suite bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
2 motorised dive tenders - Dive deck with toilet, camera table, 3 showers and rinse tank - Main deck air-conditioned saloon with TV, music system, movie library, books, magazines and satellite telephone - Computer, photo and video editing facilities - Dedicated restaurant - Sundeck and shaded area with sun chairs
Meals on the Okeanos Aggressor I consist of breakfast, cooked to order, a buffet lunch and a table-served, chef-prepared meal for dinner. To keep your taste-buds entertained there is also a succession of snacks between dives. Dietary requirements should be given in advance, but generally you can expect hot soups, homemade bread and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. The menu comprises essentially American cuisine with Central American influences. You can also expect a barbecue during your dive cruise.
International and local Costa Rican cuisine is served with the occasional BBQ.
Air-conditioned restaurant with both buffet and table served meals.
Meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in-between.
Snacks consist of cookies, fruit and bread/toast.
Coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks, beer and wine are provided free of charge.
You may bring your own spirits on board.
All dietary requirements including Halal and vegetarian can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
Catering begins with a snack before dinner on your first day after check-in.
"Crew were absolutely fantastic, always helpful and did everything possible to meet your needs, the boat and facilities were perfect, the food was great!" - Rodney van der Laan, South Africa, 26 June 2014 ...
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