10-NIGHT SAMPLE ITINERARY
On boarding day, the Sea Hunter Group will pick you up from one of 2 or 3 specified hotels (we’ll advise you when you book) and will transport you to your liveaboard. After breakfast there will be a 2+-hour transfer to the harbor of Puntarenas. The trip departs that afternoon after all guests have checked in.
You can unpack, relax and meet your dive buddies during the 36-hour crossing.
Generally, two dives are scheduled for the morning, 8 AM and 11 AM and another dive after lunch, around 2.30 PM. This schedule can vary depending on events, circumstances and opportunities that may present themselves.
After a short ride, each of the skiffs will reach a different dive site. Groups will alternate, allowing all divers to dive all sites.
On the way to or from the planned dive sites it is very common for the skiff drivers to make little detours to watch dolphins, mantas, whales, a promising bait-ball or to stop at the island for a refreshing hike to a waterfall or a visit to the Ranger Station.
The return crossing gets you back to the harbor of Puntarenas and you’ll be ready to disembark after breakfast.
JUST A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOP DIVE SITES
Alcyone: A 600-foot long submerged mountain, the top being roughly 75 feet below the surface. Schooling hammerheads, mantas and schooling fish, possible sailfish or marlin.
Big Dos Amigos: 45-foot-high arch and 60-foot pinnacle off the southeast side where you should see loads of hammerheads. Look for rainbow runners, yellowtail snapper, bigeye jacks and lobster.
Bird Island, Chatham Bay: A variety of marine life including frog fish, lobsters, morays, rays, white tip sharks, hammerheads and a cleaning station.
Dirty Rock: A large island with schools of marble rays and hammerheads.
Viking Rock: Get ready for hammers, white tips, eagle rays, turtles ... and occasionally a lone tiger shark.
Lone Stone: Schooling marble rays and mobula rays.
Lobster Rock: Large numbers of white tips lolling around ... plus, marble rays, manta rays, eagle rays, red lip batfish, frogfish, garden eels
Submerged Rock: In this impressive arched hole, you will find colorful scenery & unique photo opportunities plus a nursery for white tip sharks .... also black tips, mobula rays, hammerheads, marble rays
Manuelita: The northeast corner has a sheer wall and lots of white tips, marble rays and schools of Creoles.
Ubing Rock, Wafer Bay: This 300-foot rock begins at 20 feet and drops to a 110-foot sandy bottom. The southeast slope attracts schooling hammerheads.