10-NIGHT SAMPLE ITINERARY
Day 1 - meet in front of host hotel. Transfer to Puntarenas for boarding and departure for Cocos Island.
Day 2-3 - arrive at Cocos Island, diving begins.
Day 3-9 - diving days
Day 10 - travel back to Puntarenas.
Day 11 - check out at 7 am and transfer to San Jose Airport or host hotels.
HIGHLIGHTS OF COCOS 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.
Lone Stone: Schooling marble rays and mobula 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.
GETTING THERE, WHAT'S INCLUDED, WHAT'S EXTRA & RATES
This trip leaves from Puntarenas, Costa Rica .... a 3-hour ride from San Jose. Costa Rica has two international airports. For optimum convenience, we recommend that you fly directly to San José rather than the more distant Liberia International Airport.
ARRIVING & DEPARTING
All yacht departures are from Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Guests need to arrive the day before the charter start date and overnight in San Jose, Costa Rica. You may choose to stay at one of the recommended host hotels (Holiday Inn Escazu or Holiday Inn Express Forum) or at another hotel of your choice. Please note that pick-ups for transer to the boat are only from these two hotels.
You will be met by an Aggressor representative on the day of departure at a pre-set time for the group transfer. Boarding depends on the tide schedule. Immediately after boarding the yacht departs for its crossing to Cocos Island. The crossing takes roughly 36 hours and you can expect to arrive at the island around dawn on Day 3. After a full seven days of diving, the Okeanos Aggressor II returns back to the dock in Puntarenas and you will be taken back to San Jose.
If you'd like to add on a few days in Costa Rica's outstanding rainforest parks, we'll be happy to help you with that.
CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS OR TO BOOK.
RATES: Expedition dates and cost per person:
May 23 – June 2, 2023
US$6600 + US$550 (National Park fee) = US$7,150 per person for double occupancy
November 11 -21, 2023
US$6000 + US$550 (National Park fee) = US$6,550 per person for double occupancy
Aug. 27 - Sep. 6, 2024.
Suite $7,175 + 555 (National Park Entrance fee) = $7730 per person for double occupancy
Cabin $6,525 + 555 (National Park Entrance fee) = $7080per person for double occupancy
Rate includes: 3 meals a day. Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, beer, snacks, nitrox refills and Dive Master. In the case of Sea Hunter bookings, an surcharge of $200 for fuel compensation may occur on behalf of the company, but this would be announced at least two weeks prior to the expedition and is subject to the global market.
Does not include tips nor snacks during San José – Puntarenas bus transfer.