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Isla del Coco

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11 Days / 10 Nights

Cocos Island, located 600 km (approx. 320 nautical miles) off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is one of the most beautiful jewels in the Costa Rican National Park system. Of the principal islands of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (Cocos, Clipperton, Malpelo and Galapagos), it is the only one that receives sufficient rainfall to support a tropical rain forest. Since Cocos is an oceanic island, it has relatively few land species, some having their origin as far away as the Indian Ocean. Escape to Cocos Island a lush, green uninhabited island resting 375 miles off Costa Ricas Pacific coast. Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for big animals and big action. Schooling hammerheads, countless white-tip sharks, mantas, tuna and even whale sharks call Cocos home. Weather permitting, Guests are shuttled ashore to hike through the jungles of Cocos and swim in its many waterfalls. Transfers from San Jose are provided on the day of departure. An overnight stay is required in San Jose prior to the charter.

Package Rates and Dates:
Dates Single
Nov 01 2014 - Oct 31 2015 $5790

* Prices are per person
* Price not valid during Christmas, New Years and Easter
* Not Included:Coco Island National Park fee of $245 per trip, Night in San Jose .

* A deposit of 10% ( not refundable) will we required to guarantee the trip if is 1 year away. 30% will we required for reservations for 240 days or less. Final payment have to be done 60 day prior to departure. All payment received are non-refundable from 180 days prior to departure

What to Bring:

Baggage Limitations
Pack lightly since you will be dressing for warm tropical weather. Airlines have baggage limitations that can affect divers and photographers. Domestic airlines limit passengers to two pieces of check-in luggage. International flights also have a two piece limit and a limit of 70 lbs. per bag. You will be charged for any extra bags or overweight luggage. Some airlines do not allow extra bags or overweight luggage during certain times of the year. At Customs there are no limitations on the personal equipment such as diving, camera and video equipment as well as computers that are for personal use.

Gear to Bring With You
You will need the following gear: 3-5 mm (1/8\" to 3/16\") wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel, regulator with visible pressure gauge, a mandatory dive computer, buoyancy compensator, depth gauge, dive gloves, weight belt (without weights), dive knife, dive light, and dive watch. It is recommended that you mark each piece of gear with waterproof paint or tape. We suggest you put all or most of the above items in a carry-on bag. There is ample storage space for your diving equipment, including your own personal locker.

Included:

 • Accommodation aboard the Sea Hunter vessel.
 • Diving, 4 dives per day.
 • Guided dives, at least one divemaster per group.
 • Compressed air tanks, weights and weight belts
 • Transfers San Jose /Puntarenas/San Jose (or airport).
 • All meals and snacks and non alcoholic beverages
 • Local beer and wine
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Daily Itinerary : 11 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1 : San Jose - Puntarenas

Pick up by bus from certain hotels and transfer to Puntarenas where you will board the vessel. The drive takes about 2 hours, and gives you a chance to view the lush forest and rich farmland of the region.
Due to occasional low tides our boats may need to depart from the pier earlier in the day. Should this occur, you will be transferred by skiff to the vessel. When all passengers have arrived on board, the vessel will take a 32-36 hour cruise out to Cocos Island.

aboard the vessel.

Day 2 : Travel day

There will be time to arrange dive and camera gear as well as enjoy the Pacific and the sunshine. Also, the group of incredibly experienced divers provides plenty of stories to pass the time. There are videos and the experience of the Captain and crew to help you get excited for the diving...as if you need them. In addition, you may want to take this time to take one of our technical diving courses.

aboard the vessel.

Day 3 : through 8 - Diving

Days 3 to 8 are spent diving the pinnacles around the perimeter of Cocos Island. Divers usually average three dives per day at depths of 60-100 feet or more. This, of course, is what the whole trip is about.

aboard the vessel.

Day 9 : Diving

Make the last 3 dives before the cruise back to Costa Rica and reality!

aboard the vessel.

Day 10 : Travel day

All day to discuss the diving and to compare your adventures!

aboard the vessel.

Day 11 : Puntarenas

Immediately after breakfast you will be transferred back to San Jose. We strongly recommend staying one more night on land, before flying out, in case of any unforeseen delays.

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