cocos Island Liveaboard 2024
Escape with DIVE ARMY to Cocos Island on our Costa Rica live aboard scuba diving adventure onboard the Okeanos II of the Aggressor Fleet! Cocos is a lush, green uninhabited island resting 342 miles off Costa Rica's 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.
Experience 11 days and 10 nights diving one of the most spectacular and sought after dive locations in the world. November 13- 23, 2024
Trip (double occupancy)-
Master Suite- $5800
Deluxe Suite- $5500
3 meals daily, (except Tuesday's after breakfast meals); between-dive snacks; towels, linens, etc.; use of tanks, weights and weight belts; all air fills; transfers to and from host hotels; alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (premium alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge). DIVE ARMY will also be paying for every diver to have Nitrox on ALL dives (a $120 per person value).
Does not include: Airfare to Costa Rica or Cocos Island; Cocos Island Park Fee, Cocos Island Emergency Evacuation Plan. As well as land options before/after cruise which are available at additional cost; hotel accommodations before/ after the cruise, tips, personal expenses, or premium alcoholic drinks.
Cocos Island National Park was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997. Weather permitting, Okeanos Aggressor I® guests are shuttled ashore to hike through the jungles of Cocos and swim in her many waterfalls. All ten-night trips offer seven days of Costa Rica liveaboard scuba diving.
10 Nights Sample Itinerary
Day 1 - Meet in front of pickup hotel (See last page of "Know Before You Go" for pick up time). Transfer to Puntarenas for boarding and departure for Cocos Island.
Day 2-3 - Arrive to Cocos Island, diving begins.
Day 4-9 - Eat, Sleep & Dive.
Day 9-10 - Travel back to Puntarenas.
Day 11 - Check out at 7 am and transfer to San Jose Airport or host hotels.
Cocos Top Dive Sites
A 600’ long submerged mountain, the top of the mountain is 75’ from the surface. Schooling Hammerheads, Mantas and schooling fish. Possible Sailfish or Marlin.
Big Dos Amigos:
This islet features a 45-foot-high arch and 60-foot pinnacle off the southeast side. Look for Rainbow Runners, Yellowtail Snapper, Bigeye Jacks and lobster. Hammerheads swim between the pinnacle and arch.
Bird Island, Chatham Bay:
Dove from Chatham Bay, southeast of Manuelita, this site provides a variety of marine life including Frog Fish, lobsters, morays, rays, White Tip Sharks and Hammerheads. There is even a cleaning station.
A large island with schools of Marble Rays and Hammerheads.
Schooling Marble Rays and Mobula Rays.
The northeast corner has asheer wall. Lots of White Tips, Marble Rays and schools of Creoles.
Whale Sharks, mating Eagle Rays, Sail Fish, mating White Tip Sharks, False Killer Whales.
Ubing Rock, Wafer Bay:
This 300’ rock begins at 20’ and drops to a 110’ sandy bottom. The southeast slope attracts schooling Hammerheads.
Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather and logistics, and is at the Captain’s discretion.
We recommend trip cancellation/interruption insurance
(don’t forget to include airfare as well as sleeping accommodations pre and post cruise) and we require dive accident insurance on this
Port: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.
Length: 110 ft.
Boarding: Varies by Charter
Check out: Tuesday 7 am
The Okeanos Aggressor is a 110’ yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered, cruises at 10 knots and has 110-volt power on board.
Comfortable accommodations for 22 guests includes 9 double staterooms and a quad stateroom. Each stateroom features a private bathroom and shower, individual climate control, and a monitor with a media player.
The Okeanos Aggressor has a spacious salon, 40 feet of sun deck, chaise lounges, deck chairs, bar, and grill. There is ample storage space for your diving equipment in your personal locker. The Okeanos Aggressor yachts provide 80 cubic ft. tanks, weight belts and weights. All tanks have K-valves (American type) and DIN (European) valves.
There is a variety of nightly entertainment, including diving, fish identification presentations, movies, games and more. If you have a favorite movie or digital presentation to share, we encourage you to bring it along. The staff especially loves new releases of movies, recent magazines and books. A small library of books for exchange is maintained onboard as well as fish identification books for reference.
All meals, snacks and beverages are provided.
Getting There, Passport & Visa Documentation for Cocos
Cocos Island is located off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Guests fly to San Jose, Costa Rica for a two-hour air-conditioned bus ride to Puntarenas, which showcases some of Costa Rica's most beautiful views.
Most major airlines fly into San Jose, Costa Rica: American, Iberia, United, Delta, Lacsa, Taca. An overnight stay in San Jose is usually required prior to the trip due to airline schedules. Our recommended hotel is the host hotels Park Inn by Radisson San Jose in San Jose where group transfers are provided from.
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
Guests will be met by a representative in uniform at the Park Inn by Radisson San Jose on the day of departure at a pre-set time for the group transfer. The pick-up and boarding time schedule is available in our "Know Before You Go" document and below in the "Departure Schedule" link. Boarding depends on the tide schedule. Immediately after boarding the yacht departs for its crossing to Cocos Island to prepare for diving Monday morning. After a full seven days of diving, the OKEANOS AGGRESSOR returns back to the dock in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Check-out is Tuesday morning at 7:30 am. Transportation is provided back to the host hotels or San Jose (SJO) airport from the yacht at the end of the charter. Book flights after 12:30 pm
Cocos Island Park Fee (10 night charters): $490 non-diver $350 plus 13% government tax may be paid in cash or by credit card (with a fee)
Cocos Island Emergency Evacuation Plan: $30
Prices are USD. Costa Rica residents/locals 65 years and older do not pay the above referenced government tax.