Okeanos Aggressor I is an excellent ocean going vessel, ideal for the long journey to Cocos Island. She offers 10 night cruises to Cocos Island, with 7 full days diving, from San Jose (Puntarenas). The sea crossing from Puntarenas to Cocos takes about 32-35 hours depending on sea conditions.
Okeanos Aggressor I accommodates up to 22 divers in 10 cabins. All cabins have air-conditioning, ensuite, closet, port window, individual climate control and hair dryer.
Seven cabins are located below deck, accessed via a stairway in the saloon. The forward cabin below deck is a quad share cabin with double and single berths. Four twin cabins have 2 single beds and two staterooms can be set up as double or twin share.
On the upper deck are 3 more staterooms with a double and a single bunk each. Access to those cabins is via a stairway from the dive deck.
Deluxe Stateroom (#3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 = lower deck; #9, 10, 11 = upper deck)
Staterooms #3-6 have 2 single beds (bunk beds).
Staterooms #7-11 have a lower double bed and single upper bed (bunk beds).
Quad Stateroom (#2)
With two lower full-sized beds and two upper single beds (bunk beds), private head and shower, individual climate control, TV/DVD and hair dryer.
Forward of the dive deck is the saloon with comfy sofas, entertainment center, featuring a TV, DVD/CD home theatre system, and an assortment of movies. The dining area is separate from the saloon, with 2 large tables and chairs with plenty of room for all guests. On the upper level is a shaded bar and a partially covered sundeck with chase lounges, a complete wet bar, and seating area.
The dive deck has plenty space for all divers. Each guest has their own tank rack, locker and bench. The dive deck is well equipped for photographers’ needs. On the dive deck are rinse tanks, charging stations and also a 3-tier camera table with low pressure air hoses. Rental dive gear is available at extra cost. They have 80cuft aluminum tanks on board with standard “K” valves for use with standard yoke regulators. Bring your own DIN adapter if necessary.
The dive platform located at water level is rarely used for diving, but is ideal to get into the water for snorkeling. All diving is done from two dive tenders and divers are split into smaller groups that dive different sites.
Cocos Island and the Galapagos possess some of the most spectacular dive sites in the world. You can be guaranteed to see heaps of big fish!
Most dives are done close to surrounding rocks and islands. The cleaning stations in these areas attract schools of hammerhead sharks. On almost every dive you will encounter huge schools of fish, mostly jacks and barracudas and large fish such as silk, silver lace and gray-sharks, manta rays and mobulas. Whale sharks and dolphins are not uncommon and can be spotted on almost all routes. Turtles, moray eels and lobsters are everywhere. With a little luck, you may encounter chasing sailfish or whales. Night dives are offered depending on weather conditions.
Email is available on board through the satellite system. There is a charge for incoming and outgoing email. Private calls may be made from the yacht. When diving at Cocos Island, there is a cell tower with intermittent reception. There is no coverage in the Bat Islands or Caño Island.
If you love diving with large fish, Cocos Island is one of the best dive locations in the world. Okeanos Aggressor I is a good choice for visiting this region. Excursions are not suitable for beginners.