Okeanos Aggressor II (formerly Wind Dancer) offers 8 & 10 night cruises with 5 or 7 dive days to Cocos Island from San Jose (Puntarenas). The sea crossing from Puntarenas to Cocos takes about 32-35 hours depending on sea conditions.
The 35m (100ft) vessel has 11 comfortable twin or double cabins for up to 22 guests. Each cabin has individual air-conditioning, private bath with shower.
Deluxe Stateroom (#3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style, private facilities, mirrored cabinet, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, toiletries, fresh towels daily.
Owners Suite (#2)
A large luxurious suite featuring 2 twin beds (fixed), bamboo wood flooring, a 42 inch flat screen monitor with DVD, private minibar/refrigerator, granite side table for private in-cabin dining, wood paneling, upholstered headboard, large bathroom with travertine floors, and separate glass enclosures for toilet and showers.
Owners Suite (#11)
A large luxurious suite featuring a king bed, bamboo wood flooring, a 42 inch flat screen monitor with DVD, private minibar/refrigerator, granite side table for private in-cabin dining, wood paneling, upholstered headboard, large bathroom with travertine floors, and separate glass enclosures for toilet and showers.
Meals are served in the large air-conditioned salon. Expect a mixture of international and South American cuisine. A small library and Video/DVD station is available for all guests. The bar is a great meeting point to share the stories of the day. A large, half shaded sundeck allows you to relax between dives.
The dive deck is very large. Each diver has there own suit up space. A large camera table with charging stations and separate rinse tanks for cameras keep your photo gear safe. Nitrox is available. Hire gear is available but has to be pre-booked! On board electronics and safety equipment are of the latest technical standards.
You should be comfortable diving in stronger currents and open water conditions with thermoclines when signing up for one of these Cocos Island adventures. 4 dives are offered over 7 dive days. All diving is done from two dive tenders and divers are split into smaller groups that dive different sites.
Cocos Island is one of the few remaining dive location where you can still expect to see large pelagic fish life. The island is essentially a huge mountain starting thousands of meters below the surface and sticking out as an impressive Island with steep cliffs and little island groups.
The biggest attractions are huge schools of hammerhead sharks. 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, mantas and mobula rays. 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.
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.
Okeanos Aggressor II is a very comfortable liveaboard. The diving in Cocos will not disappoint.