Sea Hunter

Sea Hunter is 115-foot liveaboard built for comfort and convenience. Onboard you will find ten cabins and all the facilities for a total of eighteen divers and underwater photographers. All cabins have private bathrooms, storage space and air-conditioning. Choose from 5 cabins with two twin beds, three double cabins with one queen-size bed and extra twin bed option, plus two suites on upper deck at a premium price. Common areas onboard include a study that hosts a library, television with a DVD, and all the equipment to process digital photographs. A large lounge with plenty of seating has another entertainment system with a variety of DVD movies and a fridge with soft drinks and beer.

You will eat well with delicious meals from a variety of cuisines, prepared by excellent chefs. The sun deck has both covered and open areas, and the fantastic dive deck lots of space, gear storage and a hot shower. For underwater photographers the ship has personal camera lockers with both 110 and 220 volt outlets. Sea Hunter offers free Nitrox and Rebreather Support.

10-day Cocos Island Trip

Arrival Day
You must arrive at least one day prior to the boat departure date.
Upon arrival to San José, we can have transportation waiting for you (please contact us for a quote) or you can take a taxi to your hotel. There are always taxis available at the airport, even minivans for those of you who carry a lot of gear. We can also recommend and arrange accommodations for hotels in San José. Please note that we do not pick up from all San Jose hotels.

The evening before boat departure, an Undersea Hunter representative will fax you to confirm your pick up time the next day. The evening is at your leisure. Air transport, airport transfers, hotel nights and meals before and after the cruise are not included in the charter.
 
Day 1
The following day, generally between 8 AM and 1 PM we pick up from certain hotels and transfer everybody by bus to Puntarenas where you will board the vessel. The drive takes about 2 1/2 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.
 
Day 2
A 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 diving courses.
 
Days 3 - 8
Spent diving the pinnacles around the perimeter of Cocos Island. Divers usually average three dives per day at depths of 60-100 feet (18-30 meters) or more. This, of course, is what the whole trip is about. It will also be possible to do at least three night dives during the trip.
 
Day 9
Make the last 3 dives before the cruise back to Costa Rica and reality!
 
Day 10
All day to discuss the diving and to compare your adventures!
 
Day 11
Arrival to Puntarenas. Immediately after breakfast you will be transported back to San Jose. We strongly recommend staying one more night on land, before flying out, in case of any unforeseen delays.
Length: 115 ft / 36 m
 
Beam: 26 ft / 8.1 m
 
Draft: 8 ft / 2.5 m
 
Displacement: 250 tons
 
Construction: welded steel with teak work deck
 
Engines: twin GM 16V92 / 1200 total hp
 
Cruising Speed: 9.5 knots
 
Maximum Speed: 10 knots
 
Range: 3,500 nautical miles
 
Endurance: 30 days (limited by food supply)
 
Tenders: Two 24 ft heavy duty fiberglass dive boats
17 ft rigid bottom inflatable
 
Portable Generators: GM 6-71 75kw
John Deere 105kw
Portable Generator 5kw
 
Available Voltage: 110/220 VAC
60 Hz
3-phase 208 VAC
12 VDC
 
Fuel Tank: 20,000 US gallons (78 tons)
 
Water Tank: 15,000 gallons (60 tons) 1,800 gallons/day water maker
 
Safety: Two 25 person life-rafts.
Complete boat, crew and passenger safety gear.
Firefighting system throughout vessel.
Extensive first aid kit.
20 personal diver locator systems.
 
Scuba Compressors: 2 HP compressors
1 nitrox generator
 
Scuba Tanks: 30 aluminum 80 cu/ft tanks
2640 cu/ft high-pressure storage bank
 
Technical Diving: Full oxygen, nitrox and rebreather service.
Passengers must bring their own rebreathers.
 
Electronics:
3 GPS (Global Positioning Systems)
2 Radars (48 and 32 mile)
2 recording fathometers
Radio Direction Finder SIMRAD
Auto pilot

2 VHF radios
3 handheld VHF radios,
SSB radio (SEA 222)
Multi-system televisions, CD stereo and DVD player.
Multimedia
Desktop Computer
Starlit Telephone

 
Miscellaneous: 20 personal dive gear boxes, 20 personal camera lockers with stabilized and surge protected 110v outlets.
Air conditioning throughout the vessel
Washing machines and dryers, as well as two refrigerators and ice makers.

12-ton deck mounted crane (55-ft reach).
33 ft by 24 ft (10.3m by 7.4 m) work deck space.
44 ft by 24-ft sundeck (1000 sq. ft.) and lounge chairs.
Fully equipped workshop with arc welding and oxy-acetylene cutting equipment/supplies.

 
Guest Accommodations: For 20 guests 10 double/twin cabins, all with heads and showers.
 
Crew Accommodations: For 14 crew members - 7 crew cabins and 3 crew heads.
Special: 

Save $2000 on Select Trips
Feb-Apr 2019 now just $3645 + park fees

All specials cannot be combined with any other offers and are for new reservations only. Prices are based on double occupancy.