Okeanos Aggressor ~ Cocos Islands, Costa Rica
Escape to Cocos Island a lush, green uninhabited island resting 300 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. Weather permitting, Okeanos guests are shuttled ashore to hike through the jungles of Cocos and swim in her many waterfalls. All ten-day trips seven days of diving. The Okeanos sets off from the port town of Punteranas.
The mission of Aggressor Fleet is to provide scuba divers with the highest quality, most innovative and safest live-aboard experience possible. We offer unparalleled customer service and the most comfortable dive yachts, accessing the best diving locations around the world.
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 Include 9 double cabins and a quad cabin. Each cabin features a private head and shower, and storage space for your luggage. The Okeanos Aggressor has a spacious salon, 40 feet of sun deck, chaise lounges, deck chairs, bar, grill,
and a complete photo center. The onboard video format is both NTSC and PAL. The Okeanos has a safe onboard to store valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store.
The yacht is not responsible any lost or stolen items.
The menu on board is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise the US office as soon as possible so the yacht can adequately prepare to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees.
Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we
suggest you bring your special brand from the U.S. Due to local regulations; the bar will be closed while the boat is in port. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a snorkeler until the next day.
Please plan to travel light, as on all live-aboard dive yachts, space is limited. We recommend that you pack your gear in soft luggage such as a duffel bag for easy stowage and to add to your comfort in your cabin. Clothing should be lightweight, comfortable sportswear and bathing suits are a must. A light sweater or jacket is ideal for evenings. Dress is always casual and informal. Additional items you may want to bring are sunscreen, sunglasses, and walking shoes for your time on shore. Since Cocos Island is a rain forest, it can be quite damp so we recommend you travel with warm clothing such as sweat suits, socks and include a long sleeve shirt for nighttime.
There is a variety of nightly entertainment, including diving, fish identification slide shows, movies, games and more. If you have a favorite movie, digital slide show or a video to share, we encourage you to bring it along. The crew especially loves new releases of DVD's, movies, CD’s, recent magazines and books. A small library of books for exchange is maintained onboard as well as fish identification books for reference. Whether it’s your anniversary, birthday, honeymoon, wedding or you are celebrating a 100 the dive, please let us know so the crew can celebrate your occasion. Kindly advise the US office prior to traveling so the crew is notified in advance.
The crew of the Okeanos Aggressor with their unique combination of talents offers the ultimate service. While on board you may pick a buddy of your choice or dive with a crewmember. There is ample storage space for your diving equipment in your personal locker. The Okeanos Aggressor provides 80 cubic ft. tanks, weight belts and weights.
The primary attractions in Cocos are the large pelagics, i.e. hammerhead sharks, rays, mantas, turtles, and enormous schools of fish. Occasionally, there are sightings of whale sharks, marlin, and Bottle-Nosed dolphin. The bottom of the ocean floor at Cocos Island is volcanic rock. Most of the action is between 50 100 feet with visibility in the 80-100 feet range. The best diving in the waters surrounding Cocos is done from dinghies. You can make 4 dives a day: 3 scheduled dinghy dives and an optional night dive. Night diving is offered three nights due to new regulations.
The pangas are 22 feet in length. There is ample space for camera equipment and the panga tender will handle it with care. Getting you in and out of the water from the pangas is easy. Once your dive is completed and you’re preparing to get back in the panga, a crew member will assist and help take your tank. There is a divemaster on each panga for every single dive. You hand him your weight belt, and the rest is easy. All diving should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned with no decompression dives.
The Okeanos Aggressor offers a complete digital photo facility including a PC for downloading photos. The Photo pro is available for free coaching with equipment rental. Photo equipment is available to rent separately or as a complete set up. The Okeanos Aggressor has a strobe charging station and a large camera table available for your camera and video equipment. Guests should bring their own battery chargers.