My favorite dives were Manuelita Outside, Big Dos Amigos, Alcyone, and Dirty Rock. A massive Tiger Shark will stay in my memory, the giant Manta, and the huge schools of Hammerheads and Tuna. But the little critters in the coral gardens were important and beautiful also, the parrots, surgeons, barbers, rays. There is not enough space to describe these last few days at Cocos.
A wonderful, jolly crew, respectful and full of good humour. They definitely make a difference. Javier is king and made our trip so much more pleasant with his attentions and wit.
Merlin and Rafa are excellent, very professional and knowledgeable divemasters. Merlin has the magic touch. We never, ever failed to see big pelagics and other interesting fauna. An important asset that kid.
Antony ScottJersey, British Isles
Amazing dives at Cocos Island! Favourite dives were the ones at Manualita Outside because of the abundance and close proximity of the beautifully weird Hammerheads with so much else going on every time- unpredictable nature of the site is one of its strongest draws especially when the Queen Tiger effortlessly glides by into a current demanding ultimate respect. Alcyone and Dirty Rock were the other top ones I could revisit an unlimited amount of times. Dolphins, all the Jack's, friendly Marble Rays and inquisitive safety stop Sharks were also incredible.
The most well equipped/safe/comfortable/spacious ship i've been fortunate enough to do a liveaboard on with the friendliest/most corteous/helpful staff you could want. The abundance/quality/variety of the food was phenomenal and for me the highlights were the unexpected snacks/fruits between dives and the phenomenal grill put on my master chef Luis. Huge thanks to Javier whose smile can brighten anyones day.
Mike ZintelWashinhton State, USA
Do you have anything besides sharks? Getting. Little tired of all these sharks. And rays. And huge schools of fish. Wonderful!
Dr Darrin M Disley OBECambridge, UK
Diving Cocos Island with the SeaHunter team was a breathtaking experience. Not for the fainthearted, deep diving, strong current brings delovers a Palegic divers dream experience. 20 of 21 dives brought out groups/schools of Hammerhead Sharks numerous White Tip Sharks and Marbled or Spotted Eagle rays. 14 dives encountered 1 or more Tiger Shark whilst numerous others added close encounters with Black Tip, Galapagos, Silke and Silver Tip Sharks. Also was lucky enough to sea Oceanic Manta in full flight side to above views and 4-5000 school of Treveilly enveloping a fell diver with explosion of a tornado close to surface which both made the all time video highlight reel. Lots of stuff for macro divers too and for those who like challenging their physical endyrance the 21 dive schedule with choppy waters and string currents will do so. Maneulita, Alcyon, Dirty Rock dive sites delivered time after time but dont miss Small and Large Dos Amigos for great dives and highlight reel action.
Great dive deck, skiffs, dive masters and broader nautical, engineering, cattering, front of house team. Clearly passionate about their jobs, the ocean, marine life and appreciated in light of Covid-19 that we we all travelling and diving.
The diving was amazing - I loved seeing so many sharks. The crew on the Sea Hunter were all wonderful. They consistently went above and beyond to make sure we all had everything we needed. Special thanks to all of them for their hard work!
Mauricio Solano PeraltaSan Jose, Costa Rica
Los buceos en Manuelita Outside estuvieron increibles, Dirty Rock, Sumergida, y Alcyone. El tiburon tigre, la escuela de hammers, entre tanta biodiversidad que observamos. El personal fue increible durante todo el viaje y todo el tiempo. El servicio, los detalles, todo demasiado bien. Moño, Merlin y Rafa fueron excelentes divemasters, muy atentos, profesionales, pero sobre todo siempre llenos de energía y buena vibra. En la cocina Luis, Javier y Pollo nos mantuvieron muy bien alimentados. Y todo el apoyo logistico del resto del equipo, Ema, Villa, el Capitan Raul. Arik super atento todo el tiempo y excelente direccion. El bot lleno de detalles, sorpresas, implecable. Impresionante la experiencia, muy agradecido por esta viviencia tan unica. Mil gracias a todos de corazon.
Carolina RamirezCosta Rica
There is not a bad dive in cocos island. It is worldwide very well known as the best dive destination and it sure it is. When you try to imagine the amazing underwater world cocos island have to offer, imagination may not get close to the wonder really is. If you like shark and giant schools of fish this is the best, we had hammerdhead sharks in every single dive. The happiness of seeing a healthy marine ecosystem is the biggest gratitud i ever feel. All the undersea hunter crew was more than espectacular. You can see how much knowledge thry have about the vessel, thr island, marine life and the ecosystem It make all of us feel in home. Always a great actitud and happiness
Pablito VanolliCosta Rica
Amazing dive sites, full of life and well organized! Just loved it! Hammers, tigers, galapagos, silkys.. You name it... So many sharks. And the eals, mantas, rays, millions of colors and diferent species was the cherry on top.. ...Always greatfull to remember. Aric keeps the show perfect such a great director full of magic tricks, Merlin awesome lucky divemaster great to laugh with, Rafa always there taking care of us great company, Ema is a great person and has all under control in the boat, Villa always super smile and the boat well driven, Moño golden star for a charming big helper, Luis and Pollito gave us the best fod experience ever and a lot of good laughs after dessert, Javi is a rockstar everybody loves him and makes you smile, Raul is a wonderfull capitan and a good talker aswell, full of spirituality.. All the crew I will always remember
Felipe TorresMatapalo, Costa Rica
All of them were amazing and they all suprised me with wonderful dives. Some were relaxing and some were really intense. The biodiverity on every dive was sureal.
Everthing completly overpassd my expectations. From the pick up in san jose all the way back. The boats facilities and comfort was really a treat. Food was really good and having frsh coffee every morining was a great suprise. The best of all was the crew, really caring and willing to help every time with a great smile. I enjoyed doing yoga with merlin every morning. He is a great guy