Cocos Island Photo Workshop July 2022

 

2022 Cocos Island Underwater Photo workshop

Take a trip with us on the Okeanos Aggressor I to one of the most amazing dive destinations around the globe, featuring whale sharks, schooling hammerheads, white-tips, tuna, manta rays, turtles and giant frogfish. With occasional dolphins, sailfish, eagle rays, false killer whales --- the list never ends!

July 20 - 30, 2022

Trip leader: TBD

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:  $1,200 OFF!

10 Nights for:

Quad Cabin - $5,399  $4,199 per person

Twin Cabin - $5,499  $4,299 per person

Twin/Double Deluxe Cabin - $5,799  $4,599 per person

 

Why Join This Trip?

  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo
  • FREE daily photo workshops 
  • One of the best big animal dive destinations
  • See whale sharks, schooling hammerheads, mantas, turtles, and much more
  • Spacious & photographer-friendly liveaboard: the Okeanos Aggressor I
  • Local beer and wine included 

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Why Travel With Bluewater?

  • We book liveaboards that offer the best overall value
  • Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about the guest experience
  • Repeat customer discounts, gear discounts, and other benefits
  • Great support if flight/weather issues occur

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 Cocos Island

 

Trip Overview

Escape to Cocos Island on a liveaboard scuba diving trip in Costa Rica! Cocos is a lush, green uninhabited island resting 342 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. The ten-day trip offers seven days of Costa Rica liveaboard scuba diving. 

To get a little insight as to what the trip is like, read the reports from our previous trips: 2015 trip and 2016 trip


Check Out This Great Video!

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Dive Overview

You'll be diving in water temperatures between 72-82 degrees. 

  • Alcyone - A 600’ long submerged mountain, the top of the mountain is 75’ from the surface. Schooling Hammerheads, Mantas and schooling fish. Possible Sailfish or Marlin.
  • Big Dos Amigos - This islet features a 45-foot-high arch and 60-foot pinnacle off the southeast side. Look for Rainbow Runners, Yellowtail Snapper, Bigeye Jacks and lobster. Hammerheads swim between the pinnacle and arch.
  • Bird Island, Chatham Bay - Dove from Chatham Bay, southeast of Manuelita, this site provides a variety of marine life including Frog Fish, lobsters, morays, rays, White Tip Sharks and Hammerheads. There is even a cleaning station.
  • Dirty Rock - A large island with schools of Marble Rays and Hammerheads.
  • Lone Stone - Schooling Marble Rays and Mobula Rays.
  • Manuelita - Lots of White Tips, Marble Rays, and schools of Creoles.
  • Special Sightings - Whale Sharks, mating Eagle Rays, Sail Fish, mating White Tip Sharks, False Killer Whales.
  • Ubing Rock, Wafer Bay - This 300’ rock begins at 20’ and drops to a 110’ sandy bottom. The southeast slope attracts schooling Hammerheads.

Cocos Island Okeanos Aggressor I dive map

 

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Okeanos Aggressor I boat

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodations aboard the yacht
  • Daily photo workshops
  • All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer, and wine
  • 3-4 dives per day
  • A variety of nightly entertainment including diving, marine life identification presentations, movies, games and more
  • Compressed air tanks, weights & belts
  • Airport transfers

 

Exclusions

  • Airfare (international and domestic)
  • Insurance
  • Equipment rentals
  • Nitrox (unlimited Nitrox is $150 for 10 night)
  • Certification or specialty courses
  • Hotel stays/day rooms
  • Dinner on the final evening
  • Crew gratuity
  • USD $490 Park Fee
  • $30 Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • All onboard sales/services have a 13% tax

 

DAILY PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, snorkeling with large animals, strobe exposure, and positions, avoiding backscatter and composition.

 

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Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meet in front of host hotel. Transfer to Puntarenas for boarding and departure for Cocos Island.
  • Day 2 - 3  - Arrive at Cocos Island, diving begins.
  • Day 4 - 9  - Eat, Sleep & Dive.
  • Day 9 -10 - Travel back to Puntarenas.
  • Day 11 - Check out at 7 am and transfer to San Jose Airport or host hotels


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Okeanos Aggressor I Okeanos Aggressor I dive deck

Okeanos Aggressor I Okeanos Aggressor I

About Okeanos Aggressor I

The Okeanos Aggressor I is a 110-foot yacht with a spacious dive deck. 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.

 

 

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Flight Information  

Most major airlines fly into San Jose, Costa Rica: American, Iberia, United, Delta, Lacsa, Taca. An overnight stay in San Jose is usually required prior to the trip due to airline schedules. Recommended hotels are the host hotels, Holiday Inn Escazu and Holiday Inn Express Forum (formerly Indigo Hotel) in San Jose where group transfers are provided from.

After a full seven days of diving, the Okeanos Aggressor I returns back to the dock in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Check-out is Tuesday morning at 7:30 am. Transportation is provided back to the host hotels or San Jose (SJO) airport from the yacht at the end of the charter.  Book flights after 12:30 pm.

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Payment Schedule  

Deposit: $500

Payment 2: $1,000, Due July 15, 2021 

Payment 3: $1,500, Due  October 15, 2021

Payment 4: Balance, Due April 15, 2022

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Underwater photos from previous trips


 

 

 

 

 

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