Okeanos Aggressor I - Caño Island Adventure (7 nights liveaboard cruise)

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Much has been written about the most renowned scuba diving destination in Costa Rica, Cocos Island, however liveaboard divers visiting 'the rich coast' can also dive El Caño Island. The diving here is very different from Cocos, but is of such quality as to be considered world-class in its own right. This amazing marine biological reserve of Isla del Caño lies a mere 10 miles (16 km) offshore from the Osa Peninsula. The reserve’s waters showcase gorgeous coral reefs with good visibility.

Dag til dag reiseplan

Day 1: Meet in front of host hotel in San Jose and transfer to Puntarenas for boarding and departure for El Caño Island
Day 2 - 6: Eat, Sleep & Dive El Caño
Day 7: Travel back to Puntarenas
Day 8: Checkout 7 am and transfer to the San Jose airport or host hotels


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Cano island is known as the best place to scuba dive in Costa Rica, except for Cocos Island. However, Cano is much more accessible, and there are many dive resorts and dive companies that can take you from Drake Bay or other areas in the Osa Peninsula to the dive sites.

Come explore the tropical paradise of Cano Island located just 12 km off the coast of Costa Rica.  The island is known for its tropical forests and amazing marine life.  While taking a short ferry to the island there is a possibility of witnessing the joyful play of dolphins or even during the migration season, which is July through February, the majestic humpback whales.  Once arriving to your destination the island is surrounded by beautiful reefs for snorkel or scubaadventures.  The snorkelers can enjoy the many species of marine life while the scuba divers have the pleasure of exploring under water caves, canyons and cliffs.  Cano Island has been declared one of the best dive sites in the world.

Cano Island and its natural beauty give you beautiful 15 foot reefs to explore.  Here you will find head corals, cup corals, and sea fans. This destination for scuba divers has been kept from harm due to it being controlled and regulated as a Biological Reserve. The control limits how many divers are allowed into its waters and which areas can be explored.  Due to it being protected, removal of any marine life, coral or shells is prohibited. There is no disappointment or lack of shark sightings.  Most divers come away with memories of seeing sharks in these waters which range in sizes of up to ten feet.  Stingrays, dolphins, turtles and morays are also popular in this destination.

El Cano Island is located off the south pacific coast of Costa Rica in front of the Osa Peninsula and one of the most bio diverse places on earth. It has a total area of 320 acres and is a marine park with protected waters. The Island has an altitude of about 3000 feet and is a heavy forest with several small rivers which allows it to stay an intense green color all year long. Beaches are a mixture between sand and stone and it does not contain any wetlands. 

The primary attractions in El Caño Island are the resident tropical fish and the beautiful colorful corals and marine flora, you can also find the occasional large pelagic and marine mammals, i.e. humpback whales, pilot whales, white tip sharks, black tip sharks great hammerhead sharks, nurse sharks, tuna, amberjacks, wahoo, rays, mantas, turtles, and enormous schools of fish. Occasionally, there are sightings of whale sharks, marlin, and Bottle-Nosed dolphin. 

Itinerary
All charters to Caño Island are 8 days/7 nights and includes 6 days of diving. Of the 6 days of diving; 3 dives per day will be offered with one day 2 dives being offered plus a land tour to Corcovado National Park (San Pedrillo Station or Sirena Station), Sierpe River Mangroves, or Caño Island or Drakes Bay Hiking Tour (see details below). During the week 3 night dives are offered. The Okeanos Aggressor I & II depart  from the port town of Puntarenas

Viktig Informasjon

Package includes;

  • Accommodations aboard the yacht
  • 3-4 dives per day (up to 3 night dives permitted)
  • Compressed air tanks, weights & belts
  • Airport and/or Hotel transfers on day of charter
  • Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard. 
  • Linens are changed mid-week and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed.
  • Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.
  • Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included. 
  • DAN Europe dive insurance (only apply when purchasing flights from DYKKEbazaar/DIVEplanet or for members of the Norwegian Dive Federation)

Not included:
  • Airfare (DYKKEbazaar can assist with flights if required)
  • Insurance
  • Equipment rentals
  • Certification or specialty courses
  • Hotel stays/day rooms
  • Crew gratuity
  • Taxes and Fees (see below)
  • Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Program fee $30
  • Unlimited NITROX available at $150 for the cruise

Other important information:
Rates: All rates are quoted on a share basis in quad shared cabins; therefore you will be roomed with other persons of the same gender. If you would like a private room, the cost is 65% surcharge and will guarantee you a private stateroom.
Surcharge for upgrade: to Deluxe $200
Taxes & Fees:
USD $115 Park Fee, for non-divers it's USD $90, cash only, traveler's checks are not accepted. The Costa Rican government implemented the park fee to maintain El Caño Island and preserve its natural habitat.  All onboard sales/services have a 13% tax excluding park fees. All fees and taxes must be paid in cash. 
Water temperature: 22-28ºC with cooler thermoclines.
Visibility: visibility between 15-30m
Destination good for: Large schools of tropical fish, amberjacks, sharks, hammerheads, turtles and much more
Dive Insurance: is mandatory prior to traveling on the Okeanos Aggressor I. Proof is required prior to diving.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: 
Guests will be met by a representative in uniform at our two host hotels, the Holiday Inn Escazu and Holiday Inn Express Forum (formerly Indigo Hotel) on the day of departure at a pre-set time for the group transfer. Boarding depends on the tide schedule.  Immediately after boarding the yacht, she departs to Caño Island. After six days of diving, the yacht returns back to Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Check-out is at 7 am. Transportation is provided back to the host hotels or San Jose (SJO) airport from the yacht at the end of the charter. It is recommended to book flights after 12:30 pm.
Facts about the Okeanos Aggressor I - click here
See the Dive Sites description and map - click here

See our destination video from this dive expedition;

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Vi vil komme tilbake til deg med et tilbud på den forespurte reisen/pakken I løpet av 48 timer. Alle tilbud er uforpliktende og er vanligvis gyldige i 7 dager. Vi gjør oppmerksom på at reserverte tjenester kan bli kansellert innenfor disse 7 dagene og at pris kan endres inntil en endelig bestilling er mottatt.

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