Okeanos Aggressor II - Guanacaste & the Bat Islands (7 nights liveaboard cruise)

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For most divers Costa Rica is synonymous with Cocos Island! However this oasis in Central America have more secrets to show off and the incredible Bat Islands are one of these locations that seldom grabs the headlines. The region on Costa Ricas northern Pacific coastline is actually one of the gathering points for bull sharks in teh Pacific so you might be in for a great treat!

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Day 1: Meet in front of host hotel (See last page for pick up time)
Day 2: Transfer to Puntarenas for boarding and departure for Guanacaste & the Bat Islands
Day 2 - 6: Eat, Sleep & Dive
Day 7: Travel back to Puntarenas
Day 8: Checkout 7 am and transfer to the San Jose airport or host hotels


EDiving Costa Ricascape to the beautiful area of Costa Rica;  Guanacaste and the Bat Islands for scuba diving from a liveaboard vessel.  Guanacaste is a province located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica in the northwest part of the country. The Bat Islands are located in a protected Marine Park inside the Guanacasteconservation area. It is one of the most beautiful island chains in Costa Rica and home to a diverse dry tropical forest.

The OKEANOS AGGRESSOR I™ & OKEANOS AGGRESSOR II™ focus on the areas of The Santa Rosa National Park and its marine sector called Islas Murcielago (Bat Islands); this area offers incredible beauty both above and below the surface. This beautiful Conservation Area earned a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1999.Guanacaste is a province of Costa Rica located on the northern pacific coast of the country. It is one of the most visited areas of Costa Rica for its beautiful beaches and friendly coastline. 

The Bat Islands are located in a protected Marine Park inside the Guanacaste conservation areas. Is one of the most beautiful chain of islands in Costa Rican and home to a diverse, dry tropical forest. The conservation area has over 163,000 hectares of protected land and 43,000 hectares of protected waters, including the Bat Islands Archipelago.

The Guanacaste province and its protected area offer spectacular views of dozens of secluded, solitary beaches along its coastline. It is home to 2.5% of the planet’s biodiversity and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sample itinerary:
The Costa Rica scuba diving trip includes three main geographical areas in the North Pacific of Guanacaste: Bahia Culebra and Catalina Islands Area, Cuajiniquil and El Jobo Area, and Bat Islands in Santa Rosa National Park. These areas are very diverse with an opportunity to dive with lots of species of rays, mantas, turtles, sharks, large schools of tropical fish, frogfish and other macro life. Large pelagics such as Humpback Whales, dolphin  and other shcarks are seen. Guests will dive up to 4 dives a day including 3 night dives. View the itinerary for the day to day schedule.

Day 1:  Pick Up from host hotel (time depends on high tide), transfer to Puntarenas. Depart and overnight navigation to Punta Gorda, Bahia Culebra
Day 2: Punta Gorda - Diving Tiburones/Acuario, Virador/Arcoiris, Punta Gorda - night dive
Day 3: Early navigation to Playa Blanca Bay and diving Barco Viejo Wreck, Punta Blanca. Navigate to El Jobo, La Rueda de Chicago. Moor in Cuajiniquil Bay
Day 4: Diving Coral Negro, Murcielago Islands. Lunch on beautiful deserted beach followed by Diving Bajo Negro. We moor in El refugio, Murcielago Islands, Santa Rosa National Park
Day 5: Diving The Big Scare, Los Arcos, Hiking in Murcielago Islands (beautiful views) and end the day with diving Baja Negro
Day 6: Diving The Big Scare, Los Arcos, Baja Negro before we trave to Punta Gorda, afternoon and night diving and we end the day with a BBQ on the top deck
Day 7: 
Early navigation to Catalina Islands. Diving La Viuda, La Pared. After navigation to Puntarenas-
Day 8: 7 am Breakfast and 7:30 am Depart for host hotels and airport in San Jose

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: The Costa Rica Government charges a park and diving fee of USD $15 per day, CASH only. It can be expected to enter the Park 2 or 3 days depending on the itinerary. The Costa Rican Government implemented the park fee to maintain The protected land and marine area 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: in Caño Island range from 25-29ºC with thermoclines that reach 70 degrees.
Diving conditions: The diving conditions include surge and mild to strong currents. The tidal swings can fluctuate quickly on this pacific coast making conditions unique in that anything can be seen at any time.
Visibility: can vary between 6 - 24m
Destination good for: Large schools of fish, Sharks, Manta Rays, Turtles, Eels, Mobula Rays, Frogfish, Sea Horses and 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 the liveaboard for Guanacaste scuba diving depends on the tide schedule.  Immediately after boarding the yacht departs for Punta Gorda where the following morning guests will be ready for the first dive. After a week trip, the the yacht returns back to the dock in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. On the last evening of the Guanacaste scuba diving trip, a BBQ will be served on the upper deck. 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.  Book flights after 12:30 pm.
Facts about the Okeanos Aggressor II - 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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