Undersea Hunter Group in Cocos, Costa Rica

Undersea Hunter Group - Sailing to Cocos, Costa Rica

The Undersea Hunter Group -- The Undersea Hunter Group brings vast experience, unique platforms and ever evolving technology within easy reach of adventure divers, filmmakers and scientists. For over two decades they have been committed to making your dive expedition or underwater project one of the most successful, unique and rewarding experiences of your life. They have three unique vessels to serve our needs.

Undersea Hunter Group sailing to Cocos

Cocos Island -- Located in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, 300 miles southwest of Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica, lies the renowned Cocos Island Marine Park. A rugged yet incredibly verdant island, this World Heritage Site is the spectacularly beautiful crown jewel of Costa Rica's many National Parks. In 1994 after several return visits to the island, Jacques Cousteau pronounced Cocos, "The most beautiful island in the world." Cocos Island was formed during a volcanic upheaval about two-and-a-half million years ago and is composed of basaltic rock, labradorite and andesite lava flows. Its landmass is punctuated by four mountain peaks, the highest of which is Cerro Iglesias, at 2,080 feet or 634 meters above the sea. The island has an irregular coastline, which makes precise estimation of its land area more a matter of opinion than a surveyor's science, but it is roughly five miles by two miles (8 x 3 kilometers). There are only two bays with safe anchorages and sandy beaches: Chatham is located on the northeast side and Wafer Bay is on the northwest. Just off Cocos are a series of smaller basaltic rocks and islets. The largest satellite is Isla Manuelita (formerly Nuez). Thanks to the breathtaking marine life in its waters, Cocos Island was named one of the ten best scuba diving spots in the world by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and a "must do" according to diving experts.

Cocos Dive Conditions -- Cocos Island presents the same diving challenges as any other Pacific, Indian or Red Sea diving location. Cocos, however, is not recommended for inexperienced divers because it is an open ocean destination that requires advanced open water diving skills. Please note that the minimum required level of certification to dive at Cocos is Open Water with the additional Specialties of Deep & Night Diver. We also recommend having a minimum of 25 hours of diving experience. Most of the action is at 60-90 feet (18-27 meters), and most dives are between 60-130 feet (18-40 meters). The safety limit is set at 130 feet (40 meters) and a dive computer is necessary. Visibility averages 60-100feet (18-30m). Average water temperature is 79 F to 84 F, although it can be a few degrees lower under the occasional thermocline. At Cocos currents and visibility can be entirely different in just a few hours. The dive guide will always be the final authority as to whether a passenger can do any specific dive.