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OKEANOS AGGRESSOR

Built to Lloyd’s Registry and American Bureau of Shipping Standards including International Load Line Certificate, and all appropriate licenses for crew. The Okeanos Aggresssor was built to withstand the rigorous demands of open- ocean crossings, and is outfitted to cater to 22 passengers in style and comfort. At a length of 110 feet and with a beam of 24 feet, Okeanos Aggressor features spacious accommodations, 10 staterooms with individual climate control, en-suite bathrooms and TV/DVD, as well as an expansive dive deck that gives photographers and nonphotographers alike plenty of room to don wetsuits and tinker with gear. Gourmet meals are served in a dedicated dining room. Sun lovers can soak in the rays on two different decks. The Okeanos Aggressor is registered with a Costa Rican flag and has been an Aggressor Fleet destination since 1988.

 SPECIFICATIONS

SAMPLE ITINERARY

SCHEDULES 2016

SCHEDULES 2017

DIVE SITES

OKEANOS AGGRESSOR SPECIFICATIONS

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Length: 110 ft.

Beam: 24

Passengers: 22

Crew:  8

Twin diesel engines on all steel and aluminum yachts

Two or more generators, 110-208 ac voltage, each capable of supplying the yachts needs independently

Two SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage

Nitrox membrane system  with cascade storage

Watermaker with ample storage

Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving

ONBOARD SAFETY

Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)

Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies

D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Fire and Smoke Detection Systems

Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment

406 EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

Life rafts & rescue craft

Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew

Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment

Emergency flares

NAVIGATION

Radar

Magnetic Compass

Depth sounders

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

COMMUNICATION

Multiple VHF radios

Long Range Single Side Band Radio

Satellite Phone (where necessary)

Satellite Email (where necessary)

ENTERTAINMENT

Shore excursions to cays and beaches (where available)

Snorkeling and scuba diving

Digital underwater photography

Entertainment center, featuring a TV, DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies and books

OTHER AMENITIES

Partially covered sun deck with chaise lounges, complete wet bar, CD Stereo player, and hot tub *

BBQ grill area

Full-service galley, freezer, and refrigerator storage

Comfortable swim platform with (2) warm freshwater showers, fin storage and (2) water exit ladders

Dive deck with personal gear lockers for in-place air/nitrox fill stations, rinse tanks and camera table with low pressure air hoses

Scuba diving equipment rentals and complimentary “loaners” if your equipment malfunctions or is delayed

Weights, weight belts, 80 cu. ft. aluminum tanks with  standard  yoke valves

DIN adapters *

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CAÑO ISLAND, COSTA RICA

El Caño Island is a marine reserve located off the south pacific coast of Costa Rica in front of the Osa Peninsula. It is one of the most beautiful jewels in the Costa Rican National Park system.

 

This lush green tropical island is home to resident tropical fish, beautiful colorful corals, marine flora, tuna, amberjacks, wahoo, rays, turtles, enormous schools of fish,  humpback whales, pilot whales, white tip sharks, black tip sharks, nurse sharks and occasionally great hammerheads, whale sharks, marlin and dolphin can be seen.

 

Most of the action at El Caño Island can be seen between 30 - 100 feet with visibility between 50 - 100 feet. The best diving in the water surrounding El Caño is done from the yachts two dinghies of the Wind Dancer and Okeanos Aggressor.

 

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 Wind Dancer and Okeanos Aggressor depart  from the port town of Puntarenas.

 

Okeanos Aggressor

March 25 - April 1, 2016

April 16 - April 23, 2016

May 8 - 15, 2016

May 31 - June 7, 2016

January 19 - 26, 2017

February 11 - 18, 2017

March 6 - 13, 2017

March 28 - April 4, 2017

April 19 - 26, 2017

May 11 - 18, 2017

 

Getting There, Passport & Visa Documentation:

Guests fly to San Jose, Costa Rica, overnight, then depart for a two-hour air-conditioned bus ride to Puntarenas, which showcases some of Costa Rica's most beautiful views. The cruise to Caños Island is approximately 12 hours.

 

Most major airlines fly into San Jose, Costa Rica: American, Iberia, United, Delta, Lacsa, Taca and US Airways. 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 Indigo Hotel in San Jose where group transfers are provided from.

 

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

 

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:

Guests will be met by a representative in uniform at the Holiday Inn Escazu and Indigo Hotel (host hotels) on the day of departure at a pre-set time for our group transfer. The pick-up and boarding time schedule is available in our "Know Before You Go" document. 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.

 

Taxes & Fees:

USD $174 Park Fee and Diving Fee; non-divers $150; 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. In addition there is a $29 airport departure tax (cash only).

 

Insurance

Dive accident insurance is mandatory prior to traveling on the Okeanos Aggressor and Wind Dancer. Proof is required prior to diving.

 

Complimentary Land Tours

During the week, guests will be offered a complimentary day tour to one of these amazing bio-diverse parks where the scenery is spectacular. Guests will be taken by dinghy to one of these amazing parks; the tour will depend on the tide and weather conditions:

 

1)  Sierpe River Mangrove Tour: The mangroves in the Terraba and Sierpe Rivers are part of the Sierpe-Terraba Wetland Reserve that protects over 22.000 hectares of pristine mangrove forests. It is a very important ecosystem that includes swamps, lagoons , estuaries and coral reefs merging the rivers and the ocean. It is one of the biggest mangrove ecosystems in the American Pacific. Residents include a huge variety of species of birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals along its waters. Birds include herons, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds and red macaws. Reptiles include alligators and caimans as well as various kinds of snakes like boas and the fer-de-lance. Mammals include 4 types of monkeys, raccoons, and various species of cats, sloths, wild boars, tapirs, squirrels, coatis and others.

 

2)  Corcovado National Park Hike, San Pedrillo Station: This station is the nearest to Drakes Bay;  it contains spectacular biodiversity. You can watch four types of monkeys; coatis, sloths, anteaters, and many more. A huge variety of birds can be seen including kingfishers, red macaws, tanagers, and toucans. Reptiles include snakes, turtles and lizards. The hike level is easy and ends in a beautiful waterfall where you can refresh yourself.

 

3)  Corcovado National Park, Sirena Station: This station is located in  the center of Corcovado’s rainforest and is accessible by boat only. Its attractions include four types of monkeys, wild boars, tapirs, a huge variety of birds and the possibility of watching whales, marine turtles and dolphins during the boat ride. There is also a river mouth where you can observe the bull sharks swimming into the estuary along with huge crocodiles in the mouth of the river. It is an outstanding place to observe wild life and the scenery and landscape are unbeatable.

 

4) Caño Island Hiking Tour: The Island offers an intermediate hike that climbs up to a small archeological site and an ocean lookout. The vegetation and scenery are very appealing.

 

5) Drakes Bay Hiking Tour: The hike from Drakes Bay to San Josecito Bay lets guests enjoy the fusion between the rainforest and the ocean. It’s an easy hike along the coast and rainforest going through small streams and lonely beaches that dazzle nature lovers. The walk ends in the beautiful San Josecito Bay.

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Rates are quoted in USD per person for 7 night packages unless stated. ~ Single Supplement/Private Stateroom: 65% surcharge on full charter rate. Guarantees an individual traveler a private room.

Start Date End Date # Days Type Booking details Deluxe Cabin Quad Cabin
03-25-2016 04-01-2016 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595
04-16-2016 04-23-2016 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595
05-08-2016 05-15-2016 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595
05-31-2016 06-07-2016 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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Rates are quoted in USD per person for 7 night packages unless stated. ~ Single Supplement/Private Stateroom: 65% surcharge on full charter rate. Guarantees an individual traveler a private room.

Start Date End Date # Days Type Booking details Deluxe Cabin Quad Cabin
Jan-19-2017 Jan-26-2017 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595
Feb-11-2017 Feb-18-2017 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595
Mar-06-2017 Mar-13-2017 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595
Mar-28-2017 Apr-04-2017 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595
Apr-19-2017 Apr-26-2017 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595
May-11-2017 May-18-2017 7 San Jose/San Jose Individuals $2795 $2595

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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CAÑO ISLAND DIVE SITES

CAÑO ISLAND DIVE SITE INFORMATION

 

Bajo del Diablo: Depth: 15 - 110 feet

This site is one of the best in the area. It has a huge area in which we can perform up to 3 completely different dives as the rock formation extends up to 500 meters. With depths ranging from 20 feet up to 150 feet. This site has amazing rock formations such as peaks and valleys, which huge snappers call home. Also seen are oceanic manta rays, white tips and even pilot whales; this is definitely the place where anything can happen.

 

Devils Rock: Depth: 60-115 feet

This is an extension of Bajo del Diablo, the platform is so big that you can make up to three completely different dives in this area, Bajo Del Diablo, Devils Rock and Bajo del Diablo Deep, this site offers amazing rock formations and a huge amount of fish life. You will see white tip sharks, nurse sharks, all types of tropical fish mobula rays and manta rays, It is also a place where you can see big animals such as tuna or wahoo swimming by.

 

Bajo del Diablo Deep: Depth: 70 – 115 feet

This site offers great action, as it is the furthest away into the ocean where you can expect big things. From black tip sharks to great hammerhead sharks, white tips and huge nurse sharks. This is definitely one of the best sites the Marine Park has to offer.

 

Sharks Cave: Depth: 30-50 feet

This site is a shallow area with very calm water and close to the island. In this area there is a cave, which usually has up to 10 white tip sharks and has a very nice reef, which is covered with butterfly fish, small snappers, morish idols, surgeonfish and occasional mantas and different type of rays. It is definitely a beautiful relaxed dive.

 

The Arches: Depth: 30 – 55 feet

This unique rock formation that looks like arch’s as the name suggests, has very similar marine life to that one in Cueva del Tiburon (sharks cave) due to its proximity, you will find beautiful reef fish and several white tips during the dive.

 

El Barco Hundido: Depth 40 – 70 feet

Although the name suggest that there is a sunken ship in the area you will not find one, this site has several rock formations. Huge schools of fish are seen including large groupers, amberjacks, rays and turtles.

 

Paraiso: Depth 60 – 70 feet

Located just outside of the limits of the national park, it is a place where you’ll have some current and an impressive amount of life, such as schools of snapper, amberjacks, schools of jacks, and a big amount of tropical reef fish, as well as schools of barracudas. Many times wahoo patrol this area as well as humpback whales can be seen.

 

Queque: Depth 80 – 110 feet

This site is located just outside the protected marine reserve area, as its main feature has a big rock with so much soft coral that gives the diver an amazing opportunity for pictures. Big snapper, amberjacks, white tip sharks are seen along with the biggest attraction, “the Garden” which has varieties of color such as yellow, orange, greens and purple. This dive is always remembered by the large quantities of fish that are seen.

 

El Faro: Depth 30-80 feet

This dive site has a very nice rock formation where you will see lots of gorgonias and tropical fish. You will have a chance to see big fish such as amberjacks and snappers.

 

Paradisus: Depth 70 -80 feet

This site is close to Paraiso, you will find very similar rock formations that are a mix between big rocks and sand areas where white tip sharks are found as well as huge schools of fish and schools of barracuda. Many times this site is remembered for the singing of humpback whales.

 

Coral Garden: Depth 15 – 40 feet

This place is perfect for last dives of the day or the night dive; it has a nice coral garden surrounded by a variety of tropical fish. It is an easy and relaxed dive where you can observe white tip sharks and other small fish swimming around the colorful coral gardens.

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