Sea Hunter Liveaboard, Costa Rica

Excellent crew and service

“boat is very safe and clean crew were great water was a little warmer than normal and therefore slightly less large pelagic bu…”

Richard S, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Being a former commercial diving support boat, the Sea Hunter is superbly equipped for smooth sailing towards all types of dive sites.
  • Many kinds of dives on offer, ranging from vertical walls, drifts, pinnacles, as well as incredible marine life, including Hammerhead sharks, Sailfish, and Whale sharks.
  • The Sea Hunter also includes a variety of land trips to explore the stunning Costa Rican Forest

The MV Sea Hunter Liveaboard is a purpose built vessel offering year-round diving in Cocos Island. She is an incredibly stable and robust vessel and also has 'zero speed stabilisers' which are lowered into the water when she is moored to give added stability, making the M/V Sea Hunter an ideal choice for diving in Costa Rica. She has 8 standard cabins located on the lower deck with the choice of twin or double beds, which are air-conditioned, carpeted throughout and come with en-suite bathrooms. On the upper deck are 2 double suites with panoramic views, en-suite bathrooms, AC, carpet and each suite has hand-painted artwork by Carlos Hiller on the walls.

Social areas aboard the MV Sea Hunter include the lounge fitted with chairs, long, padded seating areas for sitting, DVDs, videos, games and more, as well as the mini-bar. The dining room has five, 4-person booths arranged in two rows, and is where the menu of a combination of American and local Costa Rican cuisine is served, including fresh tropical fruits, salads, fish, chicken, beef prepared in a variety of ways. There is also a study, which provides a relaxed atmosphere and extensive library, as well as a video and digital photography editing suite.

MV Sea Hunter itineraries in Costa Rica are 10 or 11-nights long giving divers the opportunity to really experience Cocos Island to its fullest. Due to the remote location of Cocos Island, the diving is pristine, marine life is abundant and divers can expect to see schooling white tip reef sharks, schooling hammerhead, dolphins, manta rays, sailfish and much more. Diver facilities have been well designed to ensure maximum comfort. Each diver is allocated individual gear storage and under-seat storage, as well as personal camera lockers and free Nitrox is included for certified divers.

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Included: VAT, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Nitrox, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (200 USD), National Park Fees (554-633 USD per trip), Local Transfers (100 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (56 USD per trip), Wine with Dinner, Night Dives (50-56 USD), Nitrox Course (260 USD), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (350-425 USD), WiFi internet (40 USD).

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1994
  • Length 115 ft
  • Beam 26 ft
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 9.5 knots
  • Engines twin GM 16V92 / 1200 total hp
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders Two 24 ft heavy duty fiberglass dive boats 17 ft rigid bottom inflatable

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Sea Hunter Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
    8.9
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Richard S
  • United States United States
cocos great

boat is very safe and clean crew were great water was a little warmer than normal and therefore slightly less large pelagic but still amazing trip 12 foot tiger shark

Recommended for
sharks sharks sharks
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Craig R
  • United States United States
I had a great trip.

Diving

Recommended for
Diving, Diving, Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John L
  • Canada Canada
Outstanding dive trip

Even with El Niño negatively affecting the dive environment, we still encountered hammerheads, Galapagos and Black Tip sharks. Not to mention the abundance of fish, reef sharks, and rays. The crew went out of their way to make our trip as comfortable, safe, and successful as possible.

Recommended for
1) The dive masters and crew are the most professional I’ve ever experienced. 2) The Sea Hunter is very comfortable with great food. 3) the diving was exceptional.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Richard W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
"Pura Vida!" The 'must dive' Cocos experience.

Swimming with a wall of hammerhead sharks, drifting with thousands of Jack's, and diving with knowledgeable experts and good diving companions. These memories will stay with me for ever. It did rain for most of the trip, but that did not spoil it for me, even with reduced visibility by Cocos standards, it was amazing to a British diver. This is not a trip for the inexperienced. There was some challenging currents and waves, but our trip was in the rainy season. Everything was very efficiently run and all were extremely helpful and friendly. To really seal an excellent trip, my clothes were washed, dried and neatly folded just before we returned. Luxury indeed; worth every penny and hopefully I will return to Cocos, on Sea Hunter but in the dry season.

Recommended for
Expertise of ALl staff, safety management, variety of dives.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Silvia S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Mindblowing. Every day was amazing.

Seeing different shark species. Some of them from quite close.

Recommended for
Great diving. Friendly crew. Good boat and food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • kristoffer G
  • Denmark Denmark
Awesome trip with sharks left and right even though visibility was poor

SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS

Recommended for
sharks everywhere, great food, friendly crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Fiona C
  • Canada Canada
All around amazing Liveaboard

Mind-blowing dives with schooling sharks and fish, a world-class crew - all master of service within their disciplines, personalized care for each of the guests, a clean and comfortable boat with so many little touches (e.g. laundry, beer, nightly events), all with the backdrop of a beautiful and untouched paradise island

Recommended for
Unbelievable dives, hospitality/service, dive guide knowledge and professionalism
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Janice S
  • Canada Canada
The best trip for me on planet earth.

Schools of hammerheads; all the different rays: manta, mobula, bat and marble; jack school; a trip in the submersible to 1000’ but also, all of the other fish, big and small…I loved them all.

Recommended for
Incredible diving, fantastic crew and fellow divers.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Fabian H
  • Germany Germany
Awesome

Everything;)

Recommended for
The Crew, The People, the Dives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel G
  • Germany Germany
The best diving experience that you can find !!!

The dives at Cocos Island was amazing! We spotted hundreds of Hammerhead Sharks, Tiger Shark, Galapagos Shark, Manta Ray, Eagle Ray and big School of different fish. Amazing experience:) The crew was so great and the food was delicious. We had a great time and will come back :)!

Recommended for
- Amazing Dives - Fantastic Crew - Delicious Food