Sea Hunter Liveaboard, Costa Rica

from US$ 425 / day
  • Free Nitrox
9.210 "Superb"   7 Verified Reviews
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    The MV Sea Hunter Liveaboard is a purpose built 35m dive liveaboard which was originally a commercial dive-support vessel serving the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Because of this she is a superbly 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 to take you on an amazing adventure diving the Cocos Islands of Costa Rica.

    Her renovations turned her into a very comfortable dive liveaboard, with underwater photographers in mind and all the facilities needed. The M/V Sea Hunter has 10 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms for added comfort. She also has a study and lounge area, perfect for relaxing, editing photos or watching a DVD. The M/V Sea Hunter chef will provide varied, abundant and nutritionally balanced meals with a combination of American and Costa Rican cuisine. The bio-diversity of the Costa Rica is staggering, and due to the remote location of the Cocos Islands 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.

    Don’t miss out on this adventure of a lifetime and book your scuba diving Cocos Islands liveaboard trip today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Free Nitrox

    Excluded: USD 70 pp per diving day for National Park Fees (i.e. 10 Night trips = 7 diving days = USD 490); The DeepSee usage (single dives 90 meters: USD 1200, 305 meters: USD 1800) ; USD 100 ground transfer to and from the pier; Fuel surcharge: $200 (the prices are subject to change).

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    Boat features

    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Onboard kayaks
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests 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. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    Diving

    • Nitrox available
    • Rebreather Support
    • Rinse hosts
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English.

    Gear Rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Nitrox tank:Free
    • Wetsuit:USD 10 per day (USD 55 per 7 day trip)
    • Regulator:USD 10 per day (USD 55 per 7 day trip)
    • BCD:USD 10 per day (USD 55 per 7 day trip)
    • Dive Computer:Nitrox computer: USD 17 per day (USD 95 per 7 day trip)
    • Nitrox Refills:Free Unlimited

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Sea Hunter Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan

    Accommodation

    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

    9.2
    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 7 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Lisa M
    Sweden
    9.2
    Superb
    A must-do expedition for experienced divers Cocos Island Expedition, Costa Rica in November

    Fantastic, the crew really go out of their way to make their guests feel special and appreciated. It is extremely expensive, but considering how remote the location is and how comfortable the boat is, it's understandable. Only recommended for hard-core experienced divers as the crossing to Cocos is long and bumpy. I loved every minute of it and was especially surprised how beautiful the cabins are (hand-painted individually). The general comfort level was a lot higher than I had expected and if I could afford it I'd definitely go back again.

    Recommended for

    Diving, cabins, crew

    Pavel P
    Switzerland
    8.0
    Very good
    Great trip excellent crew. Cocos Island Expedition, Costa Rica in April

    Swimming with Dolphins. Watching tiger shark hunting turtle.

    Recommended for

    Possibility to see sharks and dolphins very close. Excellent crew. Good overall atmosphere

    Barry K
    United States
    8.4
    Very good
    Great experience!! Cocos Island Expedition, Costa Rica in June

    As above, the diving was wonderful. Saw numerous hammerheads both far and close. Saw one whale shark (up close). But in addition to this, the diving was wonderful. Would highly recommend this trip. Only thing that was not up to liveaboard standards was the food. It was acceptable, but not what we would hope for. Divemasters and boat drivers were superb.

    Recommended for

    Diving, Divng, Diving

    Paul B
    France
    10
    Exceptional
    Best diving on the best boat Cocos Island Expedition, Costa Rica in December

    Seeing many hammerheads, Galapagos and white tip sharks. Also seeing a tiger shark and a silky shark. The boat was amazing and the crew was the best (Manuel, cruise director is outstanding). Food is best in class !!

    Recommended for

    Diving, food, crew

    Meryl N
    Switzerland
    10
    Exceptional
    Awesome! Cocos Island Expedition, Costa Rica in January

    Just diving there everyday in the blue with such a marine’s life and being in the middle of the ocean with no noise, no hurry... it made already 2018 awesome!

    Recommended for

    The dives, the beauty of the island and the kindness of the crew

    Frank K
    Germany
    9.2
    Superb
    Cocosfeeling mit Wiederholungscharakter Cocos Island Expedition, Costa Rica in October

    Immer wieder sehr gut organisiertes professionelles Seahunterteam mit hochseetauglichem Boot, perfekter Mannschaft mit guter amerikanischer Küche! Bogenstirnhammerhaie konnten wir bei unserem Trip im Oktober 2017 satt aus der Nähe betrachten! in 2009 konnte ich diese Tiere noch zählen. In 2017 war dies nicht mehr möglich gewesen!!! Tigerhaie zudem auch hautnah erlebt. Ich habe nach Cocos, wo dann eine weitere Malpelloexpedition zeitnah folgte, als Taucher mit mehr als 1000TG in den Weltmeeren nun alles erlebt. Cocostrips mit der Seahunter -die zudem auch ein Stabilisierungssystem- hat und den Wellengang sehr erträglich macht, sind und bleiben für mich ein Highlight was das tauchen betrifft Nicht ganz billig aber für das was geboten wird, seinen Preis wert! mit freundlichen Flossenschlägen Taucher Frank :-)

    Recommended for

    Abenteuer faszinierendes Cocos allgemein, Schwarm von Bogenstirnhammerhaien, Tigerhaie,

    Lena L
    Norway
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Cocos - a dream destination repeated Cocos Island Expedition, Costa Rica in June

    This is my 2nd trip to Cocos seeing it was so mindblowing the first time. I was with a different operator last time, and in low season (apparently, but still incredible then as well). I must commend Seahunter for a really top notch operation, well laid out skiffs with room to move about, clean and extremely well kept boat and amazing food (healthy and varied). The lack of 1 star is due only due to rather japanese style hard matresses in some cabins...And I can normally sleep anywhere The crew also genuinly seemed to care we had a good time. Very friendly, engaged and interested. I will definitly return to this operator. Now the diving: hampered by really bad viz first part of the 8 days (This was a 10 day trip), but luckily it picked up. Rainy season really means RAINY, torrential rain throughout. No need for suntan lotion. Amazing big animal encounters, so if you like action diving with current, blue, and big game, this is for you. The island itself is also stunning, and just being so far away from the world, with Jurrasic park scenery, no mobil reception, letting it all hang out in tracky bottoms and watching the birds and the occasional thunderstorms...Well, lets say skip two trips to the Carribean and and save up to do this instead.It will blow your mind! As small end note: Its not easy diving though, so be prepared to be a bit bruised and battered. Very much worth the effort though, whalesharks, hammers a plenty, tigers, schools of trevally so big it must have been in the thousands...marbel rays falling on you from every angle...just magic!

    Recommended for

    Wildlife encounters, really well run and well kept boat, amazing fresh food!

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