MV Adventure is a 30 metre steel mono-hulled
liveaboard operating 10 night diving trips around Cocos Island.
Length: 30 metres / 99 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 24 foot
Cruise: 8 knots
Accommodating up to 20 guests on board in comfort, this liveaboard offers 4 dives a day and with free nitrox
you can really make the most of the incredible underwater action of Cocos.
Between dives you can relax in the saloon/dining area which features TV, DVD player, music system and computer with internet (so you don't have to be out of touch, even somewhere so remote). The long crossing is made easier by the comfort of the saloon and there is a movie library as well as a generous array of books and magazines, both marine-related and general interest. The guests sleep in cabins which are either double/twin or triple share, all with air conditioning and ensuite facilities
Divers will appreciate the features of the dive deck which include 20 individual storage spaces, 2 showers, 2 rinse tanks and a camera table. Safety is emphasised by the use of mini personal diver locators
, plus each cabin stores life jackets and a fire extinguisher. If you are seeking comfort style and adventure on a Cocos liveaboard then consider the MV Adventure.
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Notes: Departure times from Puntarenas vary according to the tides, between 10:00 and 16:00 hrs. You will be informed of your pick-up time from San Jose.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from some hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Alcoholic drinks, scuba equipment (US$ 43 per day), torches, computer, dive insurance (mandatory), departure tax (US$26), Cocos Island National Park fee (US$ 35 per person per day), US$ 30 charge for an Emergency Evacuation Plan. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MV Adventure departs from Puntarenas. Guests fly into Costa Rica and overnight in San Jose. You will be transferred from your hotel in San Jose to Puntarenas, provided you stay in a recommended hotel. For more information see our Costa Rica travel information section.
Non-diver rate: US$ 300 off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 100% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below. Equivalent to pay for 18 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 6,300.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are a total of 9 cabins onboard the Cocos Adventure, all with private en-suite bathrooms. There are 4 twin bed cabins - 3 on the upper deck and 1 on the lower deck; 3 double bed cabins - 1 on the upper deck and 2 on the lower deck; and 2 triple-bed cabins on the lower deck. The cabins on the upper deck have windows whereas those on the lower deck have portholes.
All the cabins have:
- Private en-suite bathroom with hot water shower hand basin, toiletries and towels
- Windows and portholes
- Bedside reading lights
- Wardrobe, shelves and mirror
- Fire warning system
- Fire extinguisher and life jackets
- USA 3-pin 110V electricity
- Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 9 / 11 - (9 with hot water)
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 7 comprise:
- Cruise leader/Dive instructor
- Dive Master
- Head Chef
- Deck Hand
Complimentary nitrox - 2 motorised dive tenders - 82m² dive deck and platform with 2 fresh water showers - Camera table and separate rinse tank - Air-conditioned saloon with dining area, bar and water dispenser - TV, DVD player and music system - Satellite phone, computer with internet (rental use) - Library with movies, magazines, general, diving and fish ID books - Sundeck and shaded area with sun chairs & mattresses
Menu, Cuisine Type...
All meals are served buffet style in the dining area of the main deck. The menu could largely be described as international although you will also be treated to some Costa Rican specialties. Given the remote nature of Cocos island, advance notice of dietary requirements is necessary to allow the kitchen staff to make adequate preparations.
- International and local Costa Rican cuisine is served.
- Buffet service in the air-conditioned saloon's dining area.
- Meals consist of pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks.
- Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, cake and cookies are provided free of charge.
- Soft drinks, spirits and wine are available for purchase onboard.
- Most dietary requirements can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
- Catering begins with lunch on your first day of the cruise.
Breakfast samples: cereals, eggs, bacon/sausage/ham, sweet bread, fruit, pancakes, fruit juice, croissants/toast, tea & coffee.
Lunch samples: pasta alfredo, ragu, meatballs in tomato sauce, fajitas with Mexican rice, refried beans & tortillas, pizza, quiche lorraine, burgers, lasagne, coleslaw, salad, garlic bread.
Dinner samples: Lemon chicken, fish fillet in white wine sauce, BBQ pork chops, beef tenderloin, jumbo shrimp provencale, beef stroganoff, vegetables, potatoes, rice, salad, bread.
Dessert samples: Ice cream, coconut flan, rice pudding, crepes, caramel tart, melba pudding.
- Built in year 1977, restored in 2004, refurbished in 2008
- Size - 30m x 7.3m
- Top speed - 9 knots
- Cruising speed - 8 knots
- 2 x 175 Detroit engines
- 2 x 127 KW John Deere generators
- 2 x dive tank compressors - Mako & Bauer
- Enriched air nitrox system
- 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with K valves
- Electricity - 110 & 240V 24 hrs per day
- Water capacity - 34,000 litres
- Fresh watermaker
- Fuel capacity - 56,800 litres
- Waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 2 life rafts (20 pax each)
- 2 x 115 HP Yamaha dinghies
- SSB radio
- Furuno radar
- Date Marine fishfinder
- Depth sounder
- Date Marine plotter
- AP-45 autopilot
- Satellite phone, email & weather fax
- CCTV in engine room
- Bilge pump alarm
- Personal scuba tracking devices
- Searchlight & horn
- MFA box and trained staff
- 2,040 litres emergency oxygen
- Emergency signalling devices
- Fire extinguishers and life jackets throughout
- Customer dive insurance is NOT provided - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation