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MV Sea Hunter

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MV Sea Hunter is a 36 metre Cocos Island liveaboard specifically designed for long range expeditions and, in keeping with the rest of the Undersea Hunter Fleet, she is a former commercial dive support vehicle. The fleet are the original pioneers of scuba diving in Cocos.

 *Special offer applies
Length: 36 metres / 119 foot
Beam: 8 metres / 27 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 20
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Cocos Island liveaboard: The MV Sea Hunter

Extensively renovated, she is now a very comfortable steel hull liveaboard with all the facilities that could be asked of a discerning diver or underwater photographer. Once the boat is moored, 4 stabilisers are lowered into the water from fixed outriggers, making the boat amazingly stable with hardly any rocking motion; ideal for passengers that suffer from motion sickness.

There are 10 cabins sleeping 20 guests in twin and double bed air-conditioned suites and cabins all with hot water en-suite bathroom facilities. The liveaboard provides a free laundry service to guests throughout the trip.

A large air conditioned lounge is where the full range of entertainment facilities are enjoyed, as well as a study with with general books, fish ID books, a computer, TV and an extra DVD player. There is also a dedicated air-conditioned restaurant and a sundeck for soaking up the equatorial rays.

Dive facilities include free nitrox on trips, individual storage spaces, personal camera/strobe storage shelves with AC power points and a private dryer for towels and bathing suits. The boat is also equipped to service rebreathers and technical divers, and all dives are made from spacious and covered fibreglass skiffs, fitted with twin engines for added safety. Being a remote destination, everyone is issued with a personal diver locator, clipped to their BCD, to reduce the possibility of becoming lost.

You may also be able to experience an incredible dive in the DeepSee Submersible that is housed on board the sister ship MV Argo. Argo must be positioned at Cocos Island at the same time as your cruise. Spacious and practical and built for long distance trips, MV Sea Hunter could not be better prepared for the incredible liveaboard dive adventures that Cocos Island has to offer.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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December 2014
Dep: 13 Dec Ret: 23 Dec Cocos Island US$ 5,235
January 2015
Dep: 7 Jan Ret: 17 Jan Cocos Island US$ 5,445
Dep: 20 Jan Ret: 30 Jan Cocos Island US$ 5,445
March 2015
Dep: 26 Mar Ret: 5 Apr Cocos Island US$ 5,445
April 2015
Dep: 8 Apr Ret: 18 Apr Cocos Island US$ 5,445
August 2015
Dep: 18 Aug Ret: 28 Aug Cocos Island US$ 5,445
September 2015
Dep: 13 Sep Ret: 23 Sep Cocos Island US$ 5,445
October 2015
Dep: 10 Oct Ret: 20 Oct Cocos Island US$ 5,445
November 2015
Dep: 5 Nov Ret: 15 Nov Cocos Island US$ 5,445
December 2015
Dep: 14 Dec Ret: 24 Dec Cocos Island US$ 5,445
Dep: 27 Dec Ret: 6 Jan Cocos Island US$ 5,445

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More Trip Details....

Special offers: Dive deeper than ever before on the UnderSea Hunter fleet's Amazing DeepSee Submersible Tour.

This liveaboard is part of the prestigious DivEncounters Alliance. Offer expires: 31 Dec 2099

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 with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max number of divers per DM is 10), tanks, weights, weightbelt, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, personal diver locator (EPIRB).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (US $ 27 per day), departure tax (US$ 29), Cocos Island National Park fee (US$ 490) to be paid in advance, US$ 30 charge for an Emergency Evacuation Plan (mandatory), possible fuel surcharge. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Return land transfer from San Jose to Puntarenas US$ 60 to be paid in advance, alcoholic drinks, torches, dive computer, dive insurance. DeepSee submersible dives (subject to availability, depth range from 100 to 300m, prices range from US$ 1,200 to US$ 1,800). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MV Sea Hunter 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: There is no discount for non-divers.

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: Pay for 16 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 10 nights - US$ 8,072, 11 nights US$ 8,065, 12 nights - US$ 8,060, 13 nights - US$ 7,981. The above prices assume 18 guests. For prices for larger groups (up to 20 guests) please check with us.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
MV Sea Hunter has 8 Standard cabins and 2 Deluxe suites, all with private en-suite bathrooms. There are 5 double/twin bed cabins and 3 Twin bunk bed cabins. All Standard cabins are on the lower deck and have portholes. The 2 suites are located on the upper deck and each has a double bed and seaview windows.

MV Sea Hunter cabin with room to spare All the cabins have:
  • Personal-control air-conditioning
  • Bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
  • Bedding, toiletries and towels
  • Private large screen TV & DVD player (Suites only)
  • Portholes (lower deck), windows (upper deck)
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • Fire warning system and fire extinguisher
  • USA-flat pin 110-220V electricity
  • Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 12 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Sea Hunter's saloon and relaxation area The crew of 9 comprise:
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • 2 Stewardesses
  • Engineer
  • 2 Deck Hands
Complimentary nitrox - 42mē Dive deck with rinse tanks, hot water showers and personal storage bins - Camera storage area and recharge points for each guest - Sea kayaks - Main deck 25mē air-conditioned saloon with TV, video player, music system, movie library, books, magazines, satellite telephone and bathroom - Study room with computer, CD burner, e-mail facility, photo and video editing facilities - 35mē Dedicated air-conditioned restaurant with Espresso machine and icemaker - Free laundry service - Sundeck and shaded area with sun chairs, matresses and barbeque stand - Water dispenser

All scuba diving at Cocos Island is made from the 2 x 8m fibreglass dive tenders. The tenders have 115 HP twin engines and are built for 10 divers. They each have roof shades, camera storage areas, emergency oxygen, radios, first aid kits, rugged exit ladders, and deck lights to aid night diving. Customers scuba equipment stays on the tenders at all times, so there is no need to move your gear after each dive.

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Menu, cuisine type...
Meals on board the Sea Hunter are all served buffet-style in the dining room on the main deck at tables seating 4 diners each. You can expect the menu to include international cuisine as well as local Costa Rican and central American specialties. Snacks are available throughout the day and are included in the price, as is a complimentary beer after the last dive.

The meals begin with lunch on the first day of the cruise. It is important that you provide advance notice of your dietary requirements. Once the boat leaves port for the long crossing to Cocos island, there are no supermarkets.

  • The MV Sea Hunter restaurantInternational and local cuisine is served with the occasional BBQ.
  • Air-conditioned restaurant with buffet-style meals and waitress service.
  • Meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in-between.
  • Snacks consist of biscuits, candy bars, ice creams, fruit and bread/toast.
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks and a beer after your last dive are provided free of charge.
  • Wine can be purchased onboard.
  • All dietary requirements including Halal and vegetarian can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
  • Catering begins with dinner at check-in.


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technical specifications...
  • MV Sea Hunter with her 2 dive tendersBuilt in year 1980, restored in 2010
  • Size - 36m x 8.1m
  • Weight - 250 gross tonnes
  • Top speed - 11 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 700 HP GM engines
  • 75 & 65 KW Generators
  • 2 x Mako scuba tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox membrane system
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with Int. valves (15 litre tanks available on advanced rental)
  • Electricity 110 & 220V 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 56,800 litres
  • Fresh watermaker - 6,800 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 75,700 litres

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navigation, safety features...
  • Heading out to dive Cocos Island on one of Sea Hunter's dive tenders2 x life rafts
  • 2 x 115 HP Twin-engine dive tenders
  • VHF Icom full band radio, SSB radio telephone & 3 handheld radios
  • Radio Direction finder SIMRAD TAYIO TD-1550
  • 36 & 48 Mile Furuno radars
  • 2 Magellan & 1 Furuno GPS
  • 2 Depth sounders
  • 22 Mini personal diver locators
  • Mini B300 ILS EPIRB
  • Autopilot
  • SAT-COM telephone, datalink system and email
  • Searchlight, horn & life rings
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • Defibrillator
  • Emergency oxygen - 6,800 litres, plus extra large tanks
  • Fire extinguishers and life jackets
  • Customer dive insurance is NOT provided - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
MV Sea Hunter deck plans
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