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Wind Dancer

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The world-renowned Dancer fleet is represented in some of the world's best dive destinations and Cocos is no exception, with the 36m long Wind Dancer running 10 night trips around this Pacific gem.

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Length: 37 metres / 121 foot
Beam: 9 metres / 28 foot
Cruise: 9 knots
Divers: 22
Enriched air nitrox is available here
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Wind Dancer takes you cruising to Cocos Island

Restored in 2010, this steel mono-hulled motor yacht accommodates up to 22 divers in 11 cabins all of which are air-conditioned and feature private en-suite bathrooms. The upper deck suites are quite spacious, with large seaview windows and individual-controlled air-conditioning.

Guests normally dive 3 or 4 times a day and nitrox is available. All divers are issued with personal satellite tracking devices to help minimise the risk of lost divers are this remote spot. Photographers will appreciate the charging stations, camera table and camera rinse tank on the dive deck. The saloon also features computers which can be used to review your latest images. Memories of diving on this Cocos liveaboard, whether recorded or not, will stay with you forever since it is a truly unique destination.

To help pass the time during the crossings, you can enjoy the entertainment facilities in the air-conditioned saloon including a TV with DVDs, games and a library including general reading as well as marine-related books. You will also enjoy chef-prepared meals on Wind Dancer, with your days dining starting with breakfast cooked to order.

All drinks are complimentary on this diving cruise. Cocos Island may be a challenge to get to but you will not want for comfort when there are little touches like bathrobes, toiletries and hair-dryers, allowing you to complement awesome diving experiences with a little bit of pampering.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

August 2014
Dep: 30 Aug Ret: 9 Sep Cocos Island US$ 4,965
September 2014
Dep: 27 Sep Ret: 7 Oct Cocos Island US$ 4,965
October 2014
Dep: 25 Oct Ret: 4 Nov Cocos Island US$ 4,265
November 2014
Dep: 8 Nov Ret: 18 Nov Cocos Island US$ 4,965
December 2014
Dep: 6 Dec Ret: 16 Dec Cocos Island US$ 4,495
January 2015
Dep: 3 Jan Ret: 13 Jan Cocos Island US$ 4,495
Dep: 24 Jan Ret: 3 Feb Cocos Island US$ 4,495
February 2015
Dep: 14 Feb Ret: 24 Feb Cocos Island US$ 4,495
March 2015
Dep: 9 Mar Ret: 19 Mar Cocos Island US$ 4,495
April 2015
Dep: 22 Apr Ret: 2 May Cocos Island US$ 4,495
May 2015
Dep: 14 May Ret: 24 May Cocos Island US$ 4,495
June 2015
Dep: 6 Jun Ret: 16 Jun Cocos Island US$ 4,495
Dep: 20 Jun Ret: 30 Jun Cocos Island US$ 4,495
July 2015
Dep: 3 Jul Ret: 13 Jul Cocos Island US$ 4,495
August 2015
Dep: 1 Aug Ret: 11 Aug Cocos Island US$ 4,495
Dep: 29 Aug Ret: 8 Sep Cocos Island US$ 4,495
October 2015
Dep: 14 Oct Ret: 24 Oct Cocos Island US$ 4,495
November 2015
Dep: 28 Nov Ret: 8 Dec Cocos Island US$ 4,495
December 2015
Dep: 20 Dec Ret: 30 Dec Cocos Island US$ 4,495

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More Trip Details....

Special offers: We have some super discounts available for you on selected dates 2014. Visit our Wind Dancer Special Offers page for all the details. Offer expires: 16 Jan 2016

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local wine and beer, land excursions, transfers to the boat from some hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (US$ 260), dive computer, dive insurance, Cocos Island national park fee (US$ 245), departure tax (US$ 26), US$ 30 charge for an Emergency Evacuation Plan. 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: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 150), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Wind Dancer departs from Puntarenas. Guests fly into San Jose and are transferred from either Holiday Inn or Indigo Hotel in San Jose Escazu by the operator to Puntarenas. Guests will require one hotel night in San Jose, Costa Rica prior to boarding. For more information see our Costa Rica travel information section.

Note: Departure times vary according to the tides. You will be informed in advance of your pick-up time and the charter departure time.

Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single traveller may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. Whole boat charter equivalent to pay for 20 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge. For trips starting between 6 Dec 2014 to 31 March 2015: pay for 6 guests in Deluxe cabin (at a special price: USD$ 4195) and receive 1 extra space free of charge. Or pay for 9 guests at a special price: USD$ 4495 and receive 2 extra space free of charge in the cheapest cabin, Or pay for 19 guests at a special price: USD$ 4495 and receive 3 extra spaces in the cheapest free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 9,390.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Wind Dancer has a total of 11 cabins, all with private en-suite bathrooms. There are 8 Deluxe cabins with bunks which have a double lower bunk, all on the lower deck. The Owner's Cabin on the middle deck has a double bed and is equipped with a TV and VCR, as well as a porthole.

The 2 luxury Suites are situated on the upper deck. They each have a TV, DVD player, refrigerator, separate shower cubicle, table and chairs; one Suite has a double bed, the other has twin beds.

Wind Dancer wood panelled Owner's Suite All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning (individual controlled for Suites and Owner's Cabin)
  • Private en-suite bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
  • Hairdryer, bathrobe, towels and toiletries
  • Suites have windows, Owner's Cabin has a porthole
  • TV and movie player (Suites and Owner's Cabin only)
  • Refrigerator (Suites only)
  • Bedside reading lights
  • Wardrobe and mirror
  • Bedding
  • Fire warning system
  • Fire extinguisher and life jackets
  • USA flat 2-pin 110V electricity
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 14 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Heading out to dive Cocos Island aboard one of Wind Dancer's dive dinghies The crew of 9 comprise:
  • Captain
  • Cruise leader/Instructor
  • Dive Master
  • Engineer
  • Head Chef
  • Assistant Cook
  • Steward/Maid
  • 2 Deck Hands
2 x Motorised dive tenders - Dive deck with toilet and 3 hot water showers - Camera table, battery charging stations and separate rinse tank - Main deck 48m air-conditioned saloon with restaurant and bar - TV, video player and music system - Satellite phone, computer with email (rental use) - Photo and video editing facilities - Board games - Library with movies, magazines, general and fish ID books - Sundeck and shaded area with sun chairs - Ship Shape Boutique - Water dispenser

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Menu, cuisine type...
Meals are enjoyed in the saloon/dining area. Lunch is served buffet-style and dinner features table-side service. The menu includes a mix of international cuisine and local specialties with a Costa Rican flavour. In addition to meals, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are served to ensure you are well-fed between meals and dives. All drinks including alcohol are included in the liveaboard cruise price.

  • The Wind Dancer's restaurant on the main deckInternational and local Costa Rican cuisine is served.
  • Air-conditioned dining in saloon with both buffet and table served meals.
  • Meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner with biscuit snacks in-between.
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks, spirits, beer and wine are provided free of charge.
  • All dietary requirements, including Halal and vegetarian, can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
  • Catering begins with lunch on your first day after check-in.
Breakfast samples: eggs to order, cereals, bacon/sausage, sliced cheese, croissants/toast, fresh fruit, yoghurt, apple strudel, fruit juice, tea & coffee.
Lunch/dinner samples: pork with apple sauce, sea bass, tortillas, pasta, pizza, burgers, final night barbeque.

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technical specifications...
  • Wind Dancer Cocos liveaboard - another viewBuilt in year 1988, restored in 2010
  • Size - 36.6m x 8.5m
  • Weight - 250 tonnes
  • Top speed - 11 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8.5 knots
  • 2 x 425 Cummins engines
  • 2 x 75 KW Cummins generators
  • 2 x Bauer dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox membrane system
  • 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with Int. valves
  • Electricity - 110 & 220V 24 hrs per day
  • Water capacity - 27,000 litres
  • Fresh watermaker - 8,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 83,279 litres
  • Waste storage tanks

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navigation, safety features...
  • Wind Dancer's luxury Master SuiteLife raft
  • 2 x 125 HP Mercury dive dinghies with oxygen kits, first aid, manual GPS, binoculars, radio and fire extinguishers
  • 3 x radios - 2 VHF & SSB
  • Furuno 48 mile radar
  • 2 x Garmin GPS
  • Furuno Fishfinder with depth sounder
  • CCTV in engine room
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Spot personal diver satellite tracking devices
  • Searchlight, horn & life rings
  • Iridium satellite phone, email & weather fax
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 6,200 litres continuous flow oxygen
  • EPIRB
  • 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...
Wind Dancer deck plans
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Customer reviews: 

"Wind Dancer, Cocos has small cabins relative to other liveaboards. Great personable service. Excellent cuisine and great diving." - Peter Kubica, Canada ...

"This trip has surpassed my expectations. Probably the best, most organized trip I have ever been on. Staff was extremely friendly and accomodating. We were treated like royalty. Our wishes were their quest. All details were paid attention to. Safety was their number one concern. The diving was beyond words. It is definitely worth every penny and worth travelling the distance. BTW, the food was out of this world. Cant wait to go back." - Nahlia Lorenzi, USA ...

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