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Argo Liveaboard

MV Argo is the newest boat in the Undersea Hunter fleet. She is the physical expression of all the knowledge gained from operating vessels over the years, assembled into a singular, dive expedition cruiser. Argo is a very intentional blend of work ship and luxury yacht. She was totally redesigned and refitted in 2008, to pamper up to 18 discriminating passengers in 9 spacious, well-appointed staterooms.

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A 130-foot vessel (40 meters) with full global reach, the Argo was also conceived to serve as the ultimate platform for a deep-diving submersible as well as for remote operating vehicle deployment (R.O.V.). She offers heavy lift capabilities, stability and ample deck space for any chore imaginable. Extended, multi-task cruises are her specialty and she is mothership to the remarkable DeepSee submersible. Fourteen well-seasoned crew look after the ship and the guest’s every need. A comfortable and stylish lounge, dining area and sun deck comprise the social areas. The ambience is completed with original, undersea themed artwork throughout. The well-equipped galley enables the ship’s chefs to prepare fresh, international level, four-star cuisine for meal times or at the “drop of a hat”. On board accessories consist of all standard diving gear including scuba, Nitrox, rebreather facilities and zero-speed stabilizers. Three, powerful, 24-foot skiffs serve as tender-boats, which perform submersible tracking duties, shepherding of divers to remote sites, ship-to-shore transfers and any other conceivable recreational or support related activities. All of the skiffs are powered by fumeless 4-cycle, 115 HP twin-outboard motors that can bring you rapidly to any dive site within an extended, safe radius of the mothership. They are further equipped with VHF radios, depth sounders and portable GPS. A T-Roof and rigid bow cover is also mounted on these vessels for your comfort. During a trip on Argo liveaboard you can choose to make a journey to the abyss (up to 305 metres deep) in the DeepSee submersible carried onboard.

Cocos Island 10 night itinerary

Day 1 – You will be picked up at your hotel in San Jose and transferred by bus to Puntarenas, a seaport village where you will board Argo Liveaboard. That afternoon, you will begin the cruise to Cocos Island.

Day 2 – All day of travel. There will be ample time to arrange dive and camera gear. The cruise gives you an opportunity to get acquainted with the other divers.

Days 3 to 8 – Spent diving the pinnacles around the perimeter of Cocos Island. Divers usually average three dives per day at depths of 60-100′ or more.

Day 9 – Make the last 3 dives before the cruise back to Costa Rica and reality!

Day 10 – All day to discuss the diving and to compare your adventures!

Day 11 – Arrival in Puntarenas. After breakfast you will be transferred back to San Jose.

Prices include: Cabin accommodation on Argo with 3 Nitrox dives per day (7 days of diving), tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, all non-alcoholic drinks, beer, and return transfers from San Jose to the vessel.

Marine Park fee: 554 USD

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