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Dive Conditions:

Water Temp: 70-79˚ (with thermoclines)

Visibility: 80-100’+

Wetsuit: 3mm-5mm (hoods and gloves)

 

 

Best Time To Travel:

Year-round

 

Cocos, Coiba and Malpelo Islands

 

 

Escape to Cocos Island a lush, green uninhabited island resting 300 miles off Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for big animals and big action. Schooling hammerheads, countless white-tip sharks, mantas, tuna and even whale sharks call Cocos home. Weather permitting, Okeanos guests are shuttled ashore to hike through the jungles of Cocos and swim in her many waterfalls. All ten-day trips seven days of diving. The Okeanos sets off from the port town of Punteranas. Transfers from San Jose are provided on the day of departure. An overnight stay is required in San Jose prior to the charter.

 

CHARTERS INCLUDE:

• Accommodations aboard the yacht
• Diving • Compressed air tanks, weights & weight belts
• Airport and/or Hotel transfers on day of charter
• All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine (We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requests)

 

CHARTERS DO NOT INCLUDE:

• Airfare (international and domestic)
• Insurance
• Equipment rentals
• Nitrox fills
• Certification or specialty courses
• Hotel stays/day rooms
• Dinner on final evening
• Crew gratuity
• Port/park fees and/or taxes (when applicable) • Airport Transfers (Some yachts do include)

 

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MV YEMAYA COIBA ISLANDS

 

Each expedition offers the best in safety, service, comfort and adventure aboard our robust 115 foot modern and well-equipped expedition vessel, MV Yemaya. We carry a maximum of 16 guests. Coiba is the largest uninhabited tropical island in the world. While diving the Coiba Island, you will encounter large schools of big fish, several species of Shark, giant Mantas, schooling Rays, Whales and Dolphins plus healthy Coral Reefs. From June to November, there are large numbers of migrating Humpback Whales mating and giving birth to their calves in the Coiba Islands' calm and warm waters. Coiba Island, also known as the Devil's Island of Central America, is covered in a carpet of lush primary tropical Rain Forest, Mangroves and adorned with white deserted Beaches. These protected waters are vibrant and alive and host a rich and diverse community of marine fauna including over 1,700 hectares of coral reefs, mollusks, echinoderms, sea turtles and cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). 760 species of fish,  including 33 species of shark and rays, including whale shark, tiger shark, bull shark, white-tip reef, black-tip  and scalloped hammerhead shark.

 

Charter includes:

Ground transfers from Tocumen International Airport to hotel (not included on 2012 expeditions)

One night stay in 3 star category hotel (nor included on 2012 expeditions)

Transportation by coach to Puerto Mutis, Province of Veraguas

8 Day Expedition cruise aboard MV Yemaya

Three meals per day, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks

Dive master service

Action-packed diving with 3-4 dives per day

Tanks, air fills and weights

Use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment aboard

All land trips during expedition

Return transfers by coach from Puerto Mutis to Panama City

They accept cash aboard, they do not accept credit cards or travelers checks at this time

 

Charters do not include:

International and domestic air transportation

Meals ashore before and after the cruise nor in hotel first night

Travel/dive insurance

Dive gear

Nitrox fills ($100 per person per expedition)

Additional private tours

On-board telecommunications

On-board alcoholic beverages except water, tea, coffee and soft drinks, alcoholic beverages are for sell aboard, clients may bring their own but a corkage fee applies 23 USD for bottle of wine, 55 USD for bottle of whiskey and 30 USD for bottle of any other Rum, Vodka etc.

Crew gratuities    

 

Park fees are not included: Coiba 20USD per person - Cocos 35USD per person per day - Malpelo 85USD per person per day. Park fees are subject to change without prior notice.

 

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MV YEMAYA COCOS ISLAND

 

After more than a day’s cruise from the Costa Rican mainland, a tiny dark mass looms into view on the blue horizon. The tone of water slowly changes from a deep blue to turquoise. Dramatic steep cliffs appear, fringed by dense green vegetation, dissected by thundering waterfalls which plunge hundreds of feet into the azure abundant marine environment of Isla Del Coco. Located 550 km off the Pacific shore, the oceanic island of Coco is one of the most beautiful jewels in the Costa Rican National Park system. It is the first point of contact with a myriad of oceanic currents, which sweep the Tropical Eastern Pacific Corridor. The isolated environmental conditions of the island have favored the evolution of many endemic species and make Cocos a unique natural laboratory. The diving in Coco’s is characterized for its open ocean location and the variety and quantity of pelagic marine species, such as, Scalloped Hammerhead, Silver Tip, Tiger, Silky, Black Tip and Whale Shark. Along with large aggregations of Rays, Snappers, Tuna and Jacks. Many large filter feeders frequent the island, such as the Giant Manta Ray and migratory Humpback Whales. Schooling Scalloped Hammerheads are a common on several of the dive sites. Many dive sites have cleaning stations for Hammerheads and great variety of pelagic species. Silverado is a shallow cleaning station for the magnificent beast, the Silver Tip Shark! The symbiosis and behavioral habits of many marine species can be observed around Coco’s.

 

Charter includes:

Ground transfers from Tocumen International Airport to hotel (not included on 2012 expeditions)

One night stay in 3 star category hotel (nor included on 2012 expeditions)

Transportation by coach to Puerto Mutis, Province of Veraguas

11-12 Day Expedition cruise aboard MV Yemaya

Three meals per day, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks

Dive master service

Action-packed diving with 3-4 dives per day

Tanks, air fills and weights

Use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment aboard

All land trips during expedition

Return transfers by coach from Puerto Mutis to Panama City

They accept cash aboard, they do not accept credit cards or travelers checks at this time

 

Charters do not include:

International and domestic air transportation

Meals ashore before and after the cruise nor in hotel first night

Travel/dive insurance

Dive gear

Nitrox fills ($100 per person per expedition)

Additional private tours

On-board telecommunications

On-board alcoholic beverages except water, tea, coffee and soft drinks, alcoholic beverages are for sell aboard, clients may bring their own but a corkage fee applies 23 USD for bottle of wine, 55 USD for bottle of whiskey and 30 USD for bottle of any other Rum, Vodka etc.

Crew gratuities    

 

Park fees are not included: Coiba 20USD per person - Cocos 35USD per person per day - Malpelo 85USD per person per day. Park fees are subject to change without prior notice.

 

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MV YEMAYA MALPELO ISLAND

 

Malpelo Island isolated in the Pacific 506 km /314 miles west of Colombia. This sinister and forbidding Island is an isolated basaltic seamount with sheer cliffs rising 13, 200 ft / 4,000 m above the ocean floor. Malpelo Island is a sinister and forbidding rock formation that plunges into the abysmal depths of the Pacific Ocean. This is a wild and spectacular marine environment that is renowned for its abundance and quantity of schooling of sharks and big marine animals. Beside Isla Coco, there is no other place in the world where you can encounter such huge Schools of Hammerhead- and Silkie Sharks! Malpelo Island is home to a large variety and quantity of marine creatures. Of special interest is the hammerhead shark with its awe-inspiring schools, reaching up to 300 hundred individuals. The enormous congregations of Silky Sharks who often mix with Hammerheads to form colossal Shark Schools and the huge number of cluster  and free swimming Moray Eels are the two most outstanding phenomena in Malpelo. Other common sights are the White Tip Shark, Galapagos Shark, giant schools of Angel Fish, Creole fish, Jacks, Tuna, and occasionally a Sail Fish, Whale Shark and even Humpback Whales and Blue Whale. The rare, deep water Ragged-Tooth Shark also can be encountered in the colder depths.

Charter includes:

Ground transfers from Tocumen International Airport to hotel (not included on 2012 expeditions)

One night stay in 3 star category hotel (nor included on 2012 expeditions)

Transportation by coach to Puerto Mutis, Province of Veraguas

10 Day Expedition cruise aboard MV Yemaya

Three meals per day, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks

Dive master service

Action-packed diving with 3-4 dives per day

Tanks, air fills and weights

Use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment aboard

All land trips during expedition

Return transfers by coach from Puerto Mutis to Panama City

They accept cash aboard, they do not accept credit cards or travelers checks at this time

 

Charters do not include:

International and domestic air transportation

Meals ashore before and after the cruise nor in hotel first night

Travel/dive insurance

Dive gear

Nitrox fills ($100 per person per expedition)

Additional private tours

On-board telecommunications

On-board alcoholic beverages except water, tea, coffee and soft drinks, alcoholic beverages are for sell aboard, clients may bring their own but a corkage fee applies 23 USD for bottle of wine, 55 USD for bottle of whiskey and 30 USD for bottle of any other Rum, Vodka etc.

Crew gratuities    

 

Park fees are not included: Coiba 20USD per person - Cocos 35USD per person per day - Malpelo 85USD per person per day. Park fees are subject to change without prior notice.

 

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