Cocos Island, Costa Rica

* 2 spaces available: 1 single male to share & 1 single female to share *


Argo - Undersea Hunter
August 30 - September 11, 2022

Cocos Island, the legendary “Island of the Sharks”, is one of the most sought after dive destinations in the world!

Tour Leader: Mark Duvall


Cocos Island is known as one of the best big animal dive sites in the world. One of the most outstanding phenomena in Cocos are the enormous congregations of silky sharks who often mix with hammerheads to form colossal shark schools. It is also common to encounter whitetip sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, yellowfin tuna, and possibly whale sharks. Cocos is also home to 27 endemic fish species including the exotic red-lipped batfish. This beautiful, verdant island is an important rookery for several species of ocean birds including the red-footed booby, black noddy, and magnificent frigate birds. Cocos is unlike any other place in the world and must be visited to be believed!

Argo is a very intentional blend of work ship and luxury yacht. She was totally redesigned and refitted in 2008 to pamper up to 16 discriminating passenger in 8 spacious, wellappointed staterooms. A 130ft vessel 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. Extended, multi-task cruises are her specialty and of course she is mothership to the remarkable DeepSee submersible.

Trip Inclusions:

  • 10 days/9 nights aboard Argo
  • 2 nights hotel stay San Jose
  • All meals onboard Argo
  • Local beer & soft drinks
  • All diving
  • Nitrox
  • SSI Shark course
  • SSI Manta course
  • Marine Park fee ($490/person)
  • Transfer from hotel to Puntarenas
  • Ocean First escort

Not included:

  • Roundtrip airfare Denver - San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Meals in San Jose
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • DeepSee submersible rides
  • Crew gratuities
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Any unforeseen cost at the time of booking.
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Trip Cost:

$8,295 based on double occupancy.

Payment Schedule:

  • Nonrefundable deposit required to reserve: $1,500
  • $2,000 due 12/15/21
  • $2,000 due 3/15/22
  • Final payment due 6/15/22
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months after departure date

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes made to the reservation may result in additional fees.
  • Cancellation 180 days or more: refund given based on reselling the space, minus the initial deposit.
  • 179 - 120 days: payments made to date are forfeited as well as any vendor fees.
  • 119 days or less or a no-show: no refunds given.

We strongly recommend securing trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment in the unlikely event you need to cancel your trip. Our preferred provider is DAN Trip Insurance.

Standard Recommended Accessories:

  • GoBe S500 LED light
  • Safety sausage w/ whistle (SMB)
  • Squeeze Lock knife
  • Reefsaver

Trip Specific Recommendations: 

  • Primary dive light
  • Hood or hooded vest
  • Tropical weight dive gloves
  • Advanced OW Diver or higher certification
  • Nitrox certification