Save $1500 on the Argo29th September 2016 | Sandro Lonardi
In the wake of her older brother, La Niña has arrived. In places like Cocos Island, the coming season is sure to be one of the best, as sharks are attracted to the better-than-normal conditions. Now is the time to dive this far-off local, and Diviac is here to help with this amazing special offer on the Argo.
Book after September 29, 2016 to receive $1500 USD off select Argo departures. After this huge discount, a trip to Cocos Island will cost only $4,795 rather than $6,295 on this luxury vessel.
The above offer can currently be applied to the 10-night trip departing on December 12th, but keep a look out for more dates to be added soon.
If you’re ready for your next shark diving adventure, be sure to book this deal quickly. It’s being sold on a first come, first serve basis, and is sure to sell out fast!
At 129ft (39m) with a beam of 26ft (8m), the roomy Argo is one of five liveaboards sailing to the Cocos Islands. Totally refurbished in 2008, it's an amazing mixture of a luxury vessel and a working ship, the mothership of the remarkable DeepSee submersible. This custom-built submarine takes passengers to a depth of 1,500 feet (450 meters).
All the cabins of the Argo, which accommodate 18 divers, are above average size for a vessel in her class. Each of the 9 cabins come with full-size bathrooms with hot water showers, granite-topped hand basins, glass shower doors, toiletries and towels, remote control air-conditioning, private wide-screen TVs and VCRs with laptop connectivity, satellite phones and e-mail facilities, writing desks and chairs, cabinets, shelves and mirrors, USA & European 2-flat pin 110V electricity, portholes or windows, reading lights, bedding and space for luggage.
Furthermore, the vessel is equipped with stabilizers which reduce the roll motion while anchored at Cocos Island. The 14 experienced crew members speak English and Spanish.
Home to huge schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks and plenty of other pelagics, remote Cocos Island is one of the best places to dive in the world.
The only way to see Cocos Island is on a diving liveaboard vessel which you can board from the port city of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. Liveaboard trips usually last for at least 8 to 10 days and it takes up to 36 hours to reach Cocos Island from Puntarenas.
Cocos Island, because of its heavy currents and surges, is recommended for advanced divers only.
With only about 15-20 dive sites surrounding Cocos Island, you’re sure to find a few you want to dive more than once. Of these sites, Bajo Alcyone is the most popular. Here you’ll find a seamount with its summit at 85 feet (25 meters) along with dozens of hammerhead sharks, manta rays and mobula rays. Because of its heavy currents, this site should be attempted by advanced divers only. Nearly as famous as Bajo Alcyone, Dirty Rock is a similar dive for less advanced divers. The pinnacles and boulders create a protected channel where you’ll meet hammerhead sharks, manta rays and whale sharks. Other worthwhile sites include Dos Amigos Grande, Dos Amigos Pequena, Manuelita Garden, Punta Maria and Manuelita Deep.
- DEAL 1: Save $1500 USD on the December 12th departure when booked after September 29, 2016.
- The listed price does not include the $490 USD park fee.
- Not valid with any other promotion or money-saving offer.