Cocos Islands, Costa Rica Liveaboard Holidays
MV Sea Hunter
LIVEABOARD HOLIDAYS TO COSTA RICA
MV Sea Hunter is a market leading 36 metre purpose-built dive boat with 10 ensuite cabins, MV Sea Hunter comfortably accommodates up to 20 divers. This well thought-out liveaboard has your comfort in mind, from personal dive gear and camera storage, zero-speed stabilisers and even a washer/dryer!
Food, Beverage & Entertainment Facilities: On the main deck is an air-conditioned lounge with a bar and audio/video entertainment centre, or spend some quiet time in the study reviewing your diving photographs. All meals, snacks and beer are included. All meals are taken in the separate dining room.
The eight cabins on the lower deck have portholes and the two suites have large windows on the upper deck. All are air-conditioned with ensuites.
SPECIFICATIONS: Length 36 m, Beam 8.1 m, Draft 2.5 m, Displacement 250 tons, Construction welded steel with teak work deck, Engines twin GM 16V92 / 1200 total hp, Cruising Speed 9.5 knots.
Maximum Speed 10 knots, Range 3,500 nautical miles, Endurance 30 days (limited by food supply), Tenders Two 24 ft heavy duty fiberglass dive boats, 17 ft rigid bottom inflatable.
Portable Generators GM 6-71 75kw John Deere 105kw Portable Generator 5kw, Available Voltage 110/220 VAC 60 Hz, 3-phase 208 VAC 12 VDC, Fuel Tank 20,000 US gallons (78 tons), Water Tank 15,000 gallons (60 tons) 1,800 gallons/day water maker.
SAFETY: Two 25 person life-rafts, Complete boat, crew and passenger safety gear, Firefighting system throughout vessel,
Extensive first aid kit, 20 personal diver locator systems.
EQUIPMENT: 2 HP compressors, 1 nitrox generator, Scuba Tanks 30 aluminum 80 cu/ft tanks, 2640 cu/ft high-pressure storage bank, Technical Diving Full oxygen, nitrox and rebreather service. Passengers must bring their own rebreathers.
NAVIGATION: 3 GPS (Global Positioning Systems), 2 Radars (48 and 32 mile), 2 recording fathometers, Radio Direction Finder SIMRAD, Auto pilot, 2 VHF radios, 3 handheld VHF radios, SSB radio (SEA 222), Multimedia Desktop Computer, Starlit Telephone
MISCELLANEOUS: 20 personal dive gear boxes, 20 personal camera lockers with stabilized and surge protected 110v outlets.
Air conditioning throughout the vessel, Washing machines and dryers, as well as two refrigerators and ice makers.
12-ton deck mounted crane (55-ft reach). 33 ft by 24 ft (10.3m by 7.4 m) work deck space. 44 ft by 24-ft sundeck (1000 sq. ft.) and lounge chairs. Fully equipped workshop with arc welding and oxy-acetylene cutting equipment/supplies.
Diving onboard Sea Hunter takes place from two heavy duty 24 foot fibreglass skiffs, each fitted with a T-Roof and rigid bow covers to provide stability in open water. Kitting up takes place from the large dive deck where you will find ample storage space for dive gear and camera equipment. Three dives a day are planned within the Cocos National Park at depths of 18-30 metres or more. Each dive group is accompanied by an experienced Divemaster who provides a full briefing before each dive.
Nitrox is free of charge with the opportunity during the 36 hour journey to Cocos to complete your Nitrox course onboard if you are not yet qualified. Sea Hunter offers a full Oxygen and Rebreather service, including Trimix with helium and a range of bailout and Inspiration and Evolution cylinders for hire.
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