Liveaboard Review

Sea Hunter - Review 2023

The Sea Hunter was built in 1994 and has been cruising the waters of Costa Rica ever since. Originally this vessel operated in the Gulf of Mexico as a commercial dive-support vessel in the lucrative oil industry. It has a length of 35meters/115ft and a beamwidth of 7meters/26ft. It can reach a top speed of 10 knots and maintain a cruising speed of 9.5 knots due to the twin GM 16V92 / 1200 total hp engines. This liveaboard also uses two 24ft fiberglass dive tenders to transport divers to the designated dive spots.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Divers commended the dive instructors and skiff drivers for picking locations with plenty of marine life
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    Many people said the boat had a great design and utilized all of the space onboard
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    Divers said the crew was always in a good mood and kept their spirits high
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    A couple of divers said they liked diving in Coco as there weren’t any other divers at the dive spots
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Things we don't like:

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    Some divers said they went in the off season and there wasn’t much to see
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Diving on the Sea Hunter in Costa Rica 

Sea Hunter liveaboard

Enjoying all the vibrant coral reefs and abundance of marine creatures are just some of the things to look forward to on this liveaboard. She recently renovated with all the trimmings of a modern-day luxury yacht. The boat is diver centered with an expansive dive deck, all the necessary safety features, and some expert divemasters to conduct the dives. You will get to explore places like Dirty Rock and Manuelita Outside.

The interior on the liveaboard

This liveaboard has a capacity to house up 20 guests in 10 air-conditioned cabins. These cabins have hanging lockers, shelves, and en-suite bathroom facilities. The rooms are also fitted with power sockets that you can use to charge your electronic equipment.
Entertainment and relaxation areas

If you require some alone time you can use the study room for peace and quiet. This room can also be used as a classroom or as a working station. You will find a personal computer, laptop, TV/DVD and VCR. This all forms part of the lounge area that has soft sofas and a library for reading.

The sun deck is a great way to spend your free time while not in the water. The deck has plenty of sun loungers and chairs and seating for outdoor dining opportunities. Moreover, the staff and crew always keep this area neat and tidy for fellow guests

Dive deck on the liveaboard

The dive deck is the activity hub and is where a great portion of your time will be spent. You will find that the dive deck is designed so that divers can move freely in and out of the water. There are enough gear lockers on the dive deck for your belongings and gear, What’s more, the dive deck has charging points as well as a camera station for your equipment.

Food on the Sea Hunter

The good thing about your stay on the Sea Hunter is the great food you will be served on a daily basis. You will get three full meals a day and snacks like sandwiches, fruit platters, and finger food served throughout the day. The chef will treat you to a wonderful selection of Costa Rican and American cuisine.


The whole dive itinerary will revolve around Cocos Island that is uninhabited and full of curious marine life. Dive itineraries in this region usually last for up to 10/11 nights. While diving the various sites you will get dive walls,

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