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SEA HUNTER I 7 NIGHTS I 2021 OFFERS I SILVER BANK I DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

SEA HUNTER I 7 NIGHTS I 2021 OFFERS I SILVER BANK I DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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SEA HUNTER. See the Cocos Island from the vessel's own submarine! Fine cuisine is served and you can relax at the bar or in your incredible stateroom. Spacious dive deck. Nitrox and Re-Breather friendly



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, Snorkel only trip - no Scuba Diving is allowed. 
  • Languages spoken - English. Spanish.
  • 9 whale excursions in the skiffs, each excursion is around 3-4 hours total.
  • Close encounters with humpback whales that come in the Silver Bank
  • Depths go from the thousands of feet to just 70 feet across the bank.
  • Schedule is planned to maximize the time on and in the water with the whales
  • Spacious dive deck fully equipped for serious divers and underwater photographers
  • Global diving support vessels for commercial film production

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform and two heavy duty fiberglass dive tenders & one rigid bottom inflatable
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Fish Id And Diving Books. Spacious Dive Deck.
  • Din/Int Adapters. Rental Equipment ($)
  • Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. US Power Sockets. Board. Games. Movies.
  • Snorkeling. Kayaking.
  • Buffet. Vegetarian Food. Soft drinks and snacks are included.
  • Alcohol - wine and beer on board can be purchased.
  • Bring your own alcohol.
  • Payments on board - Visa. Mastercard. Amex. Cash
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher.
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts.
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed).
  • Vhf Radio. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
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Dates available
Departure: 30/01/2021
Arrival: 06/02/2021
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
Departure: 13/02/2021
Arrival: 20/02/2021
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
Departure: 20/02/2021
Arrival: 27/02/2021
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 10
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
Departure: 27/02/2021
Arrival: 06/03/2021
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 10
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
Departure: 06/03/2021
Arrival: 13/03/2021
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 11
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
Departure: 13/03/2021
Arrival: 20/03/2021
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
30/01/2021 06/02/2021 7 nights 12 Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
13/02/2021 20/02/2021 7 nights 12 Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
20/02/2021 27/02/2021 7 nights 10 Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
27/02/2021 06/03/2021 7 nights 10 Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
06/03/2021 13/03/2021 7 nights 11 Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata
13/03/2021 20/03/2021 7 nights 12 Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata

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OUR BOAT

A former commercial diving support boat, the 119-foot (36m) liveaboard Sea Hunter is superbly equipped to deliver Dive Safari Adventurers safely and in a stable manner to spectacular dive sites (thanks to zero-speed stabilizers). Completely refitted in 1994 for recreational diving, the Sea Hunter is the perfect way to access the best diving in the Cocos with 14 experienced crew members that speak English and Spanish.

OUR CABINS

The classic and comfortable rooms accommodate 20 Guests. The 10 rooms are available in the following options: 5 cabins on the Lower Deck are Twin Staterooms with Twin beds, 3 Staterooms on this deck are Double Staterooms with a Queen bed and Upper Twin Bunk. On the Upper Deck, is Suite 9 which features a Queen-size bed, desk, satellite internet connection, has large ocean view windows and is carpeted throughout. The Cabin also has a luxurious, granite bathroom. Finally, the Owner’s Cabin has a queen-size bed, a spacious floor plan, large windows for the beautiful ocean view, flat screen TV & DVD player, a satellite phone an 110v power sockets for charging equipment. All staterooms are equipped with air-conditioning, hanging lockers, carpeted floors, either a porthole or a picture window and private bathrooms with hot water showers.

AMENITIES

The roomy air conditioned Lounge has comfy seating and a range of activities including a library, fish ID books, computer for down loading the latest underwater photos, TV/DVD entertainment system for listening to your favorite music or watching movies and nightly entertainment. Hang out on the Sundeck and soak up the rays or watch beautiful sunsets, this 1000 square foot area is truly multi-use. The Chefs use this area for sumptuous BBQs with dancing under the stars. Its large open area has actually been designed specifically for landing a helicopter during special expeditions. For more active guests, go on a land adventure, or go kayaking, fishing or snorkeling.

FOOD ON BOARD

Guests will enjoy three filling meals a day. Each is served as a buffet and includes both Costa Rican and Western delights. Some of the more common items include fresh tropical fruit, salads, locally-sourced seafood, chicken, beef and more. Snacks are served between meals to keep energy levels high. Should you get thirsty, two refrigerators in the common area are constantly stocked with soft drinks and local beer. Most dining takes place in the cozy Dining Room. 4-person booths line the room, close enough for conversation to take place between tables.

Occasionally, dinner will be served on the Sun Deck under the stars. The crew has also been known to throw barbecue parties on the open-air bridge. All meals, soft drinks and snacks are included. Wine can be purchased and guests are encouraged to bring their own favorite brand of alcohol. Enjoy!

DIVING WITH US

The steel hulled liveaboard Sea Hunter, is a dive liveaboard pioneer vessel in the Cocos Isands, and takes guests on a dive safari 300 miles (550 km) off the mainland of Costa Rica, where the converging nutrient-rich currents attracts a multitude of large Pelagics. Shark Heaven - Divers will see huge groups of Sharks, Mantas and Eagle Rays swirling around in search of the iconic cleaning stations. Undersea Hunter fleet features the 'DeepSee Submersible' in their boats, it is a custom-built one-atmosphere submarine, capable of carrying a pilot and two passengers to a depth of 1,500 feet (450 meters). She is a flexible, capable and masterfully designed vehicle that can agilely operate throughout her range in comfort and safety.

DEEPSEE SUBMERSIBLE

You may also be able to experience an incredible dive in the DeepSee Submersible that is housed on board the sister ship MV Argo. Argo must be positioned at Cocos Island at the same time as your cruise. DeepSee accommodates 2 passengers and 1 crew and usually makes two dives per day, the dives are normally at 80 metres and 305 metres (1000 feet). Spacious and practical and built for long distance trips, MV Sea Hunter could not be better prepared for the incredible liveaboard dive adventures that Cocos Island has to offer.

SUITE-#9 - UPPER DECK

This bright and airy double cabin is located on the upper deck with a large window and a queen size bed. Shelves, drawers and hanging hooks, a desk and chair and a luxury bathroom with granite surfaces. It is equipped with 110-volt outlets suitable for your electronic equipment. The room has large windows and is carpeted throughout and contains a satellite telephone for international calls. In this cabin it is possible on request to add a extra bunk bed if for example a family is traveling together (like parents and one child old enough to go on trip) and they all prefer to stay together in the same cabin.

  • Size: 10 m²
  • Beds: 1 Queen
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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DOUBLE QUEEN BED & UPPER BUNK CABIN - LOWER DECK - #4, 7 & 8

With one queen size bed and an optional upper twin-size bed, these cabins are located on the lower deck and have portholes and private bathrooms with hot water showers. These rooms are carpeted throughout and provide ample storage space with personal hanging lockers, shelves, drawers and hanging hooks and are equipped with 110-volt outlets suitable for your electronic equipment. In this cabins it is possible on request to add a extra bunk bed if for example a family is traveling together (like parents and one child old enough to go on trip) and they all prefer to stay together in the same cabin.

  • Size: 8 m²
  • Beds: 1 Queen + 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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TWIN BED CABIN -LOWER DECK - #2 & 5

Twin bed cabins are located on the lower deck and have two single beds, portholes and private bathrooms with hot water showers. These rooms are carpeted throughout and provide ample storage space with personal hanging lockers, shelves, drawers and hanging hooks and are equipped with 110-volt outlets suitable for your electronic equipment.

  • Size: 8 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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BUNK BED CABIN - LOWER DECK - #1, 3 & 6

Bunk bed cabins are located on the lower deck and have two single beds, portholes and private bathrooms with hot water showers. These rooms are carpeted throughout and provide ample storage space with personal hanging lockers, shelves, drawers and hanging hooks and are equipped with 110-volt outlets suitable for your electronic equipment.

  • Size: 7 m²
  • Beds: 2 Bunk
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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OWNER'S CABIN - UPPER DECK

This bright and airy double cabin is located on the upper deck with a large window and a one queen size bed. This room is carpeted throughout and features a luxury bathroom with granite surfaces, ample storage space and a desk and chair. It is equipped with 110-volt outlets suitable for your electronic equipment, a satellite telephone for international calls, a satellite connection to send and receive e-mails and a flat screen TV with DVD player.

  • Size: 10 m²
  • Beds: 1 Queen
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Ocean World Marina and ends in Ocean World Marina
  • The closest airport is Gregorio Luperon Intl (POP)
  • Transfers are not included. You will have to make your own way to the boat
  • You can check in on the boat as of 17:00

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • The boat departs Ocean World Marina at around 23:00 on the same day
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, USD
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • The boat docks back in Ocean World Marina around 16:30 on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • It is recommended to arrive on the island at least one day before departure
  • Ocean World Marina is located in the Cofresi beach area, a few miles west of Puerto Plata.
  • In Puerto Plata, the Gregorio Luperon International Airport is the closest to Ocean World Marina. It’s about 30 minutes by taxi, costing around $45-50 USD. 
  • Another option is Cibao International Airport, located in Santiago. This is a little farther about 90 minutes away with a transfer cost of around $100 USD.  
  • Professional photographers and videographers must identify themselves as such and undergo a separate application and permitting process with the Dominican authorities governing the Sanctuary. Any additional fees required are the responsibility of the person or persons making the application
  • It’s a good idea to arrive on the island at least a day or so before departure
  • You’ll need a wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins.
  • There is no upper age limit, but you need to be in good health and comfortable in the water.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • Snorkel only trip - no Scuba Diving is allowed. 
  • 9 whale excursions in the skiffs, each excursion is around 3-4 hours total. On Sunday there will be an afternoon excursion and Monday - Thursday we will be a morning and an afternoon excursion, total of 9 excursions.
  • If you've ever dreamt of looking a colossal humpback whale eye-to-eye than join this exclusive snorkel expeditions to the Silver Bank
  • Close encounters with humpback whales that come in the Silver Bank to court, mate, to give birth and to nurture their calves before heading back north
  • Wildlife encounters are guaranteed to be small and intimate with a limit of 20 guest
  • Surrounding the shoals, the depths go from the thousands of feet to just 70 feet across the bank.  
  • Schedule on the Silver Bank is planned to maximize the time on and in the water with the whales

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Note: This is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 6

  • In the morning the vessel arrives on the Silver Bank, snorkeling and humpback whale orientations
  • Lunch
  • Whale excursion in tenders
  • Sundowner celebration
  • Dinner
  • Evening activity (discussion, lecture, slideshow, etc.)

DAY 7

  • Vessel drops mooring, departs Silver Bank anchorage
  • Vessel arrives Ocean World Marina 
  • Optional video/photo presentation of the week’s events. Dinner ashore

DAY 8

  • Breakfast and disembarkation

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including Soft drinks and snacks
  • Snorkel guides

NOT INCLUDED

  • National park fees 450 USD
  • Transfer to/from the airport 
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Beer and Wine
  • Dinner ashore on the last night

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.
After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % is non-refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before the trip = 70 % is refundable
  • 90 days before the trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the requirements for your nationality and entry into the country you are visiting,
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you plan to leave the country
  • Dive insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to take out a travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of dive vacation booked
  • Check the electrical standards (such as what plugs are used) in your destination country before you travel and bring the appropriate adapter if necessary.
  • Itinerary and number of dives are indicative and subject to weather and conditions: safety always comes first
  • The operator of the vessel is not responsible for civil unrest, terrorism, strikes, illness, epidemics, accidents, injuries, damage, loss and theft, quarantine, customs regulations, changes to flight schedules, delays, deportation or refusal of entry by immigration authorities and other circumstances beyond our control.
  • In the event of a change in the cruise itinerary due to a major cause there is no refund, if there would be a refund if the duration of a cruise were to change, the affected passengers will be offered a credit or refund of the cruise fare pro-rated for the number of days of reduction of the cruise itinerary that was scheduled.
  • In the event that a cruise is cancelled, the ship will make every effort to provide a suitable alternative including, the option to participate in another available ship.
  • If no alternative offered is accepted by the affected cruise passengers, the ship reserves the right to provide a refund of the amount of the cruise fare paid or not.
  • All divers must provide their dive certification card
  • Dive computers are mandatory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in oil prices, etc. Changes are beyond our control and increases must be paid upon request. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not give you the right to cancel the trip.

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