Very few liveaboard dates in Costa Rica

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Aubie

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I am looking into going on a liveaboard in Costa Rica next year. Research tends to show that the rainy season (May - Nov) is a highly recommended time to go based on water temps / visibility / marine life, especially in the Jun - Sep time. That said, there are hardly any trips that can be scheduled. Most liveaboards have no trips planned, or if they do they may only have one trip a month.

Per liveaboard.com, in July the Aggressor and Aggressor II each have only one 10 night trip. The month of August only has one 10 night trip on a vessel - Argo - and it is fully booked. September has only one 10 night trip on Sea Hunter. June has each of the boats noted with only one 10 night trip each.

Any insight as to why this is the case? Is low season really that bad for divers? Am I missing something? Seems like there are a lot of reviews suggesting to hit up this time of season and that it is popular with divers, so this seems very surprising to me.
 
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Check directly to UnderSeaHunter. They have 2 trips / month.

Liveaboard Trips Cocos Island Costa Rica


Talk to / email Lisa at
Phone USA 1-800 - 203 2120
Phone Costa Rica +506 - 2228 6613
Fax Costa Rica +506 - 2289 7334
E-Mail info@underseahunter.com

Thanks for the tip. I went to their website and it looks like they have the two trips in June, but none in Jul or Aug, and only one in Sep. I guess this comes back to my original question - despite this being the recommended time to dive, perhaps very few divers actually visit?

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Thanks for the tip. I went to their website and it looks like they have the two trips in June, but none in Jul or Aug, and only one in Sep. I guess this comes back to my original question - despite this being the recommended time to dive, perhaps very few divers actually visit?

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There is one in July for Argo and none in August. That could be due to the boat is being chartered by some group. The best way, just contact Lisa.
 

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I have no idea about liveaboard trips available but can imagine "rainy season" in a place like Costa Rica will mean serious rain (probably unbelieveable amounts at times) and probably difficulty getting around the country to put it mildly.

A quick goggle brought up the site below showing that half the months getting 5 inches or less while Sept and October are getting ~14 inches.

Maybe not such an impact out to sea but a respectable amount.

The Weather and Climate in Costa Rica

Just a thought
 
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