Modern world records for scuba diving were set almost in a row and were 318 and 330 m. Pascal Bernabe record was worth 529 minutes of decompression after only ten minutes of diving! For those who want to look into the abyss, but does not plan to bother learning technical diving, such opportunities open up in Costa Rica. As we wrote earlier, diving safaris to Cocos Island are a unique and unforgettable experience in their own right, but one of the three yachts sailing along this route, the Sea Hunter vessel, offers even more: it carries on its board a real submarine! A small, only 6x3x3 meters submarine “Deep Sea” with one pilot and two passengers is designed for diving up to 6 hours. Plunging to a depth of 475 meters, it keeps the usual, “earthly” pressure inside: no discomfort, difficult training and decompression. Divers can comfortably combine a pair of regular dives and a couple of hours of travel on Deep Sea for one day.
At least three underwater routes at depths from 100 to 450 meters and costing from 15 to 65 thousand RUB per dive are offered around Kokos Island – the deepest routes must be booked in advance, and the rest can be ordered directly on board the yacht.
The shallowest route lies at depths from 50 to 100 m. Sunlight still penetrates there, and everything is full of life: flocks of reef fish, sharks and stingrays swim in coral gardens, shoals of hammerheads, tuna and groupers swim in the mountain – and one of they even often swim up to greet the submarine. During a deeper dive you can observe an amazing picture: the turbulent reef life – corals, fish, rays and sharks – remains far above, and you sink deeper and deeper into a mysterious and unexplored dark blue void. Wherever sunlight never reaches, plants and inhabitants are adapted to incredible living conditions. There you can see a high-fin tadpole fish, a goose fish, many not yet identified and unexplored species, you can find a unique deep-water spiny shark. The cabin of the submarine is made in the form of a transparent sphere, and travelers can enjoy a striking 360 ° view, while the powerful lighting and video equipment allows you to shoot during the entire dive.
So, now you know that diving is not only coral, fish and “wrecks” (from the English wreck – sunken ships or airplanes). I am sure that this knowledge will be useful to you in the new season – especially if we consider that our divers are on average 6 years younger than the American ones (30 vs. 36). So, they are more active, curious and eager for new bright impressions.
Veronika Birman, CEO of Exotic Time