Wind Dancer started her career as a luxury liveaboard with the famous Dancer Fleet in 1995 after a complete refit. Wind Dancer carries a maximum of 22 passengers in 11 comfortable staterooms each with private head and shower. The Owner’s Stateroom has a queen size bed, private head and shower, mirrored cabinet and wardrobe, TV/VCR and porthole views. Two Master Staterooms hava a queen size bed, private head and shower, TV/VCR and porthole views. Eight Deluxe Staterooms on the Dolphin Deck have one lower double bed and one single upper bed, private head and shower and porthole views. Beautifully decorated with wooden panelling, each cabin provides a quiet and elegant space for relaxing, reading or sleeping. Towelling robes are provided for your stay on the boat. Clean towels are provided daily and clean sheets are provided mid-week. Complimentary toiletries are placed at the wash basin and each cabin has a built-in hairdryer. Seven crew offer superb service, from morning coffee in your room to taking your tank at the dive platform on your return to the boat or providing hot towels at the end of a night dive.
The dive deck features a water fountain, mask defogging station, weight belt area, two showers, and a supply of fresh towels. Special rinse tanks for cameras are situated on the dive deck. Dive information is displayed on a large board which shows depth and marine life information. For safety and convenience a special hanging bar is raised and lowered from the dive platform and is maintained at a constant 5 metres below the boat during dives. A motorized dinghy is also used for transportation or kept ready to assist divers. Of special interest to underwater photographers is the spacious multi-tiered, carpeted photo-table complete with cleaning materials. A full camera and video rental service is available at daily or weekly rates. The boat has a photo pro on board who will assist you with your photography and also, if you wish, take a customized video of your diving holiday. Wind Dancer offers Nitrox facilities at an extra charge and a range of courses including PADI Advanced Open Water, IANTD, TDI and PADI Nitrox certification and Paul Humann Fish and Creature Identification. A full range of diving equipment is available for rental.
After diving most people head for the sundeck where they can relax (either in or out of the sun) and help themselves to iced drinks and delicious snacks. Freshly baked breads and biscuits show up in the morning and appetizers are served in the afternoon. Beverages and snacks are available at all times in the salon (along with a well-stocked bar). Meals are one of the highlights of the day. Hot breakfasts are cooked to order. Lunch is usually a buffet-style spread and dinner is waiter served. Wine is served with dinner and after dinner drinks are always offered.
Wind Dancer operates out of the harbour at Puntarenas for 8 or 10 nights cruises to Cocos Island throughout the year. Arrive at the San Jose office (in the Hotel Alta) by noon on the day of departure.
Includes: transfers between San Jose and Puntarenas; 10 nights cruise on Wind Dancer on a twin/share basis in a Deluxe Stateroom with full board, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; 7 full days of diving (up to 4 dives per day, including night dives).
Supplement to upgrade to Owner's Stateroom: $300 and to Master Suite: $1000
Reductions for divers 65 or over, non-divers and consecutive cruises.
In addition, there is a national park fee of $245 (subject to change) due on board in cash only. There is also a mandatory $30 fee that goes towards the Emergency Evacuation Plan which is also due on board in cash.
Single Occupancy Supplement: 65% of the cruise cost (but you can avoid paying the supplement if you are willing to share a cabin).
Nitrox fills (payable on the boat only): $200 (10 nights cruise) or $10 per fill.