Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 75 F (22 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 86 F (28 Celsius)
Another great week of diving, this week we had lots action and a group of fun guest, we had people from all over the world and they were always ready to go diving as the dives delivered great sightings, we had the biggest schools of hammerhead sharks in Dirty Rock, Alcyone and my old Favorite Manuelita., the crossings back and forth were nice and calm, on the island we had lots of rain and a fair amount of sunshine, we had some troubles going to the places in the south side of the island as the surface was a bit rough, however we were able to do Submerged rock and Dos Amigos, Submerged rock was on fire just I entered the water a couple of mantas were kind of playing getting close but not too close to the divers and they kept us there right in the edge of wanting to just kick and get the them but when they are doing this game the best thing for you to do is to let them get close cause if you chase them they may go away, the thing is they were there for over ten minutes then disappear in the blue water, then the arch of Submerged rock was full of fish we also had some marble rays swimming around.
The best dives we had were when the current was there we had this one dive in Punta Maria with tons of fish the white tip sharks came and went all over, our guest really enjoyed that dive and to top it off we had some Galapagos going to the cleaning station, also in one of the dive in Punta Maria we saw the tiger shark, that fish was so big that the first impression you get is that it may be a small whale shark. We also saw the tiger in Manuelita,
There was this one time when we were coming back from an amazing dive in Dirty Rock and we notice all this fins sticking out on the surface so we jumped in turned out they were a school of black tip shark hunting on the needle fish, they put out a show for us for about ten minutes what an amazing sight.
The water temperature was just great but still we had some cold currents, which is good cause this currents keep the water full of nutrients and the food keep the fish around the island.
Another dive we were doing our safety stop and a group of 5 silver tip shark came around the diver, things like this make this COCO island dive wild, beautiful and very unpredictable.
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Thanks to all of our guests; Ani, Maud, Graham, Jennifer and Kurt, John, Jorge, Liam Jorge Jr., Paul, Pierre, Roger, Scott and Vladimir. For a great week of diving.