Departure date: 28th - 7th November, 2017
Entry by: Captain Carlos Sanchez T
Okeanos Aggressor ll, Captains Log
Water Temperature: 75-80F. Visibility: 50-60Ft. Wetsuits; 5mm, thermoclines present.
Crew: Captain Carlos Sanchez, Chef: Jairol and Esteban, Engineer: Miguel, Steward: Eduardo, Panga drivers: Jheyler and Jorge , Divemaster: Anibal, Esteban, Carlos: Photos and Video: Anibal and Carlos Sanchez.
Guests: Stephan, Assia, Valentin, Rosita, Ali, Nikolay, Milan, Yvaylo, Doroteya, Bogdana, Doncho, Ivaylo, Todor, Desislava, Nelli, Daniela, Ivan, Danail, Planen, Christian, Oleg and Natasha.
Dive Sites: Manuelita Deep, Dirty Rock, Punta Maria, Vikinga, Pajara, Alcyone, Dos Amigos Grande, Dos Amigos Pequeño, Roca Sumergida, Manuelita Garden.
This trip all our guest were from Bulgaria, very friendly and happy people. The crossing was very calm with nice blue skies, with a perfect sunset for pictures. We saw a lot Bottle Nose Dolphins in the front of the boat, an amazing show for a couple of hours, fantastic.
We arrived to Chattam Bay around 1am. The guest woke up in the morning enjoying the sunrise on the mystic ISLAND OF THE SHARKS, with an adrenaline rush waiting for them in every dive.
Cocos Island has always been on the bucket list of all divers, the perfect place for underwater photography. The first day we did three day dives. The check-out dive was in Chatham, second and third dive in very famous dive site called MANUELITA.
We could watch many marble rays, white tip sharks, and the king of all, the Tiger Shark. The Volcanic Rock formation is home to numerous morays eels, huge lobsters, octopus, frog fish, and many interesting species. Of course we saw numerous Hammerhead and Galapagos Sharks as well.
Dirty Rock, Punta Maria, Dos Amigos and Alcyone were some of our next dive sites, they were all really AMAZING. We had a great week full of Hammerhead schools and a lot of variety of sea life.
Words by one of our guests:
“As a leader of our group after 7 days of wonderful diving and a lot of exiting discussions after each dive and in the very pleasant dinners and evenings. I dare say that this was one of the best liveaboard diving trips that most of the members of our group have had in their lives ever. This was due first of all to the magic of Cocos Island both above and under water and the very close encounters that we had with its marine life – various fish, Reef, Galapagos and numerous Hammerhead sharks and Tiger sharks of course which all of us saw for the first time in our life. We would like to thank all members of the crew for their dedication to their work and all their efforts to ensure that we have really wonderful time on the boat and at Cocos island. Special thanks for Captain Carlos!” Ali Hadzhiyski