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Departure date: 23th / 17th DIC 2017
Entry by Captain Carlos Sanchez T
And Lauren Kupersmith
Okeanos II Aggressors Captains Log
Water Temp 75-80F Visibility 50-60Ft Wetsuits 5mm, thermo clines often
Crew: Captain Carlos Sanchez, Deck Cadet Elvia Sanchez, Chef Jairol and Esteban, Engineer Miguel, Steward Eduardo, Panga drivers Jheyler and Jorge , Divemasters and Photos and Video: Anibal and Facundo and Carlos Sanchez.
Guests: Igor, Vorobyeva, Flavio, Christine, Charles, Michel, Martin, Shiloh, Tomotake, Sophie, Benedik, Lauren, Frances, Alexander, Vanessa, Joseph.
Dive Site : Chatam Bay, Manuelita , Dirty Rock, Punta Maria, Viking Rock , Pajara, Alcyone , Dos Amigos Pequeño and Grande ,Roca Sumergida, M Garden,,,,
This trip all guest come from: ALEMANIA,AUSTRIA,RUSIA,USA,JAPON,SUIZA, ITALIA AND REINO UNIDO…
A wonderful group gathered to spend their holidays on Cocos Island. It was a smooth crossing out to Cocos and we had an excellent Christmas Eve dinner by Chefs Jairol and Esteban. The guests were excited for their check-in dive in Chatham Bay and the hammerheads, whitetips, and marble rays were eager to greet the newest arrivals. Our next two dives were at Manuelita where we saw tiger sharks, Galapagos sharks, more hammerheads, an eagle ray, and possibly the world´s largest tuna.
The next few days were filled with more diving and more sharks. We also saw lobsters, moray eels, frog fish, and flounder. At Alcyone and Dirty Rock, we swam through large schools of jacks. We tried to count them all, but lost count at 350,756 individual fish.
While most of the week was spent underwater, we also took time to explore the island. We took a boat tour around the island at sunset, swam to and then hiked around the waterfall, and explored Cocos by foot seeing some baby pigs and walking across the shell bridge.
Each day we made sure to do lots of EATING, SLEEPING, and DIVING. On most dives we saw four different types of sharks: schooling hammerheads, large Galapagos, tiger sharks (and even baby tiger sharks!), and don´t forget the white tips. But we also saw black tips, silkies, and silvertips. The marble rays and tunas were also around, showing off their size to the guests. A single turtle also made an appearance!
New Year´s Eve was spent in the middle of the ocean. We returned back to Puntarenas the following year. Happy New Year! Thanks to all our lovely guests… Be safe always and come back soon…