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Okeanos Aggressor I Trip Report
January 5-15 2019
(Photos by Mauricio Marín)
Average Water Temperature 75 F (27 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 80F (30 Celsius)
A new year is about to start and we are very excited to receive a new group that comes from USA and Humberto our good friend that is coming with a big group of people that were here before and we are very happy to have him back.
Our journey to the island started at 2pm expecting to have a nice and relaxed crossing and that’s what we got, the ocean was flat and sunny all the way to Cocos having dolphins next to the Okeanos and this time, we were surprise to see Orcas 150 miles away from the coast line, a very good sign for the trip!
Arriving to the island we did the check dive in Manuelita Coral Garden this time getting straight were the action was with some hammerheads coming really close, clear water and lots of colorful fish around. For the second and third dive we did channel and outside reed having the first glimpse of a tiger shark there .
Dirty rock is one of the best places to see big schools of hammerheads and the second day we went early in the morning and we got what we wanted 30 or 40 of them swimming close to each other, DM was very happy to see their faces full of happiness.
Punta Maria always offer Galapagos shark action in the cleaning station, on this dive we got to see a couple of them of pretty good size and right after we went to the pinnacle where you can find a colorful reef full of life.
Next day we anchor in Iglesias Bay to dive the famous site Alcyone where pelagic animals are always around offering spectacular activity like the yellow fin tunas hunting, hammerheads up on top, lots of white tips over the rocks ,marble rays, almaco jacks and a huge schools of mulet snappers out in the blue.
The show in Big dos Amigos was good and only the feeling of swimming thought the big Arch is amazing especially when we got sunny days and you come out of that beautifulk swim through.
Small dos Amigos got the best Galapago sharks cleaning station on Cocos lately with over 10 shark swimming around so most of ours guests got really good pictures and videos that day.
Looking forward to have all this great group back to share amazing underwater experiences onboard Okeanos I and have the chance to dive again the most beautiful island in the world.