Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
April 11 to April 21 - 2015
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 82 F (26 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 84 F (27 Celsius)
This week we started the diving week with the excitement of the tiger shark, then eagle rays and some hammerhead sharks in my old favorite Manuelita, that is how our first day was after a 36 hour boat ride to the island, the crossing was amazingly flat ant the weather conditions during the crossing were really good, we even had the tiger shark swimming right next to ship right before our second dive on the first day of diving while we were getting ready for the dive. Next days we made it around the island looking and finding the action we wanted.
This week conditions were so good we made over to the other side of the island so we did Lone stone and Manta corner, Manta corner had a huge tiger shark, and Lone stone had huge school of horse eyed jacks and a Mobula ray towards the end of the dive, Submerged rock was incredible with tons of fish in the arch, this week there was this very warm current up on top but down in about 100 feet (30 meters) a cold current was taking place, cold current stirs the bottom up so white tip sharks and marble rays come up to the warm water so sometimes we had the marble rays up close and in good position for the pictures.
The hammerheads were always out in the blue and few times we saw them close to the rocks, so Dirty Rock had the schooling hammerhead sharks for the week and Punta Maria was amazing with the Galapagos sharks going around a cleaning station getting their bodies clean of parasites.
In a dive in Dos Amigos small some people claimed they saw a Manta Ray but they could not take a picture so we had some fun with the guys for the day.
Diving was fun and good, guests love the day dives and the night dive were full of action and people wanted more, this one night dive we had a Galapagos shark going around the divers, the huge sharks would disappeared in the dark and would showed up just behind your back, so some of the diver were apprehensive of what the Galapagos was up to, that made the dive even more excitement and fun.
Going back was easy, fast and flat, night full of stars.
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Thanks to all of our guests; Benjamin, Pierfrancesco, Lorenzo, Giorgio, Antonio, Renzo, Enrique, Bruce, Stephen, Peter, Tomer, Shai, Raffaele and Emanuela, Pierre and Patricia, Matias and Paulina, Patrick and Anne. For a great week of diving.