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WIND DANCER – DIVE INSTRUCTORS LOG
22 of April –02th of May
Air Temperature 85f
Average Water Temperaruture 80F/ 27C
Average Visibility 60ft / 20m
Wetsuits:3ml or 5mm (termoclines often)
Captain Mauricio, Chefs: Jairol and Esteban, Engineer Miguel, Steward , Giovany, Tender Skippers: Anibal and Jeyler, Dive Instructor Carlos Sanchez.
Urs, Tamara, Allen, Joel, Hans, Christine, Marie, Sebastiien, Alessandra, Simone, Peter, Cyndy,Peter,Lanny,Nils,Suzanne,Heink,Warren,Laurence,Dominique,Karima,Danielle.
Friday -Chatham bay, Manuelita
Saturday -Dirty rock, Punta Maria, vikinga, Manuelita
Sunday-Alcyone, Roca Sumergida ,Pajara,Manuelita
Monday- Dirty Rock, Dos Amigos, Dirty Rock
Thursday- Dirty ,Manuelita
Wednesday-Alcyone, Manuelita, Manuelita, Chatam
After being picked up in their hotels, the guests made it to Puntarenas harbor at 4pm on Wednesday, 22th of May. Upon boarding the Wind Dancer they were
welcomed by the crew and offered the special house cocktail. After providing some basic house rules and safety information, the cruise started. Once aboard the 342-mile journey to Cocos begins and was perfect. In the sunset we saw Dolphins, and the sailing summer day Fantastic and relaxing the guest reading book, games and look. The trip gives diver plenty of time to prepare their gear and their hearts for the magnificent creatures awaiting their arrival!
It was special trip because they had several repeat customers who made us feel like family.
Chatham Bay Those who like smaller animals were happy as well, because they got to see lobsters and the usual reef fish being chased by the many Whitetip Sharks that live in the island.
The second dive of the day was in Manuelita and simply stunning: the 3 types of sharks were spotted, as well as yellowfin tunas speeding by and tow big GALAPAGOS SHARK.
Right before lunch the Isla Del Coco National Park Rangers came to give us an introduction to the park, providing us with the dive rules of the park and also explaining how they care for the island.
After lunch we repeated Manuelita but towards the left side where the Tiger shark awaited again and made himself visible a couple of times throughout the dive. The first of many WHITIP REEF SHARK of the trip was also seen on day 1.
The day started bright and early with a panga ride to Punta Maria, where we were welcome by a some Galapagos Shark followed by the sight that Cocos is famous for hammer head. We then turned around the pinnacle and struggled to focus our eyes on the sight of more than a thousand big eyed jacks, it was a huge school and such a spectacular sight. Dirty Rock, the world famous site was next and again the big fish were waiting. Hammerheads being cleaned by Angelfish by the buoy, schools of jacks forming above out heads and a beautiful safety stop with a some Hammerheads right below us.
As always, after breakfast it was time for Alcyone. And it was AMAZING! Schools of jacks,
Marble rays, white tip shark and full marine life
The third dive was at Viking Rock where we finished off with an easy peaceful dive, where we found flatfish, garden eels and lobsters in a coral covered area.
The morning started early with a 7am dive in Dirty Rock with Hammerheads, Tunas and a big Turtle. The next two dives of the day were in Manuelita Deep where the Hammerheads. The day finished off with an amazing night dive, where on top of the hundreds of hunting White tips.
The adventure of the day was on land, with a visit to the Wafer Bay Ranger station and a nice hike along the trail. The bride made of sea debris like buoys and confiscated fishing lines lead us to the fresh water river.
Back on board the divers relaxed watching the chef cook a barbecue on the deck while having an ice-cold beer and sharing the memories of the trip so far.
The guest enjoyed the diving at Alcyone and Dirty Rock so much we decided to dive it again. Again we saw hammerheads,Galapagos sharks , Eagle Rays and lots of other fish.
On the next dive we found two FROG FISH (black and orange).
Due to technical problems, we had to come back a little bit earlier from the island, so we want to thanks all our guests onboard for being so understanding and nice to all of us.
We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you diving with us.
Safe diving and Pura vida!