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Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
July 25 to August 4 - 2015
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 80 F (25 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 84 F (26 Celsius)
This week we started very early as we departure around 9 am, the crossing was smooth and we got there in no time, we carried a very valuable group of happy people willing to spend a good time, so in our first day we had surprises as on the first dive of the week things started to get very very good, we got to our dive spot and just before we got in the water Divemaster Xavier got my attention as there was a splash and some commotion on the surface nearby, he said “I think tiger shark”, so I got my people in the water hoping I could make it there underwater but the more I swim the more I got hopples, after a while I lost all hope and just carried on with the dive.
Once on the dive boat Xavier said you should check Liz’s camera so I did and I showed to my divers.. Liz had forgotten her camera so Xavier after we went in the water got close to the action and found out that a tiger shark was trying to get a turtle on the surface while we were diving , he then grabbed the camera and took these amazing pictures of the tiger and the turtle, Liz was actually happy that Xavier took the pictures with her camera and the joke for the week was telling Liz to leave the camera on the boat so Xavier would take better pictures on the surface and this was almost certain as one of the times we were on our way to submerged rock and we saw Humpback whales from the boat we got close but they kept swimming away from the boat so we turned around and away from mother and calf, this was an amazing sight even if it was from the surface only.
This week we had some amazing dives as we saw pretty much everything the island has to offer and more.
We had schooling hammerhead sharks in Dirty Rock and Alcyone, and while doing their safety stop Corbet and Jason saw a sailfish, this is our second time on the road we see sailfish.
Then whale shark showed up in Dirty Rock and Alcyone, at Alcyone we spent little more than 12 minutes with it.
We also had a wonderful sight this week as the puffers were mating and we were there to see it.
Tiger sharks came and went pretty much all over Manuelita, every time we went down we saw the tigers, also in one of the night dives at Ulloa Island we had and exciting encounter with the tiger as he went crazy with our dive lights and ram into me as he got all confused with the lights and divers, he came to me twice in less than five minutes I even got slapped by its tail.
We had a wonderful week of diving the weather was terrific our guest had the sun shining every day so they could work on their tanning and the crossing both ways was flat.
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Thanks to all of our guests; Mindy, Lucy, Derrick, James H, Valerie, Alan, Elisabeth and Thomas, Michael and Angela, Jeff and Judith, Maarten, Marc, Jeff and Christina, Jason, Corbet, James C., Liz, Sue and Sze Wei For a great week of diving.