Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
June 27 to July 07 - 2015
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 82 F (26 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 84 F (26 Celsius)
This week we started with an amazing crossing to the island, weather conditions were really good we had rain but the ocean was flat almost all the way to the island.
Our diving week started with a huge surprise as the whale shark showed up on our third dive on the first day of diving, this giant was just cruising not giving time to get a close up look, the thing is we were busy looking at the hammerhead sharks and this week we had hammers pretty much everywhere they were a bit deeper than we like them to be but they were also coming to a shallower depth, the thing is the cool water was deep in most of the dive sites, so that way we made it almost all the way around the Island and for the week Alcyone was the place to be the hammerheads came and went all over and sometimes they came close, another place that had the most action was Manuelita, we saw the tiger shark many times and there were a couple of times when we saw a tiger going by and a few seconds later a second one would just swim by, we did this perfect dive in Manuelita we would start the dive in a mooring close by sitting in 100 feet of water take pictures of the frog fish, then swim to the shallow side of Manuelita a hammerhead here and there, tons of white tip sharks, a hawksbill turtle and as we started our ascend for the safety stop a huge tiger shark went by with his dorsal fin sticking out of the surface, this dive in Manuelita was close to perfect as the last 20 minutes or so were done in very shallow water outgassing for long and with an end full of action.
Dos Amigos had a pleasant surprise as we made it to the arch where tons of fish hover in the middle of the arch perfect for the pics and as we came out of the arch a huge Manta made us all go from relax to adrenaline rush kind of swim as the manta was just cruising.
Another moment that capture our full attention was the dolphins they were in three sites, Dirty Rock, Alcyone and Submerged rock, people went crazy with dolphin and these crew was amazed by the dolphins, they came to play with us and stay for long, we got all kinds of pictures with them.
The night dives were filled with action and lots of pictures, in our first night dive I was just getting there and all of the sudden a huge tiger shark came in and out, you had to be prepared for the action since minute one of the dive I was getting my camera ready and I missed the chance to get a picture cause the tiger happened to show at the very beginning of the dive, also in another night dive a Galapagos shark showed up and the white tip sharks ran away since they are afraid of the bigger sharks.
We had a very fun easy going group of people this group headed by Katie from “Blue Water travel” was fun and always ready to go, lots of laughter and relax.
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Thanks to all of our guests; James, David, Sean, Sebastian, Patrik, John, Marybeth, Nathalie, Dorothy, Anne Marie, Katie, Kristy, April and Duane, Alan, Wayne, Gabriela and Jurgen, Sherri and Chad, Kerry and Ryan. For a great week of diving.