Log Date: Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
Entry By: Captain Mauricio Marin
Okeanos Aggressor II
CAPTAINS LOG: 2- 12 March
Average Water Temperaruture 29C
Average Visibility 30 – 40 mt
Crew : Cap Mauricio, Chef Jairol y Esteban, Enginier Miguel, Steward Jorge, Driver Luis y Marvin,Dive Master Anibal.
Our guests arrived to dock and this time Okeanos II was outside the bay waiting for us, because of the tide. Once onboard, a cocktail and some sandwiches were served while guests were introduced and a nice surprise when we realized, Survivorman LES STROUD was onboard.
After the general safety briefing, the sailing towards beautiful Cocos Island, started.
Calm and beautiful weather all the way to the island.
Manuelita shallow was our first choice. Beautiful school of fishes, our first white tip sharks laying on the sandy bottom and our second dive was in the deep area where our first hammerheads were seen.
On our third dive, a tiger shark was there, so we had a beautiful first diving day
Punta Maria and Dirty Rock were our choices for the second day. Great schools of hammerheads in Dirty Rock together with a huge school of jackfish and yellow fin tuna passing through our group. 5 Galapagos sharks stayed with us for the entire dive. We had a strong current on this one, but it was totally worth it. The good thing about Dirty Rock is that there are many places to hide from the current.
Viking Rock and Pajara were our choices for third dives, easy beautiful and colorful dives.
Alcyone and Submerged Rock.
As usual Alcyone was one of our nicest dives with the school of hammerheads and Submerged Rock was a dive full of life with its beautiful arch full of fish that opens in front of your eyes when you swim through it.
In the afternoon we went back to Manuelita where the tiger shark was seen again and again.
Dos Amigos Grande and Pequeña were our 2 morning dives. Visibility was excellent but we thought the current was too strong so we decided to go back to Manuelita and Dirty Rock.
Mister Les Stroud gave us a great presentation of his documentaries and some of his great songs.
Beautiful diving day again, sharks, eagle rays, tiger shark and all you can imagine in our dives for the day,
On this day we did our last night dive in Manuelita . As you guys know, Manuelita is one of the best night dives in the world and of course, this dive was one of the highlights of the week.
Alcyone and Manuelita.
As usual hammerheads and tiger shark were again seen.
On the crossing back to Puntarenas , Les Stroud played his guitar for more than 2 hours, making of our return trip one of the nicest ones ever.
Looking forward to having you onboard.
Many thanks to our guests who made this charter a real fun week for all.