Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
March 25 to April 1 - 2016
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 80 F (24 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 88 F (32 Celsius)
This was an special week for us as we were opening this new dive destination Caño Island, it is been a long time since we started exploring and setting things up and the logistic in a place like this is big and lots of work. We also had some very special people this week as some of them belong to the Aggressor family and they keep coming around, folks like Bruce, Mitchel, Ernesto, Cecilia, Robert, Ricardo and David just to mention some of them and the new ones that got hook as we had some amazing dives, we started good then the dives changed for the better having an incredible last day.
First dive of the week we did “Barco Hundido” with a depth of 60 feet, swimming around the reef we found schooling grunts, snapper and some white tip sharks also southern stingrays, a turtle and much more.
Sometimes at morning times the spotted dolphins came close to the Okeanos as they were hunting on the flying fish, we could not get in the water with them cause as they saw us in the water they would go away. There were place like “el Faro” with tons of sharks there were the white tip sharks that all of the sudden got very active and they would not stop swimming around, we did this place three days on the road and they were always there I counted at one time 25 white tip sharks in this site we saw a bull shark unluckily the shark was just cruising and we had no much chance for the pictures, we also had this other type of ray the “round stingray” very friendly and easy to photograph, the night dive were a “meca” for the avid macro photographer, you can spend a whole hour in a small rock taking pictures of small critters.
Now like I mentioned before the last two days were amazing we did this place call “Bajo del Diablo” we did it one time then we couldn’t go anywhere else there was a manta then two then three and more at one time I saw five all together and as time went by the mantas wanted to be there closer and closer, we had a blast and did not want to get out of the water, there were a couple of time when the manta went away but a after a minute of two they came back, two days on the road, bad this was they showed up on the last two days… We were ready to get back to port but the mantas kept going around……. L a sad good bye… but happy after all, we had a surprise cause we were looking at everybody’s pictures and David showed us a pictures of a striped Marlin, imagine we were all excited playing with the mantas while David was going after a Marlin…… Caño Island Rocks
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Thanks to all of our guests; Christopher, Craig, Robert, Mark, David, Michel, Pamela, Mary, Carolina and Fernando, Jeffrey and Tina, Marga and Franco, Ernesto and Sabrina, Ricardo and Cecilia, Bruce and Mitchell . For a great week of diving.