Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
April 04 to 14 - 2016
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 80 F (24 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 88 F (32 Celsius)
This week we had an interesting mix of people, they came from almost all over the planet and they got along pretty well.
Our diving week started really good as we saw Hammerhead sharks marble rays and the usual cast of fish and a school of nine eagle rays they were gliding just about a foot above the ground playing with the current and this was just our first day of diving, weather was nice and our guests were happy getting some tanning work done, next days we went around the island finding the best sites for our people, in our second day of diving we had the tiger shark an amazing huge tiger swimming just in front of everybody like if we were not there we went crazy as this was within the first minute of the dive, we also had hammerhead sharks coming to the cleaning station and getting close to us.
Our third day was good but what made it so special was a bait ball coming just above our heads we were diving Alcyone and we heard this crunching noise it was almost the end of the dive as we were doing our safety stop when we saw this whole commotion happening just few feet from us and closing, we had huge Galapagos sharks, black tips and lots of silky sharks going after a shoal of yellow tail scads the pour fish were trying to get shelter in a piece of tree floating just under the surface, all the sharks worked together keeping the scads in a tight ball close to the log and taking turn charging on the ball of fish, this action was endless and wild as the fish kept moving around faster and faster trying to avoid the shark’s teeth we had to leave the place as the dive tanks couldn’t take it anymore most of us ran out of air thank goodness we were right there close to the surface. This made the whole week.
There was this dive in Dirty Rock we were doing our safety stop after seeing the hammerhead sharks and a couple of eagle rays, when all of the sudden of the blue a giant Manta Ray showed up she stayed for few minute to just disappeared out in the blue water the funny thing is we went to another dive site for a third dive and we saw the same manta again, people went crazy for such a good luck.
The diving was fantastic, the weather was nice and still we had some rain by the end of the week the crossings were both very flat and the skies full of stars
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Thanks to all of our guests; Bernardo, Javier, Stephane, Daniel C., Laurent and Flavie, Harry, Daniel B., Jean Rene, Pierre, Ritchie, Philipp, Tru and Brock, Aberrahmane and Marie, Nicole, Beverley, Anna Maria, Ben and Michel . For a great week of diving.