Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
6 to August 16 - 2016
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 78 F (24 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 80 F (25 Celsius)
We had a good crossing to the island this time only the las 60 miles the boat rocked and rolled some, but once we started the diving the crossing was worth every minute. On our first day, we saw hammerhead sharks, marble rays, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and the tigers.
This week we had some special time with the tiger sharks as we had them very close and in amazing quantities I had this view of three tiger one after the other very close to the surface while there were two others in about 80 feet of water. A bit far for my 15 millimeter fish eye lens, at the same time there were 8 Galapagos shark swimming around a pinnacle all of this happening in the only place where the best things happen my old favorite Manuelita and not only that, some of the guest saw a Manta then days later we saw a manta too but when we were sharing pictures we realized they were two different mantas, on our very last dive of the week and also in Manuelita the two mantas showed up together like saying bye bye.
There was this day in Manuelita when a few dolphins came to the reef chasing after a trevally jack the poor fish came to the reef looking for shelter but the fish had no hope as the dolphins are so fast and when it comes to find their food they will stop for nothing till they get what they look for, all of this happened in Manuelita, sometimes the tigers came really close and some other times they were shy, Hammerheads were getting clean at the cleaning places in Manuelita, with no doubt Manuelita was by far the best site for the week, don’t get me wrong the other sites were nice but Manuelita had it all, Like dirty Rock with the Galapagos sharks and the hammerheads, we also had dolphins hunting in Dirty Rock, they were after the school of horse eyed jacks I had probably my best chance for the picture with the Galapagos in Dirty Rock, this week we also had the black Durgeon mating in Viking rock they were there for two days on the road. But the best was the white tip sharks mating as we went from cleaning station number one to the inside corner in Manuelita down on the bottom our attention was captured by the male white tips sharks going crazy harassing a female until one of them got lucky, things like this don’t happen all the time and you must be extremely lucky to get to see some like this experience of a life time.
We had a fair amount of sun and rain, so the guest were able to work on their tan.
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Thanks to all of our guests; Alex, Angel, Baldo, Bea, Carlos F., Carlos R., Caroline, Francis, Katy, Kyle, and Jennie, Leigh, Linda, Marian, Michael, Nate, Paco, Pedro, Pepe and Pilar, Sid and Yen.