Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
September 17 to 27 - 2016
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 74 F (23 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 80 F (25 Celsius)
The crossing back and forth this week were really nice, easy and flat so we actually enjoyed the ride and were able to relax a bit.
The diving was amazing there were so many sharks, than even when visibility was not great our guests all loved the diving.
There were places that had the tag of being the good ones and they delivered action loaded with pure adrenaline, just from the start people were always anxious to go in the water, they were always there pushing to get in the ocean. In our very first dive of the week and as we plunged in the water there was a white tip shark (first shark of the week) then a Hammerhead shark and just two minutes later the tiger shark, this all happened within five minute of being in the water and if that was not enough as we reached for the surface doing the safety stop a 16 feet wing span Manta went by, imagine only the first dive……… What happened next was amazing, loads of hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks and more much more, that very first day of the week on our third dive the whale shark showed up right in the middle of a school of jacks……….
Whale shark came back days later in the same way just together with the horse eye jacks and this time it stayed for long time allowing us to get the picture….
There were places with strong currents, the Ocean and Mother Nature was acting a bit different this past week, probably because this week we had the highest tide of the year that also affected the visibility and made the water to be the coldest of the year. We had thermos down to 65 F degrees.
There were also a couple of times when the manta came close to the Okeanos 1, this one time the chef was not happy cause most people left their food on the table to get in the water chasing after the manta..
Our guest were really happy with the dives, since vis was not great the sharks had to be very close to you in order to see you, so low visibility was not that bad, some of the guest got very good pictures and videos.
Coco Island is not only about the big stuff, we had this dive in Alcyone where some of the guest saw an eel ripping an octopus apart it seem that the pour octopus put a up a fight but at the end the eel got the prize, I was on my way down after helping everyone to get in the water and I missed it all………..Such is life
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Thanks to all of our guests; Anette, Birgit, Carl, Cedric L., Cedric A., Christopher and Gayna, Goran, Gustavo, Junya, Kathleen and Ted, Mehmet, Phillip, Tadd Chistophe and Yong For a great week of diving.