Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
December 10 to 20 - 2016
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 80 F (25 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 75 F (25 Celsius)
This is the transition time between dry and rainy season, so the Ocean was flatter this time and the top water condition for the crossings were really easy, now the current held us back some so even do we left port early the arrival time kept delaying, at the end we made to the island with no problems and the diving week started with an amazing day of diving, that included, sharks, rays and tons of fish, this week we move almost all the way around coco’s island looking for the best sites.
It is hard to pic a place as the best site for the week as most of them had lots of action, places like Alcyone, Dirty Rock, Small dos Amigos and my old favorite Manuelita were on fire, tons of hammerhead sharks, came and went, at the beginning of the week the hammerheads were s bit shy and they were always close to the bottom, towards the end of the week they started to come to the cleaning stations to get their parasites removed. We had people at the end of the week begging to go to Manuelita as this was the only place for the week where we saw the hammerheads up close and the tiger sharks, The tiger were also a bit shy at the beginning but at the end they were swimming close to the divers, also we had the mantas rays, they were in Manuelita, our second manta of the week was one of the biggest I have ever seen, there was this dive in small Dos Amigos where Galapagos sharks and hammerheads mingle together, seemed that the Galapagos sharks were also getting cleaned so if you relax and get a hold of yourself you may get close to the animals. This week we also had some of our guest seeking out in a starry night as a meteor shower was supposed to happen I couldn’t stay up late so I missed it but they had great night.
The night dives were filled with sharks in a fast moving action as they were on the hunt, every night you see how the sharks along with the blue spotted jack go hunting together and make big feeding frenzy when they trap a fish on the rocks and corals, lots of action that keeps you right in the edge.
Crossing back to Costa Rica was very easy, ocean was really flat.
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Thanks to all of our guests; Annick and Ben, Bert and Deborah, Frank, Garret, Heike, Hong Hugh, Jaeyoun, Joe, John, Marjorie, Morgan, Niki, Nikolai, Sergey, Susan, Tanya, Tom and Yoko For a great week of diving.