Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
December 26 - 2016 to January 5 - 2017
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 80 F (25 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 75 F (25 Celsius)
This was our last trip of the year, the crossing over to the island was amazing, there were no waves and the ride was fast and easy, the diving week started with easy dives, no current and the action was there, hammerhead sharks, marble rays, Galapagos sharks and the tiger shark were part of the day’s menu, that day our guests got hooked with the island’s dives, the water is been very clear, visibility is more than 120 feet, the conditions have been really easy, this week we had a fun mix of people we had some Costaricans, French and some Americans, we also had Leigh Cobb, she is been here so many times and this time she like it even more.
Next day we made over to Dirty Rock and Punta Maria both dives were amazing, Punta Maria had Galapagos sharks getting clean as well some hammerheads, lots of fish and after so much time a turtle showed up it was a fun sight, what is better in another couple of dives we saw turtles again.
There were places like the arches in Submerged Rock and the one in Dos Amigos Grande both places were loaded with fish, in submerged rock we had the Blue spotted jacks hunting on the snapper so the arch was really coming alive. People really enjoy taking pictures and love those two places.
Dos Amigos Small had some really good action lots of Galapagos and hammerheads, and the same conditions, meaning great visibility, no current, just easy…….
Next days we came across these dive in Pajara island, I was on my way down, just entering the water and this huge tiger shark was there, I couldn’t get myself together and thinking my guests may miss it I made noise with my noise maker so I could get their attention, happened that they had seen it going around and around and I scared it away……… Two times we did this dive and two time we saw the tiger…….
The night dive were loaded with adrenaline the white tip shark were in the hunt and the black jacks came along all of them charging on the reef looking for an easy prey to catch.. there were these two dive were we had the Galapagos sharks coming to see if they could get their meal too, bad thing id once they showed up the amount of white tip sharks decrease cause they become the prey so they go hide.
The crossing back to port was super fast and very easy
Our guest were happy, bringing home good memories from an adventure of a life time.
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Thanks to all of our guests; Alejandro, Blaise, Daniel and Sofia, Dawn and Kevin, Laurent and Fabienne, Fabian, Gerardo, Jonathan, Robert and Kelly, Leigh, Luis, Mauricio, Ronald and Nataly, Susana and Yalena For a great week of diving.