Okeanos Aggressor 1 Trip Report
May 12 to 18 - 2017
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 75 F (24 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 80 F (26 Celsius)
This was our last trip of the year to Caño Island, our crossing over to the island was a bit rocky and the weather conditions for the trip were not the best but once on the island and after the first dive things started to get better and better, this week we had a group from the states and also we had some guests that came for the second time and people getting off from this boat and getting on our sister ship the Okeanos Aggressor 2 for a Guanacaste tour (northern part of Costa Rica).
So on our first day we tried EL ANCLA and BARCO HUNDIDO, both dives full of life, tons of fish and the cherry on top of the cake was an orange se horse, I mean we saw white tip sharks, stingrays tons of grunts, snappers and lots more but the highlight was the sea horse, besides being an easy dive these two dives are among the ones with the most life.
Next day we headed to Bajo del Diablo, this is the place for the Manta Birostris (pacific Mantas) and as soon as we jumped into the ocean the mantas came, this one day we had five mantas coming in close they stayed with us the whole dive and the best part is that you don’t have to go deep to see them, they were just there in twenty feet of water, they sometimes would come to you and hover just above your head such a magnificent creature so big so gentle. We dove this place over and over and we never had enough, few times we went for the tour around this underwater mountain finning our way around the rocks and reef and sometimes we were able to see the schooling mobulas (smaller mantas I called them) they came in such big numbers if they went over your head they would block the sunrays… bad thing about them is that for some reason they love to go in the dark water, you see this week we were having this thermoclines of really cold water and this water came in dark color and the mobulas this week were always in that water. There were also the turtles we saw them in several of the dive sites and also the Harlequim shrimp, we found them in BARCO HUNDIDO AND EL FARO, the ones in BARCO HUNDIDO, were out in the open so it was easy for the photographers to get them, our dive tour stopped for half day to take our guest on a tour to one of the best rain forest trek in Costa Rica, this CORCOVADO place is rich in life and we hire two of the best guides in town they take us thru the jungle in a lifetime experience, right after this tour we grab our guest and put them in the water that same day for more dives, people love the way we do this adventure as they don’t miss out on anything, that evening we made our sushi party up on deck for people to enjoy our delicious food prepared for our two very good chefs.
We had some amazing sun sets this week and to make it even better there were times when the dolphins came right next to the boats, they were spotted dolphin, they were there either at night hunting on the flying fish or early morning greeting us.. Caño island “only good”
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Thanks to all of our guests; Ronald, Henry, Stephen, Geoffrey, Elisabetta, Annie, Dorothy, Karen, Vanessa, Heidi and Harry, Stephen and Robin, Janice, Allison, Delphine and Pascal, Kandie and Andrew For a great week of diving.