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Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
September 16-26 of September
(Photos by Warren Fernandez)
Average Water Temperature 81 F (27 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 79 F (23 Celsius)
We made it to the island in no time, crossing was easy and fast and we were on the island before midnight on Sunday, so after a good night of sleep we had breakfast next morning and then we were ready to get in the water for the check dive in Chatham bay .This trip our gest come from Japan with Kendo guiding the group and we also had Manuel from France, Alejandro from Spain,Sue and Oli from Usa and all the crew from Costa Rica.
Manuelita island is what we got for the second and third dive with tons of hammerheads ,marble rays everywhere and the tiger shark always swimming around.
We finished the day and the Japanese guests were telling us that is was 100% worth it to come from the other side of the planet to dive Cocos.
Next day we got the chance to be face to face with a huge Galapagos shark at Punta Maria and at least 100 hammerheads at Dirty Rock . We were also able to swim with thousands of big eye jacks ,the biggest school of fish you can get in this island.
Alcyone was the place with more hammerheads . Dolphins and tunas were hunting on the jacks so the last minutes of that dive we spent it just seeing the jacks being chased and sometimes disappearing in the dolphin’s mouth.
Then one of the marvelous dive we dove was at Pajara island. The plan was to look for the red lip batfish, a weird endemic fish , so we had to go down to 110ft to see it, butu luckily, we did.
Night dives were always full of action, lots of chasing as the white tip sharks went after any fish that was in the open water, most of them are at this time under the rocks , hiding.
We did lots of diving in Manuelita, this place became in short time the place to be, it always had great dives to offer us.The last day Kondo Sam did his 600 thn dive and at dinner time the chef Douglas cooked up a delicious cake for him.
So between the tigers, dolphins, white tips sharks, marble rays we were always busy and happy, our guests are going back home with good memories , smiles and great pictures,
Pura vida! and we hope to see you soon.
Thanks to all of our guests; Sue and Oli, Alejandro, Manuel, Kengo, Masa, Sato, Ota, Nito, Tabei, Hasegawa, Tomoko, Sumiko, Miyamoto, Ishikawa, Kondo, Hamamoto, Takako, Asako, Nakamura For a great week of diving.