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Log Date: Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019
Entry By: Okeanos Crew









 



Okeanos Aggressor I Trip Report

July 09 -19  2019

(Photos by Mauricio Marín)

 

Average Water Temperature 75 F (27 Celsius)  

Average Air temperature 80F (30 Celsius)
Average Visibility 70 ft-24 mts
Wetsuits: 3mm, maybe more if you get cold easily.
Crew this week: Capt. Mauricio, Chefs Douglas and Alberto, Engineer Fabio, Server Eduardo and Marcos, Boat drivers and Divemasters Luis, Lito and Warren.

 

Starting this new trip we had onboard 15 divers  super excited to start the crossing to Cocos  Island.Around 4pm we started sailing through a flat and calm sea .

 

Arriving to the island we got breakfast and right after we were in the water for the first time this week . Chatham Bay was receiving us with a very good  dive, tons of fish and white tips sharks were there with very good visibility, on top of everything.

Next,  we dove Manuelita outside so our group went down and just at the beginning a huge pacific manta ray passes by and after , believe it or not a whale shark came swimming against current so slowly that all the divers on the spot got  to see him . We  all started to shoot as much as video and photos  as we could, and we  were able to get them,  and if that wasn’t  enough for the day , by the afternoon dive the tiger shark was waiting for us Manuelita Channel so the day was full of action just starting the week.

 

Second day Dirty rock was the spot to dive and on the briefing the plan was to wait a while on the cleaning station and then drift away trying to get the school and that’s what we got in the blue, lots of hammerheads  without mentioning the eagle rays, marble rays and the huge school of jacks we also got to see.

 

Alcyone next morning is one of the diving sites that always has a lot  to offer and it  did not disappoint our guest  on this trip.  Bottle nose dolphin were playing close to the surface and on the bottom a big manta ray was crossing by with lots of jack fish on the  background and mulet snappers at the end on the safety stop made the dive  one the best so far and was just our  third day only.

 

On the south side of the island we got to dive small dos amigos where we had one the the most challenging dives because  the surface  was choppy, however ,  underwater was very calm with no currents. This is definitely a shark dive because just starting the dive we got hammerheads, Galapagos , silky sharks , black tips and all in one place which was  amazing , then we had tunas and some wahoos at the end of the dive.

Punta Maria is a dive that I have to mention because the underwater life at  that pinnacle makes you feel that your are in a aquarium, so much variety of fish and rays moving around that everywhere you look  there was something  going on.

This week on Okeanos I and II were sharing days in the island and we were so happy about that so we went to the beach in Chatham bay along with the Ranger to play football , of course our guests were invited and  some of them decided to go hiking to the top of the hill where the views are amazing!!

We had  lots of fun with  our guest so towards the end of the trip nobody wants to go home after 7days of good diving, great food and even better company.

Thanks to our guests : Yoshito, Daniel, Jean Francois, Malcolm, Joerg, Ingolf, Marcel, Antoine, Sylvain, Aurelie, Maxine, David, Dannielle, Marc and Meghan.

 $%%%&/(()=??¿^*anos Aggressor Ik and think that we will our friends again sharring good memories with us in Okeanos Aggressor I                                   

 

Captain Mauricio.