06 of june –16th of May
Air Temperature 85f
Average Water Temperaruture 80F/ 27C
Average Visibility 60ft / 20m
Wetsuits:3ml or 5mm (termoclines often)
Crew: Captain Mauricio, Chefs: Jairol and Esteban, Engineer Miguel, Steward , Jorge,Tender Skippers: Anibal and Jeyler, Dive Instructor Carlos Sanchez.
Guests; (Do not include last name ) Max,Eva,Catherine,Alexander,Ryan,Douglas,Michael,Lior,Laurie,Michael H,Timothy,Renars,Carsten,Katrin,Frank,Joao,Sally,Juris,Elina,Kelley,Clayton
sunday -Chatham bay ,Manuelita,Manuelita
monday - Alcyone, Roca Sumergida ,Pajara,Manuelita
thursday-Dirty Rock,Punta Maria,Dirty Rock
tuesday-Dirty Rock.Dos Amigos,Dirty Rock
Sunday _ Dirty Rock,Manuelita
Once again to the most beautiful island in the world in search of the best surprises in the sub aquatic paradise….
After being picked up in their hotels, the guests made it to Puntarenas harbor at 4pm on 06th of JUNE. Upon boarding the Wind Dancer they were welcome by the crew and offered the special house cocktail. After providing some basic house rules and safety information, the cruise started. Once aboard the 342-mile journey to Cocos begins and was perfect. In the sunset we saw Dolphins, and the sailing day conditions in the sea quite strong but eventually increased the looking forward wing Cocos Island. The trip gives diver plenty of time to prepare their gear and their hearts for the magnificent creatures awaiting their arrival!
It was special trip because they had several repeat customers who made us feel like family.
Chatham Bay Visibility is fantastic as a magical place perfect conditions for check dive Those who like smaller animals were happy as well, because they got to see lobsters and the usual reef fish being chased by the many Whitetip Sharks that live in the island.
Right before lunch the Isla Del Coco National Park Rangers came to give us an introduction to the park, providing us with the dive rules of the park and also explaining how they care for the island.
The second dive of the day was in Manuelita deep excellent very good place we could see lots of hammers shark , Galapagos , white tip , and of course the tiger shark .The third dive was at where we finished off with an easy peaceful dive, where we found flatfish, garden eels and lobsters in a coral cover area..and Isla Pajara and these dive sites have a spectacular rock formation and was very exciting because we saw our first hammerhead of very many afterwards.
Day 2 Alcyone
As always, after breakfast it was time for Alcyone. And it was AMAZING! Schools of jacks, simply stunning: the 3 types of sharks were spotted, as well as yellow fin tunas speeding by a big GALAPAGOS SHARK.
Marble ray ,white tip shark and full marine life was also seen together with very many hammerhead sharks and silkys.
The day started bright and early with a panga ride to Punta Maria, We see some Galapagos sharks and our guests could not believe to be surrounded by so many curious sharks and modeling for the best photography where we were welcome by the sight that Cocos is famous for ..hammerheads. We then turned around the pinnacle and struggled to focus our eyes on the sight of more than a thousand big eyed jacks, it was a huge school and such a spectacular sight. Dirty Rock, the world famous site was next and again the big fish were waiting. Hammerheads being cleaned by Angelfish by the buoy, schools of jacks going in circles above out heads and a beautiful safety stop hanging on the rope looking into the blue.
This deep manuelita dive was almost the best place to see marble rays ,eagle rays and hammerhead sharks , but the big surprise was the huge tiger shark very very close to the whole group and eating some fish ,a little scared but very happy for the unforgettable experience
We went to 2 amigos pequeno and also got to see galapago sharks hammerheads and finally saw an oceanic manta ray .
The adventure of the day was on land, with a visit to the Wafer Bay Ranger station and a nice hike along the trail. The bridge is made of sea debris like buoys and confiscated fishing lines lead us to the fresh water river.
Back on board the divers relaxed watching the chef cook a barbecue on the deck while having an ice cold beer and sharing the memories of the trip so far.
We repeated Alcyone and Dirty Rock , the dives , both, really good we saw lots of
hammerheads,Galapagos SHARK,EAGLE RAY and LOTs FISH
In Alcyone, we saw plenty dolphins , tuna and 3 big oceanic mantas!! What a a fantastic dive…..
Thanks to all the guest for nice week dive…..