Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
March 13 to march 23 - 2016
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 82 F (226 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 84 F (29 Celsius)
We had an unusual week as the current was really strong since the beginning of the trip all the way to the end of it. The diving was worth the work and this week our divers had what it took to do this advance kind of diving.
Our first day was incredible as we plunged into one of the best dive sites of the island, my old favorite, Manuelita. Descending down we spotted a huge Tiger shark! He came in close to us slowly moving making a loop around the divers and swimming away in a slow motion, we all went crazy! It was just our first day and we already got one of best sights, a few minutes later and as we finned our way around Manuelita, a school of nine eagle rays went by we were also able to see some hammerhead sharks and marble rays as well.
The next few days we went around the island looking for the best site and sight. We were able to see the tiger shark a few more times and the Galapagos sharks came close also. Since the current was strong the hammerheads were a bit shy this week but still Manuelita was the one site where we saw them close, this rock had some huge yellow fin tunas as well.
We were on a dive in Alcyone and by luck a bunch of debris and a big piece of fishing net drifted in our path and we had lots of dolphins, yellow fin tunas hunting in a school of yellow tail scads. The debris had formed some kind of artificial reef that offered shelter to the small fish but once the tunas and dolphin locked on the little ones there was no safe place for them, this went on for long till we had to get out of the water.
During out Pajara Island dive we were lucky enough to find a sea horse. It has been a long time since I have seen one and most guests loved it. We took several pictures before leaving this little one alone, also the frog fish came back and this time we found three in a mooring near the Okeanos.
We had a good mix of people; they were happy easy going and always smiling making the week easy.
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