Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
August 20 TO 30 - 2016
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 78 F (24 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 80 F (25 Celsius)
Another easy crossing to the island only a small portion of the crossing towards the end was bumpy.
On the island weather was good enough so we had a fair amount of sun and rain.
There were parts of the island with rough weather and underwater things were just about the same, some sites had current, some cold water thermos came up stirring up the sea life making marble rays and white tip sharks to come up as they don’t quite like the cold so we had this one dive in Alcyone where the sharks and rays were on top of this plateau cause down there water got down to 75 degrees, hammerheads were also happy and getting clean by the barber fish, these days the cleaning stations have being so busy that other fish had to step on and help with the cleaning process so we have now the black durgeon and the hog fish cleaning the hammers.
We had amazing dives in Dirty Rock, Dos Amigos Small and Manuelita my favorite, there were loads and loads of sharks, Dos Amigos had this cleaning station filled with the hammerhead shark and Galapagos so many shark in a small area, we made a mistake and sat in the middle of the cleaning station but this time the sharks did not mind the diver and just kept circling arounf the diver over and over, seem that they were in really need of the cleaning.
There was this one dive in Viking rock when the shark came and went as they normally do and as we finned our way around the rock a huge pacific manta went by triggering our adrenaline to the top, Manta was just cruising wouldn’t stop for nothing.
The hammers in dirty rock were close and sometimes would swarm just above our heads, so many sharks, make you want to just stay there, also this week we had a school of cotton mouth jacks playing around they were always there in about 100 feet of water. Also as we move we could sometimes see a black spot out there and as we approached the spot we could find the school of horse eyed jacks, such a huge school of fish, we got in the middle of them, taking pictures and hanging with the fish..
Manuelita…. This could be the best site in the planet not because I say so is just because what people say about it, I remember many years ago someone said.. Manuelita is like a “movie theater” every time you go there is the same place but they will always be playing a different movie…….that I think says it all, Manuelita have everything you would want to see when you choose Coco’s island as your dive destination, the hammerhead sharks, the Galapagos, the silky sharks, Mantas, dolphins, Tiger sharks and else, this week we had the tiger mingling with the hammerheads, then the Manta (pacific Manta) together with the hammers and the tigers, everything was there, in a small place easy access, easy dives..
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Thanks to all of our guests; Juliana, Octavio, Paulo and Flavia, Michael, Mauricio, Adam and Helena, Aline, Katia, Adriana, Enrique, Jose, Carine and Dirk, Michel and Sylvie, Suzanna and Augusto, Fatima and Monica. For a great week of diving.