Okeanos Aggressor Trip Report
October 15 to 25 - 2016
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 81 F (27 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 80 F (25 Celsius)
Another great week, starting with the crossing to the island, which for this time of the year was good, once on the island and since day one the dives were all good especially the ones in Manuelita, that first day the hammerheads were crazy they were all over and they let the tiger sharks get in the cleaning station with them, the tigers were on the deep side of Manuelita and came really close to some of us, unfortunately for us there is this cold front around our country and the weather conditions were not the best, but the diving still was amazing, we tried to go to all the places we have on the island but some of them, we hard to get to. Anyways at the end of the week we were able to reached the sites with the best diving, we had an amazing dive in Dos Amigos small, we had Galapagos sharks and hammerheads in the same cleaning station, some of the Galapagos came close enough for the pictures and they just kept going around for the whole dive.
Alcyone had also very good action, the sharks were all over and sometimes we had the schooling hammer above our heads, towards the end of the week, there was this cold current and the marble rays came up trying to avoid the cold water, this site had some strong current making it a bit hard for some of us.
Manuelita had the most action for the week including a pot of dolphins hunting on the horse eye jacks, we were on this morning dive with tons of hammerhead sharks, a few Galapagos sharks, when all of the sudden we heard this high pitch sound we looked up and there they were the jacks moving in a fast organized way and the dolphins chasing the jacks, we went for the action as some of us were already doing out ascend to the safety stop, we spent at least 20 minutes kicking hard as we try to stay with the action but the hunters were after the jacks and the fish wanted to swim fast so they wouldn’t perish, but the dolphins were faster…
There were few times in Manuelita when we had to leave the reef in a rush cause a manta would swim by, Manuelita was the place for the week.
Now on our last day and our last dive we paid one last visit to Dirty Rock, diving was fabulous sharks everywhere, all of the sudden I saw people rushing to the top why? A 20 foot whale shark went by, he was really moving and we had to really kick to get e goo look of it..
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Thanks to all of our guests; Adi, Andre, Andrew, Carlos J. Cecilia, Eugene, Florian, Jose Carlos, Johanna, Julie, Maurice, Derek and Monthakan, Parmod, Patrick, Peter, Stephanie, Tim, Tristan and Warren
For a great week of diving.