Okeanos Aggressor 1 Trip Report
April 29 to May 9 - 2017
(Photos by Alberto Muñoz)
Average Water Temperature 80 F (26 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 80 F (26 Celsius)
We had some very unpredictable weather this week, thank goodness the crossing over to the island was easy but then after that we had lots of rain as this is the beginning of the raining season in Costa Rica, luckily the it rain at night time and at day time we had some good days of sun.
Our diving was really good from starting to end as we were able to see some of the wonders that coco’s island has to offer, we had all kinds of fish starting with the white tip sharks as they came up to shallow waters cause below 60 feet the thermocline was down to 75 degrees in some of the dive sites, some of the dive sites had more hammerhead sharks than others and they were also in the cold dark water, for some reason the thermos here are never the same, I been in cold water here where visibility is crystal clear and some other times the same water temperature comes with murky water anyways the diving kept our expectation rising as we move around the island, there were dives like Alcyone with plenty of hammers, they came in close but as the came in they went away, that same dive and after we moved from corner to corner in Alcyone a huge pacific manta showed up came in close and stayed for more than ten minutes circling the rock and letting us get the pictures, we also had dives where we had tons of marble rays that also came up to shallow waters cause they run away from colder waters too.
We were so much lucky that we were able to make it around to the south side to Coco’s island, this time we made Manta Corner and Submerged rocks both places were nice but didn’t have the kind of action we wanted.
We had this one dive in the shallow side of Manuelita where we had Hammerhead sharks, and the really nice surprise of the frog fish, we had two and one of them seem about to burst as she look very pregnant, they were right in the edge between coral and sand it was very difficult for us to find it as these two keep moving around probably finding a good place to give birth.
The hottest places for hammers this week were Dirty Rock and Alcyone, we also paid a visit to Dos Amigos but due to weather conditions we had to wait and let me tell you right now “Good thing happen to those who wait” we made it over to big Dos Amigos on our first dive of the last day and as we finned our way around the rock, there were tons of white tip sharks, marble rays one single hammer and the tiger shark all in perfect order so we could enjoy all of them, then the small Dos Amigos had at least a dozen Galapagos sharks swimming just around the divers we had to only come down to the ground and hold on to the rocks so the Galapagos would do all the swimming.
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Thanks to all of our guests Bernard and Christelle, Christine, Claudio, Declan, Pietro, Pascal and Delphine, Dominique, Gonzalo, Jorge, Huili and Ross, Jane, Julia, Ernst, Philip, Rob, Steven, Paul, Declan Mark and Marlene For a great week of diving.Cap. Beto