COCOS ISLAND Okeanos II
Departure date: 25th / 05th DIC 2017
Entry by - Captain Carlos Sanchez T
Okeanos II Captains Log
Water Temp 75-80F Visibility 50-60Ft Wetsuits 5mm, thermoclines often
Crew: Captain Carlos Sanchez, Chef Jairol and Esteban, Engineer Miguel, Steward Eduardo, Panga drivers Jheyler and Jorge, Dive master Photos and Video: Anibal and Carlos Sanchez.
Guest: Jose, Maria, Gill, Jorge, Carolina, Gregory, John, Tygo, Charles, Diego, Maarten, Alex, Pedro, CINTHIA, Warner, Agatha, Luis, Gustavo, Andrea, Johannes, Miguel and Clara…..
Dive Sites : Chatam Bay, Manuelita Deep, Dirty Rock, Punta Maria, Vikinga, Pajara, Alcyone, Dos Amigos Grande, Dos Amigos Pequeño, Roca Sumergida, M Garden,,,,
This trip our guests are from Costa Rica, Spain, USA, United Kingdom and Belgium, very friendly and happy people…
Time: 5:25 am
The first view of the island was 20 nautical miles away, it was a great view and a great feeling, the first birds we saw, were guiding us to the beautiful diving paradise in Costa Rica also known as the treasure island because of the awesome history of sailboats, steamships, pirate ships and more, but the most important treasure, the underwater marine life. The great view of sharks, jacks, whale sharks, rays, oceanic manta rays and hundreds of other species.
The dive sites in the island were great, many sites like Manuelita, Dos amigos Roca Sucia (Dirty rock), are great spots to observe the awesome Galapagos sharks, the Hammerheads and other species like tiger or black tip sharks. There is also a very famous site called Alcyone, it was called like that after the awesome ship of Jacques-Ives Cousteau, who dove there, in this site we can see the hammerheads schooling on top of divers heads.
Besides the spectacular dive sites, there also exists 25mi2 of pure nature, in this area you can have a great time watching a lot of endemic species of plants and animals that are on the island because of its unique ecosystem and isolated location. Cocos Island is a volcanic land that was raised by the movement of tectonic plates, it’s the only place on earth were there is a cloud-forest that begins at 400 meters above the sea level, its rainy all year long and its the third biggest island in Costa Rica and the largest inhabited island of the world.
In the island there are two very important places, Wafer bay, were the ranger station is located and were they receive the volunteers and do their work protecting the land and ocean; the second bay is called Chatham, were we can observe a lot of signatures on rocks of all the whalers, pirates, fishermen and the people who once visited the island, including the one of Jacques-Yves Cousteau also the famous pirate called Captain Morgan.
Okeanos Aggressor II Crew.