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© copyright by Avi Klapfer - Undersea Hunter Group
Manuelita Island was full of action, right from the start! On Day 1 we saw hammerheads schooling at the sandy bottom, and also hovering in front of the first cleaning station. Tiger sharks kept passing directly in front of us, while Galapagos sharks hung out near the reef in the background. In the middle of it all, you could have filled an aquarium with the quantity of mullet snappers, grunts, trevallies and other species schooling. It was truly epic!

This trip we had aboard the Sea Hunter a fun, spirited group. When we weren’t underwater admiring Cocos Island’s prolific wildlife, we spent the entire week above the surface cracking jokes and having a jolly old time. At Alcyone, whitetip reef sharks, marble rays and many other fish hung out at the thermocline. We saw what might have been the beginnings of a baitball at Dirty Rock, with fish darting all over the place in the current and predators like bluefin trevallies and yellowfin tuna hunting them.

We swam alongside many Galapagos sharks in close proximity at Small Dos Amigos, and more hammerheads and tigers at Manuelita than we could count. Manuelita Channel truly shines as a tiger shark haven! The night dives this week were also phenomenal, and we got to witness some exhilarating feeding frenzies as whitetips and black jacks hunted together at the Coral Garden and Ulloa. Our very last day at the island was sunny and beautiful, with hammerheads rushing into the cleaning stations. It was a lovely way to end a lovely trip!

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   52 ft / 16 m
Water Temp.   75°F / 24°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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