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What a trip! The crossing to Cocos was rainy and bumpy at times, but when we arrived to the island we were rewarded by warm tropical sunshine and truly phenomenal diving. All three dive sites around Manuelita Island, as well as Dirty Rock and Punta Maria, were on FIRE this week. There were big pelagics like hammerheads, marble rays and Galapagos sharks all over the place – and on Day 4 we even got to dive with a whale shark!

As if this weren’t enough, we also enjoyed every moment of every skiff ride to each dive site. There were so many hammerheads at the island, we even saw them with their fins sticking up out of the water at the surface – which is somewhat unusual behavior for hammers at Cocos. This is why diving this island never gets boring. Cocos is constantly changing, and you absolutely never know what you’re going to find here.

From the tenders we also saw many giant Pacific manta rays – mostly in Chatham and Wafer Bay, but also on our way to Dirty Rock from the boat (lucky for us, we also got to dive with them on several occasions!). Dolphins often jumped and played as we admired them from the skiff, and at one point we even saw a huge whale leap out of the water and fall back down with a massive splash. 2016 continues to bring unforgettable adventures and prolific wildlife to Cocos. Check out our video trip report to see for yourself, and leave us a comment!


Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   38 ft / 12 m
Water Temp.   78°F / 26°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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