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© copyright by Frank Joyce

© copyright by Francis Joyce
© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz
© copyright by Rainer Hinck
Just back from the Sea Hunter’s first trip of the year! This voyage we had aboard a mixed group of divers from the USA, Australia, England, Germany, France and Russia.

The weather at the island was sunny most of the time, and diving conditions were stable throughout the week with fantastic visibility.

Manuelita Island gave us some spectacular dives with tiger sharks, hammerheads and silkies.

There was some good action at the third cleaning station at Manuelita Outside (including a silvertip shark sighting!), and on this same dive we saw a school of hammerheads at the safety stop.

We encountered a tiger shark as well as hammerheads along the sandy bottom of Manuelita Coral Garden -- always a great photo op when the white sand and sunny skies acts like a giant light reflector!

Most of the tiger shark sightings occurred around Manuelita Island, as well as one at Dos Amigos Pequeño. Other highlights this week were the larger-than-life schools of jacks and snappers.

Eagle rays put on a show for us at Alcyone, when we saw three swimming together in formation that made many passes. We also saw some beautiful schools of hammerheads there at Alcyone!

Last but not least, one of our favorite dives of the week was a classic dive at Dirty Rock – with countless jacks, some hammerhead cleaning station action and even more hammers out in the blue.

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   48 ft / 15 m
Water Temp.   83°F / 28°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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