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© copyright by Matteo Luthi

© copyright by Jaime Ingelmo
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Overall we had fantastic action this week, with more sharks than we could count! Not to mention the surprise highlight when we came across a pod of 6 curious orca whales on our way to Alcyone! WHAT an amazing experience…



Now for the rest of the trip highlights:
Hammerheads and Galapagos sharks were very active at the cleaning stations and also out in the blue all week long. We had many close encounters with tiger sharks around Manuelita, as well as sightings of blacktips, silvertips and silkies. We also saw 4 Galapagos, some frogfish and a silvertip on one of our favorite dives at the Coral Garden.

Dirty Rock’s cleaning stations were very active, and there were so many jacks at the pinnacle it was dizzying. Alcyone was even better, where we saw a school of at least 50-60 hammers followed by individuals entering the cleaning station. The grand finale was another huge school of at least 150+ out in the blue, floating near the surface at the safety stop.

Overall, Alcyone had the best hammerhead action of the trip. On another dive we saw a school of at least 100+ hammerheads right overhead, that made about 5 different passes throughout! Punta Maria gave us some great hammerhead encounters, as well as Galapagos sharks at the cleaning station and two silvertips in the blue.

At Big Dos Amigos we observed at least 25 marble rays in mating mode, with a huge string of males following around a single massive female. We also saw great marble ray action at Submerged Rock.

Our 6th day we had a dive at Small Dos Amigos that was just unforgettable! We didn’t move the entire time because the hammerheads just kept coming and coming and coming, so close to our divers it was unbelievable. The perfect farewell to Cocos Island!


Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   62 ft / 19 m
Water Temp.   82°F / 28°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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