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© copyright by Felipe Chacon Rodriguez

© copyright by Felipe Chacon Rodriguez
© copyright by Felipe Chacon Rodriguez
© copyright by Felipe Chacon Rodriguez
We’re just back from our first trip of the year aboard the Argo! We enjoyed fantastic sunny weather all week, with stellar visibility at times reaching upwards of 100ft.

Our guests this trip included a group of 14 Chinese divers, who had an incredible time both onboard and underwater. The crossings both to and from the island were flat as could be, with water like liquid mercury, and we spotted pods of dolphins along the way.

The fish life was colorful and abundant, with schools of jacks large enough to block out the sun (especially at Alcyone and Dirty Rock).

The best cleaning station action for hammerheads was mostly at Manuelita’s 3rd cleaning station and at Dirty Rock, where we also saw schools of around 20+ sharks.

Currents were slow to moderate and visibility was wonderful (60ft and up, at times 100ft+!).

On our way to Small Dos Amigos we saw some playful dolphins,and once there we saw Galapagos sharks, hammerheads and a tiger shark. Punta Maria had a red frogfish for us. Sharks and rays were present this week, but mostly at depths beyond 100ft.

The arch at Big Dos Amigos was another favorite spot, as was the swimthrough at Submerged Rock (the hole was packed with blue and gold snappers as well as many other fish).

Cocos Island often saves the best for last, so we weren’t surprised when the biggest school of hammerheads we saw occurred on our last day diving Dirty Rock!

© copyright by Felipe Chacon Rodriguez

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   60 ft / 18 m
Water Temp.   86°F / 30°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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