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© copyright by Carlos Felipe Chacon Rodriguez

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© copyright by Carlos Felipe Chacon Rodriguez
© copyright by Carlos Felipe Chacon Rodriguez
It was raining baitballs underwater this trip, so no one cared in the slightest that it also rained a bunch above the surface!!! We had three baitballs this week, including an unprecedented two baitballs in a single day. The baitballs were packed with dolphins (including a baby dolphin with its parents!) and yellowfin tunas – and of course silky, Gallapagos, blacktip and silvertip sharks.

Sharing the water with these predators was nothing short of electric, and our divers were absolutely ecstatic and glowing from the experience for the entire week. Our dive guide Stefan called it “absolute magic” and “one of the best diving days of [his] life.” Diving Cocos Island, you just never know what surprises are in store.

Now for the rest of the trip highlights:
Currents were rather strong this expedition, attracting many big pelagics. The best cleaning station action took place on a dive at Alcyone, where we saw hammerheads streaming in to be cleansed of parasites and debris. Later, we encountered a huge school of jacks at the cleaning station followed by a wall of hammerheads an elegant tiger shark plus a turtle out in the blue. What more can a diver ask for?

We came across several silvertips this week, particularly at Pajara and in Manuelita Channel. Punta Maria gave us some classic dives with Galapagos sharks hanging out at the cleaning station, posing for the cameras. Then to finish up the dive, the pinnacle was full of life!

A lot of marle ray activity awaited us at the arch at Big Dos Amigos. Dirty Rock had some great visibility, hammerheads and eagle rays.

All in all, this was Cocos Island at its finest! After such an action-packed week of diving, we can’t wait to see what the next trip has in store!

Dive Conditions
Visibility   50 ft / 15 m
Water Temp.   82°F / 28°C
to Cocos Island  
to Puntarenas  

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