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© copyright by Shmulik Blum

© copyright by Shmulik Blum
© copyright by Shmulik Blum
© copyright by Shmulik Blum
"The hammerheads were as enchanting and ephemeral as always... Tha Galapagos and tiger sharks keep getting bigger. The schooling jacks are massive enough to get lost in...and the yellowfin tuna appear like silver missiles... When you need to catch your breath, the marble rays glide serenely by in their own aquatic dance. And it is always worth looking down - the endemic Cocos blue banded gobby and Cocos wrasse are not to be missed. There is still no place else quite like Cocos!" -- Kevin Palmer
This was a Trip Led By Tanya Burnett with guests from USA, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Brasil. Weather-wise, this was a trip of the transition between rainy season and dry season. Currents were strong in the beginning of the week but very mellow towards the end.

The best hammerhead activity this trip was mostly at Alcyone, particularly out in the blue. Galapagos activity at Small Dos Amigos was top notch, and tigersharks were commonly spotted all around Manuelita Island. We also saw hammerheads and the huge school of jacks at Dirty Rock.

We had some stellar visibility at Submerged Rock, and the swimthrough there was packed with blue and gold snapper (plus a few hammerheads and eagle rays). Our photographers on board loved occasions we found to focus on macro life, like gobies, blennies, octopus and frogfish. We went to Lobster Rock in search of rosy-lipped batfish, which did not make an appearance, but we did find a massive tiger shark!

© copyright by Carlos Felipe Chacon Rodriguez

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   52 ft / 16 m
Water Temp.   80°F / 27°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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