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© copyright by Felipe Chacon Rodriguez

© copyright by Felipe Chacon Rodriguez
© copyright by Felipe Chacon Rodriguez
Dos Amigos was the hotspot this week! Highlights there included a huge whale shark that made four close passes, 12 Galapagos sharks and 1 tiger shark -- all in the same 30 minutes of a single dive at Small Dos Amigos! We also saw a giant manta that did a nice pass beneath us earlier in the week, as well as 6-8 baby silvertips next door at the Big Dos Amigos dive site.
Now for the rest of the trip highlights:
After a several-week break for yearly routine maintenance for our ship the MV Argo, we are so thrilled to finally be back at Cocos Island -- the most amazing dive destination in the world! The crossings there and back this trip were calm and easy, and we were able to see lots of dolphins following us at the bow (including one adorable baby dolphin! Check out the video below to see).

Dirty Rock was solid for tiger shark action, as were (as usual) the dive sites around Manuelita Island. On one of our most memorable dives at Dirty Rock we saw a truly enormous pregnant tiger shark, curiously making circles around us at the safety stop. Then on another dive, we also had a close encounter with 4 dolphins -- also at the safety stop!

At Manuelita Channel we saw a pair of majestic eagle rays, some hammerheads and frogfish. On afternoon dives at Pajara we saw plenty of macro life, including moray eels, octopus, flounders, mantis shrimp and a beautiful seahorse. On our last dive of the week at Pajara, we saw a large silvertip shark at the beginning, followed by a blacktip shark on the sandy bottom plus lots of lobsters and scorpionfish.

As usual, we were all reluctant to wrap up the week and depart from such an enchanting place to go “back to reality.” Our divers spent the return crossing to mainland comparing their favorite photos and videos from the voyage, already making plans for a future return journey!


Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   55 ft / 17 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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