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© copyright by Becky Schott

© copyright by Becky Schott
© copyright by Becky Schott
Mantas, WHALE SHARKS and massive schools of jacks were some of the highlights this week at Cocos Island! And we had exceptional visibility and immaculate weather to take it all in.

Now for the trip details:
Alcyone was definitely one of our favorite hotspots this trip -- there we saw a juvenile whale shark that passed by us 7 times on a single dive! We also saw lots of blacktips, and at one point we witnessed some amazing action of dolphins hunting jacks.

At Punta Maria we had octopuses and marble rays. We also encountered manta rays at both Big and Small Dos Amigos! Later, a giant Pacific manta ray swirled and soared gracefully around us for at least 10 minutes at Manuelita Outside. In fact, we were approached by mantas on almost every day this week.

There was a copious amount of wildlife in the cave at Submerged Rock, from blue and gold snapper to whitetip reef sharks and marble rays. At Dirty Rock we had some schools of around 40 hammerheads out in the blue and countless jacks.

Afternoon dives at Pajara included macro life like mantis shrimp, and also spawning black durgeons in their mating dance! With whitetip reef sharks in the background attempting to hunt them.

We wrapped up the trip on our last day at Cocos with an action packed, shark-filled dive at Alcyone.

Many thanks to underwater photographer Becky Schott for sharing her beautiful photos with us!


Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   57 ft / 17 m
Water Temp.   83°F / 28°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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