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© copyright by Jennifer Lynn
© copyright by Jennifer Lynn
“What a great trip! We experienced firsthand the benefits of La Niña, with cold thermoclines and strong current. These conditions brought us a lot of shark activity. Manuelita was absolutely packed with hammerheads, tiger sharks and schools of fish -- and we even saw a manta ray... We awakened most days to sunny mornings and flat surface waters. All in all it was an absolutely amazing trip!” -- Arik Amzaleg, cruise director

It was time to shine this week at Alcyone, with a cold thermocline (64°F/18°C) dividing the water column. In the deeper waters the visibility was crystal clear! White tips and marble rays were gliding along the current, silky and Galapagos sharks were everywhere to be found and big yellowfin tunas were cruising between the huge schools of jacks and mullet snappers along with the blacktip sharks.

Other highlights from the week include a marlin encounter at Viking Rock, a manta at Dos Amigos Grande and -- last but not least -- a school of 400+ hammerheads at Manuelita Outside!! We disembarked one afternoon onto the island in Chatham Bay, and again for a relaxing waterfall tour from Wafer Bay.

Even the crossing back to Puntarenas was epic! The water was super flat with sunny weather. We had one day with a vibrant rainbow, and as if this weren’t enough dolphins started jumping right underneath it! It was a truly magical week at Cocos Island.

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   66 ft / 20 m
Water Temp.   75°F / 24°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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