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© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz
© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz
© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz
“For me, the best spot by far this week was Dos Amigos Pequeno. There were Galapagos sharks everywhere...and when I say everywhere, I mean EVERYWHERE. At least 30 in a single dive! It was unbelievable! Also on one dive we saw an albino silky shark. It was just amazing.” -- Carlos de La Cruz, Cruise Director
And now for the trip highlights:
We’re back from another incredible trip to Cocos Island! This week we had on board a diverse group from Costa Rica, Switzerland, England, Germany and France. Some divers were repeat visitors to Cocos Island, and for others it was their first time here. The crossing was smooth, flat and easy.

Once at Cocos Island, one of the most unforgettable moments was when we encountered an albino silky shark at Dos Amigos Pequeno. That kind of sighting is just so special and unusual. Other highlights included some VERY close encounters with tiger sharks around Manuelita Island, as well as the chance to float inside some truly magical larger-than-life schools of jacks at Dirty Rock. And of course hammerheads coming into the cleaning stations at Dos Amigos.

At Dos Amigos Grande we saw a pregnant tiger shark twice, as well as a big mobula ray. We saw tuna hunting at Alcyone, and even visited a rarely-seen dive site called the Arch.

Throughout the course of the week we witnessed a huge amount of biodiversity including hammerheads, eagle rays, devil rays, blacktips, whitetips and Galapagos sharks. We definitely fought some challenging currents this week, but that just made everything more fun and adventurous.

Toward the end of the trip we disembarked on the island itself for a hike through the jungle. We visited the park rangers and enjoyed some time on the beach. Our dive guide Juan Manuel recounted some of the island’s pirate history.

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   40 ft / 12 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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