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© copyright by Shmulik Blum

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© copyright by Shmulik Blum
© copyright by Shmulik Blum
This voyage was a private rebreather expedition, and we set out for Cocos Island with just two VIPs aboard the Argo!

The crossing was, for the most part, calm. Day 1 we saw hammerheads in the sand at Manuelita Coral Garden, and a huge ball of jacks. Later, at Dirty Rock, the water was cold and we encountered marble rays, an eagle ray and some hammerheads.

The following day at Dirty Rock there was a great deal of life hanging around the rock, including countless bigeye jacks. At Manuelita Outside the current was strongest between the first and second cleaning stations. Just before we reached the second station, a majestic manta ray took a leisurely pass super close to us! It seemed curious and really interested in posing for photos and videos. This was an unforgettable encounter!

Back at Dirty Rock, the strong current kept the wildlife close to the rock -- the massive school of jacks was all but glued to the pinnacle. On an afternoon dive to Pajara, our mission was to find some frogfish -- and we did! Along with a mantis shrimp in the sand and a gorgeous sea turtle swimming in circles all around us. At Small Dos Amigos we swam with various Galapagos sharks along with hammerheads and at least 3 eagle rays -- all of which made many close passes.

We made several immersions on the DeepSee submersible throughout the week, exploring even deeper than we could go with our rebreathers. Be sure to check out our DeepSee pilot’s report!


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Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   54 ft / 16 m
Water Temp.   77°F / 25°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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