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© copyright by Rafael Mosquera

© copyright by Rafael Mosquera
© copyright by Rafael Mosquera
© copyright by Rafael Mosquera
© copyright by Undersea Hunter Group
We had an epic dive this expedition at Small Dos Amigos! When we got to the cleaning station, we encountered many Galapagos and hammerhead sharks, yellowfin tuna and a blacktip. However, the best part was when we began our ascent into the blue, and were surprised by a family of friendly dolphins that stayed with us for a full 20 minutes! It was just magical.
Now for the rest of the trip highlights:
Cocos Island sent tiger sharks to welcome us, right from Day 1! All week we had many close encounters with these big, beautiful beasts – mostly around Manuelita Island.

Small Dos Amigos has been on fire the past several trips, and this one was no exception. On one dive there we saw at least 12 Galapagos sharks at once, plus various hammerheads streaming into the cleaning station. The arch at Big Dos Amigos was as impressive as always, and we saw Galapagos sharks and a school of hammerheads there.

Dirty Rock gave us encounters with hammerheads schooling in mid-water, passing above us, as well as individual hammerheads coming into close at the cleaning stations. Visibility was good, and the immense school of jacks and then yellowfin tunas hunting were icing on the cake!

We also had some action-packed dives at Alcyone, with schools of hammerheads mixed in with turtle sightings, plus Galapagos sharks and blacktips. Afternoon dives at Pajara were relaxing and allowed us to take in the small stuff – like mantis shrimp and lobsters hiding in the coral reef formations.

Punta Maria was also wonderful this week, with lots of action at the pinnacle – where we found jacks, marble rays, whitetip reef sharks and Galapagos sharks hunting. Over the course of the week, this was also a popular place for mobula rays and hunting bluefin trevallie

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   62 ft / 19 m
Water Temp.   84°F / 29°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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