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© copyright by Andre Biedermann

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© copyright by Andre Biedermann
© copyright by Andre Biedermann
“Tiger sharks, lots of hammerheads, galapagos and dolphins feasting on school of fish!!! Best dives I ever had! Such great crew! They take very good care of you and have a great sense of humour.” – Paulina, Sea Hunter guest

Now for the trip highlights:
We’re just back from another spectacular expedition to Cocos Island! Most of the week we enjoyed diving in 80ft+ visibility.

On our check out dive in Chatham Bay we saw a tiger shark, and later in Manuelita Channel we saw 3 tiger sharks swimming in the same direction on a single dive. There were also hammerheads and frogfish there.

Dirty Rock gave us encounters with schooling hammerheads out in the blue at the safety stop, plus lots of cleaning station activity with individual hammerheads streaming in close. At times there was a lot of current there, which the sharks love. Galapagos and tiger sharks were also prevalent here in addition to the hammerheads. The same was true of Alcyone, where we encountered lots of Galapagos, hammerheads and tiger sharks.

One of our favorite dives this week took place at Manuelita Outside, where we witnessed a group of dolphins hunting bigeye jacks with blacktips and silvertips buzzing by. Three tiger sharks patrolled the sand below us (two big ones and one smaller juvenile).

For afternoon dives we explored the Pajara dive site, with crystalline viz. On one of our dives we saw a beautiful seahorse.

In the arch at Big Dos Amigos we encountered a tiger followed by 8 Galapagos sharks. Small Dos Amigos had some great action at the cleaning station, mainly Galapagos and hammerhead sharks. Punta Maria had some pretty intense current, with whitetip reef sharks as well as marble and eagle rays swimming through it.

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   78 ft / 24 m
Water Temp.   78°F / 26°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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