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We are very excited to bring news from the deep waters of Cocos Island.
The DeepSee has hosted 12 passengers from the Argo and Sea Hunter, all were super curious to discover what is beyond the edge of the light as they all signed up for our deep dive to 300m/1000ft.
Before meeting the bottom, descending in the water column, we had gelatinous critters all around. Plankton at all sizes, glowing in fluorescent colors in front of the sub lights, brought some Mobula rays encounters and quite a few of them very close to the acrylic dome.
On the wall, Jellynose fish are still gathering in numbers in various areas as they did on the previous trip. We still wonder why but are not complaining about their presence ;). Looking at this ancient-looking fish, lost in time, really gives us the feeling of being in deep unknown waters. Groupers were following as all around the wall and we’ve witnessed them hunting some anthias, leaving us overwhelmed as it’s not so common to witness wild animals hunt. Coming back from the wall, passing through the huge rocks at 190m-150m (630ft-500ft), we’ve found the area full of brotulas, frogfish, scorpionfish, more grouper, Moray Eel, nudibranchs, and king crabs.
We are very proud of inducting new members of the elite society of deep-water explorers and we’re hoping to continue to share these breath-taking experiences with as many new members as possible on our following trips.