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© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz

© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz
© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz
© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz
© copyright by Carlos de la Cruz
“Overall this trip was fantastic! We had great HH action plus lots of galapagos sharks around! Tiger shark, a whale shark, silkies and many more marine life! GREAT TRIP! GREAT DIVING!” -- Sergio, Undersea Hunter Dive Master
Now for the trip highlights:
We saw a bit of everything this week!! From hammerheads to Galapagos sharks, blacktips, silkies, colorful sharks, turtles, jacks, eagle rays and marble rays...we even saw humpback whales in the mix!

The Sea Hunter departed Puntarenas with a diverse group of divers from the US, Canada, Japan, China, Spain, Germany and England. The crossing was a rougher than normal, but it added to the adventure of it all reminding us just how far offshore we were headed.

We had a whale shark encounter at Dirty Rock, plus some HUGE schools of HH all week out in the blue -- and in stellar visibility! There was also fantastic hammerhead action all over Manuelita Outside, specially first cleaning station we had MANY giant schools of hammers in the blue!!! We saw whitetip reef sharks hunting at Submerged Rock, and Viking Rock surprised us with 30 minutes straight with 6 curious Galapagos sharks that kept circling and circling.

At Alcyone, there was a lot of current (and a lot of cleaning station action to go with it!). We had some spectacular dives there, with highlights including 2 humpback whales at the surface, many hammerheads and Galapagos sharks, dolphins, blacktips and more.

Our last day at Cocos, the first cleaning station at Manuelita was exploding with hammerheads!! We spent about 30 minutes watching them along with various Galapagos sharks coming in unbelievably close. To finish up, we saw a huge male tiger shark terrorizing some jacks. As we left Chatham Bay, dolphins accompanied the Sea Hunter while we began our departure to Puntarenas -- a truly magical Cocos Island goodbye!

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   61 ft / 19 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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