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After a great dive at Big Dos Amigos, we saw a mother humpback whale with her baby accompanied by an entourage of dolphins. After following them for a while, we jumped in the water and had the opportunity to see them from only a couple of meters away it was magical!
Now for the rest of the trip highlights:
We departed from Puntarenas with a great group of 13 divers from Russia. Overall during the week, we had nice weather with rain only on the last two days, there were clouds but most of the time we had nice sunny weather.

The best shark action of the week by far was out at Small Dos Amigos where on one dive we had up to 15 Galapagos sharks coming in very close and passing in front of, behind, and in between the divers. On another there we had just as good action with great visibility to see the many hammerhead sharks there and also quite a few Galapagos sharks as well.

Out at Alcyone it was a relaxed dive, we found a few hammerheads but not any giant schools of them. A Galapagos shark came for a look but what really caught our interest was one super curious octopus that enjoyed some of our attention. Some of the dive sites like Punta Maria we just couldn't visit because of strong current but we found alternatives and the other sites delivered.

Hammerhead activity was pretty good at Manuelita Coral Garden as were our encounters with tiger sharks and one very photogenic frogfish. We also had some great dives watching some large schools of hammerheads at Manuelita outside. On one of our dives there we were visited by a gorgeous mobula ray before it headed off into the blue and on another a dolphin came in for a quick look at what was happening. Manuelita always excites.

All in all, the crazy shark action at Small Dos Amigos and the humpback whale mother and her calf were the stars of the trip. You just never know what will happen out at Cocos Island.



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Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   50 ft / 15 m
Water Temp.   79°F / 26°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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