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© copyright by Stefan Glezer

© copyright by Stefan Glezer
© copyright by Stefan Glezer
© copyright by Stefan Glezer
Our final trip of 2019 was spectacular! We had on board lots of old friends, like Cocoholics Gabi and Andreas Baldauf (who have dozens of trips with Undersea Hunter) under their belt as well as Jorge Cortes from University of Costa Rica.

Our first check out dive was fantastic, and we saw a tiger shark right off the bat! On our next dive we went to Manuelita Channel and had some nice tiger encounters, along with 2 mobula rays and some hammerheads. Punta Maria was lovely, and there we had close views of tiger sharks, hammerheads and Galapagos sharks.On our afternoon macro dives we saw all kinds of life like octopuses, sea horses and mantis shrimp.

Out in the blue at Alcyone we swam with a massive school of around 150 hammerheads that circled us all the way to the safety stop! Then for the cherry on top we saw a big tiger shark next to the hammers.

Submerged Rock was full of life, and the swim through was packed with blue and gold snapper. We had a lot of current and a giant manta ray sigthing at Small Dos Amigos, as well as Galapagos sharks and hammerheads. The second dive at Big Dos Amigos was postcard picture-perfect!

Dirty Rock had solid cleaning station action as well as schools out in the blue. Later, back at Alcyone, we observed 3 blacktip sharks hunting alongside tuna, two Galapagos sharks and even a big sea turtle! This was one of our favorite dives this week for sure.

Our last day at Cocos, which happened to be on the last day of 2019, was a spectacular gift from the Island to finish up the year. We saw at least 15 tiger sharks on our various dives around Manuelita Island, as well as many Galapagos sharks and huge schools of hammerheads out in the blue! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to wrap up both the trip and the year!

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   102 ft / 31 m
Water Temp.   82°F / 28°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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