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© copyright by Shmulik  Blum

© copyright by Shmulik Blum
© copyright by Shmulik Blum
© copyright by Shmulik Blum
The whale shark followed us around for a full 40 minutes, playing with our bubbles and putting on a show we’d never forget! It was a male, and it made its appearance at Punta Maria on our second day at Cocos Island. Oddly enough, the shark positioned itself vertically along the water columns and proceeded to eat the bubbles our divers were exhaling, for about 5 seconds at a stretch, repeatedly and following us around to consume our bubbles. This was just one of so many unbelievable dives this trip!

Now for the rest of the trip highlights:
We saw so much life this week at Cocos Island!! Galapagos sharks, blacktips, whitetips, silvertips, tigers, silkies and – of course – hammerheads galore. We saw whale sharks at Punta Maria, Pajara and Viking Rock, and mantas at many of the dive sites around Cocos Island. For our macro dives, we photographed frogfish, marble rays, lobsters and countless other species. Viking Rock was indeed one of our favorite sites this trip, where we saw whale sharks, mantas and more. There was generally fantastic hammerhead cleaning station action all around this week, but the best schools of hammers were at Alcyone, Manueliuta and Dirty Rock.

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   58 ft / 18 m
Water Temp.   80°F / 27°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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