20 – 30 April Captains Log

(Photos by Isaac Martinez)

Average Water Temperature 80 F (25 Celsius)

Average Air temperature 75 F (25 Celsius)
Average Visibility 85 ft-26 mts
Wetsuits: 5mil, maybe more if you get cold easily.
Crew this week: Capt. Mauricio, Chefs Douglas and Gerardo, Engineer Fabio, Steward Harol, Boat drivers and Divemasters Luis, Warren,Xavier y Luis.

Here we are , ready for a new adventure with a big group from Costa Rica also from France ,Australia and Germany . .They arrived to the boat at 5pm and right away we started  our sailing to Cocos  Island with a beautiful sunset getting out of Puntarenas dock.Next day already in open ocean with very good weather conditions, flat sea and dolphins jumping  on the horizon and boobie birds flying next to the boat guiding us to the island, made the perfect sailing.

32 hours after a beautiful navigation  , we arrived to this paradise of diving ,our guests couldn’t  wait to dive in Chatham bay for the first dive of the day with very good visibility and a great coral area full of life and schools of fish .Some white tips were there as well, next two dives were in Manuelita island with some Hammerheads as a  warming up for the beginning of the week.Next day we moved the Okeanos to the west side of Cocos Wafer bay and we  dove  Dirty Rock and Punta María and this time we had the opportunity to see the big schools of hammerheads out in the blue water and also we found a big group of Big Eye Jacks  (at least 3000 thousand) but the best is that they let you  swim between them, like a huge fish cloud.

Alcyone was our next destination on the east side,  a place found by Jacque’s Cousteau in 1987 in one of the many expeditions they did to the island and just getting in the water a huge Pacific Manta Ray was there swimming nice and smoothly with large schools of Jack fish  as a background.Next day we went to Small and Big Dos Amigos located on the south side and the two places got so many things to see starting with the big underwater arch in Big Dos Amigos , the close Galapagos Sharks encounter in Small Dos Amigos and the general view of both little islands.On this trip we were celebrating the  birthday to our friend Wolfgang with a delicious cake prepared  by our Chef Douglas .

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Thanks to all of our guests; Andres,Camila,John,Fuad,Manfred,Mau,Carolina,Jose Miguel V,Ivette,Sonke,Zlatko,Carol,Isaac,Guillermo,Rafael,Jose Miguel C,Ivan,Sergio,Steve,Yves and Wolfgang For a great week of diving.

Cap. Mauricio.