Average Water Temperature 78 F (26 Celsius)
Average Air temperature 82 F (28 Celsius)
Average Visibility 80 ft-25 mts
Wetsuits: 3mil, maybe more if you get cold easily.
Crew this week: Capt. Mauricio, Chefs Douglas and Gerardo, Engineer Fabio, Steward Harol, Boat drivers and Divemaster Warren, Luis and Xavier
This week our guests came from Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany and USA. We were waiting for them around 3pm at our dock in Puntarenas and we started our trip to Cocos .
After a smooth crossing we arrived to Chatham Bay and right away , we saw a whale shark next to Okeanos I . Lots of activity of white tips sharks and good visibility, for the second and third dive we went to Manuelita island , our favorite site for schooling hammerheads and tiger sharks , but there were also marble rays everywhere and a oceanic manta right on the channel between Manuelita and Cocos Island.
Next day we dove Dirty Rock and the biggest school of Big eye Jacks in groups of 3000 together , the best of all is that you can swim through them over and over again.This is just fantastic and we never want to finish the dive when we are between that “ fish cloud”.Punta Maria offered a fantastic diving with Galapagos sharks and Black tips as well coming so close to us that we were able to take super good pictures and videos from this amazing animals.
Next day we couldn’t get to Alcyone because of the weather but on the sixth day we could make it with much better sea conditions .Underwater ,we saw a huge Almaco Jack, white tips everywhere and Mullet snappers in schools also, a great show!
Dos Amigos ,on the south side of Cocos was a excellent diuve specially the part of the arch and Small Dos Amigos with lots of sharks around was super exciting from the beginning to the end.
Our guest Emma this week did 100 dives in the island and she was super happy to be able to dive her 100TH in such a special place.
We went to the island for the land tour , Wafer bay, and we visited the ranger station and the house .We also went to the river and showered in the natural swimming pool out there spending the afternoon nice and relaxed.
This week we could show our guests the magic of Cocos island and hopefully, they will come back soon.Stay tuned for more.
Thanks to all of our guests; Bettina,Antoinette,Rahel,Pia,Daniel,Katja,Doris,Myrtha,Helmut,Elke,Michael,Judi,Claire,Denzel,Ema,Rong Zing,Ying Hua,Chun Lin,Dominic,Phillip and Kevin
Cap. Mauricio Marin