COCOS ISLAND
CAPTAIN'S LOG

15 – 25 September Captains Log

 

Average Water Temperature 81 F (26 Celsius)  

Average Air temperature 82 F (26 Celsius)
Average Visibility 70 ft-24 mts
Wetsuits: 3mil, maybe more if you get cold easily.
Crew this week:
Capt. Mauricio, Chefs Douglas and Gerardo, Engineer Fabio, Steward Harold, Boat drivers and Divemasters Warren,Ivan,Luis and Xavier.

 

One more trip is about to start with 22 guests from German, all  ready for a unique adventure to the most beautiful island in the world.High tide is at 5pm in Puntarenas and we left dock hopping for the best crossing and that’s what we had.Monday morning we got to Chatham bay and breakfast was served at 7am and right after we had the check dive , nice and easy with lots of fish ,white tips sharks everywhere just warming up for the second and third dive in Manuelita island.As we jumped in the water hammerheads were swimming in big schools coming so close that our diving group was super happy just after the first  diving day.

Second day we went to Punta Maria to see the Big galapagos sharks and in one of the cleaning stations we have in the island , we were there  for 15 minutes face to face with them.Dirty Rock offers great diving with lots of hammerheads coming to the stations and also schooling our there on  the beautiful blue.

Big Dos Amigos had the marble rays inside the arch with lots of snappers and butterfly fish swimming all around us.Small Dos Amigos was full of Galapagos and hammerheads coming so close to the diver that this day everyone got fantastic photos of them.

South in Alcyone , the activity of hammerheads was so good that by this time every cleaning station had sharks in big big numbers.Back in Manuelita  island, we got to see the first whale shark and she was swimming so fast that we could not swim so close but luckily in Dirty Rock we got  our the second chance and on top of  the pinnacle she was hiding behind the the massive schools of jacks.

This dive was the best of the week and I think everyone got the same feeling ,it was a very close encounter with the marine life and we were part of it.

Thanks to all of our guests!

Christian,Volkmar,Lukas,Peter,Pawel,Barbel,Antonia,Ralf,Markus,Sandra,Monika,Friedl,Simon,Klaus,Katharina,Kathy,Heinz,Carsten,Stefan,Manfred,Petra and Hardy.

Cap. Mauricio Marin

 

 


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