ISLA DEL COCO
BITÁCORA DEL CAPITÁN

Bitácora del Capitan 3-13 Agosto


(Photos by Mauricio Marin)

Average Water Temperature 81 F (26 Celsius)

Average Air temperature 82 F (26 Celsius)
Average Visibility 50 ft-15 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, Luis,Victor and Xavier.

 

Today we are waiting for our group at the dock  in Puntarenas for another fantastic trip to the island of the sharks and an evening with a great  sunset. Right away , we  started to set the gear up to have everything ready just to enjoy the crossing with dolphins chasing the Okeanos waves and the birds  flying next to us all the way to Cocos.When we arrived to Cocos the weather was good and Chatham was our first dive with no currents at all and flat surface just perfect for the check dive: White tips everywhere ,lots of fish and even two hammerheads we were able to see on super shallow water.

Next we dove Manuelita coral garden  and just at 50 feet on the sand and the show just started with hammerheads around us ,tiger  shark passing by  and jack fish everywhere with marble rays so close to us, that it was a real show.

Dirty Rock next day was offering us  the schools of  hammerheads above . Alcyone is the diving site that Jacques Cousteau found when he was here in 1987 and this is the place where everybody was excited about going and dive and  of course, it did not disappoint us with hammerheads, white tips ,marble rays ,almaco jacks ,horse eyes jacks, schools of mulet snappers and a huge Manta rays so the dive was one of the best of this charter.

Small Dos Amigos was full of Galapagos sharks so close to us that everyone got amazing photos and videos  and the best of  this trip  was to see these beautiful sharks.Big Dos Amigos got tons of fish inside the arch with great visibility and getting out from it , we dove with a Pacific Manta Ray doing circles around all the divers , not afraid of us , we did enjoy that dive with her!

In Viking Rock we saw the Red lipped  Batfish and in Pajara island a couple of orange Frog fishes  and this were the places to look for small stuff like morays ,flounder ,lobsters ,blennys and lots of little fish like Caribbean coral garden but on the pacific, because really, Cocos has it all. We ended up seeing everything the island has to offer and I’m sure that our guests full filled  all the expectations they had for this trip.

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Thanks to all of our guests; Manuel,Daniel,Jose,Fran,Valerie,Thierry,Alain,Fred,Alex,Ina,Richard,Rick,Michael,Vanda,Claudio,Niall,Lesley,Roby,Dario,Radu,Eliane and Alla, for a great week of diving

 

Cap. Mauricio Marin


BITÁCORAS DEL CAPITÁN