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Cocos Island Trip Report - September 2013 Sea Hunter

Discussion in 'Undersea Hunter Group' started by Undersea Hunter Group, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Undersea Hunter Group

    Undersea Hunter Group Liveaboard

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Cocos Island, Costa Rica
    Undersea Hunter Group's MV Sea Hunter 10Sep-20Sep 2013

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    To the delight of the entire group, a tiger shark was the first shark to welcome us to Cocos Island. Manuelita Coral Garden is one of the best places to encounter a tiger in Cocos Island, but there is still an awe factor when rolling back for a check-out dive and seeing such a large shark straight away. Big groupers, colorful reef fish, marble rays and whitetip sharks rounded out the rest of an awesome first dive.

    Highlights from this week included seeing whale sharks at Dirty Rock, a silvertip at Punta Maria (!!!!), schools of silky sharks in Manuelita Out and Alcyone, tiger sharks in Chatham, Manuelita Out and Channel, eagle rays in Dirty Rock, and Galapagos sharks in every site except Ulloa!

    Hammerhead sharks continue to swarm, school, get cleaned, and essentially take over Cocos Island. The favorite spot for the second month in a row is Manuelita Outside's first cleaning station. Dirty Rock, Alcyone and Manuelita Channel were also quite packed with hammers. The action has been amazing and we can't wait to see what next week has in store.

    With the memories of our incredible dives still playing over and over in our minds, we left paradise and returned to the mainland. The sunny and calm crossing helped ease the transition from a diver's paradise to the realization that we are back to reality. - Cruise Director Federico

    Welcome to the Undersea Hunter Group, Cocos Island

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