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Guess Who Showed up on the Night Dive....

Discussion in 'Undersea Hunter Group' started by Undersea Hunter Group, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Undersea Hunter Group

    Undersea Hunter Group Liveaboard

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Cocos Island, Costa Rica
    24Nov-04Dec 2013 MV Argo
    Guestbook of this trip


    A wonderful group from Russia joined us for our 10-day liveaboard dive trip to Cocos Island. The crossing was perfectly calm and our first day in Cocos was very good. We saw a tiger shark in Chatham Bay, Galapagos sharks in Manuelita Channel and nice hammerhead activity in cleaning station #1.

    Towards the middle of the week a big swell arrived to the island. The diving went from just average, to amazing! The viz got better and the sharks were showing up everywhere! Tigers and Galapagos sharks in Manuelita Channel made the last days of diving really special.

    Punta Maria was full of Galapagos sharks and there were plenty of hammerheads around the cleaning station of Dirty Rock. There were also big schools of fish in the Coral Gaden, Pajara and Lobster Rock. We also saw huge yellow fin tunas on almost every dive. Surprisingly the legendary Alcyone was a bit quiet.

    At Manuelita we saw several different species of sharks traveling back and forth along the reef. Even at night we had lots of activity. Dozens of whitetips and black jacks were feeding on small snappers that attracted the attention of a big Galapagos shark. These surprise Galapagos shark encounters are now becoming pretty regular on our night dives to Manuelita Coral Garden.

    The best site for this trip was Punta Maria, where the cleaning station was very active and loaded with Galapagos sharks, black tips and even a few silvertips eager to be cleaned. The sun was shining from sunrise to sunset and the night skies were clear and full of stars. Positive energy was all around this great trip!!! - Jim and Brayan

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