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Latest DeepSee Submersible Pilot's Report - Cocos Island, Costa Rica May 2014

Discussion in 'Undersea Hunter Group' started by Undersea Hunter Group, May 31, 2014.

  1. Undersea Hunter Group

    Undersea Hunter Group Liveaboard

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Cocos Island, Costa Rica
    63
    12
    8
    13May-23May 2014 MV Argo - Undersea Hunter Group
    Guestbook of this trip

    [video=vimeo;96645370]https://vimeo.com/96645370[/video]

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    We had a very busy week in Cocos Island, as the DEEPSEE Submersible was booked solid! We hosted a great group of dive
    rs primarily from Australia, and they all joined us for fantastic dives with the sub!

    DeepSee accomplished an incredible 12 dives to 300M in just 7 days. These dives took us along the basalt wall formation, dropping beyond the light to
    discover yet another piece of the unknown water around Cocos. We observed that when we did repetitive dives to the same area we encountered the same animals as well.
    For example, we located a small (40cm) white mouth moray, at 150M. We would observe it on a daily basis and noticed that it became more active in the lights of the sub. Then during one afternoon dive, the moray decided it was the right time for the hunt, and just before our eyes we got to witness a full sequence of the hunter and hunted. (see video above)

    The thrill of this encounter was unforgettable and we are so fortunate that we were able to capture the moment using the DeepSee's HD video camera. The way the moray worked its way to swallow a whole fish is pretty amazing. The eel jumped at the chance to surprise his pray, the threadfin bass, who had very little chance to escape this attack.

    These moments are very special to us and we are very honored to share them with our DeepSee passengers. The aim of DeepSee is to continue exploring the deep sea and documenting animals and their behaviors that very few have seen.

    The deep is full of surprises, so don’t miss the opportunity to dive the DeepSee next time you visit cocos Island with us. DeepSee you soon!- The pilots.





     

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