Trip Report Cocos Diving Trip Report, 17 -27 September, 2018

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I just went over my pile of above water pictures from the trip and found this picture taken by one of the Argo crew with their drone. Cocos is small island. A week of diving would pretty much cover most of the dive sites.

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I’ll put together a trip report of Socorro later after I’m done with Maldives, which was another incredible liveaboard trip I made in December, a week before going to Socorro.
Waiting for those reports.
 

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...In Dive 10 called Small Dos Amigos, 88 feet depth. Everyone got excited to see the whaleshark. It was huge, the size of a school bus...

Dan was there any discussion of how often whale sharks are seen at Cocos? We did this dive on a summer trip and saw nothing but blue water :)
 
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Dan was there any discussion of how often whale sharks are seen at Cocos? We did this dive on a summer trip and saw nothing but blue water :)

No. The 1st group of 8 divers missed it too. My lucky day, I guess. :D
 

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I just came back from Socorro last week. :D

I saw schooling hammerheads there too, but from a distance (see picture, below). Also saw lots of Oceanic mantas (1-3 of them in almost every dives), dolphins, many kinds of sharks (whitetip, silvertip, silky, Galápagos, etc.) for half the cost of going to Cocos. However, you may not get a chance to get so close to the hammerheads as you would be in Cocos.

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I’ll put together a trip report of Socorro later after I’m done with Maldives, which was another incredible liveaboard trip I made in December, a week before going to Socorro.

As far as Tiger sharks, I wasn’t lucky to see one when I was there, but another guest who went in August saw one swam by over his head with its eyes rolled up to get ready for a bump check, as shown, below.

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The flyby woke the DM up, pulled out his poker stick & called everyone to gather up.

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I was in maldives the last week of December and the current was RIPPING. I’d like your impressions on the difficulty you faced there. We missed 2 dive sites because of washer machine conditions (well 1 definitely washer machine; the other was just a mix of current and jelly fish heaven with shorties).

I will do a write up myself!
 
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