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Wind Dancer Captain's Logs

Discussion in 'Aggressor Adventures' started by Dancer Fleet, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Dancer Fleet

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    Tiger Shark night dive and Orcas …. Almost everywhere!!!!!!!!!!

    Wind Dancer Captain’s Report September 1 - 10, 2012

    Water temp: 23-27|°C
    Wetsuit: 5 mil

    This week our guests came from Germany, EEUU, España, Suisse, Japan, Peru and France. Our crossing to the island took around 33hours.

    What week in Cocos!!!!!! We saw everything!!!!!!!...... let me tell you…

    We started our week in Coco Island with the check out dive. But the check out dive here might be better than the best dive in other places. We dove with white tips, frogfish, marble rays and many different fish. Our second dive was also at Manuelita, but on the deep side. Here we found some hammerheads in the sand at around 100 feet, and eagle rays, marble rays, and white tip sharks, and ….. Tiger Shark!! And it was really big - almost 4 meters!!!!! (12 feet). The third dive was again at Manuelita Deep and guess what…a massive school of jacks greeted us.

    Our second day we went to Punta Maria and it was simply incredible. We found a strong current there and that was good because the sharks love to swim against current. We saw more than ten Galapagos sharks very close to the pinnacle!!! We were in the bottom, at 25 meters (90 feet) holding onto the rocks just looking around and they appeared - amazing!!!!!!! Then, we went to Dirty Rock, one of the best sites in the island. Here we found hammerheads!!!!! What a day! That evening our guests enjoyed a delicious dinner aboard the beautiful Wind Dancer.

    Our third day in paradise we went to Alcyone; one of the highlights of Cocos. We saw many marble rays and an enormous school of jack fish swimming very close to us!! We swam right through them, actually “inside” them, spectacular! After a while, another whale shark!!!!!! This one I think was 8 meters (25 ft)! The water was pretty cold near the bottom because of a thermocline and that’s why the white tips were swimming in big groups far from the ground… they don’t like the cold water!!!!!

    We also went to Dos Amigos Grande and Dos Amigos Pequeña one morning. Our dives were good with hammerhead sharks and many white tips!

    We went to Alcyone again our fifth day in the island. The water was pretty warm that day, but we still saw a school of hammerheads and many white tip sharks. In the blue we saw 5 or 6 tunas that were swimming past us really fast.
    Our sixth day at Cocos we went again to Punta Maria and Dirty Rock. We found a strong current in Dirty Rock, and that is why we saw a huge school of jack fish… I don’t know, millions!!!!!! We also saw one manta and an impressive school of hammerheads!!!!!

    The last day we went to Alcyone twice. I think the marine life knew we are leaving today the island because… first we saw another Whale and an Orca in Alcyone, plus schools of hammerheads, plus marble rays, plus hundreds of white tips and much more. Then, on the way back to the boat in the dingy we jumped into the water and we swam with dolphins!!!!!!!!!
    See you next week, safe diving!!

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    Wind Dancer Captain’s Report September 15-25, 2012

    Water temp: 24°C (75 ºF)

    This week our diverse group of guests came Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, England and the United States. Our crossing from Puntarenas to Cocos Island took around 36 hours.

    First day we had our checkout dive at Manuelita Gardens. The dive was really nice and colorful and we saw eagle rays and a bright red frogfish towards the end of the dive. Our second dive was also close by at Manuelita Deep. We had a nice current that was really good because we saw many white tip sharks and 3 huge Galapagos sharks. We next ventured to Manuelita Channel where a tiger shark that was easily larger than 4 meters came right towards me at the end of the dive!!!! Yes. I got it all on video that I shared with everyone in the charter’s video of the week.

    The Second day we went to Punta Maria and Dirty Rock in the morning. In Punta Maria we saw a huge Galapagos shark swimming against the current and in Dirty Rock the dive was even better! We had many marble and eagle rays, thousands of white tips and a small school of hammerheads… and at the end of the dive we saw two big turtles. Our third dive was in Pajara where it was very colorful with big coral tables and full of macro live… perfect for our third dive in paradise. Afterwards a fantastic dinner was waiting for us on the Wind Dancer.

    Third day we dove at Alcyone. Most of the divers knew about this site because it is one of the best sites in the world. Once again it was spectacular. We saw many white tip sharks on the bottom, marble rays, and of course impressive schools of hammerheads coming at us from everywhere… tunas hunting … and black tip sharks hunting!!!! But you know, when you see more than a hundred hammerheads together, nothing else matter… and that is what we saw right above us!!!!!!!!!!

    Our night dive was at Manuelita Shallows where we witnessed the throngs of white tip sharks feeding in packs. We even had a huge tiger shark swim by at the end. All I can say is “It was spectacular”!!!!!!!!!!

    The Fourth day began with the first dive in Dirty Rock again, and it was probably one of the best ever!!! At the beginning of the dive we saw a huge school of jack fish. We had a chance to swim through the school…simply amazing!!! We then settled down at around 25 meters close to the wall for the view, and the hammerheads never stopped!!!!!! The night dive was in Isla Chatham Bay. This is a colorful site that is full of different corals and many macro creatures live there.

    Fifth day, by popular demand we ventured back to Alcyone. This site is half a mile from the main island and is a little bit in the blue. And in the blue anything and everything can happen… Today we found many schools of hammerheads here, along with a few black tip oceanic sharks! On the bottom there were at least a hundred white tip sharks “sleeping”…. Our second dive we repeat Alcyone, of course!

    For our Sixth day at the island we again visited Dirty Rock. For this last week this beautiful rock pinnacle has been the first and the second best place to see hammerheads and eagle rays … and again was spectacular!!!!! Within just 30 seconds of being on the bottom a school of more than 30 hammerhead sharks came at us!! And after that another school… and another…. We spent the entire dive watching these beautiful sharks!!!!

    Our last day in Paradise we dove at Alcyone once again. The water was cold, but clear and we had massive tunas, hammerheads and black tips!! We again came back to Alcyone for the second dive, and once again it did not disappoint. Hundred of hammerheads!!! But really close!!!! We spend the entire dive just on one rock. This amazing show was just for us. It was the best dive of the week and most surely the best dive ever for most of the divers. What a stupendous last dive in Cocos!!!!!!!!!!

    Safe Diving to all of you!

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    Water temp: 79F, 26°C

    This week our guests came from France, Austria and England. Our crossing from Puntarenas to Cocos Island took around 36 hours.

    On Monday we began our first day of diving with a check-out dive at Manuelita Garden. It was really nice and colorful and in addition to seeing eagle rays we had a red frogfish at the end of the dive. For the second dive we went to Manuelita Deep. Here we found some current, but it was really good because we saw our first school of hammerheads of the week, along with two big Galapagos sharks. We repeated Manuelita Deep for the third dive and again the hammerheads were everywhere!!!

    The second day we went to Punta Maria and Dirty Rock in the morning. At Punta Maria we saw many Galapagos shark close to the pinnacle that were swimming against the current and countless hammerheads sharks - they seemed to be everywhere!!! In Dirty Rock the dive was even better with so-o-o-o many marble and eagle rays, thousands of white tip sharks and another school of hammerheads. At the end of the dive we saw two really big turtles! We then had a spectacular lunch waiting for us on our return to the Wind Dancer.

    When you go to Alcyone you always know everything and anything can happen there – and today it was true again! Wednesday we saw one of the biggest schools of jack fish ever! And the hammerheads were there swimming all around us and following our bubbles into the blue…. We were impressed!

    The fourth day we went to Dos Amigos Grande (big) and Dos Amigos Pequena (small). Dos Amigos Grande was great like always with the big arch full of life. We even spotted one manta diablo… but our second dive at Dos Amigos Pequena was just spectacular!!!

    Our guests wanted to go Alcyone again and on our sixth day we did. Again the hammerheads were everywhere. During the safety stop we had two dolphins come very, very close to us! In the afternoon, after lunch, we went ashore to the island and visited the Ranger’s Station and walked across the original Pancho Bridge!

    See you soon in the most beautiful island ever!

    Safe diving!
    Wind Dancer Crew

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    Water temp: 27|°C
    This week our guests came from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
    Our crossing to Cocos Island took around 35 hours.

    First day we had our check out dive at Manuelita Garden and today it was especially nice and colorful. We saw eagle rays, marble rays, two hammerheads and one big Galapagos shark at the end of the dive… and this was just the check dive!! The second and third dive we dove in Manuelita Deep. Unfortunately we didn’t have good visibility, but even with these conditions we saw many white tips, marble rays and… TIGER SHARK!!!!!!!!! And it was really big, maybe 4 meters (15 feet). What an amazing first day in Cocos!!!!!

    Second day. This morning me moved the boat from Chatham Bay to Wafer Bay and from here we took the pangas and dove Dirty Rock and Punta Maria. Both of these sites had some hammerhead action coming in groups of 10 o 15. In Punta Maria we dove with one large Galapagos shark - and very close to us…. In Dirty Rock we dove with the biggest school of jacks I have ever seen!!!!!! The third dive was at Viking Rock.

    Third day. When you are going to Alcyone you always know that anything, and everything can happen here and it was true again today! We saw many hammerheads that where there swimming around us in small schools. Of course we repeated Alcyone for the third dive. Again we had many hammerheads, more than 20 white tips resting in the bottom, and one really big turtle!!!!

    We had a sunny day for our fourth day in Coco’s and the temperature was excellent. The water these days is around 27°C/81F. We went to Dos Amigos Grande and Dos Amigos Pequena in morning. In the small one the dive was nice with many marble rays and it was full of macro life. In the afternoon we went to Manuelita Deep again… and again we had the hammerheads and one big Galapagos shark in the west side of the rock. We spend the night in Chatham Bay.

    Fifth. Today we work to another sunny day in Coco’s with an excellent temperature. We went to Dirty Rock and Manuelita again for the morning. Dirty Rock was spectacular… with more than a 50 hammerheads in a single school - and very close to us!!! We also saw two big mantas! Our guests were very happy.

    Our last day in the island we did two dives at Alcyone with countless schools of hammerheads – they seemed to be almost everywhere!!!!!!!!!! We had yellow fin tunas hunting around us to add to the excitement. We did our final dive at Dirty Rock, and again it did not disappoint. This was a perfect last day in paradise.

    Safe Diving to all of you!

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    Water temp: 26°C/79[SUP]o[/SUP]F

    This week our guests come from Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, United States and Costa Rica. Our crossing to the island took around 34 hours.

    First day we had our check out dive at Chatham Bay where it was really nice and colorful. We had the first opportunity to see eagle rays and one red frogfish was spotted at the end of the dive. We also saw many white tip sharks resting on the bottom. The second and third dives were in Manuelita Deep where we saw hammerheads, marble rays and one big Galapagos shark!

    The second day we went to Punta Maria and Dirty Rock in the morning. In Punta Maria we saw five Galapagos sharks that were very close to the pinnacle swimming against the current and many, many white tips sharks!!!!!!! They were everywhere!!!!!!! In Dirty Rock the dive was even better with many marble and eagle rays, thousands of white tips and a small school of hammerheads. At the end of the dive we saw the biggest school of jack fish ever!!!!!!! Afterwards we had a spectacular lunch was waiting for us in the vessel!!

    Third day. When you are going to Alcyone you always know anything, and everything can happen there – and today it was true again! We saw schools of hammerheads, many marble rays. The hammerheads there were swimming all around as and following our bubbles in the blue…. the divers were impressed!

    The fourth day we went again to Punta Maria and Dirty Rock. The Galapagos sharks were there still, and in Dirty Rock again the marine live was everywhere… hammerheads, eagle rays, snappers, groupers…. and much more!!!!
    The next day our guests wanted to go to Alcyone again - so of course we did. Today we saw many tunas hunting!!! And the sardines, of course, were swimming fast to try to escape!!!! From the main rock we saw many schools of hammerheads!!!!!! The ground was full of white tips sharks resting…. Well they are really lazy!!!!!!!

    Tonight we had a BBQ on the deck of the Wind Dancer. It was the perfect way to say goodbye in our last night in “the most beautiful island on earth” (Jacques Cousteau) Our guests spent a nice time eating and laughing well into the night with a sky full of stars.

    The last day in the island we did three dives, one in Alcyone, one in Dirty Rock, and the last one in Manuelita. In Alcyone the temperature was pretty cold down there and it is a good opportunity to see the lazy white tips sharks hiding from the cold water!!!

    See you soon and safe diving!!!
    PURA VIDA

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    Wind Dancer Captain’s Report November 10-20, 2012

    Water temp: 26°C, 79F

    This week our guests came from Korea, Germany, Canada and Russia. Our crossing to the island took around 35 hours.

    First day we had our check out dive at Manuelita Garden. It was really nice and colorful; we saw eagle rays, one turtle and two hammerheads at the end of the dive.

    The second dive was in Manuelita but this time in the deep side, in the “Channel”. It was great because we were still in our descent when a huge Tiger Shark came to us, and really close!!!!!!!! But wait, because in the channel we saw two more!!!!!!!! The divers couldn’t believe it!!!!

    The third dive was In Manuelita Deep again and we saw our first school of hammerheads and one big Galapagos Shark!!!! What a first day in Cocos!!!!

    The second day we went to Punta Maria and Dirty Rock in the morning. In Punta Maria we saw four Galapagos sharks in the pinnacle swimming against the current and many white tips sharks!!!!!!! They were everywhere!!!!!!! In Dirty Rock the dive was even better! We encountered many marble and eagle rays, thousands of white tips and swarms of hammerheads swimming around us many times!!!!

    Third day. When you are going to Alcyone you always know everything can happen there and it was true again! We saw the biggest school of hammerheads ever!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know, maybe more than two hundred together!!!!!!!! We also saw many marble rays… octopus and two yellow fin tuna!!!!!

    The fourth day we went to Dos Amigos Big and Dos Amigos Small. The first site was, like always, great, with the big arch full of life and we even saw and one manta Diablo. But the second, in Dos Amigos Small was spectacular!!! We dove with Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, and snappers. It was filled with marine life everywhere!!!!… Amazing!!!!!!!

    We continued with a good day of diving for our sixth day. Our guests wanted to go Alcyone again and we did it. We saw many tunas hunting and the sardines, of course, were swimming fast trying to escape!!!! The ground was covered with white tips sharks resting…. Great dive!!!!

    Later that night we had a BBQ dinner on the deck of the Wind Dancer. It was the perfect way to say goodbye on our last night in “the most beautiful island on earth” (Jacques Cousteau). Our guests spent a nice time eating and laughing into the night with a sky full of stars….

    Our last day in the island we did two dives, one in Alcyone and the other in Manuelita. In Alcyone we saw again many hammerheads that were moving in big groups. We also saw many marble rays that stayed below the thermocline. It was a spectacular last day in Cocos Island!!!!!

    Save diving.

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    Water temp: 24- 26|°C
    Wetsuit: 3-5 mil

    This week our guests all came from Costa Rica and our crossing to the island took around 32 hours.

    We started our dive week in Manuelita with calm water that was clear and pretty warm - perfect. We saw our first white tips, marble rays, and one Galapagos shark towards the end of the dive…. and this was only the checkout dive!!!!!
    After this we went to Manuelita Deep. We dropped in to about 100 feet where the visibility was about 30 feet and the water temperature was around. 72 degrees. We didn’t have to look far for the sharks, we just waited and looked into the blue and soon groups of 5 began swimming by the cleaning stations ranging in sizes from 3 to 15 feet. All of them showing not a care in the world that you are there as they are just doing their daily business of letting the fish clean their bodies.

    Our second day we went to Punta Maria and it was simply incredible. We found a strong current there and it was good because the sharks love swim against current. We saw four Galapagos sharks very close to the wall!!! We were in the bottom, at 25 meters (90 feet) holding onto the rocks just looking around, amazing!!!!!!! Then, we went to Dirty Rock, which is one of the best sites in the island. We found our first school of hammerheads, 40 more or less!!!!! What a day! At night our guests enjoyed a delicious dinner onboard the Wind Dancer.

    The night dive was in Manuelita Garden. We dropped in to around 45 feet and all one had to do was hover there at one meter above the bottom and watch the frenzied white tips feeding in the corals!!!!

    Our third day in paradise we went to Alcyone. This dive site is in the blue, and in the blue anything can happen… What a dive! The dive site was full of hammerheads!!! Also two black tip sharks, many white tip sharks, and schools of jack fish… We came back to Alcyone again for our second dive. The water was pretty warm but we were still able to see again many schools of hammerheads and many white tip sharks. In the blue we even saw 5 or 6 tunas swimming really fast!! Our night dive was again spectacular and again the white tips sharks were there in Manuelita.

    No clouds in the sky in our fourth day in Cocos and we had an excellent temperature. The water these days was 27°C. We went to Dos Amigos Grande and Dos Amigos Pequena for the morning dives. In the small one the dive was spectacular… more than a 10-hammerhead school was there and they came very close!!! We also saw two big manta Diablo! Everyone was happy. In the afternoon we went to Manuelita Deep again… and again hammerheads and one big Galapagos shark in the west side of the rock. We spent the night in Chatham Bay.

    Our last days in the island we dove in Alcyone two more times and Manuelita again. In Alcyone the dive was one of the best of this trip with a lot of hammerheads swimming close to us coming up from the bottom…. Non-stop activity was great!!!!!!!! In Manuelita we saw many hammerheads and a big Tiger Shark, probably more than 4 meters (12 feet)!!!!!!! Our final dive was in Dirty Rock and as always it was spectacular!!!

    Another spectacular week in Cocos Island! We’ll be back again next week… Safe diving.

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    Wind Dancer Captain’s Report December 8 – 18, 2012

    HAMMERHEADS AND GALAPAGOS SHARKS!!!!!!!!

    Water temp: 26|°C

    This week our guests came from Germany, United States, Denmark, Australia, Brazil, France, Poland and Canada. Our crossing to the island took around 34 hours.

    First day we had our check out dive at Manuelita Gardens, off Chatham Bay. The visibility was nice and we saw various marine species there…. eagle rays, two hammerheads sharks and many marble rays. The second and third dives we dove in Manuelita again, but this time in the deep side. Still with good visibility we dove with three Galapagos sharks and we saw in the blue our first school of hammerheads…. and it was just our first day in the island!

    Second day. This morning me moved the Wind Dancer from Chatham Bay to Wafer Bay and from here we took the dinghies to Dirty Rock and Punta Maria. Both of these sites had some hammerhead action coming in groups of 10 to 15. In Punta Maria we dove with more than 4 Galapagos sharks. And very close to us. The third dive was in Pajara, the perfect place to do a relaxing dive. Here we had beautiful reef coral tables, many lobsters that were hiding and much more!!!!

    Third day. Today we went to Alcyone, which is one of highlights of diving in Cocos. We found a school of hammerheads, a spectacular school of jack fish, marble rays, snappers, tunas, and the octopus seemed to be everywhere! In fact, everything was there!!!!!! Of course we dove here again for our next dive of the day!!

    Fourth day. We dove in Dos Amigos Grande today. The arch was amazing because the visibility was spectacular and the divers with cameras spent all their time there. We all had a great time! We also found many white tip sharks, one black tip shark, hammerheads and many, many marble rays. Awesome dive!!!!!!

    Fifth day in the island we did three dives. At Alcyone we had lots of hammerheads and yellow fin tunas hunting around. Dirty Rock was our second dive and we had schools of hammerheads getting very close to us, along with dolphins, at least a dozen silky sharks and a school of what I think was a thousand trevally.

    Sixth day in Cocos we dove again in Dirty Rock and Punta Maria. Transparent water, no currents, it was simply perfect! We saw six silky sharks at 35 meters. They were there just swimming around the entire time. It was amazing!!!!! In the afternoon we went to Manuelita and again our friends the tiger sharks were there waiting for us. This time 3 males!!!!!!!! And again very close… spectacular!!!!! Later, again in Manuelita Deep, two big dolphins dove with us. They were just there and you could almost touch them with your hand!!!!!!

    The last day we went again to Alcyone and here we saw a big school of hammerheads. There were maybe 70 of them swimming together just above us! What a last day!!!!!!!

    Thanks to our guests this week for another incredible trip in Cocos Island

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    Wind Dancer Captain’s Report Dec 22, 2012 – Jan 1, 2013

    Water temp: 26|°C

    This Christmas and New Year’s week our guests came from England. USA, Canada, Israel and Germany and our crossing to the island took around 36 hours.

    First day we had our check out dive at Chatham Bay. It was especially nice and colorful. We saw eagle rays and spotted one brilliant red frogfish towards the end of the dive. The second dive was in Manuelita Deep. We encountered a pretty swift current but it was really good because we saw our first school of hammerheads of the week and two big Galapagos sharks… and one really big Tiger Shark!!!!!!! We repeat Manuelita Deep as a third dive and again the tiger shark appeared along with many, many, many hammerheads. They seemed to be everywhere!!! Our guests couldn’t believe the action – and it was only our first day in the island J

    Second day. This morning me moved the boat from Chatham Bay to Wafer Bay and from here we took the pangas to Dirty Rock and Punta Maria. Both of these sites had some hammerhead action; coming in groups of 10 to 15 hammerheads. In Punta Maria we dove with 4 large Galapagos Sharks - and they got very close to us…. The third dive was in Pajara. This site is very colorful with big coral tables and its full of macro life… perfect for our third dive in paradise. The night dive at Manuelita Shallow had tons of white tips feeding in packs and a huge tiger shark showed up in our safety stop, spectacular!!!!!!!!!!

    Our third day in Paradise, aka Cocos Island, we dived in Alcyone. Most of the divers knew about this place because it is known as one of the best dive sites in the world, and once again it was spectacular… Many white tip sharks in the bottom, marble rays, and of course we saw an impressive school of hammerheads that seemed to be coming at us from everywhere… plus we saw the tunas hunting with dolphins… unbelievable!!!!!!! We went back to Alcyone again for our third dive of the day at it was even better!!!!!! The forth dive was in Manuelita Deep and again we saw a tiger shark and this time it was swimming very fast!

    Today, our fourth day, we went to Dos Amigos Grande and Dos Amigos Pequena. The divers from panga 2 even saw a large school of hammerheads just outside the big arch. Sighting hammerheads like this here does not happen very often, but in Cocos you never know….
    At the end of another great day of diving a spectacular BBQ dinner was waiting for us up on the sundeck. It was a perfect night with no clouds in the sky and a perfect sea breeze filled temperature. The guests really had a great time there…

    Last day in Paradise… Today we repeat Alcyone… twice. Once again it was spectacular with huge schools of jack fish and tunas swimming past. Everything was there!!! Afterwards part of the group took the trekking tour on the island to visit one of the magnificent waterfalls. This was another spectacular dive week in Cocos Island, and I am sure that most of our divers that visited us this week will come back again for sure…

    Safe diving to all of you!

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    WHALE SHARK, HAMERHEADS, DOLPHINS, SEA LION AND TURTLES!!!!!!
    Wind Dancer Captain’s Report Jan 5 – 15, 2013

    Water temp: 26-27ºC
    Wetsuit: 3 mil

    This week our guests came from Germany, United States, Denmark, Belgium and Costa Rica. Our crossing to the island took around 34 hours.

    Do you know what we saw just before go into the water the first day??....... Sea lion!! Yes, for the past month we have been seeing the same sea lion in the island. She probably is lost, but now Cocos Island is her home!!!

    We started our week in Coco Island with the checkout dive in Chatham Bay. But the checkout dive here might be the best dive ever in other places. The water was very clear and we saw many white tips, turtles, eagle ray, and a red frogfish. Our second and third dives were at Manuelita, where the tiger shark lives and has been seen many times…. and we saw it!!!!! Yes, one 4 meters (15 feet) male Tiger Shark in the sand, at around 30 meters (100 feet). On our third dive in Manuelita Deep and about 20 minutes before our safety stop a small whale shark came to us!!!!!!!!! And this was only the first day in the island.
    Our second day we went to Punta Maria and it was simply incredible. We found a strong current there and it was good because the sharks love swim against current. We saw more than seven Galapagos sharks that were very close to the pinnacle!!! And black tips as well!!!!! We were in the bottom, at 25 meters (90 feet) holding onto the rocks and just looking around. It was amazing!!!!!!!

    Then, we went to Dirty Rock, which is one of the best sites in the island. Here we found our first school of hammerhead, 20, or even more!!!!! What a day! Today also, while we were waiting for the pangas, we saw two turtle mating!!!!!!! Spectacular. After our full day of diving our guests enjoyed a delicious dinner aboard the beautiful Wind Dancer.

    The third day here in paradise we dove in Alcyone. The water was pretty warm this morning (30 °C) and we were lucky because we saw many marble rays and an enormous school of jack fish swimming very close to us!! We swam threw them, well actually “inside” them. It was spectacular! We also saw many hammerheads that were down very close to the main rock.

    We had absolutely no clouds in the sky in our fourth day in Cocos and continued with an excellent temperature. The water temperature was 29°C. Today we went to Dos Amigos Grande and Dos Amigos Pequena in the morning. In the small one, Dos Amigos Pequena, the dive was spectacular with a school of hammerheads there numbering more than! And they were very close!!! We also saw two big mantas! Our divers were very happy. In the afternoon we went to Manuelita Deep again… and again we encountered hammerheads and one big Galapagos shark in the west side of the rock. We spend the night in Chatham Bay.

    We went to Alcyone again in our fifth day in the island. The water was pretty warm that day but didn’t stop us from seeing a large school of hammerhead along with and white tip sharks again. In the blue we also saw a half dozen tunas, but they were swimming really fast!! The evening night dive was again spectacular because again the white tips sharks were there in Manuelita. The time for another delicious dinner onboard the Wind Dancer and time to go to sleep…

    We had a very good day of diving for our sixth day. Our guests wanted to go to both Dirty Rock and Punta Maria again, and so we did. Again the hammerheads. In our safety stop we had two dolphins came very, very close to us!!!!!!!! Afterwards we went to the island and climbed the hill all the way to the flag. Today, our third dive of the day was in Manuelita and again we saw the big Tiger Shark – and just 10 meters from us (30 feet). It was huge!!!! I think it actually was more than 4 meters (15 feet) in length. Wow!!!

    On the night dive, hundreds of white tip sharks hunting were waiting for our divers in Manuelita and after another day of great diving our crew was waiting for everyone in the upper sun deck with an excellent BBQ for dinner. Seems our guests just didn’t expect a BBQ in the middle of nowhere, but they really seemed to enjoy it!

    Sadly we approached our last a day in paradise. We went to Alcyone and Manuelita and they did not disappoint, as both were spectacular. We saw many marble rays; two Galapagos shark and the one great, big tiger shark again put the icing on the cake for our final dive!!!!

    See you next week, and safe diving.

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