Cocos Island Trip Report Oct 2015

Cocos Island Trip Report Oct 2015

 

 


Bluewater Cocos Island photo workshop trip report

 

Words and photos By KADU PINHEIRO 

 

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Cocos Island is the top destination to be able to get close to schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks 

 

This week during our Bluewater Trip / Workshop, Cocos Island showed us why it's considered one of the best places in the world to dive with sharks, so during this week we had encounters with Hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, Galapagos sharks, marble rays, eagle rays, morays and all the usual cast of fish Coco Island has to offer.


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Left: White tip reef sharks                  Right: Marbled stingray


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Left: Scalloped hammerhead shark coming in close                              Right: Green turtle & diver


Some of the dives were challenging with depths of 100 feet and currents, but the group of underwater photographers were good divers and managed to navigate the conditions while handling their expensive and heavy camera setups to capture stunning shots. 

 

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Left: Divers getting close to hammerhead sharks       Right: Large schools of snappers hiding out in a swim through

 

Throughout the week we held seminars on various underwater photography topics tailored toward the conditions we encounted and marine life that we saw. As the week progressed, the consistent close encounters with sharks allowed guests to practice and hone in their underwater photography skills to get some amazing photos.   

 

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Left: School of bigeye jacks      Middle: A trumpetfish glides over the reef        Right: Spotted eagle ray 

 

Dos Amigos Pequeño was one dive site that really stood out for its adrenaline rush. The dve site was swept by a string current, but along with that brought lots of Galapagos sharks and a large school of hammerhead sharks. We were holdogng onto the rocks gazing at the underwater shark freeway going past us. 


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Left: Hammerhead sharks on the underwater freeway     Right: A chance encounter with a tiger shark

 

While Cocos Island is known for sharks, we also found reef fish, rays, turtles, lobsters, and even a frogfish!  

 

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Left: Giant Frogfish            Middle: Diver & marbled stingray           Right: Reefscape

 

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Left: Hammerhead shark with reef fish                           Right: White tip reef sharks out hunting at night


We were also treated to a couple hours on land in Cocos Island where we visited the ranger station and hiked to Wayfer Bay where a local soccer competition was being held.

 

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Left: Cocos Okeanos Aggressor                           Right: The ranger station on Cocos Island


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Left: Bridge crossing along the short hike                           Right: Scenic views from Wayfer's Bay


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Left: Local soccer competition on Wayfer's Beach              Right: It was great to spend a couple hours ashore


Thanks to all of our guests, and hold your fire!!! Mario, Monica, Miguel, Yunuen, Ulisses, Mauricio, Christophe, Eric, Eddy, Bart, Fernando, Alejandra, Jorge, Shih, Albert, Edward, David, Yuping, Lin, Monica H. and Shao.


                                                                                                              - Kadu Pinheiro 

 

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Happy Bluewater guests

                                                                

 

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For more photos, view the slideshow at the top of the page

 

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