My husband and I are looking for a quick getaway dive trip and have Roatan or Belize in mind. What is the visibility and weather like during this time - especially after the crazy hurricanes the Caribbean has just experienced?
The Argo, one of the Undersea Hunter's boats, was our choice for our 10 days of bliss in Cocos Island. The crew was friendly and fun, the rooms were spacious, the food was amazing and the diving....oh the diving!!
The first dive was out checkout dive and it was a nice site, but what we learned later in the week was that this is where our night dives were to take place - and then it was a whole new site!! I'm not a big fan of night dives, but this night dive was one that I'll remember and relive for years to come! As the light faded and the only lights were our video lights and torches, the white tips came by the dozen to hunt - and we were part of the team! Big sharks, little sharks and huge trevally jacks scoured the reef for dinner. It was a site to behold, words can't do it justice.
The day dives were just as great! Alcyone was an early favorite as it is a hammerhead cleaning station and we were not disappointed. Close encounters were abundant. The picture burned into my brain though is the school of hundreds of hammerheads swimming above us...magical.
Not to be outdone, Manuelita Outside, had its own action waiting for us - a huge tiger shark coming in to have her picture taken...breathtaking!
Unfortunately, there are no turtles at Cocos any longer. When the tiger sharks came back to the island a few years ago, the turtles became their snack and that was the end of that.
The Argo also has the deep sea submersible available for 30m or 100m dives. A few of the guests went on that adventure and enjoyed it.
If you've had Cocos on your bucket list, it's time to get there and check it off!
Would you recommend diving and snorkeling here in Feb/March? Is either month better or less busy?
We dived 3 days with local dive center Aquarius.
Pros: Lots of turtles everywhere, nice coral, met many shrimps and curious unicornfishes on the night dive. We were lucky to spot dugong and dolphins.
Cons: Problems with organization, necessity to ride zodiacs(due to them I have problems with knees now)
In addition to that we spent 1 week on a liveaboard and must admit that 80% of nice videos I shot were during those 3 days of diving with Aquarius (Karim is the best guide ever!)
See also a link to my video (almost all of it was shot in Port Ghalib except for the sharks and barracudas that were in remote areas where we headed during liveaboard trip)
Forget the advertising.... no more whale shark since 7 years.... a lot of the coral grounds around mahe are just piles of dead coral, overgrown by seeweed. together with the disappearing polyps the fish life is also less than expected ! So , above the water the seychelles are still the pristine islands as everyone knows from the postcards, under water global warming is distroying most of the beauty.... perhaps the islands further away are less touched ?
The dive center was,ok, but no possibilities for noght diving, wreck diving, nitrox,....
Why is there an Off-season in October in Ponta D’Ouro, Mozambique?
We went to a beach nearby the Diving shop and spent almost all afternoon showing the wonders of the Caribbean Sea to a young latin couple.
They were afraid at first of not being able to do all the basic diving breathing exercises, but as soon as they started they realized how easy it was. After a short introduction we start going deep down until we got to 9 mts.
As soon as we start diving we could see fishes and mainly coral reefs with impressive and beautiful colors.
They enjoyed it very much and definitely will try it again.
Does any one have a good destination for diving in November in warm waters?
South east asia maybe?
only with Waterhoppers PADI 5 Star IDC facility on Rhodes you can sign up for the Marine Park Dive with 150 kg Tunas and wild dolphins - yes, here in Rhodes. our dive pack had one day in Kalithea caverns (15 meters max so easy for everyone), one day in Pefkos going out on the RIB for 2 Great Wall and drift dives, the next day in Plimiri where we dived the fantastic Gianuola K wreck sitting at just 22 meters (and its over 100 meters long and intact!), and then The marine park where we had the giant tuna and several dolphins swimmingly around us! Truly amazing. Give them an e mail on email@example.com to see more details. It well worth it and would be great for Dive clubs looking for an alternative to Egypt
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