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matt215

Member Since 13 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 21 2014 10:42 AM
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#350966 Hammerheads

Posted by matt215 on 30 July 2014 - 02:57 PM

You can't go wrong with Cocos or Galapagos. You'll see schooling scalloped hammerheads. Keep in mind that both of these destinations are liveaboard trips and are usually about 2 weeks. The dive ing conditions can be difficult at these locations. Most dives are deep (100feet or more) and there's current which can be strong. Also, watch the El Niño forecasts. If El Niño conditions are present, you won't see as many sharks.
The bahamas, in particular Bimini, are good for great hammerheads in January - March.
If you go to Cocos, I recommend any of the boats in the Undersea Hunter group. They are top notch and the diving is done from steel pangas. These are much more stable than inflatable zodiacs that other boats use. I can't imagine riding out to Alcyone at Cocos in an inflatable over all those waves. And getting out of the water... no thanks


#319234 Trip report: KOMODO Aboard The Arenui

Posted by matt215 on 27 October 2012 - 10:19 AM

Here is a trip report from a trip I took this August/September to Komodo National Park aboard the Arenui.

click the link below for the report and some of my photos from this incredible trip.

http://bit.ly/XAznR7