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(Editor’s Note: This is the fourth post in a series of blog posts about the Feb. Cocos Island Expedition to track sea turtles and sharks in order to create a protected science-based swimway that will safeguard endangered marine wildlife during their migrations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. You can read the first blog here. See the entire blog series here). 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The sunrise was spectacular as it rose over the Island and hit our boat with perfect morning light. While I am busy taking photos of the moment, fellow divers join me on the upper deck with coffee.

Yesterday, I was nervous but today I only feel excited to go diving again in this biodiversity rich spot.

Our first dive of the day is absolutely breathtaking despite it’s name – Dirty Rock.

Dirty Rock, Cocos Island, Costa Rica.

Dirty Rock, Cocos Island, Costa Rica.

From the moment my mask is underwater I know this is going to be something I will always remember. I catch my first glimpse of a hammerhead shark, while some of the other divers are treated to a view of five sharks circling together!

Read the Day 5 blog here. See the entire blog series here.

Learn more about our Cocos Island Expeditions and join our next trip here.