The beauty of the underwater world. Part 2.

Coconut Island in the Pacific waters of Costa Rica - the largest uninhabited island in the world, it resides only a small group of rangers who take care of the order in the reserve as an above water and under water. A few meters from the village cleared begin impassable cliffs covered with jungle, there are many human foot where no one had gone. View from the sea to the island is very impressive - steep rock walls covered with lush vegetation from which flow down dozens of towering waterfalls. Something similar in terms of waterfalls I have seen only in New Zealand Fiordland.
Part 1.

A flock of hammerhead sharks at Alcyone, the depth of 33 meters






Despite the distance - at Coconut can only be reached by boat from the Costa Rican port of Puntarenas, it takes 35-40 hours depending on the weather - this island is very well known. It is believed that it was it buried treasure Peru exported conquistadors and later got into the hands of pirates - one of the most "delicious" unfound treasure in history. "Treasure Island" Stevenson - it is about coconut. On the fictitious island in the Pacific waters of Costa Rica, copied from Coco action unfolds the book and film "Jurassic Park." There is a theory that it was a real haven Coconut Robinson Crusoe. By all this glory team of Jacques Cousteau explored the waters around the island added fame as one of the greatest underwater reserves, known primarily for the huge number of hammerhead sharks.
Now the island is one of the national parks of Costa Rica, access to it is limited, and all three vessels are authorized to conduct the dive safaris in its waters. I must say that the quality of diving is highly dependent on the season, and the best seasons typically places on those ships have come to an end nearly a year.
On the island itself is allowed to disembark for a short walk lasting about two hours, and even then not every day. This is enough for a walk along the beach to look at the life of the Rangers and then to plunge into a couple of waterfalls.

Curious hammer on the point of Dirty Rock, depth of 32 meters




Bay Beach Chatam Bay




Night hunting Whitetip Sharks in shallow water at the rock Manuelita, the depth of 12 meters




Moorish Idols at the point Punta Maria, the depth of 33 meters




Okeanos Aggressor anchored in the waters of Cocos Island



Silver shark and manta rays silhouette in the background, Point Silverado, 15 meters



Flock trevally on the point of Dirty Rock, 25 meters



Morning view of the rock Manuelita ship Okeanos Aggressor



Hammerhead sharks at the point of Dirty Rock, 32 meters



Marble ramp at night hunting, Manuelita shallow water rock, 12 meters



A flock of hammers on the point of Punta Maria, 33 meters



Silver shark point on Silverado, 15 meters



Zodiac boat, from which proisohodili dive



The whale shark floating at the surface, Chatam Bay, 5 meters



Night hunting Whitetip Sharks in shallow rock Manuelita, 12 meters



Silver shark poses for a photo, point Silverado, 15 meters



One of my favorite objects for photography - tropical lagoon islands and the coast where I have to go to during the dive cafari. White clouds, blue sky, aquamarine sea, shallow water green, yellow and orange hues of sand - all of these colors create simple natural harmony, looking at that every time I am experiencing feelings for freedom and joy.
I unified the several meditative pictures of these wonderful specimens of natural beauty in the gallery «project lagoon dreams» - it is constantly replenished with the best photos of my future trips and archives previous ones - and I share it with you. Ref to the gallery as usual will live in the header of my journal.
Beach at Yap island, Micronesia



Carp Island, Palau



Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu Island, Fiji



Sipadan Island, Malaysian Borneo



Somewhere at the rock islands, Palau



Carp Island, Palau



Kapalai Island, Malaysian Borneo



Somewhere at Ari Atoll, Maldives



Kapalai Island, Malaysian Borneo



Cocos Island, Costa Rica



Carp Island, Palau



Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu Island, Fiji



Mangrove beach, Yap Island, Micronesia



Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia



Somewhere at Rock Islands, Palau



South Male Atoll, Maldives



Port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica



It's hard to tell that any new words about the beauty of the Maldives. In March, our friendly team of sixteen people, including a lot of users Learn, spent ten wonderful days among beautiful beaches, crystal clear lagoons, crazy sunrises and sunsets every day and repeatedly plunging discovering the underwater world of the Maldives from new angles.
Napoleon and diver



Safariynyh Yacht Sultan of Fervour



Paffer among sea squirts



Marble ramp and diver



A typical Maldivian Island Hotel



Amfiprion hiding in the tentacles of an anemone



Flock Kashmiri Snappers and diver



Beach on a desert island



A flock of barracuda



Hawksbill turtle and diver



Sunset on the Ari Atoll



Giant manta



Playing with a bunch of reef fish



Storm in Paradise



Whitetip sharks and trevally



Diver and Napoleon



Dense forest Maldivian



Flock plataksov



Moray and diver



Maldivian sunset



Giant manta



The diver and gorgonian



Blue anemones



Manta



"Do not shoot!" - Bug reports about the end of the photo shoot



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