Malpelo was one of my most satisfying discoveries. We had been to Cocos Island with our groups for years when I was approached by Capt. Heinz Buchbinder of the eight-person yacht The Inzan Tiger. For the next eight years we took group after group to these remote islands in the Eastern Pacific's Golden Triangle (Galapagos, Cocos and Malpelo). The waters were teeming with fish-huge schools of big tuna and hammerhead sharks, and swarming groupers and snappers.
During the final few years, Heinz found a pinnacle where he could dive deep to see the enormous sand tiger sharks with the huge eyes shown in our gallery and these stories; Story 1 and Story 2.
With the addition of the immense sharks, Malpelo became a cult diving destination for serious divers. I myself went back every one of the eight years in pursuit of pictures, and it grieved me for the diving community when Capt. Heinz retired. I still remember those trips with Heinz and his wife Zan, and the astonishing things we saw.