Archive | January, 2011

Pekin Star Shipwreck is Gone!!!

23 Jan

With a crane from the municipality and a large community effort, the Shipwreck on Playa Hermosa was finally removed.  It was a messy but successful operation. A large section of the wreck still lives on as a new life promoting structure in the Playa Hermosa Artificial Reef Project.

Here’s a video of the effort!


Our First European Sponsor – La Faitafondue!

20 Jan

Here we’d like to acknowledge our first European sponsor!  La Faitafondue

Comme le dit si bien l′illustrissime amuseur public FRANK MARICHAL, les belges ont une brique dans le ventre.

Ceci dit, FRANK MARICHAL et son fameux restaurant LAFAITAFONDUE, deviennent les premiers SPONSORS européens du projet CONDOFISH – initie par son copain et compatriote Christian LeMouche au Costa Rica. Continue reading

2010 in Review – Not Bad for 6 Months.

2 Jan

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how the Condofish blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,400 times in 2010. That’s about 20 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 22 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 245 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 84mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 23rd with 481 views. The most popular post that day was Welcome.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for condofish, artificial reef,, benthic zone, and lise lacaille costa rica.

Attractions in 2010 Continue reading

Thank You for Your Support Hotel El Velero

1 Jan

A big reef thank you to Hotel El Velero in Playa Hermosa for their support in the artificial reef project.  Your contribution has helped the project greatly.

If you’re a fishy in need of an underwater apartment, the Hotel now has affordably priced fish condos!

For human’s looking for a place to stay, the Hotel El Velero is a Mediterranean-style, boutique hotel on the beach in Costa Rica Continue reading

Shipwreck Marked and Area Cleaned

1 Jan

In regards to the burned out shrimp boat wrecked on the shore of Playa Hermosa, the community, Playa Hermosa Association and the CondoFish Team got together at Aquasport to find a solution on moving the wreck and cleaning up the beach.  The first step was cleaning up the trash, ship fragments and barrels left over from the owner.  Then buoys were placed around the wreck to mark it in an effort to keep swimmers and boats away from the dangerous area.

This past last Friday a motivated group of community volunteers made sure the work was done.   Great job community!

Currently there are 2 solutions for the next step in removal:

1. Wait on an answer from the Costa Rican Coast Guard in regards to large craft to drag the wreck out 50-100 meters.

2. Use a large excavator to break up and pull out the wreck from the beach.

We’re awaiting answers and CondoFish is ready and willing to help out with any underwater connection tasks involved with helping move this wreck.