Location: Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Comments: Divemaster Sten – affectionately known as the Vikingo – has kindly offered to write all of this week’s Captain Log reports. I will be back on the ship next week when we sail from Cabo San Lucas to Socorro/Revillagigedo/San Benedicto/Roca Partida Islands to search out and get close to our favourite giant manta rays.
Sten reported that they started the trip off with a visit to Los Islotes and the resident population of California sea lion pups. The scuba divers let the sea lions chew on their fins, their wetsuits and one diver was even “kissed” on the mouth. The last dive of the day was on the wreck of the Fang Min – a Chinese fishing boat that was caught fishing illegally in Mexican waters, confiscated and then sunk as an artificial reef on November 17, 1999.
Weather: Hot, air temperatures in the low 80’s, light winds
Water: Water visibility 100ft plus, water temperature 79˚F