A slow day for great white sharks at Guadalupe Island but lots of yellowfin tuna

Location: Shark Bay, Guadalupe Island, Baja California, Mexico
We’ve had an excellent season so far with the great white sharks of Guadalupe Island with lots of awesome sharking.  Unfortunately, as is true of all big animal diving, not every day is going to be awesome.  Yesterday was one of our slower days and today was really slow.   We suspect it is because for the first time this season, there were a number of shark boats on site at Shark Bay.   We kind of got used to either having the place to ourselves or sharing it with the Solmar V.  The good news is that the other boats are not doing a lot of trips this season and we hope to have Shark Bay back to ourselves in the near future.   We didn’t get any sightings until lunch time when we were treated to a couple of smaller males who took a lot of interest in the submersible cage.    We did see a mako shark off in the blue and later in the afternoon, a school of large yellow fin tuna made a couple of exciting passes by the cages.  Finished the day off with a very close visit by an obliging juvenile male great white and that was it for the day.  Fingers crossed for better sharking tomorrow.  Divemaster Buzz
Weather: Low cloud and an autumn feel to the day with a chilly start.  Temperature in the mid 70’s by the afternoon.   Flat calm seas with no wind and no swell.
Water: Water temperature 70 degrees.  Visibility 100 feet.

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