Scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez

Location: Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
The crew sent me a satellite message today to say that the diving they have been experiencing in the Sea of Cortez is the best they have seen there in quite a while.   We are getting reports of everything from tiger sharks in the Biosphere Reserve of Cabo Pulmo  (yes, TIGER SHARKS!!) to pretty good sightings of hammerhead sharks at the El Bajo seamount  (which is where Dr. Peter Klimly did his ground breaking studies 25 years ago on the unique and very cool school behaviour of hammerheads).  There was a strong wind out of the north today and they tucked into the lee at the tiny island of Los Islotes where everybody happily spent the day diving and playing with the resident California sealions.  Many of the divers onboard this trip are from New York  –  so I anticipate that the divemasters will be scheduling some wreck divers  (a la New Jersey!) in the next couple of days.  Captain Mike
Weather: Air temperature 90 degrees!!!!  Clear, 20 knot winds from the north, light chop in the lee of the island.
Water: Visibility 100 feet plus.  Water temperatures low 80’s

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