Lots of yellowfin tuna, silvertip sharks, galapagos and hammerheads and a whaleshark

Back again to what I call the Temple.  Broken rock this last remain of a volcano that soars up from the deep and sticks up just above the surface as a little top of a needle in the middle of the ocean.  We had fantastic diving with lots of yellow fin tunas and lots of silvertip, galapagos and hammerhead sharks.  In the thermocline, we found a big group of hundreds, or maybe more, hammerhead sharks.  It was interesting to see that around 30galapagos sharks were following the hammerheads.   We had one manta that showed little interest in us and was soon replaced by an even smaller manta.  Giant manta sightings have been scarce so far on this trip but that unfortunately is the nature of big animal diving.  Hopefully we will see lots of them tomorrow.  Had one whaleshark that was cruising around the rock several times and gave everyone a chance to see her.  Divemaster Sten.
Weather:  Sunny, calm with a low 5 foot swell.  Very nice conditions.
Water:  Visibility ranging from 40 feet at the thermocline to 80 feet.  Water temp noticeably colder at 24degrees

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