3 Giant manta rays hang out with us all day

For our final two days of diving we made the short 35 mile crossing north to San Benedicto Island. First stop was the Canyon, on the south side of the island, offering a well protected bay from any swell in the area. Another beautiful day today with lots of sunshine and calm seas, we were able to anchor at the divesite and dive straight off the back deck. The Canyon offers numerous pinnacles jutting up from a sandy bottom littered with rocks, leading out to a steep rocky ridge where we can often find schooling hammerheads. On our first dive here we did have a few hammerhead sightings, but none for the rest of the day. We also enjoyed several silver-tip encounters throughout the day, as well as a Silky sighting from the surface, a very promising sign as they haven’t been seen by us at the Canyon in a couple of years. Again the stars of the day though were the giant mantas, with three of them spending most of the day with us.

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