The Young Sealions chewed our Thumbs and Tried to Bite the Cameras: Guest Blog from the Sea of Cortez – April 25, 2011

The first day of our journey we have seen our first sea lions at La Reina and we were very excited.
We stayed for 2 dives, the visibility could have been a bit better and there was some current.
The original plan to stay there got changed and we sailed to The Swanee, a very shallow divespot but encountered very bad visibility of about 5 to 7 m. Now everyone is looking forward to more Sea Lion interaction tomorrow. By the way Water temperature is around 22 Celsius.
Joern and Diana

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Today we had three, or some of us which weren`t so tired four, amazing dives at Los Isoltes. The sea lions came to us very close so we had each time more than 70 incredible minutes we the baby, mother and some rarer father sea lions. We had the chance to play around, stroke them and enjoy their presents all over the dives. In the end when the air goes to the end, we went back to the Nautilus, which is our home for the next few days.

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4 dives at Los Islotes, one better than the other. Yesterday was great, but today the big males seemed to be less territorial and more playful. During every single dive sea lions of all ages payed us visits.  The young ones literally chewed our  thumbs and tried to bite the cameras. Los Islotes is also a great place for Macro photography in case one gets tired of Sea Lions. If I ever make it to come back I shall definitely bring the 105 lens along and ignore the Sea lions for one dive.
Joern and Diana

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Judith Pauldingreply
April 26, 2011 at 03:04 PM

I remember this dive with the sea lions. They were great. We played with them with a dive glove. They are smart and funny!
great experience.

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