The sight of San Benedicto island rising up from the horizon was beautiful. A gorgeous sunset, the green flash, a warm hot tub and the promise of good things to come the next day. How many times has the diving been so good at the Canyon that we stayed the whole day? I can’t believe it. We have had mantas harassing us all day, in a perfect way! Swimming close and gliding by, fins pointed up and looking like stealth bombers soaring through the air. They are so beautiful and its joyous watching everyone’s expression as they come out of the water. Schools of hammerheads, lots of silky’s, octopus, and dolphins swimming by the stern. It was windy, dusty and a little choppy on the surface but the action below was just incredible. The visibility started ok, and throughout the day got better and better. Consistent diving was awarded with some great footage of the mantas and hammerheads. The water was refreshing after basking in the sun between dives and nothing could have gone better today than if it was planned. I love days like this aboard the Explorer!