Captains Noon Report – Explorer – 2018-12-11

Location: Roca Partida, .22′ off anchored in 250′ of water.
Weather: 5 knots NW in AM- building to 5-8 knots at noon. Seas: 4-6′ swell 1′ wind chop. Sunshine, with partial clouds, 3/10.

Diving : Dive # 1- The first dive of the day was slightly later than typical schedule due to presence on another Dive vessel being on station prior to our early morning arrival. However, one of the divers got in the water and they were greeted to RP by up to 3 mantas, white tip reef sharks, shoals of jacks, galapagos and ever curious silkie sharks, as well as several large hammer heads coasting the current in the blue water. W/T reported as 26/27C and VIZ 30+M(90-100feet). Dive #2- “Excellente Amazing” was the two words given by our guest from Spain in description of this dive. Upon asking his wife what they saw, “everything.” which she came to elaborate as Mantas, all types of sharks including the hammerheads, and she was particularly impressed with the numerous large yellowfin tuna, (this big- she articulated with arms fully outstretched) Water temp was reported as 26C, visibility 30-40M (90-100+feet) “I don’t know how we can top last two days” quoting a guest and local dive shop owner from La Paz,MX, who has brought his sons and wife as a surprise trip. We are going to sure try!! Yesterday the dives in the afternoon were both excellent for Mantas, Dive master Luis was telling me it was like boiler style manta interaction, but at the canyon. Very hot!
– Capt. Aaron

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