Captain’s Noon Report – Explorer – 2018-12-21

Location: Roca Partida, .2′ off anchored in 250′ (80M)
Weather: Partly sunny with light wind at sunrise increasing to 5 knots N at noon

The first dive this morning was very good for all our divers. Visibility was great at 80-90 ft and water temperature was reported 26C. There was very little current during the first dive and our guests encountered a couple mantas circling Roca, silver tip reef sharks on the balconies, and large yellow fin tuna hunting. Numerous species of jacks and resident fishes completed the oceanic scene set by the sub-sea mountain top. Dive 2 was just completed, and the divers coming back had very positive reports. Visibility improved to reported 90-100 ft and sea life was described as “fantastic” “magical” and the site “like being in an aquarium, so much life!”. The divers in one group had several hammerheads up close and personal within 20 feet, as well as a couple mantas, and “huge” tuna hunting. Each group of divers experienced a wide array of fish, several we will identify later from their pictures and our library resources, and the mantas just keep close by, perhaps enjoying the divers as much as the divers enjoy them. Yesterday afternoon we completed our third and fourth dives on the lava fingers and reef structure at Punta Tosca. The first afternoon dive had moderate current and diminished visibility but the looming rock formations and a couple manta sightings made for a successful dive despite the conditions. The Last dive of the day had better conditions, minimal current and higher visibility 60-70′ reported and as the dive concluded as sun was getting low the reef life, fishes and silkie sharks became more active.

-Capt. Aaron

By Noon Reports

Daily dive and conditions reports from our captains onboard the Nautilus Liveaboard vessels.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *