Captain’s Noon Report – Explorer – 2019-04-18

Location: San Benedicto, “El Boiler”
Weather: overcast, 7/10. Wind:5N in anchorage early am 5-10N outside, and 5-10N at boiler

Dive 1: Dove on a lava finger of the north east end of the lava flow by canyon. Great dive with interactive dolphins present, galapagos, silver tips, and a couple mantas. Gently sloping lava finger with cleaning station. Wind was forecast to subside over the morning and swell period increase so following the first dive we weighed anchor and proceeded to check out the boiler. We were not disappointed! Dive 2 was excellent despite some steep choppy waves adding some challenge on the dive deck we safely and smoothly boarded the skiffs and dropped in on the boiler. Vis was reported as medium 25-30M and a bit murky but the dive was amazing with 5 interactive mantas for every group to experience throughout the entire dive! Every skiff returning to the back deck was full of manta cheers, and thumbs up and smiles, as this was by far the best manta dive of the trip, and as one guest said “totally worth the bumpy ride!” We will continue to dive the boiler for the remaining two dives of the trip, as the swells already seem to be lengthening, and wind dropping off. After the last dive we will proceed back to our calm anchorage away from the crowd at the canyon for BBQ steak dinner and a goood sleep for our guests prior to sailing for Cabo in the early morning hours.

– Capt. Aaron

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