Captain’s Noon Report – Belle Amie – 2020-07-18

Location: Anchored at the south end of Isla Margarita in the Magdalena Bay area
Weather: Sun is shining, Wind a little breezy, Seas fairly calm

We are just starting our checkout dive in this sheltered bay, in about 10m of water.We had a beautiful transit overnight and today, searching along the way for dive-able seamounts south of Magdalena Bay. We didn’t find anything shallow enough to dive on yet but did find some positive signs and plan to spend overnight tonight cruising by some more coordinates that look promising. All morning and early afternoon before arriving here we’ve seen loads of sea-life from the surface, including a pod of common pacific dolphins, a pod of bottlenose dolphins, many turtles, sealions, and several shark sightings, including an unidentified 6 footer breaching fully out of the water. So, we know there’s lots of life here, now we just have to find them in the water! After our checkout dive this afternoon we plan to cruise 10 miles north to the area where the submarine is thought to be. We’ll spend an hour or so mapping the bottom with the sounder and looking for any anomalies that might indicate the location of the wreck. After that we’ll head back out to sea to find those shallow sea mounts that we know are out there somewhere. For tomorrow we plan to focus on diving around where the submarine is thought to be. Day after that will be offshore seamount diving hopefully.
– Captain Gordon

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