Location: Isla San Marcos
Schools of Angel fish, lots of rays and scorpion fish, beautiful red algae growth on the rocks, big boulders. A success!
Yesterday after a great morning of whale shark snorkeling we did 2 afternoon dives and a night dive at Punta Pescador. The diving was good! A frog fish found on both afternoon dives, signal and orange throated blennies, nudi’s, other fishes. Only one guest did the night dive with Juan and the krill were so thick that it blacked out their lights at times!
After the night dive we got underway and arrived here at our current location at 1030 this morning. Transit was mostly smooth, wind kicked up around 0500 for a couple hours but we were able to adjust course to have a following sea. On arrival here at San Marcos we took the rhib our for a recon, there are 8-10 small rocks above the surface at the north point spread over about a quarter mile, with around 30-50 feet of water around them. After the northern-most rock (which has a lighthouse) it drops down deeper to 80ft pretty quick and deeper further out. Small sea lion colony on one of the northern rocks as well. A fairly unknown spot for diving, we chose this place because of distance between Bahia and Loreto and also the chart looked promising. The first dive we dropped out at the northern rocks and the dive was a big success. Water is a little colder (74 at depth 80 at surface) and a little green but more of a clear green, with viz around 40-50ft. Everyone loved the dive and wants to spend the day exploring those rocks. Schools of Angel fish, lots of rays and scorpion fish, beautiful red algae growth on the rocks, big boulders. A success!