Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2021-10-09

Location: Isla Guadalupe

Weather: Clear Skies, N Strong Winds (15-25kts), and NNE Swell (3ft)

Yesterday afternoon continued very much like yesterday morning, with the same three sharks constantly circling down below the level of our submersible cages but very rarely coming toward the surface or bait. When the sharks did approach the bait they made no efforts to actually eat it. Interesting behavior. Cocktail hour was very lively again last night.

Winds and seas built up overnight and we woke up to fairly choppy conditions this morning. 3-foot seas coming in from the north making the surface cages pretty bouncy but I had prepared the guests for that possibility when I spoke to them last night. Still, plenty of guests coming and going and most are taking their scheduled drops. Action for the morning so far has been almost exactly like yesterday, with the same three sharks doing the same deep pacing. Only had two attempts to get the bait between 0630-1130. But within the last hour, we have noticed more frequent approaches and have lost about three pieces. So perhaps whatever it was that was keeping them subdued is no longer in effect. Even with the relatively slow action the guests are having a great trip and loving every encounter they get.

Visibility: 140ft

Water temperature: 70°F

  • Captain Jon Shephard

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