Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2021-10-22

Location: Guadalupe Island

Weather: Clouded Skies, NNE Winds (15-20kts), and NNE Swell (3-4ft)

We finished our transit in relatively calm seas, a fairly gently 6-8′ NW swell with no winds. Guests handled the ride very well. We arrived at the anchorage around 2100 and were able to drop the cages and prep for the morning.

Lots of motion in the surface cages. Strong current from the south has us sitting with the port quarter facing the seas, so things are a bit calmer on the starboard cages, but nothing is calm today. Guests are managing pretty well, with just about everybody spending at least some time in the water so far today.

Our action started a bit slowly, but by 0800 or so we had multiple sharks making frequent circles below the submersible cages and occasional passes by the bait. At least six individuals presented so far. Visibility is a bit milky, but the guests are loving the way the sharks can seem to disappear and then come back out of nowhere. The crew is doing a great job of assisting guests in/out of the bumpy cages, and so far life is good, even with the motion.

Visibility: 60-80ft+

Water temperature: 69°F

  • Captain Jon Shephard

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