Captain’s Noon Reports – Explorer – 2021-11-18

Location: Canyon

Weather: Sunny Skies, NW Wind (16kts), and NW Swell (4ft)

The morning dives were good, the first dive some of the guests came out saying they had an excellent dive as they had hammerhead sharks within reaching distance, along with two mantas, chevron and black, the second dive they had Galapagos sharks, silvertip sharks, more mantas they had a white tip sharks feeding frenzy. The downside was the current, but I guess is good as it is bringing clearer water to the dive site.

Yesterday in Roca Partida we had two good dives in the morning hours, both exciting. After the third dive and while guests were relaxing on the top deck, the hostess brought popsicles to the guests and divemasters worked on doing some cleaning when someone yelled: “whale shark!”… we all looked over the side, and there it was a 25 footer whale shark right next to the Explorer, it circled five times around the boat until it was time to go for the last dive of the day, most people snorkel with it and they were all happy.

On the fourth dive, a couple of people saw the whale shark in the dive but it was deep and just cruising, I decided to pick up anchor after the last dive as the wind picked up and waves started to get bigger.

Water temperature: 82°F

Visibility: 80ft

  • Captain Beto

By Noon Reports

Daily dive and conditions reports from our captains onboard the Nautilus Liveaboard vessels.

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