Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2022-01-18

Location: The Canyon

Weather: Clear Skies, E Wind (10-12kts), Swell (1-3ft)

We arrived at the anchorage last night in a good place to run our morning check-out dive. Nice, quiet, quiet night at anchor. Conditions this morning have been pretty great so far, with just a bit of wind chop on the surface and some gentle, long-period seas. Our check-out dive from the stern went very well and was needed by many in the group who were having trouble with buoyancy, but with a little practice and guidance, they will be doing fine by the end of today. And with good visibility and no current for the morning dives it is a great chance to work out kinks.

The wildlife has been showing up in force! At least three mantas on the checkout dive, some scattered hammerheads as well as Galapagos and silvertip sharks. On dive two at The Canyon, there were three more manta sightings, some schooling hammerheads coming close to the divers at the transmitter, and two large tiger sharks. Divers are thrilled.

Water temperature: 78°F

Visibility: 60-80ft

  • Captain Jon Shephard

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