Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2022-02-12

Location: The Canyon

Weather: Clear Skies, N Wind (15kts), NNE Swell (4-6ft)

We completed two more dives yesterday afternoon at the canyon. There were mantas, silvertips and hammerheads spotted on both dives. All the guests enjoyed themselves greatly and it made a wonderful first day. We finished up with our taco night on the top deck. Most excellent. After dinner we moved and anchored up at the Boiler. We had a pleasant night on the hook.

This morning the wind is up a bit and surface conditions are a bit choppy. But the diving is great. On dive one, all 4 dive groups had a dive full of dolphins. Approximately 20 in the pod that was with our divers the entire time. There were also three mantas spotted on that first dive. Visibility was around 50-60 with some very slight current to the north. It was a great dive. Dive two the conditions changed a bit, with visibility clearing up to around 100. The current has shifted and is now running pretty strong to the south. Group one had about 15 minutes with two very curious mantas, but those rays didn’t stick around for the other groups. But everybody enjoyed the topography and the reef fishes. Some octopuses were spotted as well. So far it has been a great day of diving. We will make two more dives here and then make our plan for tomorrow.

Water temperature: 75°F

Visibility: 60-100ft

  • Captain Jon Shephard

By Noon Reports

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

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