Location: Cabo Pearce
Weather: Clear Skies, NE Wind (10-14kts), Swell (1ft)
We arrived last night around 0030 after a pretty bumpy ride north from Cabo Pearce. Yesterday afternoon we finished with a 3rd dive at Cabo Pearce, then navy check-in (by radio), and a silky snorkel after dinner that had lots of silkies and dolphins. Diving and surface action here at Canyon today has been excellent. There are a lot of mantas around at the surface feeding, just from the boat this morning we could easily count eight giant mantas at the surface feeding. During the dive, the highlight was a huge school of hammerheads, one of the biggest schools we’ve seen here in a long time, with approx 100 hammerheads swimming by well within good visual range of everyone. Plus some big Galapagos (possibly Dusky sharks), silkies, a couple of giant mantas around during the dive as well. Guests said it was the best dive of the trip.
The current is mild. Plan to spend the night here tonight, then move up to the little bay inside by the Boiler tomorrow morning and dive the Boiler all day tomorrow for the last dive day of this trip.
Water temperature: 75°F
- Captain Gordon Kipp