Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2022-04-20

Location: Roca Partida

Weather: Clear Skies, WN Wind (5kts), NW Swell (4-5ft)

We had two more great dives here yesterday afternoon. Mantas were a constant sight. There was also a large school of bonito that was forming up into a bait ball with Silvertips harassing the bottom. Yellowfin tuna and wahoo were cruising off in the blue. It was such a great day that when I announced at dinner that we were staying for a second the guests cheered. We passed a calm night at anchor and woke this morning to even calmer seas than yesterday.

Conditions so far have been just like the day before. A strong current coming from the west, and very warm, is wrapping around the north and south points of the rock and creating a lee on the east side. We’ve had as many as four mantas at the same time, with one male/female pair making barrel rolls right in the middle of our dive group. The schooling bonito were back on dive two as were the giant yellowfin tuna. Guests are loving every second of it. We’ve got two final dives left on this trip and everybody is excited for them.

Water temperature: 76°F

Visibility: 60-100ft

  • Captain Jon Shephard

By Noon Reports

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