Location: Las Animas
Weather: Clear Skies, WNW Wind (5-10kts), NW Swell (2-3)
We completed two more afternoon dives and one night dive yesterday in the area around Isla Lobos/San Fransiquito. the afternoon dives were great, with 100’+ visibility and very little current. The winds that had been blowing for the morning died down to almost nothing and the place was gorgeous. A large school of barracudas was sighted as well as a curious sea lion. Lots of reef fishes to look at as well. After dinner, we had 4 brave guests interested in the night dive. They had very calm conditions under a nearly full moon. At least one octopus, countless morays, and a variety of nudibranchs and crustaceans were seen. Everybody really enjoyed the day.
We spent the night at anchor there at Isla Lobos then got underway early this morning to arrive with the sunrise. We anchored up in the small pocket on the west side of the island and almost immediately the wind picked up out of the west. I stayed onboard to watch the anchored position while the first dive went out. By dive two the winds had died to the forecasted 5 knots and things calmed down. Both dives so far have been great. The first dive had two hammerheads seen by some guests, as well as a large sea turtle. Of course, the sea lions and fur seals are keeping everybody entertained. Guests love it so far.
We have two more dives here this afternoon then we will get underway for Espiritu Santo and anchor for the night. Baja Ex pangas are all set for tomorrow morning at Los Islotes.
Water temperature: 85°F
- Captain Gordon