Anchored Isla Socorro at Cabo Pearce
Winds N @10knts, seas N 2-3′, skies clear, in water vis 40-70′ moderate current to south, temp 74F
We had two great afternoon dives here at Pearce yesterday. Mantas were constant, curious, and friendly. Everybody had multiple close encounters. Only two divers chose to make the 4th dive of the day, and they were rewarded with a sighting of a small group of hammerheads in action. Everybody really enjoyed the day.
Today we awoke to really good conditions, calm winds, and small seas at the finger. And we have the place to ourselves so this group’s slow nature does not impact any other boats.
We started our diving just after 0800 with only about half of the group hitting the water. Those that did had a great dive. Mantas were with them the whole time and at the end, a small group of dolphins came past at the safety stop. Dive two had a bit stronger current, but everybody who dove was able to stay sheltered and enjoy the multiple mantas that were cruising by. Moreover, at least half of the group got a look at a school of around 30 hammerheads that swam by in the distance.
So far it has been a good day. We’re planning for two more dives here this afternoon and then I will talk with the group leader to see how to spend our final dive of the trip tomorrow morning.