Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2023-04-07

Anchored Isla Socorro at Aquarium
Winds SW 8knt, seas 1-3′, skies clear, in water vis 100′, no current

We made just one dive yesterday afternoon at Cabo Pearce. This group only wanted 3. Mantas, Galapagos, and a school of around 30 hammerheads were seen. Everybody had a good time. After that last dive, we spent the rest of the afternoon playing with paddleboards, kayaks, and skiff tours.

At around 1800 we got underway to run south to the aquarium, where we wanted to spend our last day. We anchored up around 1900 and have been here since. Nice calm conditions in the bay here. Because our guests are flying tomorrow morning, we had time for just one dive this morning. We were able to mark the aquarium pinnacle with a buoy and dropped all 17 divers at the same time from the skiffs. As soon as they were in the water Sergio got them all together for a group photo.

After the photo, they spent the dive exploring. There were lots of whitetips and a couple of silky sharks, plenty of reef fish, and at least two octopuses. And then at the end, a large and pregnant manta cruised by.

Everyone had a really good time and it was the first dive on this site for all our DMs. We hope to make use of it more frequently from now on.

After the dive, we had breakfast and then the 15 guests who requested it got the classroom portion of their nitrox certification done in the salon. For the afternoon, we will have the water toys available again and offer some skiff tours. But mostly this group seems like they just want to relax in the sun.

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