Captain’s Noon Reports – Gallant Lady – 2023-04-12

NGL is anchored by the sea lion colony of San Francisco. The sky is partially cloudy and the wind has been blowing 5-8knots from the south since 1000, building swell 2-3ft from South.

This morning we searched the channel from sunrise, and only found a pod of bottlenose dolphins and some single mobula jumping. At 1000, we anchored by the sea lion colony, and 5 of our guests went scuba diving while the 6 others went snorkeling. The water is 21C, with a visibility of 3 to 4 meters. The sea lions were on fire, greeting the snorkelers and divers, making multiple close passes, blowing bubbles at everyone s face, and leaping out of the water. The sealion action was so good that the divers did not move from one spot! It was the first time for many of our guests to be able to share a moment with sea lions underwater and they loved it.

We will now have lunch and, as the wind is dying down, we will start again our search for the elusive orcas towards the bay of la Paz. Yesterday afternoon, we found the big schools of mobulas again at Punta Coyote. This time they were not jumping at all, but the hawk eyes of Juan D and Ros were able to spot a big school so that our guests could enjoy themselves in the water. Guest Doc joined the party.

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Daily dive and conditions reports from our captains onboard the Nautilus Liveaboard vessels.

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