Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2023-04-15

Anchored at Socorro at Cabo Pearce

Winds N @12-1knts, seas 2-4′ at the dive site, skies 80% overcast, in water visibility 70-80′, strong current to north. Water temp 74F, air temp 76F

We had a very good dive yesterday afternoon at the aquarium. This group really likes the reef activity like butterfly and angel fish eels and octopus. A little bit of all that for them on the dive. And one large black manta made a pass by all the divers and then breached while they were watching from below.

Conditions today have varied quite a bit from dive to dive. On the first of the morning, there was almost no current and the winds were light. By dive two a very strong current had set in and the north and winds from the north were blowing around 15knts. It made for some choppy surface conditions.

But in the water the action was great. Mantas were all over the place and at least 6 individuals saw them on dive two. There have been some scattered hammerheads and Galapagos sharks as well. But the real highlight of the day was the humpback whale that cruised past one of the groups at the end of dive 2. After the divers got back on the dive deck, they were telling us about how the whale came into the bay and breached for all of us to see. So, it has been a good day. We will make two more dives here in the afternoon and then get underway sometime tonight for Cabo.

By Noon Reports

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

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