Anchored Isla Socorro at Cabo Pearce
Winds N 15-20knt, seas 3-4′ skies mostly sunny, air temp 76F, water temp 75F, slight current to the north, visibility 50-70′
We made two very good dives yesterday at Canyon in the afternoon. Mantas were present on both, as were hammerheads, sometimes making pretty close passes by the divers. And on dive 4 one group claims to have seen a large loggerhead turtle. Everybody really enjoyed it on the first day of diving.
Following the dives, we had taco night on the top deck and then got underway after tacos for Cabo Pearce. We arrived to anchor late last night and had a calm night on the hook. Conditions so far this morning have been much windier than the forecast had us expecting, but we are sheltered enough in the aby that the skiff loading was not too difficult. Surface conditions at the dive site are pretty sporty, but the guests are handling it well. And in the water, the diving makes up for any surface discomfort.
Visibility has been decent, around 70′ and mantas are out and friendly. Every single diver has gotten close encounters today, with some mantas spending the entire dive with the group. There have also been some scattered hammerheads, Galapagos, and silvertip sharks cruising around.
Dive one had a very loud whale song as a whale passed by very close to the finger. It could be seen from the skiffs, but the divers didn’t see. And dive two had dolphins squeaks the whole dive though no guests spotted any of them. So far it has been a very good day of diving. We will make one more dive here and then move to the Navy base for inspection.