19.17.466N – 110.48.465W, anchored in 50ft of water. Today we are in San Benedicto, our very first dive of the week was done from the dive platform at Leather Bass Alley.
The dive went just fine, not much excitement, lots of fish but visibility was a bit low, and the current was running strong to the west. The guests did pretty well. The second dive was done in the Canyon water. Conditions were just about the same only visibility was better averaging 60Ft. The cleaning station was full of action, many silvertip sharks, Galapagos, hammerhead sharks, white tip reef sharks, a manta went by, and loads of other fish.
Today, the ocean has a current running to the west, water temperature is 75F same as the air. Last night when we anchor, the wind was blowing very hard. Today in the morning hours wind slowed down some but it is picking up again. At anchor, the wind is doing 12 knots gusting to 18kts it wraps around the corners so it feels like is coming from different directions. At anchor, there is a two to three feet swell. NUS is sitting still but when we have the skiff loading guests, the swell makes it a bit difficult. Not a big deal though.