Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2023-07-28

NBA Anchored Isla las Animas, at 25 06.810N-110 30.775W, at 180ft depth. The sky is partly cloudy with a nice 5knots SE breeze and 1-2ft waves, air temperature is 95F.

This morning we did two dives in the pinnacle of the north of the island. The objective was to find hammerhead sharks as requested by the guests. When the dive began, the conditions were perfect with visibility of 100ft and surface temperature of 86F, and moderate current to the south.

As we began to descend and after 60ft of depth, there was no current and the temperature began to change to 79F. Just where the thermocline began, a few hammers began to appear and with the experience of many dives on this island, we swam in the thermocline until we found a school of bonitos. Just behind the bonitos, there was a huge school of hammerheads that stayed for half an hour around the divers, taking advantage of the current near the surface.

We finished the safety stops with more than 10 juvenile sea lions juggling for the divers. The peak is covered by many fish and wherever you turn, you find schools of all reef fish.

Guests want more action for the afternoon dives, all are very happy because in the first two dives a lot of action with the hammers.

By Noon Reports

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *