Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2023-12-05

19.17.780N – 110.48.591W boat anchored in San Benedicto, anchor rests in 50ft of water, is a nice day, wind and waves are coming from the regular direction wind is doing 18kts NE. The Swell is 4ft NE, then little wind waves make the dive ops a bit hard, the swell breaks on the rocks and stirs the bottom up so much silt in the water makes visibility low.

Guests were happy with the first dive but complained about visibility. I waited for the second dive which we did in the Canyon to see if in deeper water visibility would get better and it did.

The first one had maybe 10 to 15 ft visibility and the second dive in the Canyon had just 30ft visibility, they saw some hammerhead sharks, Galapagos, silkies a bunch of white tip reef sharks loads of fish an octopus. They saw mantas in the warm-up dive so for now the action is here. It is just the visibility that is not the best.

The current in the second dive was strong running to the west. Two of our boats were diving the Boiler and now they are here because of weather and diving conditions.

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

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