Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2024-02-23

10.17.779N – 110.48.633W, boat anchored in 50ft of water, we are in San Benedicto, we dove Leather Bass Alley in first dive then canyon for the second dive.

Today there is no current, water temperature is 76F and air is 78F, visibility averages 40ft of water, and sometimes there are thermos with loads of silt from the big 10-footer waves breaking on the southwest side of the island.

At anchor the boat is just fine but you can feel the surge while diving, most divers are doing good. We just know most of them are using more weight than they need, the weight box was almost empty this morning and we only have 30 guests. But now some of the weights are back in the box and we keep working with some of them to see if they are willing to try less weight.

Anyways the cleaning station at the canyon is the sweet spot, loads of sharks, a handful of hammerheads, the silver tips keep circling the cleaning station, white tip reef sharks come and go. They say Galapagos are coming in close to the divers, few of the guests were surprised by a pod of six dolphins that stayed for several minutes to then left the place.

After this dive the guests are already relaxing and smiling, Ilona was really happy as she just saw hammerheads for the first time.

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

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