Captain’s Noon Reports – Explorer – 2024-02-28

Good afternoon, everyone.

We are currently at Anchor at San Benedicto, Using the STBD Anchor and 1.5 Shackles in the water.

Around 2100 yesterday evening we arrived, and were instantly greeted by 20 or so Silkies, and we still had half a dozen or so around us at 2300. Guests were excited to have a glimpse on what wildlife is on offer amongst the islands.

This AM was check dive, Sunrise was 0644, so well into daylight when we started. No concerns to report. Guests reported seeing Octopus, White tips and the last group to be recovered got to see 3 Mantas, benefit of going last, I reckon.

Second dive occurred without issue, Guests reported seeing White tips, Galapagos, Hammerheads and Stingrays. From the excited chatter amongst the guests in the skiff returning to the vessel, it seems to me that some expectations have succeeded already.

Ephemerals, Light to Moderate breeze from the NE, Vessel is protected within the anchorage. Slight Seas away from the bay, calm seas within it. Surface Visibility is Good, Subsurface Visibility has averaged at 15m. Air Temperature 22C although feels hotter when sheltered from the light breeze and Sea Temperature is 24.5C.

This afternoon the aspiration is to complete the remaining 2 dives.

By Noon Reports

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

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