Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2024-04-18

18.59.478N – 112.04.913, anchor lies in 245ft of water, wind is from NW and doing 7kts, long period 4ft NW, current is going to the east so the boat is sideways to the swell and rocking and rolling some.

Dive platform is a bit tricky due to the swell not bad besides we have all possible hands on deck helping make sure we do good and stay safe. Clear skies lots of sun today, air temperature is 77F.

Current is hard on divers so they have to stay put and not move much as the current makes it hard to loop around the rock. In the second dive Imanol DG and his group got swept away and he had to surface and get back in the water.

His groups were happy as they saw a huge pod of dolphins in the process, the west side of the Rock the one with all the action had loads of sharks, tons of white tip reef sharks. They also saw silver tips and the Galapagos kept circling around a little spot working as the cleaning station for them.

Visibility today is 100Ft plus, guests loving Roca Partida, water temperature is 75f. Yesterday on the third and fourth dive divers got to see schooling hammers and dolphins, so far so good.

The biggest frustration today which I see as the highlight of the dives was the huge WHALE SHARK they saw towards the end of the second dive. They were doing the safety stop and the whale shark went by in around 60ft. Now they all want to drop lunch plates and get back in the water the soonest hoping for the whale shark to show up again.

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

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