Captain’s Noon Reports – Belle Amie – 2024-06-30

Belle Amie is anchored near the canyon today. Wind locally here is about 10-15kts from the NW with about 1ft seas in the anchorage. The SW swell that was rolling in the last couple weeks has diminished significantly. Air temp 27C.

We arrived at 0615 this morning after the nicest southbound transit we’ve had in awhile. Checkout dive at Fondeadero went well, with the first two groups having a great dolphin encounter, even one of the bottlenose rubbing itself against one of the rebreathers. There was also a manta cruising around which all groups saw.

Two dives at the Canyon have also been good, with a huge 6-remora sized giant manta around on both dives, plus lots of silver-tips and some Galapagos at the cleaning station.

Water is chilly, which personally I’m happy about right now. The divers not as much but what can you do. Water temp around 21C, viz has been good, 25m this morning but diminishing to 10-12m at times with the cold water. Current is mild. 

Plan for tomorrow was RP but I may change that to do Socorro the next two days, then out to RP on the 3rd of July and back to San Benedicto on the 4th for our last day.

A little wind in the forecast for tomorrow, not bad but based on what I see outside right now it is looking a little gusty. Guests and crew doing well.

We have a few novice divers but all doing ok. One older gentleman of 85 years who needs close attention underwater. So far he’s doing half the dives so it’s manageable.

By Noon Reports

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

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