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  • Captains Noon Report – Explorer

    Location: Monkey Face East Guadalupe Island
    Weather: Light Winds Calm Seas Air Temp 75
    Status: Water Temp 73 Vis – 80 feet

    We had a another misty morning. The surfaces of the boat were covered in the dew that cascaded down the mountain side. The air is crisp and refreshing. Last day of the charter, hopes are high for the sharks to come around. The water is calm around the boat and the slightest of rocking is moving the boat side to side. Sharks started coming around just past 7 am and they have been coming hard at the bait. Two males have been coming from all angles in hopes of taking the bait. They have been winning. The early morning light is perfect for ambush predators. They are hard to see until the last minute when it is too late. The sharks keep finding inventive ways of sneaking up on the seasoned wranglers. We have had several breaches by the sharks today. They are going full throttle from down deep and launching out of the water. It’s been a challenge for our perched shark cowboys to keep the bait on the line today.
    – Capt. Lowel

  • Captains Noon Report – Belle Amie

    Location: 29.08.16N – 118.17.07W Guadalupe island,
    Status: anchored in 250FT,

    Today the ocean is flat. The sky is overcast for the most part, sun wants to come out. The visibility is 80Ft plus. Lots of shark action for us today, old friends like SAD FACE and LUCA ARNONE are around the cages. There were also two medium size females. Some of the sharks went crazy this morning to the point where we had to pull the baits out of the water, and even so they still came in close. We had this one shark coming straight to the port side surface cage and turning within inches of it. The bait were out for more than 30 minutes and still we had the sharks around, non stop action, and guests happy!
    – Capt. Beto

  • Captains Noon Report – Explorer

    Location: Monkey Face East Guadalupe Island
    Status: Water Temp 73 Vis 80 Plus
    Weather: Over cast skies Winds WNW 5 Swell- Calm Air Temp 72

    The billowing clouds roll over the formidable mountain on our stern this morning. The air is cool and a light mist permeates our clothes and dampens our hair. The sea is calm. A small rise and fall of the bow in the minimal waves. A seagull perches on our bow post looming over the sea waiting to strike down into the water to catch the unsuspecting mackerel and smelt at the surface. We begin to wrangle as our first shark comes in right after 7am. There is a commotion out in the deeper water. A medium size white shark has fully breached in the deeper waters. A large splash is seen after it pounces down on the glassy waters. The guests that are awake and crew let out loud screaming of excitement and amazement. Soon we have four sharks swimming around us. We recognize a few of them right off the bat. One shark we have been seeing all this season is Luca Arrnone. This shark is quite energetic. The past few charters he has tried from all angles to take our baits. Things get exciting when Luca is around. We had my personal favorite, Kenric, a whimsical large male that really enjoys swimming around the submerisble cages and a new shark this season, Freckles. This shark gets it’s name from an ample amount of blotchy white patches it has on it’s midsection. The sharks have been consistent all this morning. We have yet again a handful of younger divers with their families. We have a traveling French family that brought their 4 and 1 year old onboard. Liam, the 4 year old has been able to drop down in the surface cages without problem and peer out from the cage and see the sharks. He is a little fish and with help from our staff he is doing very well. His father is so happy to be able to share this experience with his son. We had the best first morning of the season yesterday. The guests were all in the cages. The mid day all the guests were out of the cages with the sharks still around. The sharks stuck around all day but we had several open cages in the afternoon. This morning the same thing. few people to start and just a few in the cages. The sharks has been steady with four sharks around but hardly any guests in the submersibles and barely anyone in the surface cages. We had to do taco night inside last night. It was cool and misty and didn’t think people wanted to be upstairs in those conditions. Seems like guests got their fill of sharks now just lounging around relaxing.
    – Capt. Lowel

  • Captains Noon Report – Explorer

    Monkey Face East Guadalupe Island Over cast skies with warm and cold air mixing together. Air Temp – 76f Water Temp 73f Vis 80-100′ Wow, Wow, Wow…. It has been absolute mayhem since we have opened the cages this morning. We left the quiet Ensenada harbor just before the midnight the other night. We woke to a painted sky of blue, white and gray with the sun peering through the clouds during the mid day. The ocean had settled to give us barely a roll of the boat. Pulled to the mountainous east side of the island last night just before the sun had toppled over the mountain on it’s eternal plummet into the sea. Guests had a treat of the clouds rolling down the mountain and the sounds of the ever present seal lion calling out. The morning has brought a hope of fulfilling dreams as the guests prepare in early morning light. Wetsuits get wiggled into and the heart rate climbs. The few steps behind the top deck and the new dive platform are few but it is the last few steps for some who have come to live a dream. A dream of being in the presence of the elusive great white sharks. An animal that is so profound that just the thought brings thoughts of wonderment. Our wranglers are poised on their platform forms. The bait is secured and heaved into the blue waters at the stern of the vessel. Only a few more steps from the divers down the ladder of the cage to where where dreams come true. The first grey outline moves below the platform like a dynamic fighter jet. The most stream lined and adapted predator in the sea. With a strong constitution and fed by adrenaline, the wranglers tighten down their grasp on the wrangling lines awaiting the first rush of teeth that power through the water trying to ambush the bait. Two sharks show up quickly to our offerings. The commotion brings in a third then a fourth. The sharks swim circles around the surface cages. Coming right up to the front of the cage then dip down into the deep only to rise up again then trace past the submerisble cages. The biggest one has a green algae covered tag on it’s right dorsal fins. IT seems to be the dominant sharks. It is very curious of the divers in all cages coming within a foot of the cages stopping in front snout pointed at the divers then continuing on. It has been a morning that will not be long forgotten. Guests are really enjoying the sharking, & crew doing good.
    -Capt. Lowel

  • Captains Noon Report – Belle Amie

    Location: cruise port today 31.51.22N – 116.37.51W

    Guests have already left, they had a great time and were happy. Some said they will come back, yesterday afternoon sharks were going crazy (crazy good!) and they put on a show. Guests enjoyed it a lot. We had five six sharks at the same time, it was a shark parade as they never stopped coming around. One guest while getting into the middle cage dropped his white colored mask, in no time this Great White took it, then spit it out and, took it again and, spit it back out! By then the shark was far and I could not see it anymore, Another guest was with me in the port side submersible cage and was talking non stop about it. I told her I have seen the shark spit it out one last time. All guests and crew happy!
    – Capt. Beto

  • Captains Noon Report – Explorer

    Location: 29.56.1N 117.49. 5W
    Weather: Wind NW 5 Swell WNW 1-3

    Patchy gray clouds being parted by the omnipresent blue. The calm after the storm is still lingering. The air coats our skin with a warm sun feed feel. The waves roll slowly and quietly from the starboard quarter to the bulbous bow and continues on to parts unknown. The ominous clouds that hovered over the vessel this morning have been pushed aside to a ring over blue above that seems to follow the boat over the tranquil pacific. We have some familiar faces back with us this week and some fresh young faces ready to explore the ethereal blue water off Guadalupe and the creatures that it holds. We have a 4 year old adventurer this week us. He is excited to come face to face with the sharks.
    -Capt. Lowel

  • Captains Noon Report – Belle Amie

    Location: guadalupe 29.08.70N – 118.17.07W,
    Status: sitting in 250Ft,

    It is drizzling now, heavy clouds little light, underwater you can see 80Ft long, ocean is 70F, seas are flat and no wind, action is been good for the morning dives, wranglers are losing ,some of these sharks are really fast on top of that the sun is not helping so it is hard to see the Jaws when they speed up for the baits. Guests are having a great time. Some of the sharks are coming back, old friends like SAD FACE, PERSEPHONE, MICKEY, and of course, LUCA ARNONE, and KENRIC. All guests and crew are happy.
    – Capt. Beto