Monday, April 22, 2013

Dolphins, hammerheads, whales, and more at San Benedicto!

Hola from San Benedicto!
Today was our first full diving day of this trip, we started our day at El Cañon, with bottlenose dolphins playing with our divers! We also enjoyed watching them chase the jacks all over the place.  We could hear the whales as a background music during the entire dive. We got to see a couple of Hammerheads during this dive too!
On our second dive we had the chance to dive with 50+ hammerheads out in the blue on the eastern side of El Cañon, and we found 8 more while we coming back to our boat by the end of the dive. These particular school of sharks was very curious and made numerous close passes right by our divers so we could enjoy them all around us.
Between the 2nd and 3rd dive, we went with the pangas to see the whales close to the boat, and we had the mama, the papa and the baby playing close to our excited guests!
For the 3rd and 4th dive we found more hammerheads but not in a school, just hanging over the sand patch under the boat.
In addition to these amazing big critter encounters, we found a lot of lobsters, octopuses eels, and an uncountable number of fish made for another amazing day at El Cañon. Tonight we are heading to Roca Partida were we expect top have 3 more great dives in paradise!
Water temp was around 71F and visibility was a great 60'+ blue water, with slight current from the north east.
Ricardo Tamaño
Dive Instructor

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