Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sailfish, dolphins, mantas, and more on our last day at San Benedicto!

Hola everyone!
Our early morning dive at el Boiler at San Benedicto Island had excellent visibility and we were accompanied by 12 dolphins for over half an hour! The soundtrack of the humpbacks singing was non-stop, but that was almost drowned out from the excited dolphins chirping while they were hunting big eye trevally! Another thing to be amazed by is the number of spiny lobster here! When we got  to the cleaning station we found one black manta, but he didn't stay long.
We spent almost 3 hours looking for bait balls to great success! Although we did not find one big bait ball, we dropped in the water 10 times over this time, and counted 15-20 sailfish came so close you could see every detail on them! 
Now, back to scuba! We did two more dives at el Boiler, we were immersed in a world of fish over the cleaning station we found another manta! For our macro enthusiasts,  nidubranch were all over the rock, thanks to the water temperature dropping.  We also found more hammerheads, galapagos sharks over the reef to complete our diving day!
Dive Inst.
Daniel Zapata

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