Sunday, June 16, 2013

Our last day at San Benedicto

Isla San Benedicto
Our first dive today took place at El Canon.  We hit the 75F water at 7:30 and we had a mild current from the east and over 40' visibility. Our first stop upon descent was at the rocks around El Canon at 40' below the surface.  There we found  lots of fish, moray eels, lobsters, scorpion fish, etc.  We could hear the dolphins chirps heading in our direction! While we waited for the dolphin, we saw some silver tip sharks, and then out of the blue comes 5 dolphins chasing big eye jacks!  Our encounter with them was very excited, everyone was happy to play with these happy animals, and it seemed as if they enjoyed playing with us just as much!  We found about 10 big hammerheads out in the blue, but a bit shallower at about 25'.  The hammerheads disappeared into the blue, just in time for 6 more dolphins to show up!  We played with a group of dolphins for a second time before ending the dive.  
We moved to El Boiler for dives two and three, and we had even better visibility, and tons of fish.  We had a total 3 giant mantas on both dives at El Boiler, one black and two chevron!  And for the macro enthusiast, there were lots of fun little critters to take photos of like nudibranchs all over the place, they're not hard to find at all! 
Dive Inst
Daniel Zapata

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