Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A warm welcome from a friendly manta during our checkout dive!

DIVE REPORT JAN 18th, 2014
Our first dive of the trip, a fun check out dive! Our 3 small groups covered the whole area of EL FONDEADERO (mooring area), enjoying lots of lobsters, green moray eels, and scorpion fish.  We spotted giant electric rays on the bottom, and we just took our time to explore every rock and crevice along the dive site and take in all of the tropical fish swimming around!  As we made our way to the anchor line, a Chevron giant manta made us stop swimming while it kept us company for more than 10 minutes.  The manta was so graceful and swam so rhythmically reminding us to slow down and enjoy our time spent underwater!  After the manta fun, we continued making our way back to the ascent line, and as we got to the line the manta showed up once again, and swam circles just below us! Water temp was 77F with 60'+ visibility and no current at all. We surfaced just in time to enjoy the beautiful orange sunset and filled ourselves up on a delicious mexican BBQ on the bow prepared by chef Tony!  Dinner, Solmar V style!
Dive Inst

Daniel Zapata. 

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