Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 2 at roca brough hammerheads, Galapagos, silky, and white tip sharks, plus whale watching during our surface intervals!

3 more dives here in Roca? Siiiiiiii por favor!! The water temp was in the high 70's, we had over 100' visibility, and there was a little bit of current but it wasn't bad at all. 
In general I can say we were covered every corner of Roca searching and found everything we came to see! I am glad to say first thing we saw this morning really near west side of the Rock is mama and calf hump back whale!!!
We did dives into the blue with the idea in mind to find schooling hammer heads (which we did), at first they were in deep water 40m, we watched from above as they slowly made their way up to 27m deep, our reward was they came up to us to a depth of even 27 m swimming in half circles in front of us! So close we counted around 60 hammerheads before returning to the rock to find the white tip sharks having a party with all of them out off the ledges swimming. The East side was our place for safety stops, and was not bad at all watching big yellow fin tunas changing colors while chasing bait fish, plus the lobsters are getting really big here.
Other dives we stayed just in the north end of the rock to see at least Galapagos shark schooling with some hammer heads! Shallow water was so relaxing doing safety stop surrounded by so many creole fish and of course silky sharks not too far away!
Our surface intervals were also enjoyable watching humpback whales around the area, some males displaying strength with big jumps and tail slapping to attract females in the area. The season of humpbacks has just begun!
Dive Inst
Daniel Zapata.

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