Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Underwater surprises at El Cañón!

We're back at San Benedicto and our first dive site was El Cañón!  The water conditions were optimal for schooling hammerhead sharks, early in the morning the current was coming from the east, bringing in clean and blue water, however the water was cooler in the low 70's compared with a temp of 75f at the surface!  We jumped in hoping to see some hammerheads, and they were there!  As soon as we descended to the anchor, there they were, right in front of us, a school of 50+ hammerheads swam by right in front of us.  We stayed near the anchor and the hammerhead sharks kept coming back and forth the entire dive!
Our second dive of the day and 4 mantas had welcomed us, and while we were excited to see them, they might have been even more excited to get their bubble massage!  Everyone in the water had the incredible chance to please these majestic giantas!  On the way back to the boat two silky sharks circled around us during the safety stop.  
The mantas were still there on the third dive, some folks hung with them, while others went to the corner to see if there were still Hammerheads around, they found a solitary hammerhead cruising around.  
The last dive of the day was spent right under the boat.  There were 5 curious silky sharks that made some very close passes, and while some divers stayed to interact with these beautiful sharks, other guests were entertained by one of the many super friendly Mantas that love to squeeze people against the sandy bottom!
This is how El Cañón surprised us on our 2nd to last day of the trip.  I can't forget to mention that the humpbacks were very active on the surface during every surfacce interval, wait until you see Adil's video trip report, this is going to be a must-watch one! 
Tonight we had another delicious BBQ on the bow of the Solmar V accompanied with a couple hours of Luis' world famous Margaritas!  Our plans for tomorrow are to spend more time at El Cañón with the hammerheads before we go back to the El Boiler one last time before heading back to Cabo! 

Stay tuned for the next Solmar V adventures!

Erick Higuera

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