Thursday, May 12, 2016
May 11 Dive Report at Las Cuevas dive site
No swells, no wind, barely current and blue water, these were the conditions we found at Las Cuevas dive site. We could not of asked for better conditions to do our check out dives, that lasted for 50 minutes with three small groups each one guided by Rodrigo, Thiago and myself Daniel.
Average depth was 12 m/40ft and the water temp was a warm 24.4℃/76℉. There was an abundance of lobster--so many that we stopped counting! Zebra eels, sting rays, scorpion fish, green morays eels were some of the things that kept us excited during the dive, the two swim thrus are always fun to do. We stayed inside longer just to enjoy the over hang, hear all the noises that corals produce and see the snappers hiding. White tip sharks like this area too.
Further along we run into giant electric rays, trigger eels, and more diamond head sting rays. Then we decided to come back to the reef, those areas with lots of hard coral packed with tiny fish making it their home. It was a nice contrast in color, brown bottom with green hard coral, the color of fish all over and blue water made our check out dive very exciting.
A way to finish our first day of diving on the Solmar V was with Mexican BBQ at the bow, mmmmm! Taquitos de carne asada!!! Such a gorgeous sunset and of course we toasted with a glass of red wine for what lies ahead!
Dive Inst, Daniel Zapata, Solmar V