19 Apr 2014

Malpelo and Panama combination, November 22 to December 6 2013

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Crossings:Moderate crossings both ways



Weather:Panama: Normally sunshine in the morning and rainshower in the evening, moderate winds

Malpelo: Moderate to weak winds,

often cloudy with sunny intervalls, rain on the second day, sunshine on the last day


Dive Conditions:Panama: Normally around 15 meters visibility, 28 degrees surface temperature. Variable currents


Malpelo: Always 27 degrees on the surface and hardly any thermocline.  First very good and later average visibility. Weak currents

Highlights:Outstanding dives at Mosqueteros with thousands of Big Eye Jacks, Snappers and many Hammerheads.

Good Hammerhead and Galapagos Shark encounters at la Nevera. Two deep Smalltooth Sandtigers.

Underwater Dolphin Encounters.

Good dives at Banco Hannibal and Ladrones with many Snappers, Tuna and Big Eye Jacks.



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