14 Nov 2012

Malpelo and Panama March 22 – April 5 2011

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March 22 – April 5 2011

Dive Conditions: Below average visibility off Panama and Malpelo, later improving. First 25, later 27 degrees surface temperature in Malpelo. Strong thermocline below 25 meters with temperatures around 21 degrees and clearer water. First weak, later moderate currents.
Weather: Mostly calm and sunny, hardly any rain.
Crossings: Calm passage on the way to Malpelo, calm on the way back
Highlights: Many Hammerheads and Galapagos Sharks at La Nevera and Altair de Virginia. Intensiv dives at Los Tres Mosqueteros with hundreds Red Snappers inside the cave and hundreds Big Eye Jacks outside.
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