13 Nov 2012

Malpelo February 21 – March 4 2010

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February 21 – March 4 2010

Dive Conditions: Strong currents in Malpelo, surface temperatures mostly 27 degrees, strong thermoclines with temperatures ranging from 18 to 24 degrees, variable visibility from pretty murky to very clear.
Weather: Mostly weeak winds, except the during the crossing to – and the 6.th day in Malpelo
Crossings: Rough crossing to Malpelo, first bumpy on the way back, later calm
Highlights: Close Hammerhead encounters at Altair de Virginia, many close encounters with Galapagos Sharks at La Nevera, 15 minute Baitball with many Silky Sharks and Yellowfin Tunas, snorckeling with Dolphins, various Manta and Mobula encounters, thousands of Big Eye Jacks at Los Tres Mosqueteros.
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