14 Nov 2012

Malpelo July 30 – August 10 2011

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July 30 – August 10 2011

Dive Conditions: Variable visibility, often a bit murky. Very irregular currents, sometimes weak and sometimes strong from various directions. 26 degrees surface temperature. Sometimes a thermocline of 19 degrees below 30 meters depth.
Weather: Mostly cloudy, some sunshine, weak to moderate winds
Crossings: First moderate, later rough crossing to Malpelo. Calm passage back to Panama, sometimes sailing.
Highlights: Many Hammerhead encounters. Groups of up to 10 inquisitive Silky Sharks in shallow water. Very active cleaner station with very many Big Eye Jacks.
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