20 Apr 2014

Malpelo, March 28 to April 8 2014

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All underwater pictures by Hans Wanek

 

Crossings: 

Calm crossings and wind from behind both ways

 

 

 

Weather: 

Not much wind apart from 2 rough days in Malpelo, always sunny, not many clouds, no rain, pretty hot

 

Dive Conditions: 

Reduced visibility from 0 to 20 meters depth in Malpelo, below that much clearer and much colder. 26 degrees surface temperature, 18 degrees below the thermocline, not much current

Highlights: 

A big Galapagos Shark is eating a Murray Eel. Many close Hammerhead and Galapagos Shark encounters.

Great dive at Hannibal Bank with big schools of Jacks and Snappers.

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