13 Nov 2012

Malpelo March 9-20 2010

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March 9-20 2010

Dive Conditions: Surface temperatures around 28 degrees, first strong, later weak currents. Thermocline with 25 degrees at 20 meters, 30 meters visibility on the surface, below 20 meters a little less clear
Weather: Sunny in Panama waters, mostly cloudy and some rain in Malpelo, one day with fresh winds in Malpelo, otherwise light winds.
Crossings: Mostly calm crossing to Malpelo, even calmer on the way back, some sailing
Highlights: 2 Baitballs with hundreds of Yellowfin Tunas, Snappers and Silky Sharks. Many close Galapagos Shark encounters at La Nevera. Many close Hammerheads at Altair de Virginia. Thousands of Big Eye Jacks at Los Tres Mosqueteros. Mantas at Islas Ladrones.
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