BIG STORM OTIS A NO SHOW IN BAJA'S SOUTHERN SEA OF CORTEZ
Oct. 1, 2005, Mark Rayor, Vista Sea Sport, East Cape diving, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Hurricane Otis just fizzled. As it approached East Cape on Thursday night we got smacked by one of the outer bands. That gave us a spectacular lightning show with a little wind and dumped about 3 inches of rain.
On Friday morning everybody at East Cape was busy pulling boats and getting prepared for the predicted worst. Well, it never came. There was no wind, no rain, no big surf, and best of all, no damage.
I did hear a report of one East Cape resort fishing panga going upside down in the night when its bilge pump failed. This storm only interrupted our tours 2 days and it is back to business as usual.
Oct. 1, 2005, Ash Pickering, Vista Sea Sport:
The week started with beautiful clear warm water. We had temperatures of about 86 degrees, and visibility up to 80-90 feet. Helped by a nice current, the dives were beautiful, and relaxing drifts full of life. The whitetips have stayed in the Cabo Pulmo park, with several sightings and the Sea Lions have been spotted again hunting in the huge schools of jacks.