EAST CAPE DIVING WEEKLY CONDITIONS REPORT
Jan. 20, 2006, Mark Rayor, Vista Sea Sport, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico Diving:
We sat on the beach most of the week and watched huge surf pound from the hardest East Cape blow I have seen since last winter.
The wind did let up one day, and off we went with some hardcore snowbirds that couldn't wait to get in the water. To my surprise diving conditions at Punta Pescadero and Cerro Verde were outstanding. We dive just a few hundred yards off shore at both sites.
All the wind and surf didn't seem to have any effect on visibility. The water is a cool 66 degrees at depth with mild current and 40 to 50 foot visibility.
Divers willing to brave the cold are getting a visual eyeful under water. Large schools of grunts are piling up and forming huge dark clouds on the reefs. Swimming in the middle of the cloud and seeing nothing but fish in every direction has been loads of fun.
East Cape air temperature is 52 degrees outside right now.