WINDS DROP WATER TEMPERATURES FOR EAST CAPE DIVERS
June 17, 2006, Ash Pickering, Vista Sea Sport, East Cape diving, Buena Vista, Baja Sur, Mexico:
This has been a very odd week under the water for us here in the East Cape. The start of the week blessed us with diving visibility up to about 70 feet, and bottom water temperatures to a nice 82 degrees.
However, then the wind came and blew us around a little. Diving water temps at depth at the Cabo Pulmo marine park dropped to a chilly 70 degrees, as the visibility also fell back to about 30 feet.
Now the wind has gone again, and East Cape diving area water visibility has improved a little.
The Jacks have been out in force at East Cape, and several 5 foot-plus Grouper have graced us with their presence. We have again seen the schooling Golden Cow Nose Rays, plenty of other rays, Nudibranch, Yellowtailed Snapper, Goatfish, and the odd Turtle has even come to check us out.
The Mobula Manta have enjoyed the cooler water at East Cape, giving us plenty of acrobatic demonstrations as they leap from the water near our dive boats. There have been a couple of Whale Sharks spotted in the area, and even a giant Pacific Manta, although were unlucky not to see these on our Dive boats last week. There's always next week.
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