Nautilus Captains Log
We’ve never seen big galapagos or dusky sharks there like that. Really unafraid of the divers. Captain Gordon’s Summary Report. Socorro, 2012. Mexico.

Weather today is beautiful, a very long 5-7’ swell from the NW with a light breeze from the north and clear skies.

We’re all by ourselves today as the Sea Escape just did one day then headed back to San Ben last night. Dive 1 was slow, viz was down and pretty quiet on the rock. Dive 2 was better, viz improved a bit and a loose school of 12-15 galapagos sharks and some silver tips plus some yellow fin tuna around. A sportfishing boat here today as well, trolling about half mile off the rock, back and forth.

We may end up doing two days here and finish with the last day at San Benedicto. The Canyon was great yesterday, we’ve never seen big galapagos and duskies there like that, really unafraid of the divers just circling for the whole time, really close.

Surprisingly few whales around. Saw a couple groups this morning a littleways off, nothing for the last couple of hours. Unreal compared to how it normally is from January onwards. Hmmm. Lots’ of sharks. Not many whales. Socorro is a changing.


Noon Report. Feb, 2012. Socorro Island, Mexico.

Had a very nice overnight transit to Roca Partida last night. Arrived 0700 this morning and have completed two dives so far today. Diving is good today, dolphins on both dives and fairly sharky with galapagos and silkies. No hammerhead sharks yet. Conditions are nice with good viz and mild current. Wx is great, a light wind from the NE and a long 6-10’swell from the WNW, sunny skies. A couple humpback whales around this morning but only briefly and not too close. Pretty quiet so far this season with the humpbacks.

Another boat was here this morning as well. We had a little disagreement this morning when I called them to try to organize our schedules. We both had our first dive scheduled for 0800. I offered to try to get my divers in by 0730 if they could delay until 0830 (their next dive wasn’t scheduled until 1130). We got it sorted really quick and no problem. It’s all fine and good for the moment.

All else is Ok onboard,