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Sea of Cortez spring scuba diving adventure

March 25, 2007 Written by

Location: La Reyna, Sea of Cortez, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Comments: Captain Dave reports that our guests are having a wonderful Day 1 on their weeklong Sea of Cortez spring scuba diving adventure..   They started the dive day at the tiny little islet of La Reyna – famous for the enormous bait ball of scad (mackeral) that hang out around the rock.  Up until a couple of years ago, this was known as the best and most reliable site in the Sea of Cortez at which to find giant manta rays.  Adult california sealions entertained themselves by playing with the divers, and themselves!   Our divemasters were surprised to see Moorish Idols in the relatively chilly water of 67°F .   In the afternoon, everyone went for a shore walk on Cerralvo Island.  While the island looks barren and desertlike from a distance, guests discovered lots of flowers and cacti and even a tiny spring running with fresh water even though it’s only rained here once since last October.

Weather: Calm, clear, sunny, beautiful, air temperature 78°F.

Water: Water temperature 67°F (chillier than Socorro!!), visibility variable from 20 – 50 feet.

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