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Cabo Pearce: the lava finger

December 22, 2017 Written by

This morning everyone was excited about our first dive, once again, at Cabo Pearce.

The hardened lava finger, frozen in time, diverts currents off the shoreline providing nutrients for juvenile fish and kick starting the food chain. Huge boulders, most likely spat out by an erupting volcano eons ago and fused in the hardened lava stand out on the topography, like sentinels on perpetual watch, providing shelter for numerous tropical fish. Larger forms of marine life seek these rocks since the inhabitants form cleaning stations readily available to devour the parasites that plague the skin of all forms of marine life. The giant pacific manta frequents this location and is the reason our divers are always super excited to dive Cabo Pearce. So far the mantas have not disappointed our divers, and today was no different. Visibility was a bit low but the mantas came, put on a show and smiling divers surfaced in time for breakfast.

The day consisted of more diving and more mantas but tonight was special. We hit the water equipped with masks, snorkels, and fins into the silky shark infested bay in which we are anchored. Juvenile silky sharks in large numbers swam through the amazed snorkelers on the dark surface illuminated by the boat’s flood lights and the incoming full moon in a clear Mexican sky. Time went by fast and the Captain had the hostesses provide everyone with hot drinks afterward, including Chocolate Bailey’s. We are all happy and looking forward to Roca Partida tomorrow and the possibility of a whale shark.

– Divemaster Aldo

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