[Mexico] Trip Report : OCT.16- OCT.21, 2021, LA PAZ CRUISE

Valentina LA PAZ !!

【Oct16, 2021 Trip Report #1】

16/10/2021

Day1 Departure day
17:00 Guest arrival, check in to each cabin and dive equipment check.
18:30 General orientation and introducing our crew.
Free time at Malecon, having dinner and night walk of La Paz town.
22:00 Finish embarking
23:00 Departure

 

17/10/2021
Day 2 Isla de Cerralvo ( La Reina)
06:30 Start of activities
07:00 Safety briefing of M/V Valentina and diving
08:00 Dive #1
09:00 Breakfast
10:30 Dive #2
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Dive #3
16:30 Dive #4
19:00 Dinner
Water condition was excellent, visibility 80ft, water temperture 84F.
A luxurious check dive with a giant bait ball of horse mackerel.
Very nice start of our trip!!

 

18/10/2021
Day 3 Isla Espíritu Santo ( los islotes )
06:30 Start of activities
07:30 Dive #1
09:00 Breakfast
10:30 Dive #2
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Dive #3
17:00 Dive #4
19:30 Dinner
Ocean condition had changed a lot this day, very strong wind from west with strong current, we enjoyed drift diving.
Visibility 60ft, water temperture 82F, felt comfortable underwater.
It was a weekend and lots divers at Los Islotes, everybody were swayed by powerful sealion babies swimming around us 😆😆😆😆

 

19/10/2021
Day 4 Isla las Ánimas
07:00 Start of activities
07:45 Dive #1
09:00 Breakfast
10:30 Dive #2
12:30 Dive #3
13:30 Lunch
16:30 Dive #4
19:30 Dinner
Excellent visibility of 90ft, water temperture 82F.
Several hammerhead sharks were swimming around but didn’t hit big school.
Guadalupe fur seal is still here, staying with California sea lions.
Many of our guests had never seen Guadalupe fur seals before, interestingly observed the difference from sea lions.

 

20/10/2021

Day 5 Isla san Francisquito (Lobera)
07:00 Start of activities
08:00 Dive #1
09:30 Breakfast
11:00 Dive #2
12:30 Lunch
15:30 Dive #3
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Dive #4(Night dive with mobulas)
We had expected huge school of barracudas again but the current was too strong and didn’t le us dive free as usual.
Night dive was a great success! All guest was excited and impressed with thier first experience night diving with mobulas!!

 

21/10/2021

Day 6
07:00 Start of activities
08:00 Dive #1
09:30 Breakfast
11:00 Dive #2
A surprising difference in visibility between the first Fang Ming and the second Swanee Reef.
Not only is the second one was overwhelmingly more clear, but number of fish gathered together was amazing.
It was very nice dive to complete this trip happily.
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Souvenir shopping and payment
16:00 transfer to each hotel after desembarking