Wednesday, March 14, 2007
We've had a bit of a spell with sloppy water because of southwest winds brought on by a cold front hanging out to the west, well it's here and it's bringing some big northwest and west swells in with it. We cancelled last night's dive after it was getting real messy on yesterday's day dives, and it's likely we'll have to cancel todays diving (we'll take a look at it when we get down to the water this morning). Tthings are supposed to calm down by tomorrow morning and then back to our usual weather pattern by the weekend.
Here's the clip of the manta from the day dive last week I mentioned earlier. We have a spot that where manta rays occasionally visit for a cleaning. They'll come up to the reef and find a cleaning station with a cleaner wrasse on it and then circle around slowly in an expanding circle in an attempt to pick up even more cleaner wrasses which will work over the manta ray picking parasites off it. When you find this, all you have to do is stay put and you'll have a manta circling you for a while.