30 September 2009

Don't like September, but love it...

visibility: of and on around 40 to 100 feet
water temperature: way too hot 86º
currents: slow and mellow
surface conditions: varying by the day

Ir's always the same with September, the hurricane month. A train of tropical storms and depressions, sometimes developing into a hurricane pass by. Sometimes very close, sometimes on a distance, but rarely without effecting the sea and the diving conditions.
One day we go out and are fighting wind and waves to dive in kinda low visibility and the next day the sea is flat calm, no wind nor currents but with an even lower vis. All predictions go wrong when you expect to get rough seas, because of a strong wind and it has not more than just a slight chop, with a visibility that allows you to see all sides of the reef and all life in all directions on top of it.
It's a gamble, this September month and sometimes you lose, and sometimes you win. Sometimes though, you hit the jackpot and it is beauty everywhere; a dream dive that only happens to you a few times in a lifetime... Don't like September, but have to love it...

03 September 2009

Bad luck, again...

visibility: less than 20 feet
water temperature: unchanged at 83º
currents: very strong
surface conditions: waves and wind

After it took a long time for the warm and clear waters to come in, although already announcing itself very early this year, Jimena came and left the water a mess again. Hurricanes somehow tent to do that. We have to see when we can go diving again, but it looks like the currents will clean and clear up the water fast. That means that we most likely can go diving again in short time, probably after the weekend of 5 and 6 September.
It's September, so low season and thus time to travel. Pilu will be visiting her father is Spain, so Henri is the only guide now. To make sure you can go out, please book and confirm your arrival before at piluyhenri@gmail.com. I'll be waiting for your call...