19 October 2009

October starts off like September...

visibility: depending the wind and waves
water temperature:
varying between 84 and 79º
currents: practically non
surface conditions: also depending the wind

When the summer is hot, with temperatures over 110ºF, wind and storms keep coming. Some of the storms are getting really close, frightening close, while others turn away from us into the Pacific. Close or far away, the sea does react on them by producing waves, lots of them and high. Some storms provoke days of disturbing work conditions, others just a day or two and not too much either. We're used to them in September, but this year the longer train of storms keeps on riding through October.
It makes our divers life difficult; a lot more work in the boat, in the surface and under water. A lot more things happening in the office; cancellations, late arrivals because of flooded roads, delays in the airport etc. But hey, we're flexible, we have to be and normally you understand the effect of natures moods...
The differences in the weather make the diving also differ from day to day. But mainly it's difficult to let you know if tomorrow we can go out or not, if next week is going to be a good week or not. I'd say take the chance because life under water is spectacular; also for fish storms are a crisis, a reason to come out and get the food while they can, to be able to shelter when the surge hits the reefs...
When we're not diving we're working in the new center, slowly it's taking shape and every day it's looking better. Today we're maybe struggling a bit, but the future looks beautiful.
While we are 'under construction' we'll be taking photos to share with you, you'll get them on a disk, for free. So, see you soon in Pulmo...

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