After a surface interval at the main dive shop we loaded ourselves back on the boat. Diving the second dive would be Curtis, Kristen, Nick and I, as well as the lady from our hotel (who has been diving since 1985) with Felipe as our dive master. This time he was bringing what he called sushi (a.k.a. shark bait). We took the short boat ride to San Pedro Canyon, where we dove last Sunday.
I was the first one in the water this time. No more sitting on the boat getting seasick on the big swells for me!! Although it was nothing compared to Sundays swells, it was still hard to sit on the boat when it wasn’t driving anywhere. Once I was in the water it was rather lonely, aside from the school of the sharks who came to greet me. But it was fun to watch every one enter from a different perspective. Felipe brought the bait down with him and the sharks multiplied instantly. We swam to an area with a sandy bottom and he let the bait loose (frozen fish parts in a holey PVC tube). The sharks, grouper and snapper all gathered ’round for the food. Kristen and Nick got to hold sharks. Felipe was holding a shark and I was looking into it’s mouth when he thrust the shark at me. Funny stuff I tell ya!!
When the sushi was finished we swam around again. More canyon, more reef, more fishes. We saw an eagle ray as well as one of those flat rays that was swimming real fast like he was on a mission. We also saw a couple of turtles, hawksbill turtle to be exact. The dive was good.