Galapagos Dive: Isla Lobos

August 17, 2003 - Isla Lobos (Dive 1)

Max Depth: 21'
Dive Time: 44 min, 17:00
Temperature: 72°F
Nitrox PO2: 32%
Camera: D60, 16-35 2.8L, +4 diopter, 2 x Ikelite DS-125

Check-out dive. The Sky Dancer folk do this dive to make sure that everyone is properly weighted. It also happens to be a fantastic site for playing with sea lions, and several (maybe 6-8 of them) accompanied us for the majority of the dive. As we were swimming out to find them, I noticed up-turned sand dollars all over the sea floor. I later saw a juvenile sea lion dig one out of the sand and swim it up to the surface, balanced on the tip of his nose. He then let go of it and followed it as it drifted lazily back down to the ocean floor.