The DivesStill a wonderful walk in the Galapagos Island, with
the "Selimas" school. I must say that I’ve got very happy memories of
the dives with the selimas.
The very compact school gives this
impression of weightlessness, especially when you get underneath. One
can see that it’s pretty easy to get near the fishes, as well as
getting into the school, when it closes around you.
According to the guide, there are bigger selimas school in Galapagos !!
effects from the Sea Lion releasing the bubbles! It’s said that it’s
for imitating the divers, but I’m not sure about that!
The second time we encountered the Selimas, they were not as
compact as the first time, but rather parallel to the reef. Still, the
density was big, because when I managed to get into the school, the
light was around 80% down. It may not be very clear on the screen, but
once in the school, I had to turn my light on, it was too dark.
The Eagle Ray in the film was at the edge of the reef, in a
stronger current. I had no reference, in term of size, but it was
pretty large, 1.5m/2m width.
In this area, it’s a lot of fun diving with the Sea Lions. One
can see that they’re very cool and curious, although not as playful as
the Sea of Cortez Sea Lions. Except during night dives, it’s not
possible to touch them.
You won’t have Sea Lions in Darwin and Wolfe, so enjoy !