The three of us swam over towards shore, feeling both excited and apprehensive at the same time. As we got closer and the warning barks of the large males/bulls could be clearly heard, even with your head under water, Steve had a startle. A juvenile sea lion came up from below while Steve was getting the go-pro turned on. He did not see him coming. The sea lion brushed Steve's forearm and hand and then swam gracefully away. Not sure if it was a welcome, or a warning, but Steve reported that it was quite exhilarating. Shortly afterwards three sea lions did loops at the surface, less than 30' away. Wow, how cool is this?!
|Three sea loins playing just a few feet from us.|
|A school of fish. We couldn't identify them, although they are very similar to|
the Golden Snapper.
|There are several buoys installed here for dinghies and pangas to use.|
Many people come here daily from La Paz to swim with the sea lions.
|This island shoots up from the depths. It's a pinnacle that just breaks the surface.|
300 feet away the depth is over 200 feet. Anchoring here is a challenge.
|Cindy, Kathy, and Steve snorkel over near all the sea lions. Photo by Kevin.|
|Kevin took this photo of Zappa who didn't seem to care that some of the family|
was gone, snorkeling with large sea creatures.