First fishing trip & Diving
When we first arrived we attempted to connect with the fishing Captain we had used previously. Santos Soto is his name and he is a fantastic fisherman! We spoke to some other fisherman that told us he was sick and could no longer fish. This was sad news but they promised to pass on a message to his son who is Santos Jr. and has taken over fishing for his Dad. A couple days into our trip we did receive a message from the security guard that Santos Jr. dropped by and left his business card. We were really happy to hear that our message got through to the family but somewhat saddened by the news that Santos Sr. was no longer able to fish.
We found a fantastic deal on a fishing trip so decided to give it a try. Remember the adage ‘you get what you pay for!” Yeah, it’s true. We did manage to catch one small black tuna that we gave to the boat Captain and we did spend a relaxing day floating on the ocean and saw turtles and dolphins – not a bad way to spend a day!
On Friday after our dive trip we were walking down the street that goes along the beach and we were pleasantly surprised to see Santos Sr.! He remembered us and we had a good talk with him. He is going in for Cancer treatment three times a week in Zihua but is well enough (and getting better) to get out and sell fishing trips for his family boat. He no longer is able to go out on the ocean – doctors orders! He told us he has lost 33 kg since getting sick and was in the hospital in a nearby town for 2 months. He told us that he is feeling good and that God does not need him yet! Perhaps we will go fishing another day soon…
Dive Trip to Sacramento and Zacatoso
Super dive at Zacatoso today! The visibility at Sacramento dive site was not great but was a nice dive in an area that I’m sure would be a lot better when the visibility is improved. The second dive however, just about half a kilometer away was amazing! A nice shallow dive with plenty of fish, special critters and corals. Our bottom time (time underwater) was close to an hour. We could have stayed longer as most of us had plenty of air but some were getting colder after being under water for that long. Even with the water temperature at 82 – 84 Fahrenheit you still tend to get cold after that length of time underwater. Here are a few pictures: