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June 24, 2013

Monday 24 June 2013

BY: Maribel Lopez


© OCEANA / Carlos Minguell


Today was a different day. The crew split up in 4 small work teams.

The camper is based in the harbor of Ahus as our “headquarters”. Some of us had to go somewhere to fill the tanks for today´s dives. We tried to do it as quiet as possible to avoid being a disruption to the neighborhood. Others went to the nearest harbor to document fishing boats. The rest of us had a list of three spots to visit. The captain entered the coordinates in the GPS, started the engines, and then we smoothly sailed out. Different positions, different depths, different temperatures, different habitats, different light. No fish. The ROV went up and down, and then, hard currents.  We had enough fuel to go to another spot, so we decided to set off.

Once back to Ahus we had lunch together and exchanged information, so the divers could easily go to the best spot of the day despite the ROV´s results, that indicated there wasn´t anything special nor relevant today. But we had to double-check.

The boat was ready for the dives and sailed out, after a couple of hours the boat came back with not quite good images.

Tomorrow we´re going to Finland. New waters to explore!!