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Malpelo, when to go ... ?

Discussion in 'South America' started by funscuba, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. funscuba

    funscuba Barracuda

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    What is the best month of the year to see the most spectacular big pelagics in action ?
    Only the Ferox goes there or is there another one ?
    Thanks !
     
  2. Jafo19D

    Jafo19D Nassau Grouper

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    Cant answer that but before coming here know that we are experiencing a huge Covid surge right now and many cities have very stringent quarantines.
     
  3. kassj0peja

    kassj0peja Angel Fish

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    In the months with colder water (dec - march) the hammerheads come to shallower water. This is also the time when the Ferox can be seen but of course it is very rare.

    Silkies and whale sharks are more common from may to september.
     
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  4. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The trip video in Malpelo looks like what I experienced in Cocos & Socorro.

     
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  6. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hope to see @CWK too! :)

    We are going to have a mini SB surge in Malpelo then. :)
     
  8. funscuba

    funscuba Barracuda

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    Do you think sept is a very good month to see most of the action like in Galapagos ?
     
  9. paolobl65

    paolobl65 Nassau Grouper

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    I will be on Ferox end of July too ... finger crossed !
     
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  10. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    I would love to be able to go to Malpelo, but I regret to advise that I am currently in Covid lockdown and by law cannot travel more than 10 km from my home. Fingers crossed ...
     

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