On-board Diary: July 6, 2008

Author: Ana de la Torriente
Date: July 6, 2008



We set sail at 8:20 from Santander in search of the seamounts near the city in order to dive and document the seabeds, although the sky was clouded over and the wind was causing some waves.

We’ve had problems with the ROV and we’re waiting for some spare parts to arrive from Barcelona. So, the work for today was planned for the divers only.

We tried to dive at Mouro Island but the heavy seas made it impossible to get close, so we tried again at Menor Cape, where the depth gauge marked depths of 15-20 meters. However, 15 minutes into the dive, the strong movements of the water and the low visibility forced us to suspend it.

We returned to the port of Santander to wait for the weather to improve and the ROV technicians to solve the problem.