Socorro Islands liveaboard: Trip Report
[Mexico] Trip Report : APR. 2-11, 2019, Socorro Islands Vol.3[#Mexico] Trip Report : APR. 2-11, 2019, #Socorro Islands Vol.3
The day 5, we totally lucked out at Roca Partida! The water temperature was 23-24 deg.C. At first, a school of baby Yellowfin Tunas welcomed us and a school of Hammerhead Sharks was behind of the Yellowfins! The number of the White Reef Sharks, which are regular here near the wall, were gathered more than normal! We could see the babies and pregnant ladies of them! And there were many of Galapagos, Silky and Dusky Sharks on the other side. While Yellowfin Tunas were everywhere on and off, the big school of Black Skipjacks made a wall of them. Besides, Wahoos and Rainbow Runners were seen near the surface. I was happily and luxury confused to introduce which one first! And the best hit of the day was,,,,,, a Great White Shark! Yes, that Great White Shark! I am not kidding. It was a big surprise! We even saw an expecting Galapagos Shark later on! Such a shark paradise!! That’s what Roca Partida should be!? I guess.
The day 6, the 1st dive of the day was at El Boiler and the 2nd was at El Canyon. We switched the dive site because the Boiler was too boring that day! And the decision was right. Although the current was very strong, we saw, Shark, Shark and Shark! Even Manta Rays joined us! And made us very reluctance to exit at the end! It was a fantastic conclusion of the trip.
Thank you all for joining us and also for making this trip amazing! Hope to see you all again!
[Mexico] Trip Report : APR. 2-11, 2019, Socorro Islands Vol.2[#Mexico] Trip Report : APR. 2-11, 2019, #Socorro Islands Vol.2
The day 3, at Cabo Pierce, the water temperature was 23-25 deg.C. The visibility wasn’t great, kind of cloudy, but the diving was fun as usual. A Black Manta Ray was hovering on the reef slowly. And another Black Manta Ray and a normal Manta Ray were seen later on. Some Hammerhead Sharks were found in the Blue water but in a distance. A playful Dolphin came to us and played with us for a while at the end.
The day 4, at Punta Tosca instead of Roca Partida because of the rough condition. The water temperature was 23-24 deg.C. The Galapagos, Silky and Whitetip Sharks’ babies were seen here. They were so cuuuuute! This point has a beautiful layout of the rocks and reef to observe. Some Hammerhead Sharks came up from the deep side at the end. To be continued…
[Mexico] Trip Report : APR. 2-11, 2019, Socorro Islands Vol.1[#Mexico] Trip Report : APR. 2-11, 2019, #Socorro Islands Vol.1
Hola! Here is the trip report of the latest Socorro trip. The day 1 at El Canyon, the water temperature was 24-25 deg.C. Although we could not go out for the blue water because the current was a bit strong for the two dives in the morning, yet we encountered with many Sharks. And a Black Manta Ray appeared right after the entry and a couple of Manta Rays also showed up later on! The current got mellowed in the afternoon. And the visibility was fantastic! The recent regular, the expecting mother Galapagos Shark appeared as well. Then, Silvertip Shark, Dusky Sharks and even Hammerhead Sharks joined for the shark show! Additionally, we had a great luck to see a Black Manta Ray on the surface, jumped up from the ocean to the air as we were on a dinghy.
The day 2 at El Canyon in a row because of the strong wind at the El Boiler, the condition there was great. The hunting Dolphins were chasing fish in their top speed! They kept hunting around us so we just settled and observed. And all the sharks, Whitetip, Silvertip, Dusky, Galapagos and Hammerhead appeared again and again! At the end, a gigantic Tiger Shark showed up! It was about the size of a dinghy or even bigger! Yay! To be continued…