Socorro Islands liveaboard: Trip Report
[Mexico] Trip Report : DEC.13,2022- DEC.22, 2022, Valentina SOCORRO trip
【Valentina SOCORRO 13DEC – 22DEC trip report !! 】
Dec 13 – 22, 2022
Dec 13th, 2022
17:00 Arrival of guests. Guidance to each cabin.
18:30 General orientation and crew introduction
21:00 Depart for Revillagigedo. The route was a little rocky.
Dec 14th, 2022
I was a little worried because it was shaking quite a bit in the morning
In the afternoon the waves subsided a little and we managed to reach Socorro.
Dec 15th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )
There is no current, the transparency is low around 10m due to the influence of volcanic ash, and the water temperature is 24ºC.
I was able to dive 4 times without any problems, but to be honest, the result was a little plain.
That said, I can’t really complain about hammers and manta rays, lol
16/12/22 Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler )
Within the same San Benedicto island, change points to El Boiler.
It’s not that far away, but I was pleasantly surprised.
With 15 mts transparency and 25º C water temperature, all 4 hits!
Dolphins, manta rays, and tiger sharks abound as well as silvertips.
Hammers come out in flocks, and the flocks of horse mackerel are also very impressive.
The ocean is unpredictable.
Dec 17th, 2022 Roco Partida
The wind has subsided and the conditions are excellent.
Because 4 boats gathered at the same point, I did 3 dives that day.
Clarity 20 mts, water temperature 26ºC.
The number of silver chips, white chips, etc. has also been revived and Roca Partida
Jinbei appeared where I thought it was becoming a typical diving! ! ! !
Diving in three groups, but in all groups
A wonderful day for all customers to thoroughly enjoy Jinbei!
Dec 18th, 2022
Three on this day. The transparency is as low as 10m and the water temperature is 25ºC.
The first one is Roca Oneil. Maybe it’s because it was too calm and the flow stopped
Manta rays and hammers come out, but it doesn’t go as far as fever
Little by little. In the second half, we moved to Punta tosca. this is pretty
Not only are there many manta rays, but the distance to the divers is very close.
Everyone’s tension rises again ~.
Dec 19th 2022 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )
Cabo Pierce, who had a big fever on the previous trip, raised expectations even if he didn’t like it.
When I entered, the transparency was 20 mts and the water temperature was 25ºC. At the same time as the entry, manta rays and
Hammer dances wildly. All 4 of them are still this and this
One crowd after another. I’m sure Cabo Pierce is the most hit right now.
It was so amazing that the customer asked me to stay at the same point tomorrow without moving from here.
There was a request to dive, so I decided to change the schedule and stay at the same point!
Dec 20th, 2022 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )
Same or better Cabo Pierce than yesterday.
The relationship with dolphins is definitely more than yesterday.
When I played with manta rays to the point where I couldn’t stand it anymore, I saw angel fish that I hadn’t seen before.
The herd also begins to notice something really amazing.
It’s too much fun and it’s too bad that this is the last diving day of this cruise—.
I want to keep diving!
Dec 21th, 2022
I got carried away with the last dive and ended up with Cabo Pierce,
The return journey is longer than usual Bitter smile
Although there are some waves, many underwater photos until yesterday
Head to Cabo while exchanging.
Dec 22nd, 2022
02:00 After a long voyage of 42 hours (!), we finally arrived at San José del Cabo.
After breakfast, transfer customers to the airport, complete at 13:00!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this trip a happy one.
[Mexico] Trip Report : DEC.03,2022- DEC.12, 2022, Valentina SOCORRO trip
【Valentina SOCORRO 03DEC – 12DEC trip report !! 】
Dec 03rd, 2022
17:00 Boarding of customers, guidance to each cabin
18:30 General orientation and crew introduction
21:00 Depart for Revillagigedo.
Dec 04th, 2022
The way out is much calmer.
There was little shaking, and I was able to proceed with the presentation smoothly.
Dec 05th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón y El Boiler )
Compared to the previous trip, the transparency of the dive sites on San Benedict Island is
It’s about twice as good, and the conditions are much better, which is a relief.
The transparency is about 20m and the water temperature is 28ºC.
From the first check dive at El Cañón, hammers and silver chips,
A tiger shark welcomes you.
It was forecast that the wind would rise from tomorrow, so the Boiler
I wanted to dive, so I moved to Boiler in the second half.
Continuing from the previous trip, the number of manta rays at Boiler was small for some reason. rather like a shark
There are more other fish and it’s fun but not Boilerish.
Dec 06th, 2022 Roca Partida
Clarity 20 mts, water temperature 28ºC.
Last trip Roca Partida was kind of lonely, but this time it was much better.
Three comfortable dives in a group of various sharks.
Dec 07th, 2022 Isla Socorro ( Punta tosca )
Clarity 15 mts, water temperature 26ºC.
On this day, all 3 dives were lucky dives surrounded by manta rays.
Dolphins and hammers were perfect, and it was a fulfilling day.
After receiving the navy inspection after finishing the third run,
Move to Isla Socorro.
Dec 08th, Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )
Clarity 15-20mts, water temperature 28ºC. 4 dives on this day, all 4 dives into a group of hammers
I was lucky enough to win Cabo Pierce.
Especially in the second and third runs, in addition to hammers, dolphins and manta rays gathered.
It was so much fun that I decided to dive for another day at the same point tomorrow.
Dec 09th, Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )
Remaining on this point is a great answer. Continuing from yesterday, Hammer & Dolphin & Manta Ray
Constantly hovering near divers.
A big hit day without any complaints. The potential of the sea of Socorro
It was an extremely luxurious day that was shown to me.
Dec 10th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )
The ocean situation is not bad, but yesterday and the day before yesterday were too flashy.
Compared to that, today’s diving felt sober. Luxury lol
Dec 11th, 2022
The return trip is calm. There were almost no waves, and we returned to port smoothly.
Dec 12th, 2022
10:00 Airport transfer start
13:00 Trip ends
～Thank you for all guests !!～
[Mexico] Trip Report : NOV.23,2022- DEC.01, 2022, Valentina SOCORRO trip
【Valentina SOCORRO Nov23 trip report !! 】
The long-awaited Socorro season is here! !
What kind of sea can we meet this year? I’m especially excited.
Nov 23rd, 2022 Passenger boarding date
18:00 Crew introduction and general orientation.
Nov 24th, 2022
The sea on the outbound route is calm. Socorro is sailing time to the point
Since it is very long at more than 24 hours, calm sea conditions with little shaking
Thank you very much.
Orientation and presentation about Socorro National Monument
Spend a relaxing day on the go.
Arrived at 3am on the morning of the 25th.
Nov 25thm 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )
Visibility on the first day was around 10m. The water temperature is 27ºC.
I was able to do four dives perfectly. Although I felt that the manta rays were smaller than usual
Playing with dolphins during diving from the first day and joining a group of hammers
Encountering, and seeing as if it were The Socorro,
Customers are very satisfied.
Nov 26th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler )
For some reason, the number of manta rays is still small today.
Manta rays usually come out so much that I get tired of manta heaven
Only one came out though it was a boiler.
However, there are many other fish such as hammerheads.
4 dives without getting bored.
At the end, a group of hammers came out to a fairly shallow water.
This is also a rare occurrence, so it was a boiler with a different feeling than usual.
Nov 27th, 2022 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )
When I went south, it was about 20m with good transparency.
The water temperature here is also 27ºC. today is another lucky day with 4 dives.
All four dives are very good dives. manta rays, dolphins,
In addition to hammers, tiger sharks too!
Nov 28th, 2022 Isla Socorro ( Roca O Nélida & Punta Tosca )
In the first two, the manta rays came close to the divers.
Powerful. Volcanic ash was blown up for the second run, and the transparency was slightly reduced.
Observe the group of hammers firmly.
Punta Tosca in the second half with manta rays, dolphins and tiger sharks
A gorgeous line-up of 4 on this day as well.
Nov 29th, 2022 Roca Partida
The condition of Roca Partida, which we are looking forward to, is not so good as the transparency is only 10m.
The water temperature is warm at 28ºC. Last year was a bad year for Roca Partida,
Maybe this year it makes me think that other points might be better than Roca
Thinness of fish shadow. Even the promised rocky white chips are scarce.
Nov 30th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)
When I moved to EL CAÑÓN, it was many times better than Roca Partida! !
hammerhead, galapagos shark, silver tip, black tip,
A parade of sharks, one after another, with white tip, silky, and tiger.
Diving for this trip is over with three gorgeous dives suitable for the last day.
In the afternoon, we headed north on our way home.
Dec 01st, 2022
Moving day. Now the trip is calm on the way back.
A relaxing day while drying the equipment and showing photos to each other.
Dec 02nd, 2022
09:30 Group photo
10:00 Airport transfer start.
The thrilling first trip ended successfully with a smile on the customer’s face~