Socorro Islands liveaboard: Trip Report
[Mexico] Trip Report : MAY. 7- 16, 2019, Socorro Islands Vol.6[#Mexico] Trip Report : MAY. 7- 16, 2019, #Socorro Islands Vol.6
The day 6, the last day of diving for this entire Socorro season! We finally could reach to El Boiler for the first time of this trip. The water temperature was 23-24 deg.C. The visibility was around 20-25 meters. I almost gave up to get here on this trip, but we made it on the last day. Yay! The condition was not that bad, a relatively calm underwater and the visibility was much improved compare to the last a few days. Every single dive we had here at Boiler that day, The first thing we saw in the water was Manta Ray welcoming us. My favorite moment of the day was that the Manta Ray closed its eyes with a very relaxed mood when they got cleaned. ( I captured it with my camera! Check them out!) It was so cute! As we were attending the Manta party with the 5 of Manta Rays, we heard of Dolphins! And when I thought that the sound of it got closer to us, a couple of Dolphins appeared! And they were so friendly! After a little while, another group of Dolphins, about a dozen of them, passed through us! It was very satisfying day of diving, fantastic ending for the season.
Thank you all for choosing our M/V Valentina! We have been very lucky to have you all for our adventure of 2018-2019. Hope to see you again in the next season!
[Mexico] Trip Report : MAY. 7- 16, 2019, Socorro Islands Vol.5[#Mexico] Trip Report : MAY. 7- 16, 2019, #Socorro Islands Vol.5
The day 5, although we didn’t want to, but we had to give up to go to Roca Partida because of the strong wind. The 1st dive of the day was at El Canyon with the water temperature was 22-24 deg.C. The visibility was around 5-15 meters. There was a Manta Ray at the cleaning station. After we observed the Manta Ray we headed to the blue water since the visibility got a little better. The decision was right! We could find a big school of Hammerhead Sharks! Hooray! The only thing that bothered us was the poor visibility in order for us to take good pictures of them. But we still could enjoy the Hammer crowd for about 30 minutes. The 4th dive there was pretty much about Sharks! There were 8 of Silvertip Sharks swimming around the cleaning station. Then, the fat Galapagos Sharks and Dusky Sharks also showed up later. At the end, even a big Turtle appeared as well. Oh, I had to mention that it was very unusual to see Turtles in Socorro! To be continued…
[Mexico] Trip Report : MAY. 7- 16, 2019, Socorro Islands Vol.4[#Mexico] Trip Report : MAY. 7- 16, 2019, #Socorro Islands Vol.4
The day 4, still strong wind was there. We dove at Punta Tosca for the 1st dive of the day with the water temperature was 23-24 deg.C. The visibility was around 10-15 meters. We saw a big Lobster eating a starfish for its breakfast at the rocky area. Then, we heard of Dolphins! A couple of Dolphins showed up right behind us! Yay! The 2nd and the 3rd dive were at Cabo Pierce with 23-24 deg.C. of the water temperature. It was really hard for us to dive because of the heavy heave in the ocean. However, we enjoyed observing many reef fish and Creole fish at the cleaning station, and a big Diamond Stingray at the sand area, and Pompanos near the surface. Besides, we could see the baby Galapagos Sharks on the reef! To be continued…