[Mexico] Trip Report : MAR.31- APR.09, 2021, Socorro Islands

Valentina SOCORRO Island !!

【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #1】


Here comes new trip report of Valentina cruise March 31st.

This time it was full chartered with one group visiting us from United States, looks like had a great dive cruise!



Day1 Departure

17:00 Guest arrival, guide to each cabin.

18:00 General briefing and introducing our crew.

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Departure toward Revillagigedo.

Departure was on time with good ocean condition with little swells.


Day2 Navigation day

08:00 Breakfast

10:00 Orientation about safety guide on Valentina

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Presentation of Revillagigedo national park

19:00 Dinner and information about next day schedule

23:00 end of activity


Day3 Isla San Benedicto


06:30 start of activity

07:00 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

16:30 Dive #4

19:00 Dinner and next day schedule info

23:00 End of activity


We had started this trip with dive site El Cañón. Visibility 45ft, water temperture 74F, had strong current but definately the visibility got much better than our last trip. Just as same as last trip, fish around El CAÑÓN was very active, we found all kind of sharks from our first day of diving, such as silky, hammer, silver tip, white tip, black tip, galapagos, dusky and also tiger !! Mantas came around but not very friendly this day.




【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #2】

Day4  Isla Socorro


06:30 start of activity

08:00 Dive #1

09:30 Breakfast

11:00 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

14:30 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner

23:30 departure to Isla San Benedicto

The dive site was not as great as we expected. Low visibility and not many to see, we have decided to go back to San Benedicto which was great one day before.

Visibility 30ft, water temperture 70F…. Brrrrrrrrr!!!


【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #3】

Day5 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

07:00 start of activity

07:30 breakfast

09:00 Dive #1

12:00 Dive #2

13:30 lunch

15:00 Dive #3

17:00 Dive #4

19:30 dinner

It was totally right decision to com back to El Cañón. All 4 dives today was great with very active sharks and mantas, good enough to make up for yesterday’s poor dive. Especially condition of our first two dives were perfect. Water temperture 74F, some place with thermocline 70F, visibility 60Ft.



【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #4】

After several trips not being able to dive at Roca Partida due to bad condition, finally we made it in this trip !!!

Not only our guests, also our guides were so excited to get back here.

Day6 Roca Partida

06:30 start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:00 Lunch

14:30 Dive #3

16:00 Dive #4

19:00 Dinner

Contidion was great with 75ft visibility and water temperture 74F.

First two dives were a kind of quiet but last two were blast!

This is Roca Partida !!! Fish fish fish fish , big sharks, tunas, jacks etc.

Huge yellow tail was so cool to dive with.



【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #5】

Day7 Isla San Benedicto (El Boiler)

06:30 start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

16:30 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner and next day schedule info

El Boiler surprised us with better condition than we imagined, visibility 60ft, wate temperture 73F.

Very active mantas and dolphins showed up, too.

Though dolphins were not very playful this day, school of hammerhead sharks just came very close to divers and stayed around us for a while. So cooooool !!!




【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #6】

Already the last day of diving. how fast time goes on the liveaboard!

Day8 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

06:30 start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:30 Dive #3

14:00 Lunch

16:00 Dive #4

Leaving Socorro area toward San Jose.

19:00 Dinner

Ocean condition was still good though last two dives was with strong current with less visibility.

Fish was no same active as yesterday but still all kinds of sharks came up with several mantas !

Our total dive number was #23, so good, yey!

Thank you all our guest that made this trip perfect, looking forward to see you again soon.