Valentina Socorro !!
【Dec14, 2021 Trip Report #1】
Feliz año nuevo 2022 from MEXICO !!!
May the new year bring you peace, joy, and happiness End of 2021 was hectic for Fun Azul Fleet, it has been longsince our last trip report….. we have started Socorro season,already finished 3 trip.
Here is the report from our last trip
Dec14, 2021 Day1
All the guest arrived on time, every program went
smoothly as it was sheduled.
After finishing orientation, introducing crew, dive equipment check,
dinner, the boat left the marina at 21:00.
Dec15, 2021 Day2
Navigation day toward Socorro area. Nice and calm way.
10:30 Orientation of safty and diving on Valentina.
15:30 Presentation of Revillagigedo national park
Dec16, 2021 Day3
Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)
Our first day of diving.
Some north wind, visibility 60ft, water temperture 77～78F。
There was several other dive cruise staying on the same site,
we did 3 dives this day.
Giant mantas and sharks were so activie from beginning,
more than 5 different types of sharks from one to the next,
also met a big school of hammerhead sharks.
Considering the ocean conditions, we have decided to
dive on San Benedicto island again on next day with
active marine life.
photo by Chabelo
Our second day at San Benedicto island was awsome!
Of the many dive cruise boats Valentina was able to start first,
was able to cpmplete 4 dives during the day.
The ocean conditions were almost the same as the day before
with little wind.
Not only lots mantas and hammerhead sharks was still there to
swim with us again, we met tiger shark, too!!!!
Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce)
Navy inspection day, we did 3 dives total this day.
First two dives was full of contact with mantas.
Countless mantas appeared one after another,
all divers were more than happy!!!
Also two dolphins came across but were not very
playful, just passed by.
December 14-23, 2021
We stayed another day at Socorro island（Punta Tosca）during waiting for the ocean condition get better.
Visibility 50ft, water temperture 82F, total 4 dives.
Visibility was great at first two dives, sorrounded by lots of giant
mantas and hammerhead sharks.
It was windy in the afternoon, oue boat took shelter in the lee of an island and enjoyed shore dive.
photo by Chabelo
We had been expecting the wind to calm down but
untortunately condition didn’t get better and gave up to
visit Roca Partida on this trip.
Came back to San Benedicto island, here it was very nice
again, and guess who was expecting there to surprise us…
whle shark !!!!
We found him near our boat, snorkeled with him for
a while. So exciting !!!
Counting whale shark, we have completed all kind
of sharkes we can find at Socorro Area.
Total 4 dives, it ended as a great day!
photo by Chabelo
21/12/21 Isla San Benedicto (El Boiler) Day8
Visibility looked extremly good and we were so excited from
Countless giant mantas（we counted 12 mantas at one time
and there were more coming!!!) and dolphins were very very
playful. Hammerhead, tiger sharks, everything come together,
it couldn’t be better as the last day of dive.
22/12/21 Navigation Day9
The way back was calm and nice.
We finished with total 21 dives this trip. Guest enjoyed
showing dive pics, videos each other during the way.
23/12/21 Puerto los cabos Day10
07:00 Covid19 test for people who needs.
08:00 Breakfast and group pictures
10:00 Airport transfer group1
11:30 Airport transfer group2
13:00 All the guest finished desembarking, Valentine left the
marina toward La Paz.