【Valentina SOCORRO 27Apr – 09May trip report !! 】
Apr30 – May09, 2023
Customer embarkation date. General orientation after being guided to each cabin
and crew introductions. After dinner, depart for Socorro Islands at 20:00.
May01, 2023 Unfortunately, the outbound route was in very strong wind conditions.
High waves never subside until we reach San Benedicto
It was a rough and turbulent voyage.
May02-23, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )
Due to weather conditions, I had to dive three times a day at El Cañón for two days.
Underwater conditions were much better than expected, with visibility of around 15 mts and water temperature of 24ºC on both days.
Schools of hammers and manta rays are active on both days and come out many times, and schools of tuna are ridiculously large.
04-05/05/23 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )
Strong winds continue. Since the movement is difficult, the diving on the 3-4th day
Point of Cabo Pierce two days in a row. Clarity is 10-15 mts, water temperature is 24ºC.
There was almost no current in the water, so I was able to enjoy a comfortable dive.
Because there are many elderly people in the group and they wanted a relaxing dive
This time, the style is to relax and enjoy three bottles a day. here with manta
Dolphins are very popular.
06/05/23 Isla Socorro ( Punta Tosca )
Strong winds continue. Volcanic ash was also blown up, and the transparency on this day was 10 mts.
Water temperature 24ºC. By the time the second dive is over, I can’t continue diving at this point.
The wind was so strong that it was impossible and forced us to raise our anchors and move.
When I moved to Cabo Pierce and started the third run, I was lucky.
A happy surprise that a whale shark appeared! !
May07, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )
After all, the wind did not subside until this day, and this time from the beginning to the end
It has become a trip of being shaken. The transparency at the final part is 10mts and the water temperature is 24ºC.
The final day is shark, shark, shark diving. A swarm of hammers, of course,
Galapagos, Silvertip, and other three shark festivals complete this dive!