Partida is a small pinnacle located west of Socorro
and San Benedicto, about 250 miles south of Cabo
is only 115 feet high and 300 feet from end to end. Its
the smallest island in the Revillagigedo Archipelago. This
stony pillar attracts pelagics and large schools of jacks
Beneath the surface the wall drops straight
down to deep water. There are many shelves and ridges that
give refuge to the animals that hide there. At about 40'
there are large caves where groups of whitetip sharks can
be found sleeping most of the time. Depending on the current,
its possible to swim around the pinnacle several times
in the course of one dive. Other times divers prefer to
just hang out in one area and watch the pelagics swim by.
Guests have spotted schools of hammerheads,
whitetip sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, giant
manta rays, dolphins, an occasional whaleshark and even
humpback whales enroute to Alaska.
here to view Eric Hanauer's Humpback Whale video
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