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      May 30th – June 7th, 2019 (Socorro Islands) #TripReport

      May 30th – June 7th, 2019 (Socorro Islands) #TripReport

      A shark trip!!

                       Trip 21 st ( 30 May-7 Jun ) -Dive Report

      Hello friends!

      Another great trip to the Socorro Islands! We’ve had action since the very first dive at El Cañon , 4 Mantas were in the area, 3 Chevron an 1 Black Manta swimming around us within the cleaning stations and the Galapagos and silvertip sharks were doing circles all around the reef! During the surface interval we watched a bunch of false killer whales, so we immediately got ready in the zodiacs to go snorkeling with them!! They were swimming very fast but we did get the chance to see them up close! It was amazing!! Definitely this is one of the best experiences one could have at sea!

      Our next stop was Cabo Pearce and we had bottlenose dolphins within the site all day and 2 friendly dolphins made the day for us! They were so friendly and curious! They enjoyed interacting and playing with us and they came straight to our hands. All divers fell in love with them!

      The next day we headed to Roca Partida to have one of the highlights of the trip. We could tell that the dolphins were close and when we were going down, the first dolphins showed up, and more and more dolphins were passing by! They stayed at the Northeast of the site for a long time, all the groups were playing with the dolphins and we could had the opportunity of watching them very close! Groups of 3 to 6 dolphins everywhere, few of them in vertical position right next to us, others going down, swimming around and going up. If this wasn’t enough, we also had a Chevron manta and she was swimming mixed with a bunch of dolphins! It was PERFECT! The rest of the day was perfect to find big pelagics, massive yellowfin tunas, silvertips sharks and Galapagos, a school of bonitas was surrounded by the silky sharks and lots of wahoos were in the blue.

      The next day we came back to San Benedicto Island to have more fun at El Cañon where we found more Galapagos, silvertips sharks, more mantas and with the current, the hammerheads showed up from the East!

      Then El Pariente’s Rock was the option to do something different and within the reef. we’ve had 3 mantas chevron during the entire dive, circling from the blue to the reef at all the time, absolutely amazing! The last dive at El Cañon was so much fun! The current was strong from the East, then we sticked within the cleaning station, having fun with the sharks, big Galapagos and lots of silvertips all around. At last we drifted to the Northwest and once under the belly of the Solmar V, lots of silky sharks were all around us!

      The last day we dove at El Boiler! We played with Mantas Chevron and at the end of the dive a bunch of dolphins showed up in the blue, and the Pacific giant Mantas were around the cleaning stations. It was a great trip!! See you soon!

      Ignacio Hernan Leyro

      Scuba instructor

      Solmar V
      Weather conditions : 3
      Wind : 2
      Clouds : 4
      Current : 3
      Visibility : 80 ft / 24 m
      Temperature average : 75 ° f / 23 ° C
      Crossing : 27 hs 47 m


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