Dive report (Dec 13-22) SOCORRO ISLANDS
Hello you guys!
Another amazing trip to Socorro! El Cañón had plenty of life! Big Galapagos sharks, silvertips all around, hammerheads, black and chevron mantas playing all around the site and the bottle-nose dolphins came to visit us multiple times!
El Pariente’s Rock was so exciting! 4 Mantas were swimming all around us. Then, the Boiler was as an amazing site to interact with the gorgeous mantas all day!
Roca Partida as always was a wonderful area to find big pelagics. We saw yellow fin tunas, big eye jacks, Galapagos sharks, silvertips, whitetip sharks, wahoos, and few hammerheads!
Next stop was Roca O’Neill at the Socorro Island and from the dinghy we saw like 30 bottlenose dolphins. We went down and at the very beginning they come to play with us! 8 to 10 bottlenose dolphins were there, and another bunch at the distance. We then passed trough the beautiful arch to find a Chevron manta and a black manta within the reef!
We then dove at Punta Tosca, a beautiful reef with lots of tropical fish and hard corals, and in the blue there were lots of hammerheads in the distance.
Cabo Pearce was perfect to interact with chevron and black mantas as well. The hammerheads were close to the edge of the reef and the bottlenose dolphins were also around.
To say goodbye we went back to El Cañón where we found more action at the cleaning stations, surrounded by big Galapagos sharks and silvertips. And guess what? The hammerheads were VERY close too!!! And once in the blue we found schooling hammerheads of more than 20 individuals. IT WAS AMAZING! If that wasn’t enough, we also got to see chevron an black mantas all around the cleanings stations until the very last minute of our dive!
Another great trip on the Solmar V!
See you soon and Merry Christmas!
Ignacio Hernan Leyro
Weather conditions 4
Visibility 100 ft /30 m
Temperature average 82 F / 27 C
Crossing : 20 hs