The final trip of 2018 and we were greeted in the Revillagigedo Reserve with great conditions and a boat full of eager divers.
After starting out with a relaxed check dive to get everybody settled and all the camera rigs set up we began the fun in “El Boiler”. A day full of Manta action with close passes from both Chevron and Black Mantas and a couple of quick sightings of Galapagos and Silkies. We decided to make the most of the good conditions at San Benedicto and made the next stop in “El Cañon”. The extra strong current made the first 2 dives a thrilling ride! Schooling hammerheads deep in the blue had everybody full of smiles and a sneaky appearance from a large Tiger Shark was the cherry on the cake. Or so we thought, because on the second dive a pod of 5 dolphins came over the shallow section of the reef and joined two groups of divers for a few minutes.
To finish the year in style we spent the day at Roca Partida, with rough surface conditions we were surprised to find very little current below. Large Tuna were darting in and out of the huge school of Jacks with Silvertip, Galapagos and Silky sharks darting around away from the rock. A couple of Mantas were circling the whole day but on the last dive we found the hammerheads cruising way out.
The first day of diving at Cabo Pearce in the New Year was everything you could dream of, Silvertips, Mantas, a Tiger, Hammerheads and incredible interaction with a large pod of Dolphins who stole the show! Playing with the divers, spinning and blowing bubbles at us, made each and every one of use feel apart of the pod, as if they had accepted us.
Back to “El Boiler” for the final day of solid diving with minimum 5 Mantas per dive. Again weak current allowed us to explore away from the pinnacle and find the Galapagos out on the drop off. Playing Dolphins and the absolute calm gracefulness of those Mantas left everybody feeling blissfully content for the journey back.
What an unforgettable way to finish the year and to get it started on the best track.