We are almost reaching the end of the year and the water temperature has dropped bringing more life to the dive spots around Revillagigedo, specially sharks, and with this we had experience the big hammerhead schooling at Roca Partida, El Cañon and Cabo Pearce.
In San Benedicto Island we had several dives at El Cañon where we could spend time at the cleaning station watching 4 different mantas getting their daily bubble shower, up to 8 juvenile silvertip sharks swimming along the reef, big Galapagos surprising us coming from the deep areas just as a big tiger shark making his appearance out of the blue. Dolphins came to play on the first dive swimming into the current and the great view of hammerheads all over the place sometimes coming as a school and other times big guys by themselves. Boiler was also good with more than 5 mantas along the day and a great dive with 60 minutes of dolphins.
At Socorro we dove at Cabo Pearce where we had the biggest hammerhead school so far and one of the biggest we have seen in a while with over 60 sharks swimming in the depths of this magnificent spot. More dolphins came to play with us but the current was to strong to keep up with them, anyhow the divers got great shots and got quite close. More mantas made their passes along the dives coming from all directions to get clean by the endemic Clarion angelfish.
Roca Partida was a little rough this time so we only stayed one day there, having more hammerheads around the rock mixed with silvertips and Galapagos sharks, big schools of skipjacks and rainbow runners just as the tunas and the cotton mouth jacks forming their vertical columns facing the current in the north and the south point.
The trip was great and now we are back to land with happy divers and plenty of footage to share so more people can be thrilled about this amazing place in earth.
Rodrigo Marroquín, dive instructor.
Time of Crossings:
To San Benedicto: 24 hours
To Roca Partida: 9 hours.
To San Lucas: 29 hours.