A Dolphin and Hump Back Whale trip!
Our crossing South to Isla San Benedicto was spectacular, really flat surface ocean
conditions! Las Cuevas our fist dive of the trip as a check out dive in Isla San Benedicto!
Lots of white tip reef sharks, flounders, green sea turtles, 2 chevron mantas, sting rays, lots
of reef fish, in the over heads clusters of lobsters, a great first dive under very friendly
conditions, vis average 40ft/12m, no current at all, water temp 73℉/23℃, air temp 77℉/
25℃, Roca Partida amazing place, great memories to take back home! Lots of videos
and pictures were taken by our happy customers to enter the famous Solmar V photo
contest, as early as 7:20 am we are all ready in the water enjoying the chirping of
more than 15 friendly dolphins for more than 35 minutes, Giant Pacific Mantas as
friendly as always swimming slowly letting us swim under blowing lots of bubbles,
yellow fin tunas hunting, a massive school of stripe bonitos showed up several times
even with dolphins and silky sharks tailing them! A school of 24 Hammer Heads were
there in the South end of the Rock, Silver tip sharks! this is not it! We enjoyed the
opportunity of snorkeling with Hump Back Whales several times, mama, boyfriend
and calf! Even breaches high in front of the zodiacs, other times the came just by our
Boat Solmar V, Cabo Pearce dive site at Isla Socorro, early dives the best! Dolphins
once again! This time one of them came up to us so close so close within inches away
from our hands inviting us to pet, of course we did, we spent minutes and minutes
petting this dolphin while others were swimming circles around us, of course mantas
demanding of our attention above every body!
Punta Tosca dive site at Socorro as
well made us enjoy of friendly mantas under those easy dive conditions.
Back to Isla San Benedicto to dive El Boiler, the first dive of the morning with
about 14 dolphins chirping so loud! Swimming with them made us go far from the rock
at the same time swimming with them made us return to the rock, the North West
side turned to be a cleaning station not only for mantas but dolphins too at a depth of
110ft/33m, easy 35 to 40 minutes of dolphin joy! Nitrox 32 a great advantage to stay
with chevron and black mantas longer time in shallower water for the rest of the day!
Of course lobsters, octos, white tips jacks and more were there to compliment a
Dive conditions of the trip:
Average Vis 60ft/18m
Air temp average of the trip 77℉/25 ℃
Average Current 2 in a scale from 1 to 5
Average water temp 75℉/23℃
Ocean surface conditions: flat.
Daniel Zapata, Solmar V.