The diving started this trip at Fondeadero in San Benedicto Island with strong current going down the line, with the occasional silkies swimming closer to the boat and the quick glance of the first tiger shark of the trip were the welcome to our journey.
For our next day we had mild current hitting towards the north with great hammerhead action, over 3 different groups of 20+ sharks gliding on the outskirts and closer to the sandy bottom, some of them were quite big while other group was a juvenile one. Some silvertips at the cleaning station, mantas swimming in the blue and 2 different tiger sharks over 3 meters came closer to us to disappear in deep water.
At Boiler the action was great with the 7 different mantas along the day getting their usual doze of bubbles, some dolphins early in the morning with a couple of calves hunting in shallow water, more hammerheads on the deep west point where around the same area we could spot over 5 Galapagos and another huge tiger shark.
One of the highlights this time has to be the big amount of tunas at Pariente´s Rock in San Benedicto Island mixed with big school of huge hammerheads and mantas; also big schools of tunas hunting at Roca Partida and just a few sharks there, not as many as usual but this time we got to snorkel with a big group of 40+ false killer whales.
At Socorro Island we dove at Cabo Pearce with easy conditions, no current at all, where we had more hammerheads in the deep outskirts, some mantas, a couple of dolphins and mobulas closer to the surface.
Rodrigo Marroquín, dive instructor.
Visibility: Good, 25-mts/75-ft. average.
Crossings: (Scale 1 calm – 5 rough)
Cabo to San Benedicto: 3
San Benedicto to Roca Partida: 2
San Benedicto to Cabo: 1