Trip #08, REVILLAGIGEDO 17 Ene – 25 Ene 2020
Walls of hammerhead sharks at Cañon
We are on our eight trip of the Revillagigedo’s season and the action keeps coming on showing us the best of the islands at the today´s best place in the archipelago which without a doubt everyone is waiting to dive: El Cañon.
At this spot we had a visibility of 20 m / 60 ft with mild current which allowed us to seen maybe one of the biggest schools of hammerheads on the past years. Over 100 hammies were patrolling the east side of Cañon coming and going with apparently calm, letting the divers getting close to them even been as part of the whole school. At the north side we could spot lots of silver tips, Galapagos and white tip reef sharks circling around the rocks. We spotted several mantas hovering over the ridges too getting their bubble shower. Dolphins came out to play, sadly with a white plastic bag using it as a toy, passing it from one to the other, something very characteristic of these intelligent mammals.
At Cabo Pearce in Socorro Island we had the best dolphin encounter with 2 extremely friendly ones that kept coming closer and closer to the divers while the mantas appeared out of the blue in bigger numbers as we have had these past seasons at this place. Something that we believe is attracting them again to this spot are the greater number of clarion angel fishes that give cleaning service to this flat sharks.
Been in Roca Partida is great even if we dont get to see the biggest schools of sharks that we used to see here on past seasons, but the amount of fishes is incredible even having a big tuna hunting the others. We could see some Galapagos and silver tips sharks at the depths too.
At “El Boiler” in San Benedicto Island we could interact for over 60 minutes with super friendly mantas and we got two big ones at the third dive but this time we didnt get to see any dolphins there.
Weather conditions 4
Wind – 4
Clouds – 3
Current – 3 to 4
Visibility – 20 m / 60 ft
Temperature Average – 69 F / 23 C
Crossing – 24 hours