HUMPBACK WHALES TRAFFIC AT REVILLAGIGEDO
We are at the half part of the Socorro season and we have had great luck along the week having humpback whales breaching all over the archipelago filling with great energy to the entire boat enjoying glassy water at Roca Partida and at most of the dive spots.
The first stop was “El Cañon” where we had great visibility of 20 m / 60 ft that allowed us to see plenty of silver tip sharks at the cleaning station at the north with few hammerheads reaching the edges of Cañon and few more close to the surface, bulky black tips coming from deep water just like the Galapagos did too. At the beginning of the first dive we spotted 7 dolphins giving a quick glance to us while they were hunting and chasing the jacks. But the highlight happened the most at the surface while the people were enjoying the sunset on board at the Solmar V and multiple whales were jumping and blowing close to the boat.
At Cabo Pearce in Socorro Island we had great dolphin encounter with a local group of 20 friendly that kept coming closer and closer to the divers enjoying their company all this happening with 2 interactive mantas getting their daily bubble shower. The highlight here happened when close to the ridge on the south we spotted two big schools of hammerheads with over 100 different individuals swimming nice and easy into the slight current, they formed a huge wall of hammers that at one point we were part of it, just spectacular!
Been in Roca Partida is always a special but more with the great weather we had, crystal clear water, glassy surface that made us wanted to stay longer but we had to leave towards San Benedicto due the conditions for the next days. Here we had tons of fishes all over the place, big tunas hunting, Galapagos and silver tips sharks at north point, shiny hammerheads reaching close to the rock and two mantas hovering into the current.
The last stop was “El Boiler” in San Benedicto Island where we great dives with 8 different mantas coming and going all over the place, and we cannot forget the big show of the dolphins with more than 20 reaching the surface and hunting the big school of jacks that gather at the north with 2 black tips hunting them too, this image is one of those that you cannot oversee, just relax and enjoy what nature is offering.
Great trip, great guests and thanks to all that Revillagigedo has to offer to the divers, this is and will continue being top world diving!
Rodrigo Marroquin, dive instructor.
Weather conditions 4
Wind – 3
Clouds – 2
Current – 3
Visibility – 20 m / 60 ft
Temperature Average – 73° F
Crossing – 24 hours