Roca Partida rocks!
This is the report from the 18th trip of the season to the Revillagigedo Archipelago. San Benedicto Island was awesome; at the dive site “El Cañon” we saw a big school of skipjacks, dolphins, mantas and different type of sharks; white tip, silkies, hammerheads, Galapagos and silver tips. We dove in “El Boiler” too, where we started early in the morning, so we have a better chance to see the dolphins, again. The dolphins didn’t disappoint us because they showed up; they were around 12 and playful. Also we had three or four mantas during the dives, silky sharks and some big tunas in the area.
Socorro Island was the other diving destination; the dive sites were “Cabo Pierce” and “Punta Tosca”. In Cabo Pierce we saw mantas, white tip and Galapagos sharks, and a school of tunas. Punta Tosca was nice because no current and good visibility for the first dive; white tip sharks and reef fish is what we saw. The conditions changed for the second dive, the visibility wasn’t good as the first dive.
Because of the weather conditions for this trip, we were able to stay only one day in Roca Partida. As always the site was spectacular, full of life. On this trip because of the current direction, all the marine life was concentrated on the south side. White tip sharks, Galapagos, silver tips, silkies and the school of hammerheads were there; we saw schools of blackjacks, skipjacks and tunas too. On the north side we had some cool animals too. Steel pompanos, rainbow runners and tunas were in the area. Probably the best was the seven mantas that we saw during the dives, four chevrons and three blacks. This is the reason why Roca Partida is the best dive site in the Archipelago.
See you next week.
DM Solmar V
Weather conditions (0 to 5 “max”)
Current 3 (0 none to 5 strong)
Visibility 4 (0 poor to 5 excellent)
Temperature average 73F/23C
Sea (calm1-choppy5) 2
Crossing to Revillagigedo 2