Amazing dolphins acting like puppies

Location: Cabo Pearce, Socorro Island, Revillagigedos, Mexico

Comments: What a day! What a dive! We made our first dive today on the outer cleaning station at Cabo Pearce. It was okay, but there was a lot of current and no critters to speak of. The amazing thing is how quickly conditions can change out here. It was as if someone flicked a switch on the second dive. We dove the same site 2 hours later and there was virtually no current, beautiful blue water and a couple of curious mantas circling around as well as 4 bottlenose dolphins pressing their noses on the descent line acting as if they were puppies resting their chins on the edge of a table. The dolphins were squeaking away and laying their heads sideways to look at the divers. Totally amazing. Oh yeah, some of the divers got buzzed repeatedly by a school of large 100 pound yellowfin tuna. Meanwhile, the free divers off the back of the Nautilus Explorer enjoyed a constant parade of 4 chevron mantas and 2 black giant mantas swimming back and forth. What a day and what amazing variability in the same dive site.

–Captain Mike

Weather: Sunny, beautiful, calm, low swell, 76°F

Water: Water temp 73°F, visibility 60 feet.

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