Bid Farewell by a Large School of Hammerhead Sharks and Giant Mantas

Location: The Boiler, San Benedicto Island, Socorro, Revillagigedos

Comments: Back at The Boiler, on the west side of San Benedicto Island, for the last dive day of the trip. The first dive in we had dolphins come amazingly close to us, moving extremely slowly and turning upright in the water column, looking in all the world like they were here solely to welcome us. They seemed close enough to touch, and were a beautiful opening to the day. On the second and third dives, we had giant mantas circling the rock and giving wonderful photo opportunities in the sunlit conditions. The boat was anchored close enough to swim over, although we had skiffs in the water if needed, the current was cooperative for the most part.

At the end of the day, just before coming up from the last dive for fresh baked cookies and champagne mimosas, some of our divers were bid farewell by a large school of hammerhead sharks! Once again, the creatures of Revillagigedos had organized a really nice sendoff for us, practically begging us to return to say hi to them one more time.

–DM Sandy


Weather: Another beautiful day in Mexico with an 85°F air temperature

Water: Seawater temperature at 72°F and visibility is at 100 feet

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