Embraced and nibbled by a bottlenose dolphin.

Location: Punta Tosca, Socorro Island, Revillagigedos, Mexico
Started the day with an inspection at the Navy base. It was nice recognizing and meeting with the officials from last year, updating on what’s been going on with all of us over the last couple of months and discussing the illegal fishing situation.  The Mexican navy has been very proactive with stopping illegal fishing this year which is fantastically good news.   We then moved on to Punta Tosca which turned out to be an incredibly excellent choice. Dolphins! Dolphins!  Dolphins for everybody! Bottlenose dolphins for everybody!!   I am sure that I encountered the same dolphin that  first embraced me with her fans and nibbled my hands in 2006. She has a notch in her dorsal.   This time it was as delighted as a reunion of someone you love that you have not seen for a long time. We all had dolphins for our first dive, this spinning, playing, standing vertical and flirting with us. I was taking macro shots on the pupil of the dolphin. That’s how close we were. Pedro who is back with us again after a year off and has thousands and thousands of dives in this area,  commented that this is one of the best eyes of his life. Of others said that if Captain Mike would have tried to describe to clients what they were going to see ahead of time, nobody would have believed it. I saw people having tears in their eyes including myself. It’s funny the things the dolphins do to us humans.  They do touch us deep inside.  Divemaster Sten.
Weather: Sunny, hot, 5 foot swell on the outside but calm at our dive location.
Water: Visibility 60 – 70 feet.  Water temperature 26 – 27 degrees C.

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