Scuba divers hugged by bottlenose dolphins in open ocean??? How is this possible?? Typical guest photos from our most recent San Benedicto, Roca Partida, Socorro Island trip.

The giant mantas of Socorro have always been extremely friendly with scuba divers in the islands for at least the last 25 years.  And the bottlenose dolphins have well, acted just like dolphins always behave by surfing in our bow wave and making the occasional appearance mid-water off at a distance.  And then 2 1/2 years ago everything changed when a pod of dolphins first chose to interact with our divers.  It happened twice that season.  And then the interaction with our guests happened almost half the time last season.  HUH???   Most amazing of all, the dolphin interaction has continued to become more and more intense and we have had fabulous behaviour – as show in the images below from our most recent voyage – at least twice  on EACH trip so far this season.   The only bad news is that we are going to have to rework all of our marketing materials to include images of these amazing animals..   Cheers from the BOOT dive show in Dusseldorf, German.  Captain Mike
Special thank you to Guy Stevens, Jack Connick, Shera Allen, and Ian Blair for their wonderful photos.

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