A solo giant manta at Socorro

From the Sea of Cortez to Socorro

This last trip of the season on the Nautilus Explorer was off to a disappointing start: Hurricane Bud was passing over the Revillagigedo Islands and turned into a storm the day we were supposed to sail. We had to pass that day in the marina, having our guests onboard and plenty of time to get them ready to dive as soon as the weather would turn to the usual sunny days of Mexican Pacific. Luckily, the next day off we were sailing to our first dive spot, La Reinita in the Sea of Cortez, where we enjoyed the company of some sea lions and massive schools of reef fish.

After a relatively calm navigation, we arrived at San Benedicto not knowing what to expect given the two hurricanes that hit the islands in two weeks. But everything was there just as we left it: a playful pod of dolphins, four mantas, some isolated hammerheads and Galapagos sharks to make a great start in Revillagigedo!
–DM Yann

 

Good to be back after the vacations to the beautiful islands of Socorro! The first day at Las Cuevitas and El Cañon are setting the standards high for the other dive sites, it was absolutely beautiful! We got a pack of dolphins cruising on the surface while a couple of mantas played with diver bubbles at the bottom…

Meanwhile, in the cleaning station, there were around 20 sharks of four different species! Galapagos, Silvertips, White tips and Silky going in a frenzy around the rock eating whatever they can! Later that night… the grill was sizzlin’ with the arrachera from Julio, our chef,

–DM Keoni

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