Captain’s Noon Report – Under Sea – 2020-03-11

Location: Socorro Island
Weather: Winds ENE 8-12 knots, Swell SSW 4-6 ft, Visibility 80 ft, Water Temperature 75 F
Status: Roca O’Neal

It has been such a beautiful day that we decided to head to one of the dive sites less traveled. Roca O’Neal is on the west end of Socorro Island and it boasts some amazing seascapes. Today we had a tremendous amount of big animals throughout each of our first two dives. Our first group of divers had a tiger shark come right up to them before it trickled off into the blue. Then, a large chevron manta stayed with them the rest of the dive. The second group had a friendly manta along with 4 bottle-nosed dolphins stay with the group for 20 minutes. The dolphins stopped swimming and began to free fall into the blue, entertaining our divers as they watched. This went on for some time. Our third group had three mantas swimming with them around the archway. The second dive was just as incredible as the last. Four mantas hovered over all the groups for the entire dive. It was just a spectacular morning of diving. We had humpback whales breaching off in the distance and the amazing views of Socorro really are breathtaking. Mantas were everywhere as well.
– Captain Lowel

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