It’s not going to be one of those easy days at Roca Partida due to the wind and swell but my group is super excited to dive the famous Roca Partida and I have a gut feeling it’s going to be a good day nonetheless. The skiff took us to the eastside and we backrolled into the Pacific. Instantly we found ourselves in a gigantic school of cottonmouth jacks. It’s just amazing to glide into a huge school of fish; you kind of get another perception and your reality changes for a lap of time that seems to be eternal.
We see all species of sharks that inhabit Roca Partida from whitetip reef sharks to silvertip sharks and Galapagos sharks to the huge schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks.
We see other schools of different jack species, like bigeye jacks, black jack, rainbow runners and trevally. There were wahoos, bonitos and huge yellowfin tuna hunting. Roca Partida is vibrating with life!
We begin to ascend and do our safety stop when suddenly 12 dolphins surround us, surfing the waves over our heads and checking us out. They were circling us and making their very specific ticking sounds – it’s mind blowing. Those dolphins stayed with us for six unbelievable minutes. When they left I felt so grateful. It is one of the most humbling things in the world for me when I have interactions with animals like this.
- Divemaster Pascal onboard the Nautilus UnderSea