Roca Partida – Diving Among Sharks

Diving off Roca Partida is the same as diving among sharks, there is hardly any species that you are likely to miss out on. Put it on your bucket list if you are passionate about marine life and would love to see it within handshaking distance. And we got more than we bargained for on our dives.

Great Start to our Trip

A fabulous start to our trip diving among sea creatures.

We started with the first “checkout dive” from a site called Fondeadero but throughout the day we dove at the Boiler. Conditions were perfect for diving with visibility at over 30 meters. We were not disappointed as we saw some giant mantas, both black and chevron. They came up close and kept coming back like they wanted to capture our attention.

After the manta encounter, next in line were the sharks, lots of them – Hammerheads, Whitetips, Silvertips, Galapagos, and even a tiger shark.   

What made it a rich experience was the crystal-clear visibility. You look in any direction and you can find sea creatures well-outlined in the water. Just imagine, here I am looking up and thinking I am at only 30 feet but my computer shows 70 feet. That’s phenomenal! The topping was surfacing to an incredible sunset. 

If this is the first day, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store for us.

Tomorrow we are diving at a place called Canyon. 

Surreal encounter at Punta Tosca

This time it happened above the water and it cannot get more astonishing than this.     

We were loading the skiff for the last dive of the day when divemaster Xavier spotted a large dorsal fin in the distance. Right away he said it looked like a dorsal fin of an Orca. Three seconds later we both saw another two large dorsal fins emerge from the water. We were both very excited as we were sure they were Orcas. Just imagine, a pod of 4 Orcas flashing past just outside the dive site. Wow, what a day.

Tomorrow we will dive at Cabo Pearce, last day of this trip. I hope we can go out with a bang.

By Nautilus Crew

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