Best Socorro Season – An Incredible Experience

Our first day at Socorro started with more than we had bargained for.

The Boiler, one of the most famous dive sites of the archipelago gave it all today. The visibility was insane and the marine life was so generous that the majority of the guests claimed this dive day was the best of their life, no arguments here! And considering that most of them are professional divers and underwater videographers it says a lot.

We were surrounded by Oceanic mantas, a massive school of hammerhead sharks, and an inquisitive tiger shark. It made our day, one that we are unlikely to forget for a long time.

Day one at Socorro has already set the bar very high and I am sure Revillagigedo National Park has much more to offer.

Last Day at Socorro

After a great trip diving among sea creatures that we had only dreamt of before, it is time to say adieu to this great Archipelago. On the last day, we woke up with low vibes thinking of the daily splendors of nature that we have seen so close. But wait, there is more for us.

As we approach the dive site, a collective wave of excitement hits us as our divemaster announces that a pod of dolphins is following us. We immediately hit the water our cameras already running. This was my first interaction with these incredibly friendly sea animals and it is truly remarkable how closely they relate to you.

I was so taken in by the dolphins that I did not notice a giant manta gliding above us. It was only when I saw a shadow falling on me that I looked up and saw it. However, we have seen so many giant mantas on this trip that frankly, they do not excite me anymore.

Strangely, throughout this dive, we could hear humpbacks singing in the distance but thinking that they were probably miles away, I contained my enthusiasm. As I was dancing with the mantas, suddenly out of the blue I see 2 spectacular hammerheads float into my field of vision. It can’t get any better than this.

And then it happened, a once-in-a-lifetime experience – out of nowhere, a hammerhead calf came in from our right side with two dolphins in tow. They hung around for about 10 minutes and then slowly glided into the blue again. We stared at each other in disbelief – did it really happen?

But yes, it did. Luckily for us, our guide had captured the moments on his GoPro, otherwise, it would have remained a dream. An already awesome trip had just been taken to the next level by this one incident. It is probably the best day of my life. 

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