Dolphin Encounter at Socorro and Sea Life’s Greatness

Doplhin and Socorro

Living by the sea is a passion that brings you closer to seldom explored emotions. The sensations of discovering a world unfamiliar to what we are accustomed to living around us serve as a window to endless possibilities of expansion.

For diving enthusiasts, engaging in it brings about immense satisfaction that is hardly comparable to any other, and at Nautilus, we are delighted to have Dive guides who successfully inspire and convey their love for the ocean and all the marine life it harbors to our guests.

One of our passionate dive guides just shared with us the following words:

I am not going to tell you how safe our boats are or how professional the crew is, nor am I going to describe how epic the landscape and the night sky look, nor even tell you how liberating it feels to be in the open Pacific in a remote paradise, far from the speed of civilization.

I have been diving since 1995 and working as a diver since 1999. I’ve had a lot of mind-blowing dives. Five of my top ten dives of my life as a Dive Guide were probably in the archipelago of Revillagigedo, also known as the Socorro Islands... and I had one of those on this trip.

We see a lot of interactive dolphins out here, and they are very playful and come close to play… but what happened on this dive at Punta Tosca, Socorro, blew my mind. Those Jokers of the Pacific came out of the blue and headed straight for us.

We were on a dive with two groups, and the show began instantly. The dolphins came close, played, and came even closer, just inches away, fixing us with their eyes and stopping to swim just in front of us. They went to see each and every diver; some gently bumped our shoulders with their noses… they did that with almost every diver.

We had around 20 dolphins and a calf. The dolphin that looked like the mother pushed the calf towards the divers; it looked like she said: “Go check those weird animals out, they are not dangerous, and look, they are pretty useless in the water!” Something like that, I guess.

Normally, dolphins take off after 10-15 minutes. My educated guess is that they just get bored… Those guys on that day stayed the entire dive and were still around when we surfaced. Mind-boggling, because over that time, your brain begins to compute and process what is happening in front of you.

You begin to really realize and connect to the animals, a deep-reaching inner peace, and you feel bound to the ocean, just for a glimpse of an eye, but the fading memory of understanding stays…

And guess what? It’s addictive.

I feel grateful and blessed.

Dive guide Pascal.

By Nautilus Staff

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