A blog from Captain Mike!

La Niña and diving Socorro Island.  What the heck is going on!  We have never seen water this cold at Socorro.  Ie.  20C or 68F.    The coldest we usually seen is 22C or 72F at the end of January and beginning of February after the California has been running hard for several months bringing all the cold northern water down the coast.   We actually kind of like it because the cold water also brings humpback whales down from Alaska.   But to have cold water in May or June is unheard of in the 40 years that we have been diving the Revillagigedo Archipelago.    Water temps by now are typically in the high 70s with super vis.   The good news with this cold water is that aside from all our regular giant mantas, super friendly dolphins and loads of sharks, we saw a pod of 8 blue whales several days ago which is a first.  And then yesterday hundreds of pilot whales came in and visited and played with our divers.   Super Awesome. Stay safe.  Captain Mike

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