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  • whale shark shows up to excite divers at roca partida

    Whale shark makes divers wild with excitement!

    In all of this, a good size male whale shark who turns up followed by a cloud of black jacks and silvertip sharks. They are coming by and sticking themselves towards the whale shark. Excitement goes wild by the divers, second time I have seen this.

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  • Maya offers a new perspective in Manta Love at Roca Partida

    Maya’s ode to Roca Partida

    Just when we were wondering how it could get any better… our eyes adjust looking out into the blue water as the famous spots of the largest fish in the ocean appear. A school bus of a giant female *WHALESHARK!!* cruises past us, only to be followed by a couple chevron and black manta rays.

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  • Socorro Mantas - encountered daily

    Mantas on the Daily

    What is special about Socorro, and the difference between my other dive experiences such as in Thailand and in the Red Sea, is the interaction with the animals. Mantas show up daily, which come to you and make a connection with you. They come so close to your eyes, that you are not the one who touches the manta, he touches you if he wants. : ) We had many mantas in Maldives but only the Socorro giant mantas give us, nearly daily, this intense experience and interaction, which sometime lets you forget that you have a camera with you!…

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  • Roca Partida looks underwhelming from the surface. A huge school that seemed to go on forever underwater was mesmerizing..

    Dive day two of our current Socorro expedition has us diving famous Roca Partida. A guano covered rock in the middle of the pacific ocean, seeing it from the surface is slightly underwhelming. As soon as you back-roll off our dive tenders and dip beneath the surface though the rock comes alive. Roca Partida is a place you can see 5 or 6 different species of sharks on a single dive, while being surrounded by schooling bonito or yellow-fin tuna. Bottle-nose dolphins and giant pacific mantas are also frequent visitors. Today we had all of the above at one time…

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  • Our annual and very unusual visit to Clarion Island. WOW!!

    We are about a third of the way through our current dive expedition to the Socorro Islands. This expedition is 13 days total and will include 11 days of diving. One benefit of this extra long trip is the chance to visit Isla Clarion. Clarion is the last of the 4 islands of the Revillagigedo Archipelago and is rarely visited due to it’s distance from the other three islands. We began our diving for this trip as we usually do at San Benedicto. Upon arrival at the island we were greeted by the pod of resident bottlenose dolphins playing in…

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  • Guest Blog – Hammerheads, and what I am Certain was a Tiger Shark – Clipperton

    Another sunny day at Clipperton. Today diving around the NE side of the island. A lot of activity on the reef for the pre-breakfast dive with White Tip Reef and Galapagos sharks cruising in. If you hung around too long a Moray would be over to check you out. Excitement on the third dive: hammerheads and what I am certain was a Tiger shark – a substantial outline with those silver and black stripes – just checking the video now – it cruised into the reef and skirted us and then back into the blue. Reports from the fourth dive…

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  • Overly frisky silky sharks & 50 false killer whales show up at Socorro Island. English y Portuguese. May 11, 2010. Guest and Divemaster blog.

    Today was a bit of a strange day at Roca partida. The direction of the current was a bit unusual in its direction. And the sharks around the rock where fewer then normal. Though we had schools of tousands of yellow fin tunas exploding in all directions when we got in between them. And Whaoos not a couple, not ten but more then 50 maybe even a hundred. To see that many whaoos at the same time is very very rare. We just spotted a few hammerheads and silvertips m but mostly deep. After the 3td dive when we came…

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