The hammerhead sharks were just hanging out at about 80ft. I had this one encounter where I just stared out into the blue, not knowing that a school of them were just over my head, but one got my attention, it just kept coming and coming. It got about 3 feet away from where I was. I had a close look at the razor sharp teeth, that was my first encounter with one that came that close for the 12 years of diving experience.Read More
The Washington Post – Indonesia struggles to combat shark poaching in protected areas. Baja California, Mexico, 2012.
Indonesia struggles to combat shark poaching in protected areas By Juliet Eilperin, Monday, May 7, 9:50 AM Local and regional authorities in Indonesia caught 33 poachers last week who had taken sharks, manta rays and sea cucumbers from a marine protected area that scientists have identified as one of the sea’s most important sites. But after confiscating their illegal catch and […]Read More
Its been a very interesting trip here on the Nautilus Explorer this past couple of weeks. Any trip that combines a combo of the Sea of Cortez and Socorro Island holds promise, and this one certainly delivered. The Sea of Cortez is everything I crave when I search for warmer climates that my homeland of […]Read More
We finished the day strong with an adrenalin inducing night snorkel with feisty silky sharks – Captain and crew blog – May 23, 2010
The sea state was actually not too bad when I woke up this morning at 0530 for my turn on watch. A fairly long 6-10′ from the NW which we were riding over quite smoothly. I must have done something to upset the ocean G*ds though because around 20 minutes after I stepped onto the […]Read More
Landing on top of giant manta rays on our first dive -Divemaster and guest log – english & spanish – April 4 – 5, 2010.
We came up at Cabo Pearce after our traditional navy inspection. Setting the anchor with a decending line for making it it easy for divers out on the lava finger that have been poured out from Socorro Islands Mount Everman. We dive it down for our scuba divers and move it to the place close […]Read More
Very candid guest report and video from a recent trip to Socorro during which the scuba diving didn't quite measure up.. — April 1, 2010
Ken Kurtis trip video March 13/10 THE REVILLAGIGEDO ISLANDS (SOCORRO) MARCH 13-21, 2010 click here to see photos from this trip It may not have been the trip we’d hoped for but we still had a memorable experience diving the Revillagigedo Islands of Mexico, better known as Socorro. The trip started off on a semi-ominous […]Read More
Location: Socorro Islands, Baja California South, Mexico We just completed our last dive day of this 10 day expedition to the wilds of the Socorro Islands, offshore Pacific Mexico. This place never ceases to amaze even the most seasoned veterans of the area with the sheer variety of big marine animals to be seen and […]Read More