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  • humpback whale breaching at Roca Partida, Socorro

    We see more humpback whales this year!

    We get (I think) about 2000 humpback whales to the Revillagigedo. They first come in December and start to return in the end of April. Here they come to give birth, to mate, to fight for the beautiful coming mother humpbacks, breach, dance. They de-lice themselves as well in the warm water.

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  • Spotted 2 big male orcas and watched them get in real close to a couple of humpback whales and freak them out.

    Had a beautiful transit over to Clarion, arrived at 1030 this morning to a great dolphin show on the bow. Did a dive on the NE side where we had good diving my first time here. Was ok, some people had dolphins, for others it was a little quiet.  After one dive we started heading to the south for the navy inspection, had just got underway when we spotted two big male orcas just on our port side. So we ended up spending an hour following them around, ran alongside them for a while, watched them get in real close to a couple humpbacks and freak them out. Just now anchored at navy base and awaiting inspection. Captain Gordon

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  • Particularly today, a dream came true for me. I’ve never had such a magical experience

    The last diving day on the Nautilus Explorer before we are going back to Cabos later this evening. It was an excellent dive trip which we would never forget! Particularly today, a dream came true for me. Sabrina, Max and me was on a whale snorkelling trip while the other guests were diving. We were so lucky  we had four very, very close encounters with the whales and its calves. I couldnt breath when I saw them so close to us!! I’ve never had such a magical experience so far thank you so much Max, I will never forget this moment!! Finally, what can we say about the vessel and the whole crew? Gordon our captain: very competent, professional and always smiling! Max, the allrounder: a very nice, polite and helpful  young man with a big smile on his face! Sandy, soon also a captain: also very cheer- and helpful, the best bartender so far and of course also very professional like all others! Larry, the engineer: always a great sense of humour and actually the best mechanic all over the world! Adolfo and Silvia, the hosts: very charming, always giving a hand and also very helpful. Just our angels:…

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  • BOOM! Whales everywhere. A few dolphins were riding the whales bow wake. Yes there were enough of the whales together that they were creating a bow wake.

      This morning myself and four others, after observing several humpbacks cruising around the Nautilus Explorer, went out whale watching. We cruised towards the shore behind us at Punta Tosca searching for a few of the big guys we had seen flopping around on the surface. As we approached a group of three, they suddenly decided they were no longer interested in sticking around on the surface so they sounded and were gone. The whale watchers and I floated around for a few moments when a few more Humpbacks surfaced behind us. We turned and raced towards them but they too decided they had somewhere else to be. It was, to be honest, a little frustrating as there were whales EVERYWHERE but we just were not getting lucky enough to drop in the water with them for a quick snorkel. We decided to head towards the dive site and see if we could track down the huge group of the whales that we had seen earlier in the morning. This group of whales was 6 or 7 in total. I have never seen so many Humpbacks all swimming around together! It was like watching a small island plough through the…

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  • The second day on the Nautilus, or better, in divers heaven. And the most important adventure today was our quick snorkeling encounter with two whales and one baby! What a beautiful day!

    The second day on the  Nautilus, or better, in divers heaven. Yesterday, we had a big show above the water. I did not expect so many whales with its calves. They all jumped out of the water and playing around for hours. Nobody can really imagine the beauty of these animals, you have to see and enjoy this wonder by yourself!!! Not forget to mention, particularly for me, is the most incredible and unforgettable encounter so far at San Benedicto: a big, fat Tiger Shark cross my way. what a stunning and incredible animal!! Today, we had a lot of action under water at Roca Partida, so we saw friendly dolphins, pacific mantas real giant ones, lots of beautiful and sophisticated silver tip sharks, white tip reef sharks, hammerheads, big Galapagos sharks and so on. Sometimes you could not see anything because of the huge fish soup all around at Roca Partdia. And the most important adventure today was our quick snorkeling encounter with two whales and one baby!  What a beautiful day! -Ursula 14.03.2013 1.TG Roca Partida   07:15 Einstieg-Ost  => alles sofort da  Delfine  Weissspitzen – Silberspitzen  Hammerhaie  Galapagoshaie Dazu kommen riesige Schwaerme Tunas, Makrelen etc. Und am Ende des TGs…

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  • Wenn das Tauchen auf dieser Tour das haelt was die Ueberfahrt verspricht, dann wird dieser Trip sensationell !

    11.03.2013 Da wir aus technischen Gruenden erst Morgen auslaufen koennen nutzen wir die Zeit um in Cabo einen Tauchgang zu machen. Fazit  wir sind bei 20Grad nass geworden ….   *- -Kay 12.03.2013 Wenn das Tauchen auf dieser Tour das haelt was die Ueberfahrt verspricht, dann wird dieser Trip sensationell ! Von einer grossen Gruppe Spinner Delfinen ueber grosse Tuemmler zu Pilotwalen und vielen Gruppen Buckelwalen (bis zu 6 Tiere) blieben hier nicht viele Wuensche offen ? -Kay 13.03.2013 Beim erreichen von St. Benedicto gleich einmal erst die Ernuechterung : Ein privates Fischerboot liegt bereits hier vor Anker  SCHUTZZONE ist wohl nur ein Wunschgedanke !! -Kay Oggi primo giorno di immersione dopo una lunga attesa tra gli squali da me tanto temuti. Non avrei mai immaginato di potermi sentiri cosi a mio agio tra gli squali martello squalo tigre e Silver tip e stato fenomenale . E QUESTO E SOLO L INIZIO !!!!!!!! -Sabrina Erster Tauchgang am CANYON 22 Grad  ordentlich Stroemung ABER : Hammerhaie  Silberspitzen in Gross und Klein  ein Tigerhai , und von Drachenkoepfen in allen Groessen,Tigermuraenen und diversen anderen Kleinigkeiten wollen wir hier gar nicht erst sprechen   😉   ***+ -Kay 2.TG am CANYON 23 Grad  nahezu keine Stroemung…

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  • The water temp is 73 F not too bad, even if it's cold for me, when the whales appear the cold disappears! Best whale encounter that I have ever experienced.

    Here I am back on the go to the best whale encounter that I have ever have experienced . We did our check out at San Benedicto and were just getting everyone ready for the best whale encounter. We started early this morning just to see on the horizon the big blow of the whales all over the place the one that we were looking for was the Mom and the baby. Not too far from where we were going to start off they were just staying in one spot .Well we got in but we started to see a lot of shark like 50 Galapagos, Hammerhead, Silver tip, and White tips just hanging out. We did about a half a turn of the rock and there the mom and the baby just hang at about 30 feet and the visibility is about 80-100 plus… what a good sight to take picture and video of ! Well I dont have the big rigs but my little go pro perfect for the whale I got some real nice video about 15 min we had the whale for 45 min and I left them there. I had enough for today I am…

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