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  • Dolphins and mantas galore !

    he last two days have been dolphins and mantas galore! In the last seven dives, we have been lucky enough to be joined by dolphins on four and mantas on four. Yesterday, we were joined by a group of nine dolphins on the first dive just after our group got into the water. They stayed and played for a little while, swimming in circles around us and coming within inches of us. After about 10 minutes they swam off, but we were not sad about the dolphins leaving for long as we were soon after joined by a manta.

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  • It's not easy to describe Roca Partida; it just has to be experienced. The water is warm (80F), the visibility is great (80+ft) and these two facts are far from the best part.

    The undersea life here is simply stunning.  Today we saw 5 different species of sharks, abundant fish, a giant manta. It was a big day for me personally, as I saw my first hammerhead shark and my first whale shark.  It was also my first dive with no bottom reference.  We spent most of our time around 70-80 feet, swimming within 20-30 feet of the rock.  The deep blue color of the water combined with never quite knowing what was going to swim by next was mesmerizing. I feel humbled to have been to this place, which still seems untouched by man. -Alexis Kahn   I saw the whale shark three times at Roca Partida! We were waiting on one side of the dive site and the whale was swimming around the rock passing by us each time. It was beautiful. We saw silver tips, hammer heads, silkies, Galapagos and white tipped reef sharks. -Uwe   Silkies, Hammer heads, white tipped reef sharks and whale sharks! I looked up and there were Galapagos sharks above me silver tips below me and in the distance came a whale shark so large it looked like a bus! On our first dive we…

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  • Today I got to fulfill my diving dream of 12 years and went scuba diving with a whale shark!

    Ich habe heute, nach ueber 12 Jahren und vielen, vielen Tauchgaengen, meinen ersten Walhai gesehen!!! Endlich! Ich habe sooooooooooooooooooooo lange darauf gewartet! Er war riesig und vor allem wunderschoen!!! Ich werde Roca Partida nie vergessen. -Meike After 12 years of diving (albeit on and off while I was at University due to lack of funds) I finally got to see the awesome and serene beauty of a massive whale shark as it glided by Roca Partida. We arrived yesterday at Roca Partida and the guests kept coming back to the boat cheering loudly, waving their arms with tales of whale sharks, hammer heads, silkies, and Galapagos sharks. Today I got to experience it for myself! Within the first 18 minutes of the dive I saw all the above mentioned sharks, moray eels, trigger fish, trumpet fish, all sorts of jacks, barracuda, massive black jacks, porgys, chubs, butterflyfish, damselfish, giant hawkfish, adorable panamic fanged blennys, Moorish idols, yellow tail surgeonfish, pufferfish, and my favorites, spotted boxfish among many many more! It was really hard to know where to look, at the wall and the overabundance of life or out into the blue at the mantas, and whale sharks. At one point…

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  • So we stopped in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, turned off the engines and dove into the water for a swim!

    The lost ROCK from XDivers Rodrigo Figueiredo on Vimeo.   On our way to Roca Partida we stop to take a swim the weather was so calm and the sun was out. There was nothing much to do but tan on the top deck and just wait patiently to see what Roca Partida had for us. Trust me I was as excited just as much as everyone was, it didn’t really matter if  I have done it hundreds of times. Just to let you all know that this is my type of  delicious water temp, I love it. We arrive at about two in the the afternoon just in time for us to make two dives. Well I was on the first zodiac, I was more than ready to get in and show everyone what I normally see. First we saw a school of Galapagos sharks, silkies, white tips, and a hug school of jacks. The water temp was 82F the vis was 100 plus, what more can I ask for? Well everyone was happy and saw a lot of stuff and they didn’t have to wear there 7 mm suit . We didn’t have to tell anyone to get…

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  • This summer I dropped guests in the water with ice bergs in Alaska. Today I dropped our guests in the crystal clear waters of the pacific ocean in 12,800 feet of water and 80F.

    Yesterday we were privledged enough to have good weather to dive Rocas Alijos. For the past 3 years weather has not permitted diving at this spot and the whole crew and all of the guests were very excited to get in the water. The three rocks thrust up from from the water and stood out against the horizon, three stubby fingers in the middle of the open ocean. There is no land for 180 nautical miles from Rocas Alijos so they make quite the sight. Waves crashed from a gentle swell against the rock and we could see three tunnels through the base of the largest rock. Towering up at least 6 stories a tattered Mexican flag flaps in the wind at the top of it where pelicans and gulls perch nonchalontly. From the first dive, came reports of massive schools of fish, turtles, sharks, trigger fish, wrasse and chubs. In between the guest dives, first mate Tavis dropped captain Tim and I off on the site for a quick 30 min dive. We dropped down and the first thing I saw was a green turtle. He was cruising around the reef, surrounded by numerous schools of fish. The visability…

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  • I had two incredible dives in Roca Partida. I know there is so much life, but always I get incredible surprises!

    I had two incredible dives in Roca Partida. Every time I dive here I feel very excited, I know there is so much life, but always I get incredible surprises!! On my dive yesterday, I saw many sharks and different fish everywhere. We had very close encounters with sharks. We saw Galapagos, silkies, and white tips and today we saw an amazing school of hammerhead sharks, manta and tuna. The sun was shining and the temperature in the water was perfect! Great day, great dive and great company!! – Hostess Carmen

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  • Captain's report – a boiling mass of several hundred silkie sharks at Roca Partida!

    Had another good day at Roca Partida today. Although still overcast the diving has been solid, morning time especially. Had another whale shark this morning and loads of good dolphin action, specifically some mating dolphins in the morning. This afternoon I took divers over to what looked like a small bait ball  looking for silkies. When we got there we found a boiling mass of what must have been a couple hundred silkies having a feast on a school of bait fish that had been hiding under a big pallet. Some tuna in the mix as well.  We spent a pretty intense hour with them and they were super happy. It was an impressive sight, I even saw a couple breaching. After discussing with the guests at lunch they’ve decided they want to do a fourth day here at RP and do our final day at Socorro, so we’re gonna spend the night here again and head to Socorro tomorrow night. Looks like the clouds are just breaking up now, so hopefully tomorrow we’ll see the sun. wx has been consistent all three days, 5-10 kts from the N – NE and a long NW and SW swell around 5-6′.…

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