We’ve just left Roca Partida and are on our way back in Cabo San Lucas to disembark and prepare for our next trip back to the Socorro Islands. The highlight of this trip was definitely the diving at Roca Partida. Our one day at Socorro Island was a little disappointing as far as big animals […]Read More
Shark Week has nothing on us today. I got so used to the shark action that I almost skipped the last dive. Whale shark!
Our first three dives were filled with the usual galapagos and silver tipped sharks, nests of white tipped reef sharks, giant tuna, wahoo and the odd pacific manta. My highlight so far was the three hammerhead encounters on my second dive this morning – stunning. I got so used to this amazing shark action that […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Swimming with a pod of false killer whales (orcas) and over one thousand yellow fin tuna – Guest blog 20 January 2010
The Boiler dive site, San Benedicto Island, Socorro, Mexico Best experience of my life, swimming with a pod of False Killer Whales….a once in a lifetime event. The island is beautiful, the Nautilus Explorer and crew are fantastic. I wish I never had to go back on dry land. I will be back, how can […]Read More
Location: Roca partida, Socorro Island, Islas Revillagigedos, Baja california. After one day beautiful diving with hammerhead sharks and giant mantas at San Benedicto Island we decided already to move over to Roca Partida. Over the last years and with huge improvements in shoreside computer weather modelling, we have all become quite expert of reading the […]Read More
Drift Dive Through Schools of Tuna and Hammerhead Sharks
- Post author By Nautilus Staff
- Post date 2008-02-02
Almost immediately we were mobbed by an enormous school of yellowfin tuna swimming powerfully all around us, with silky and silvertip sharks thrown in the mix. After they passed, a group of hammerhead sharks made an appearance, allowing some excellent photographing opportunites. As we approached the island, a cloud of triggerfish burst into view, with circling silvertip sharks deep below us. The island drew by quickly in the current, and as we passed to the south we were given one last sendoff by yellowfin tuna and some curious wahoo, with some coy passes by hammerhead sharks for an encore.Read More