Thursday, April 11, 2013

March 24 Trip Part 3: Socorro Island

Dive Report APRIL 1ST, 2013
Cabo Pearce, Socorro Island
A day that made us remember that the ocean can drastically change dive conditions in a day, from a strong current to zero, from good vis to poor vis, water temp from 73 to 75 ̊f. We were spoiled from our other days of diving and even though the action wasn't as good as Roca, we still had some to have fun! We had the company for a short period of time of a dolphin and manta, and took time to explore the reef where we found octos, flounders, lobsters, green moray eels, giant diamond head sting ray, lots of barber fish, clarion fish, and more!
Dive Inst Daniel Zapata

Dive Report April 2, 2013

We started our 2nd day at Socorro Island diving the site Punta Tosca, the conditions weren’t great this time, the visibility was low and the current was strong so we couldn’t see and do much this on this dive time. By the second time all our guests wanted to test their luck and adventure in a whale watching tour! We saw several humpback whales but they were on the shy side and never let us approached them. We did get to see them from the pangas though and of course we enjoyed the beautiful panga ride along the shore of Socorro. After lunch we went back to Cabo Pearce looking to dive with Mantas one more time before going back to San Benedicto. We saw on the first dive couple mantas the were getting clean by clarion angel fishes! We did the last dive of the day like at 5 pm, which gives a chance to see different underwater stuff that gathered together at dusk, they show up either to mate or to feed, stuff like convict surgeon tangs that graze on the algae that covers the reef and steel pompanos that gather in huge schools of couple hundred and wait for sunset to start the mating dance. We plan to head back to San Benedicto tonight, so don’t miss the tomorrow San Benedicto news, maybe humpbacks, maybe dolphins, maybe baitballs, we will see!

Erick Higuera

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