Monday, June 24, 2013

Roca Partida, Day 1

Roca Partida is a magnificent place to dive, and when the weather's just right, there's no question as to why it's one of the best dive sites in the world. The surface water temp was 75°F(24°C), we had visibility of well over 80’ (24 m), and with no current at all, we had perfect conditions to introduce our divers to the rock. On our first day at Roca we had a lot of sharks... so much so that on our first dive, there wasn't a moment where you couldn't find a shark! We saw numerous friendly white tip sharks, little ones, juveniles and even pregnant females, we also had very close encounters with Galapagos and Silky sharks! As we explored more of the area a massive school of silver tip sharks showed up, and we were able to witness an interaction bewteen the yellowfin tunas and the Silky sharks.  The yellow fin tunas were rubbing against silky sharks, getting rid of parasites, schooling hammer heads, all together in a world of fish.
We finished our day with a sunset panga ride around the rock courtesy of Geronimo! There's nothing like finishing the day, watching the sun go down behind Roca Partida with a glass of red wine in your hand! 
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Daniel Zapata

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