Monday, November 18, 2013

What a day at Isla San Benedicto!

What a day at Isla San Benedicto!
The day started a little dreary with some dark weather on the horizon and some rain, but the mantas pulled us through and we had an unforgettable day.
Our first dive was at one of our favorite sites, El Canyon. The visibility was great and no current. The hammerheads were hoping to see didn't make an appearance but there were a lot of octopus and eels! We decided to move to the Boiler and this was a smart move, it turned out. We had multiple mantas on the last three dives of the day. The last dive was the best. From the moment we entered the water, we had three mantas circling us. Two of the mantas were chasing each other over and over again. Twirling, Circling, and diving together. It was a rare behavior to be able to observe and they went like that for an hour straight. The mantas were very playful and allowed us to blow bubbles underneath them going from diver to diver. Everyone came up with smiles. It was a great way to end our trip here in the Revillagigedos. Now back to civilization...
Until Next Time,
Dave Valencia

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