Sunday, November 15, 2015

We have arrived to Roca Partida with ideal conditions: calm sea, clear visibility and mild current, enough to allow us to watch for sharks and mantas around Roca!

Hello everybody!
We continue our journey on board of the Solmar V and the days are passing by without notice, because we have been having great experiences and our guests are very happy with the diving! The best is just about to come because we have arrived to Roca Partida with ideal conditions: calm sea, clear visibility and mild current, enough to allow us to watch for sharks and mantas around Roca!
After having outstanding diving in Socorro and San Benedicto, the expectations are always higher once you get close to Roca Partida, especially since most of our guests have been here before with Solmar V and they chose this trip because they know what to expect at the archipelago at this time of year. 
The pangas were in the water and all the divers were ready to descend into the blue to experience once more what Roca Partida has to offer, first class diving! As we were making our descent, we found schools of big eyes jack, pacific creoles, the endemic red tail triggerfish and some wahoos at the surface passing through. The current was weak and we encountered two big mantas dancing around the divers, showing their bellies and enjoying the bubbles. After the 30 feet we can see big groups of white tip sharks gathered into the caves sleeping and this is a big opportunity to take a picture so our divers don’t miss the chance. As the dive continues, the mantas stayed with us most of the time and it is like they enjoy our company cause wherever we move into the water they are always close to us, there is no doubt how they have developed a kind of symbiosis with the human, we loved their dance and movements while they like our bubbles.
For the second dive the current had picked up a little bit and as soon as we enter in the water we get protected on one of the sides of the rock, this attracts many animals and the marine nature around is incredible! White tip sharks everywhere, jacks crossing by, puffer fish hovering here and there and the occasionally huge lobster comes out of their cracks. Such a great view, the divers stayed together and at the end we moved away from the wall so the pangas can picked us up, and some of the divers could see in the deep hammerheads sharks, silky sharks and a school of wahoos and mackerel.
The third dive was the best of the day, we could spend more time with the mantas but this time we were lucky and 4 of them came to encounter us. The face of the divers tells everything, so we spend all the dive drifting with them and at the end we find more silky sharks at the surface.
It’s been such a great day let’s hope tomorrow we could see a whale shark around! That would be a nice surprise for our divers!
Rodrigo MarroquĂ­n 
Solmar V 
Dive Instructor.

1 comment:

  1. If you find one, tie it up until next week please!!!!!

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