Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 3 Dive Report at Cabo Pearce in Socorro Island

It was a bit windy topside but the conditions underwater were great. Temperature was 74f/24C and the viz ranged from 60ft/18m to 100ft/30m.

50 minutes of non-stop manta action with passing tunas.
The best dive of the day was definitely the first one and as soon as we dropped in the water there was a manta in shallow water waiting for us and it was being extremely curious, after 15 minutes three more mantas showed up. Two of them were getting cleaned by the clarions at one point with up to 10 clarions on one of them. It was a great 50 minutes with nonstop manta action and at the end on our safety stop a school of tunas passed by.

Hammerhead Action.
The second and third dives were also very good. Mantas around the dive site, lots of jacks and some juvenile Galapagos sharks showed up. BUT the other highlight of the day was the last dive where the current picked up and we made it to one of the deeper cleaning stations. We all waited patently to see if something showed up and it did! A school of 16 hammerheads passed by very close and we swam off the reef and into the school and they circled us. It was amazing!

Tonight we are heading to Roca Partida for some more fantastic diving.

Thiago Mendonca
Dive Instructor
Solmar V

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