Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 9 – September 13, 2017 #TripReport (Guadalupe Island)

GREAT WHITE EXPERIENCE

What can we ask for a better adventure in the Pacific ocean than facing the apex predator? Not much, if we consider the good weather, great company and the best action in the cages for our 9th trip of the Guadalupe season.

This time we had a good variety of sharks coming during the 3 days of cage diving, even since the first moment when we arrive to the island looked that the sharks missed us cause as as soon as we were unloading the cages two sharks were coming around us to welcome the Solmar V. Once we had the cages in place the waiting wasn't too long so the divers hop into the suits and got into the cages to enjoy what they have been waiting for a long time, to have face to face this great specimen.

On the first day we got between 5 to 6 different sharks including some inexperienced juveniles of about 2 and a half meters and a couple of big ones trying to reach the bait at the end of the rope giving the spectacle that the customers were expecting.
On the second day, we got up early to set up the chump so the sharks didn't wait to long to get their breakfast first thing in the morning but we had to wait a couple of hours for this, but when they arrived the action didn't stop. A big female of about 4 meters kept coming toward the lines and coming close to the cages so the divers could get the best shots. This girl had company of about 3 different males around that were quite scared of her due the size of it and never got closer to the bait when she was in the area. At some point we had the quick visit of a well known shark, "Mau" came straight to the chump and surprised our wrangler cutting the rope and getting his meal on a fast breach. During the day the big female kept breaching on and on giving the great show to the divers.
The last day started a little slow due a slight temperature change, there was a thermoclime that kept the divers in the deep areas but not long enough so the sharks started to reach the ends of the ropes to get the bait, a reduce number this time but good quality on breaching and speed coming from one wrangler to the other.

So as usual, as happen in this magnificent island the action is on at the middle of the season and we are waiting for the big girls to come over in the next trips.

Rodrigo Marroquín, dive instructor.
SOLMAR V.


Trip Conditions:

Temperature
68 F / 20 C

Visibility
75 feet / 25 mts

In scale 1 to 5

Seas: 1

Current: 2

Crossings
To Guadalupe: 3

To Ensenada: 2

Saturday, September 9, 2017

September 4 – September 8, 2017 #TripReport (Guadalupe Island)

Hello you all!

This trip to Guadalupe Island was very special! During the crossing from Ensenada to Guadalupe Island, we watched a humpback whale in troubles carrying a big orange buoy  with a several entanglement with a rope all around its body. It was swimming with the tail because the pectorals fins were wrapped with the rope. Immediately we put the panga in the water and all the divemasters got ready to start the rescue. Another boat was on the route to Guadalupe, the Sea Escape and the same ,all their Divemasters and crew were ready to act.The 6 Divemasters of the 2 boats we worked all together, and after study the situation we enter the water to cut the ropes and after few minutes of hard work the job was done and the Whale was free!! Everyone at the 2 boats was happy!! We continued our way to Guadalupe to find the apex predator of the Oceans: the Great White Shark!! The first day we have a good interaction with them, and we can say that we saw 7 different Great Whites during the day, most of them males of 3 m / 9 ft an to 3.5 m / 10 ft. They were around the cages at the surface trying to catch the bait ,showing us all their jaws, splashing the water at the surface and showing the big dorsal fin out of the water and passing close to the submersible cage at the 20 ft / 6 m. The visibility was 60 Ft / 18 m and the water temperature 70 °f / 21 °C. The second was a little bit windy but the action with the sharks continue in the same way. Action all day!! The last day of diving was possible to watch 5 Great whites passing close to the cages at the surface and turning around the submersible cage. Garmin, a male of 3.5 m / 10 ft was very active at the surface, going against the bait and sometimes doing vertical attacks to breech at the surface, taking the bait by surprise. The rest of the day the wranglers were very busy because the action increase more and more with a big rotation of divers, coming in and out of the cages. Everyone was amazed!! Great whites everywhere ! The sharks never stop, they keep more pressure against the bait, biting the bait and pulling the ropes to escape to deeper waters. 

Excellent trip with a succesful and happy rescue of a whale and a unique interaction with the King of all the seas. Waiting for more adventures to come! See you soon!


Ignacio Hernan Leyro 
Scuba Insructor

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

August 30 – September 3, 2017 #TripReport (Guadalupe Island)

Hi All
Trip 07, Sept 02, 2017 Guadalupe Island, Mexico
Our 19 hours crossing time to isla Guadalupe happened so smooth, upon arrival it seems sharks were already there waiting for us to get into the water, our guests so enthusiastic to see the first one, of corse visibility helped out a lot, first rotation got in surface cages, every body else enjoying the spectacular view from sun deck, while  others submersible cage rotation as well, every body at the same time having big time fun!! Water temp 72 ℉/22℃, the number of jumping was insane of these sharks, several times body out of the water while others completely mouth open out of water exposing those sharp white teeth, even thought at times vis decreased a lot just on the surface sharks were still there, counting up to 7 sharks along the day, 24ft/8m deep submersible cage was fun, just another perspective to see these white sharks and surrounded by 4 to 5 of the then in the same frame, we even had such a small female white shark about 6ft/1.8 m long with so much stamina trying repeatedly to get the bait launching its body out of water exposing as well those white teeth, jaw dropping to see the speed of one specific shark, fast as a bullet got the bait, of course lots of photo shooters standing on the upper sun deck didn't even want blink eyes so don't miss that great shot, spectacular panga rides to see those pups seals, rock formations of the island, elephant seals, Cuvier's beaked whales at the distance and then back to great white cage diving, some of the sharks we had were Gunter, Zapata, Crazy Luis, Andy; not easy to leave such a place but! About 2 hours before we got back to Ensenada Port Mexico about 400 hundred Dolphins escorted us leading the way in, so many of them jumping high up in the air, what a great experience and memories, slowing down engines they did speed as well just resting around the boat! spouts every were!

Return time to Ensenada, Mexico 21 Hours, 180 Nautical Miles from Isla Guadalupe Mexico.
Vis average 60ft/18m
Air temperature 75℉/23.8℃

Dive Inst 
Daniel Zapata, Solmar V.

August 25 – 29, 2017 #TripReport (Guadalupe Island)

Hello people!

This is the dive report for trip number six.
From the 25th to 29th of august.
On this trip we had three good days with the Great Whites. The first day the action started early; almost as soon as we anchored the boat. Five sharks were in the area, Garmin and Crazy Luis were two of the sharks chasing the bate. The people in the submersible cage had a blast! The sharks came close to the cage, the divers had the opportunity to take great shots of the animals.
The second day started slow, the sharks were not interested on the bait and they stayed most of the time in deep water. In the afternoon they were more active and playful following the bait. Three or four animals showed up during the day. Finally the last day in Guadalupe and the first shark showed up early in the morning. As the day before, the animals became more active as the day passes and we had great action in the submersible cage. At noon we had six sharks under the boat; and some of them were chasing the fish of the wranglers.On this trip our guests had a blast watching the Great Whites and doing panga rides to see the sea lions colonies.

Pablo
Dive Instructor

August 20 – 24, 2017 #TripReport (Guadalupe Island)

Dive Report -Trip N º 5  ( August 20 Th to 24 Th )

Hello you all !! We have ,had a wonderful experience in the clear water of Guadalupe Island. Since the crew set the cages in the water took a short time to find the first Great White Sharks. Immediately the sharks were near to the surface showing the dorsal fin and turning around the bait. The divers got ready in theirs wet suits and the most incredible adventure begun!! Great whites Sharks in everywhere all day!! Big males of 3 to 4m / 9ft to 12ft, massive sharks passing right in front of the cages at the surface, looking to attack the bait, opening their jaws and showing the teeth. We watched 6 to 8 different sharks during the first day only!! The next day we had lot of action as well a  hungry male of at least 3m / 10ft was giving hard time to the wranglers attacking and biting the bait at each time ,and when failing comes to bite again and again! A baby female of only 2m / 6ft was very active and it was the attraction of the day, small shark but very interested about the bait, circling and swimming and trying to catch the bait many times. Another male was around, very aggressive, big size 3 m / 9 ft, and it was breaching, showing us the jaws!! 

The water temperature was 72 F º / 23 º C ,the visibility was pretty clear 40 ft / 12 m to 50 ft / 15 m. Around the submersible cage at the 20 ft / 6 m was possible to watch 3 to 4 Great whites at the same time. A couple of them comes in a vertical position from the depth straight to attack the bait at the surface, to come down around the submersible cage. The action was no stop!! The sharks were very active, swimming around, going up and down, very aggressive while attacking the bait and very calm at depth. Garmin, a big male of 3.5 m 11 ft has a big scratch at its head and signs of a fight in the gills .we interacted with the Great whites to the last minute of the trip and we can say that we watched 8 to 10 different sharks during the trip. 

Another fascinating experience with the Solmar V!! Se you soon !!

Ignacio Hernan Leyro
Scuba instructor
Solmar V

Water temperature : 72 º F / 22 ª C
Visibility : 40 ft / 12 m to 50 ft / 15 m
Weather : cloudy in the morning ,sunny the rest of the day .Temperature 26 º c / 80 º F
Crossing : Ensenada to Guadalupe Island 18 hs

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 15 – 19, 2017 #TripReport (Guadalupe Island)

Hi All!

Every trip of Great WHITE Shark is exiting, but adding kids makes it even more, the fist day visibility wasn't cooperating very well but sharks were there, it took a bit longer to spot the first one, they always arrive! Amazingly the following morning visibility changed to a great one, 60’/18m with it more sharks, as early as 6:45 am they took the first bait, from there it was a constant action! A male Cut Caudal shark showed up sneaky, fast, other juveniles in the area had to go, the display of dominance started as soon as male Crazy Luis shark showed up, water temp 72℉/22℃, no wind at all in the area.
 
    Time later Male called Bruce aka Zapata showed up in the area spending most of the time surface swim right by the cages, slow swimmer, a display of power, meanwhile 3 dolphins swam by near surface cages, not leaving behind two turtles of course, another male joined the celebration GARMIN that among with crazy Luis were launching the body in horizontal position to get the bait, then a Panga Ride time! Visiting those corners and beaches to take great pics of Elephant seals, Guadalupe fur seal and the California sea lion, in our third day by 8:00 am we already had seen 3 different sharks, a juvenile showed up to be the 4th shark not taking a break chasing one and other bait without taking a break, even sticking full head out of water open mouth several times in the attempt  of getting the bait. Submersible cage was another perspective to see those non stop sharks swimming so mellow around this cage even sort of hiding behind cages to launch a sneaky attack straight up for that yummy bait!!
 
Dive Inst
Daniel Zapata, Solmar V
 
Traveling time south to Guadalupe Island: 180 NM, 19Hrs
Traveling time North to Ensenada, Mexico: 180 NM,  21Hrs

Monday, August 14, 2017

August 10 – 14, 2017 #TripReport (Guadalupe Island)

This is the third trip report of the Great White Shark Season.
From thursday 10 to monday 14.

The water temperature was 72F/22C and the visibility around 80feet/24m. Three days of hot and sunny days in Guadalupe island.

The first day started slow and around noon the first shark showed up. In total during the day we had five or six different sharks. Zapata aka Bruce, Crazy Luis and Garmin were some of the animals chasing the bait. The second day probably was the best day. The shark activity started early, Garmin was the first shark in the area and latter on the day; Zapata showed up, but just for a couple of times only. Probably today we had seven or eight different sharks.
The last day of cage diving at seven am the first guest was ready to go in the water. Again Garmin and Crazy Luis were here with another three sharks. The animals were very active today, chasing bait and swimming around the submersible cage.

Overall the third trip of the season was great. A lot of activity around the surface cages and the sharks passing by close to the submersible cage. The people came back with great pictures and happy faces.
Th crossing to Guadalupe was a little rough,took us almost 20 hours to get there. The return to Ensenada was nice and smooth.


See you next time
MSDT Pablo

Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 5 – 9, 2017 #TripReport (Guadalupe Island)

Hello !! 
 
Guadalupe Island, well recognized as the Great White Shark Kingdom, gave us lots of action and this season started very well. The first day we watched 5 different great white sharks circling around the cages at the surface, showing us their dorsal fin, biting the bait and even the buoys and also circling  around the submersible cage at 20 ft / 6 m. All of them were males, most of them of 3 m / 12 ft and another of 4 m /12 ft. The water temperature was 72 ºF / 22 º C, the visibility was 30 ft / 9m to 40 ft / 12m. 

The next day was absolutely amazing! 10 Great White sharks!! A couple of juveniles, 2 males swimming around the cages at the surface and a big male called Bruce or better know as Zapata of 4m / 12ft was breaching and very aggressive against the bait. Bite Face and Mau were also in the area. 

The panga rides were a good chance to appreciate the geography of the island and to watch the elephant seal colonies and Californian sea lions as well. The last day of diving, the action begun early in the morning with the wranglers fighting to keep the bait from the hungry great whites. The first sharks took the bait and one went straight to bite the buoy. We saw 7 sharks including Garmin and Bite Face again. We had a little bit of surge and we were surrounded by lots of sharks (6 to 7 great white) during the day. They really liked to check the cages at the surface, bite the bait and escape with it to the submersible cage. 

Lots of Great White Sharks, lot of action in Guadalupe and everybody came back really happy!! 

See you soon!!

Ignacio Hernan Leyro  
Scuba instructor 
Solmar V 
 
Water temperature : 72 º F / 22 ª C
Visibility : 30 ft / 9 m to 40 ft / 12 m
Weather : cloudy in the morning, sunny the rest of the day.
Temperature 26 º c / 80 º F
Crossing : Ensenada to Guadalupe Island 18 hs

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 11 – June 19, 2017 #TripReport

MANTA´S FULL CLEANING SERVICE

Our 22nd journey started with rough seas but once we got to San Benedicto Island calmed down just to start our check out dive at “Las Cuevas” where we could spot the first silkies sharks, turtles and the lazy white tips laying under the caves. We stayed overnight at “El Cañon” and the diving started early morning without current which made the divers performance easier getting the opportunity to have the best shots of all kind of different fishes among which the jacks under the boat were one of the favorites, been patrolled by the 5 silkies that as usual never stop swimming between the divers. On the drop offs we got to see more than 5 silvertips surrounding the cleaning station and the mantas showed their way coming on and off from the blue over the sandy bottom.

The choppy sea made us to move to Socorro Island where we dove the second day at Cabo Pearce with great manta action especially in the south area where the endemic clarion fishes were ready to give the full cleaning service to the mantas along with a bunch of stubborn jacks that stayed under one particular black manta that kept coming towards the divers on and on to get their bubble doze of the day. In total we got to see more than 5 different mantas during the dives and lots of tunas crossing from one side to the other of the reef mixing their shades with big schools of blue jacks, triggerfishes and steel pompanos in the shallow zones.

Our next stop was Punta Tosca where we got a little bit of current closer to the wall, so we ended up diving in the middle bars of the reef looking for countless nudis all over the place, we drifted along a huge variety of tropical fishes like the rock mover wrasses, the Mexican goat fishes, big balls of hungry parrot fishes eating the coral, long schools of yellow snappers and a couple of turtles hovering next to us. We reached a shallow area getting ready to do our safety stop when we heard dolphins and out of the blue we were swimming between 7 of them including a baby that stayed close to the mama who was teaching him how to hunt the jacks, an amazing behavior to watch!

Roca Partida was outstanding with huge schools of all kind of jacks, mantas everywhere chasing each other and hovering where the current was stronger and getting a glance of our divers here and there. The whitetips were out of the ledges and swimming in the south point close to the rock making the perfect scenario for the photographers in turn, meanwhile in the blue we got to see the huge school of skipjacks with silkies, silver tips and a huge Galapagos in the middle moving from north to south. On the outsides we didn´t get to see hammers this time, instead we found big schools of tunas of all sizes swimming from one side to the other of the rock.

Last trip of the Socorro season… Coming back to land from the amazing archipelago of Revillagigedo and the feeling couldn't be other than gratefulness for what we have been so lucky to see along this unforgettable 8 months: thrilling dives with all kind of different species of sharks, big schools of hammerheads, bubble junkies mantas, our lovely friends the dolphins, the epic return of the false orcas along with the vagabond whale sharks and the elusive humpback whales; this year the sea has been so kind with us and our debt with it is huge, thanks Revillagigedo for an amazing journey and see you next season!

Wishing the best from and for the ocean.

Rodrigo Marroquín, dive instructor.
SOLMAR V.


Trip Conditions:

Temperature
71 F / 22 C

Visibility
60 feet / 20 mts

In scale 1 to 5

Seas: 3

Current: 2

Crossings
To San Benedicto: 3

To Socorro: 3

To Roca Partida: 1

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 2 – June 10, 2017 #TripReport

Trip report from June 2nd to the 10th

Hello people,

This is the report from the 21st trip of the season. We started in San Benedicto Island doing the check out dive in “Las Cuevas”, with white tip sharks, stingrays, a sea turtle and plenty of fish. The dive site “El Boiler” was very good this trip. Early in the morning we saw dolphins and a couple of mantas. For the rest of the day the mantas stayed there hanging out with us. “El Cañon” was the other site where we dove in San Benedicto the last day of the trip. We saw a school of hammerheads, some silver tip, white tip and a couple of Galapagos sharks. Also a couple of playful mantas were there most of the time during two of the dives.

Socorro Island was great too; three or four mantas were in the area. Also on the first dive of the day, a couple of dolphins were hunting jacks. On the second dive we spent most of the time with two chevron mantas.

And last but not least, Roca Partida. As always this place gave us the best diving in the Archipelago. During the two days we stayed there, we saw a big school of skipjacks, Galapagos sharks, hammerheads, silver tip sharks, lots of white tips, tunas, mantas and silky sharks. In one of the dives we had seven mantas at the same time!

Despite the weather conditions, we had a great time in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, our guests came back very happy and with great memories.


See you soon!
Pablo - DM Solmar V

Weather conditions (0 to 5 “max”)
Wind 3
Clouds 4
Water conditions
Current 3 (0 none to 5 strong)
Visibility 4 (0 poor to 5 excellent)
Temperature average 73F/23C
Crossing (0 good to 5 rough)
To Socorro 2
To Cabo 4

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 24 – June 1st, 2017 #TripReport

Hello you all !!
Revillagigedo Archipelago amazed us one more time! The dive at Las Cuevas was an easy dive, passing trough the caves, lots of tropical fish, diamond stingrays and a beautiful manta chevron showed up at the very first dive! The Boiler was perfect to find a Manta chevron, and El Cañón was the right place to find sharks. We saw 4 hammerheads turning around a big school of amber jacks, a big Galapagos shark was deeper, and few silver tips were also swimming around. Within the cleaning stations there were 3 black mantas and 2 chevron mantas. 

We left San Benedicto and once at Socorro Island we explored all the lava flow of Cabo Pearce, plenty of barber fish, hog fish, clarion angel fish, flounders, and small sea life as octopus and lobsters. The blue water was a magnificent scenery to see pelagics. A huge and massive yellow fin tuna passed close to us and smaller tunas were in schools and a couple of silky sharks were around. 

Punta Tosca was a good chance to move all across a wonderful reef, plenty of hard coral and a gorgeous marine life composed by tropical fish as Moorish idols, parrot fish, hog fish, clarion angel fish and blue trevally jacks. We found an small cave where 10 whitetip sharks were resting. The current was strong but was fun to drift with it!! We cross to Roca Partida. An explosion of wild sea life was there for us, and during the 2 days that we dove there the action was increasing more and more and everything happen right in front of us: massive schools of yellowfin tuna swimming up and down, coming from the blue forming a wall, right next to the rock and in the blue no less than 30 sharks, big Galapagos sharks and big and fats silvertips sharks swimming around. At the northern corner another 6 or 7 Galapagos sharks very close to us and Pacific Giant Mantas all around. 3 mantas chevron swimming all around, up and down, interacting and playing with the divers and Black Mantas as well. At the moment we believed to have all, but that was just the beginning!! False Killer whales were arriving to the area, we heard them underwater but we saw them during the surface interval when they come very close to the Solmar V and they have been at the southern corner of the rock right in the dive site!! A couple of groups went snorkeling with a group of at least 20 of them. They were been everywhere, showing us their dorsal fin, going down and exhaling and breathing at the surface to go deeper again. The next day conditions were the same, strong current, water temperature 77 º F/ 25 ª C, visibility 80 ft /24 m, nice and clear!! And the action was no stop!! Silky sharks everywhere, circling around us in the blue, a massive bait-ball of bonitas right next to a massive schools of yellowfin tunas, 6 mantas were around, 2 black mantas and 4 chevron, whitetips sharks at the ledges of the rock, big school of cotton mouth jacks, big eye jacks in everywhere, 6 hammerheads at south, Galapagos and silvertips shark remained in the area, and this time we felt the false killer whales singing louder! Then we opened to the blue water at north and BINGO, a huge shade was at the distance, we went straight to this massive shade to find out that a bunch of no less 20 false killer whales were there. It was absolutely amazing to watch this giants of the sea while diving. They been swimming slowly with elegance and majestic, going to the surface and returning deeper all together, the mom were taking care of the calves, an spectacle of mother nature!! The action continued at the surface. After diving we went snorkeling with no less than 30 false false killer whales. They spread in all the area, bunches of 5 or 6 of them breaching right next to the pangas. 

For the last dive we saw all of this one more time and, as ours divers said, "once again we saw everything at the Solmar V!" 

We came back to The Boiler in San Benedicto to have a wonderful dive with a bunch of 30 bottle-nose dolphins, it was lots of fun. Dolphins everywhere and very close to us! The rest of the day we dove at El Cañón to find a big Galapagos shark of than 3 m /9 ft, 2 black Mantas and big school of yellowfin tunas in the blue. Amazing Trip!!! No doubt!! See you soon...

Ignacio Hernan Leyro 
Solmar V - Dive Instructor

Water temperature: 75 º F / 24 ª C to 77 ºF / 25 ª C
Visibility: 50 ft /15 m to 80 ft / 24 M
Currents: moderate to strong current
Crossings: 
Cabo San Lucas to San Benedicto: 24 hrs 
San Benedicto to Socorro Islands: 4: 30 hrs 
Socorro to Roca Partida: 9 hrs

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 13 - May 21, 2017 #TripReport

THE SHARK TRIP

San Benedicto Island EL BOILER dive site, early dive, dolphins are leading the way in front of the zodiacs, we are all excited about it! As we are descending for the first dive a lonely manta keeps making circles in the same area, dolphins constantly chirping not visible yet, schooling cotton mouth jacks always feeling safe close the wall, Big Eye Jacks starting to feel uncomfortable breaking the school apart, then a single dolphin shows up chasing only one of them, the constant noise by the dolphins tells he is a hunting mode, other dolphins are deeper water letting enjoy they company, the swim, eye contact, even not bothering while we see them being cleaned up by clarion angel fish at 110ft33m. EL CAÑON dive site at the end of the day a place for 6 juvenile Silver tip sharks, here and there a hammer head sharks, white tips and lots of Big Eye Jacks, swimming around the whole dive area was nice and easy, exploring it as it was the first time ever. wat temp 71℉/21.6℃ We not only enjoyed of the 75℉/23.8℃ water temp of ROCA PARTIDA, vis as great as always, that blue color water amazes us! Swells and current made every dive gain experience under such conditions! Life underwater a lifetime experience not easy to forget! First dive of the morning started so easy with juts a manta flying by! Very mild current from South made all type of fish gather here! A large number of Black Jacks not seen in a long time! Or curse Yellow Fin Tunas, Wahoos, Pacific Creole Fish, etc.

The conditions were unique for a SHARK REUNION HERE, coming from North, west side of the rock a wall of more than 150 sharks at 60ft/18m depth sharing same area, mostly female silky sharks, some hammer head too as well as Galapagos and Silver tip sharks! In addition to that Down deep about 120ft/36m the bottom was only hammer head sharks, several times we were surrounded by only sharks and no more than sharks! During two more dives that huge school broke up into several ones, always in shallow water. Graceful mantas made appearance during every safety stop.
Socorro Island, PUNTA TOSCA dive site offered a nice wall dive with Chevron and Black mantas encounter, in two different dives the dolphin encounter was breath taking, so playful even escorting us to safety stop! The shallow area apart from current made an easy dive full of coral, fish, sting rays, octos, lobsters, a manta flying by, juvenile Galapagos sharks, white tip sharks. Current was challenging but it made improve the visibility, at least 60ft/20m, and a water temperature of 71℉/21.6℃.

A second day at ROCA PARTIDA getting advantage of a friendly weather, why not right! Sharks all over Roca! A school of about 30 Galapagos sharks joined the previous reunion, of course every dive was decorated with company of Giant Pacific Mantas. Back in San Benedicto Island! EL BOILER dive site, two different pods of dolphins came together keeping us in the middle counting about 26 of them! The most tender thing happened when two different females came up so close to us sort of presenting us their little ones, mean time the chirping was nonstop! Right time, right place made us eye witness of dolphins hunting! The diving is coming almost to an end here, but 3 Giant Pacific Mantas came in for the whole dive letting us place ourselves below their wings blowing lots of bubbles, so giant and graceful creatures as well as tender, gliding came in gliding went away not without letting us do eye contact with them!

Dive Instructor
Daniel Zapata, Solmar V.
AVERAGE VIS 60FT/20M
CURRENT 1.5 IN A SCALE OF 1 TO 5