Dive Report, Revillagigedo Islands
Solmar V, March 20 to 28, 2021
March 20 and 21,
A pleasant crossing to get to the islands was really worth it, vis ahead of us 30NM/55 Km, wind Speed 10kt/ 18,5km/h March 22 and 23 San Benedicto Isl, Dive site El Cañon, never disappointing! two days of diving with Hammer Head sharks, Galapagos, White tip, silver tip, Black tip, Black and Chevron Mantas, such a unique place to see it all together, 8 dives total in a water temp of 73°F/22.7°C, Vis 30 to 50ft/9 t0 15m, a shifting current from East and West made it interesting, Dolphins showed up in the morning chasing big eye jacks, Sting Rays, lobsters, octopus, Green Moray Eels, as surface time the volcano was protecting us against the wind blowing from West side 12kt/24km/h, air temp 79°F/26,6°C
March 24, Socorro Island, Cabo Pearce dive site, The morning started very windy 16kt/29.6km/h, but the island itself offered very nice shelter making the ocean this area flat like glass, of course right outside swells were quite big but underwater despite the current being 3 out of 5 was very good with vis up 80ft/24m, wáter temp 74°F/23.3°C, enjoying just being underwater we saw minutes go by, then Chevron and Black mantas showed up making us rotate in same axis, no chasing, but a Little swim alongside to make eye contact and get really nice video was wort it again, then-current stopped making every other dive easy with dolphins, about 15 minutes swim with 15 of them, always nice to see dolphins so close to us, like if they are smiling, we had the time to enjoy the reef as well, White tip reef sharks here and
there, flounders, lobsters, trumpet fish, yellow barber fish, etc.
March 25, Roca Partida, 8.5hrs to get there, the wind blowing 10 kt/18,5kh/h, morning partly cloudy, as the day went on it got nice and sunny, as we drop down making a negative entry into depth of Roca White tip reef sharks are there to welcome us, wáter temp felt a little chilly 73°F/22,7°C, Vis good 80ft/24m, North end of the rock was nice with lots of cottonmouth Jacks, Big eye Jacks making unique formation, 40ft/12 m Deep silver tip sharks slowed down speed a bit to stop by cleaning station, Galapagos sharks, Silky sharks, West side of the Rock lots of hard coral, very good size lobsters finding protection in the coral, Green marays, lots of fish, so many White tip reef sharks! Every ledge was packed with lots of them! All together made a great day of diving at Roca Partida.
March 26, Back to San Benedicto Isl, the 8kt/14,8km/h wind speed made our return very slow and enjoyable!
Started the day visiting El Boiler, always nice to see again the underwater rock structure, just a bit manta sighting, and about 6 hammer heads sharks in wáter temp of 73°F/22,.7°C, Current from South made us go back to El Cañon to end the trip, the cleaning station at 80ft/24m Deep was packed with lots of silver tip sharks, Galapagos, White tip, black
tip and around the área schooling Hammer Heads.
A great trip not to forget because not only what live beneath the Surface but the scenery of the
Dives logged in 18
Cabo San Lucas To San Benedicto Isl 26Hrs
San Benedicto to Socorro Isl 5.5 Hrs
Socorro Isl to Roca Partida 8,5 Hrs
Roca Partida to San Benedicto 11 Hrs
San Benedicto to Cabo San Lucas Port 28.5 Hrs
Wat Temp 73°F/22,7°C TO 74°F/ 23,3°C
Water Current: 3 being 5 the strongest at Socorro Isl
Vis 80ft/ 24 m
March 27, 2021