Rocio del Mar is back to Revillagigedo!!!Fantastic weather, good visibility ,79 F degree water temperature and lots of pelagic life to see!!
|Happy to be back to Revillagigedo ... new season 2013-2014|
Danny, Kelly, Angelo, Phil, Brandon, Patrick and Holly all from the US were diving together with Guarani. Lanny, Peter L, and Peter R, from Netherlands, Baptiste, Time from the US and Alex and Marc from Barcelona were diving in group B with Gil. And Roberto, our new dive master dove with Elliot, John, Bill, Ruth, Cindy, Patrick and Brooke.
|Nice crossing to Revillagigedo|
Crossing was smooth and we had wonderful weather. Poncho cooked fantastic food and vegetarian passengers on board were very happy with the different choices Poncho had for them. Actually some of the meet eaters changed to vegetarian choice during the trip! Great job Poncho!!
|Gear ready to dive: 6.45 a.m.|
Finally after about 26 hours we arrived to San Benedicto Island, one checkout dive with turtles, white tip sharks (Triaenodon obesus) and giant lobsters at "Las Cuevitas" and we moved to "El Boiler" to dive with 3 fantastic and friendly Giant Mantas (Manta Birostris)
|Friendly mantas at El Boiler, San Benedicto, Revillagigedo|
|Storm near Socorro Island, Revillagigedo|
|Divers approaching to Punta Tosca, Socorro Island.|
|Kelly getting close to Galapagos sharks|
Third day of diving we arrived to Roca Partida. Slow first dives, but with the sun shinning we started to see huge schools of hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini), big Galapagos sharks (Carcharhinus galapagensis), tunas, green jacks hunting small sandia´s fishes. It was amazing!!
But the best was still to come ....
|Good dives! Hammerheads!|
|Silky sharks approaching the boat|
|John getting ready with all his nice "toys"|
|Danny picking on Phil ... all time! :-)|
Second day at Roca Partida one shark was missing to see and he didn't want to make us wait longer: a mid size whale shark (Rhincodon typus) was swimming slowly to allow divers to take lots of pictures and video. It was great!! Was the best of the day.
|This is a happy face after seeing a whale shark!|
Our last diving day was at San Benedicto and we head back to San José del Cabo.
|A lot of feelings at the same time when we had to say good bye to Revillagigedo|
It was a great trip. Great divers, great people, lots of great moments and memories. Rocio del Mar crew was very happy to have you all on board and we expect to see you all soon with us again.
THANK YOU ALL FOR SUCH A GREAT TRIP
|Roberto, our new dive master|
|Beautiful smile ... thanks for sharing these days with us|