Socorro vortex trip reports

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MARCH 1ST, 2020 – MARCH 13TH, 2020

SOCORRO ISLANDS | #TRIPREPORT

Day 1 The guests arrived at the Socorro Vortex ready for their 13 Day trip
Day 2 Consisted of a calm 27 hour crossing to San Benidicto where we made it just in time for a sunset.
Day 3 After a good night sleep we woke up ready for 4 dives at El Cañon. We had mixed conditions but the guests were welcomed by a multitude of Sharks, Including Silvertips and Galapagos sharks on the cleaning station.
Day 4 was spent with another day at El Cañon due to weather conditions however again we had a lot of sharks on the cleaning station, with Giant Mantas throughout the day and some schooling Hammmerheads.
Day 5 found us at Cabo Pearce in Socorro with conditions still against us but with manta interactions, and a dusk dive to enjoy the smaller reef fish. We were provided with a variety of life whilst enjoying the topography of the iconic site.
Day 6 again at Cabo Pearce, after deciding to give it another shot we jumped into strong currents bht were greeted by playful dolphins and mantas for the rest of the day.
Day 7 With a beautiful break in the weather and after an 8-hour crossing we found ourselves at the isolated dive site of Roca Partida. An incredible sunrise and 3 dives on the schedule. Visibility was crystal clear and currents were mild. All groups dropping in onto huge schools of Jacks, with Yellow fin Tuna hunting alongside Galapagos and Silvertip Sharks. Dive 3 was all about spending time in a forever circling school of 40+ White Tip Reef Sharks.
Day 8 and yet another 3 dives lined lined up at Roca Partida, with whales all over the area it fair to say that the guests were more than excited. Currents were strong throughout the day first dive showed us a beautiful Vortex current. However, 7 minutes into the 2nd we were lucky enough to see a humpback whale at 30 meters.
Day 9 The world famous “El Boiler” with lots of fish and the Giant Mantas dnacing in our bubbles, a great day was had by all.
Day 10 and the 2nd day at The Boiler, a day full of Mantas, including at one point 5 mantas swimming through everyone’s bubbles. All in all, a great day.
Day 11 and we’re back where the trip started at El Cañon in San Benedicto. Conditions were not exactly optimal but the cleaning station was not ready to disappoint us. Close interactions with the Silver tip and Galapagos Sharks put huge smiles on our guests faces on the first dive. With a school of hammerheads and Tiger Shark thrown in for good measure.
Day 12 was spent navigating back to Cabo San Lucas, looking at photos from the dives, enjoying the weather on the sundeck and scouting for mammals on the horizon.
Day 13 We say Goodbye to our unbelievable 9 guests and hope that they come back again for another adventure.

Port of Departure Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Water Current in Scale of 1 to 5, 4
Water temp average 71°F or 22°C

Dive Inst. Luke Coley

 

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