After each Socorro trip on the Solmar V,
we publish a short (5 minute) highlight video on our youtube channel. These "trip
reports" show you exactly what you'll see when you
dive with us! We started in March 2011 so we now have over a full
year of Socorro trip videos.
This year, the guests on the Solmar V were greeted
by the first Whale Shark of the Spring, 2012 season in early May.
This juvenile male wandered in, hung around, and was in no
hurry to leave. Nor did anyone want him to! The next trip
also encountered whale sharks, so we're 2 for 2 in May.
The encounter took place at Roca Partida, the
smallest of the Socorro Islands. "Split Rock" in English,
it's really just a place only divers and sea birds could love.
Topside, it's just a big rock. Underwater, it's a magnet for
whale sharks, dolphins, and all seven of the sharks we regularly
see on Solmar cruises.