Socorro Season Opener Starts Off with a Bang!

Our experienced crew has been reporting one of the best starts to a Socorro season in a longtime - and they should know as most have been with us for many, many years.

Rey, our head divemaster/instructor with 12 years plus aboard Solmar V reported sharks, sharks and more sharks at Roca Partida during the season opener. Hammerheads, silvertips, galapagos, a few silkies and of course the white tip reef sharks that always hang out on the ledges. Now that is a lot of sharks!
Eric, divemaster/nitrox instructor who has been with us for 8 years reports that most trips so far have had multiple giant mantas at the boiler cleaning station. The record so far this season is 10 different individuals identified throughout one day with up to 5 mantas interacting with our clients at one time - just like the good ole days!

Daniel, divemaster/instructor who is also trained in equipment repair and has been leading groups for 5 years aboard Solmar V was in charge of our Nov 29 trip and besides good manta and shark sitings was able to choose the right site at the right time, putting the whole boat on a juvenile whale shark about 10-12 feet long at the canyon for a very long time.

Geronimo, our naturalist/photographer who has graced our crew from the beginning reports topside photography stunning with plenty of boobies, frigates, cormorants and even some whales spotted from the big boat. If you take a trip aboard our vessel, be sure to sign up for one of Geronimo's famous "panga rides" - they're a kick!

Although whale sharks have been light this season, we have also had great luck encountering wild bottle nose dolphins and schools of yellowfin tuna.

It looks like our conservation efforts in getting the Navy to patrol these waters and prosecute poachers is paying off. This has been a joint effort together with a number of interested divers from all over Mexico who are coming together to work with the Mexican government in keeping these precious islands as pristine as possible. It's not perfect but we can already see a real difference.

Come join the experienced, professional, and courteous crew of the Solmar V for an adventure you will not soon forget on one of our Big Animal destinations where "Wilderness is the Ultimate Luxury!"

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