Diving the Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida!

Roca Partida is the most happening place in the islands. Roca Partida is a rock covered with birds and their guana, sticking up in the middle of the ocean. Beneath the sea are mantas, sharks, sharks and mantas. Oh, and dolphins. And fish. It is amazing. Since it is Friday, this will be a photo blog, mostly. Enjoy Roca Partida! The action was so incredible we stayed for 3 days!

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Roca Partida

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The eyes of a manta and its guest, the remora.

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Silkie shark

Silkie shark

Roca Partida is the most happening place in the islands. Roca Partida is a rock covered with birds and their guana, sticking up in the middle of the ocean.

Getting the bubble treatment! Photo by Bob Kaltreider

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Remoras are always hitching a ride.

Hammerheads are so shy! The shoaling Hammerheads were 20-30 feet away, but when you take a photograph, they almost disappear!

Hammerheads are so shy! The shoaling Hammerheads were 20-30 feet away, but when you take a photograph, they almost disappear!

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I wish I could have gotten closer, but you get the idea! It was unbelievable! There were a hundred animals at least

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The Galapagos sharks and silkies had to join in, too!

Photo by Kathy Smith

Photo by Kathy Smith

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Dolphins.

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Dolphins, thank you Marie-Elizabeth Mali! (go check out her website…amazing!)

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Family!

 

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Team Nacho dives with dolphins!

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John from Team Nacho had his first dive with dolphins!

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Galapagos sharks are large, and built like tanks! Photo by Bob Kaltreider

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White Tips are so cool looking!!!

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White tips a-snooze.

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Looking up at the rock, the surge was strong.

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Beautiful, beautiful shot by Bob Kaltreider

 

Sorry about the lousy quality of some of my photos…very difficult to get good shots in the blue. I’m hoping some of the other divers got better photos of the hammerheads and dolphins than I did. Thanks to Bob Kaltreider and Marie-Elizabeth Mali for sharing.

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life! Contact me at travelswithtam@gmail.com

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  1. Ok. You have inspired me to go to Antigua next year. I won’t dive. But I need some of that island action, thanks to you!

  2. You are my underwater hero! I was petrified to put my granddaughters gold fish back in the tank when he jumped out and you swim with BIG sharks, built like tanks. Have you thought of writing a children’s picture book? My 5 & 6 year old granddaughters love your photos.

  3. You photos and courage amaze and intrigue me. I love the images, but I could not do this. I would be so stressed I’d have a stoke. I need a submersible… with big windows.

  4. I would freak out doing this so thank you for giving me the opportunity to see this amazing world vicariously through your amazing photos! I’m with Nancy – give me a submersible with big windows!
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  5. Barb Free says:

    I so wish I could be there. This type of dive trip is now on my bucket list. I really want to swim with the “big dogs”. What an amazing experience you are having. Thanks as always for sharing your adventure with us, and the photo’s. Have fun !!

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