Fabulous Photos Friday: The Best of the Revillagigedos Archipelago

As I have said before, the Revillagigedos Archipelago is (so far!) the most exciting place I have ever dived. The big pelagic life is not only thrilling to see, but it is the only place I know of where Giant Mantas and Dolphins actually seek out humans for play. Mantas love diver’s bubbles, and dolphins like the camera flashes and the movement, they love games. I’ve been to this dive destination twice now, and I can honestly say I will go back. Here are the highlights of a great trip, taken with fun and engaging divers who are no longer strangers, on the Somar V, with the best crew and staff in Mexico!

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The lobsters are beautiful with their blue colors.

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Enchanting San Benedicto!

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Adil taking a photo of me while I take a photo of him.

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The Mantas in the Revillagigedo Islands are all Giant Mantas, or Manta Birostris. Their wing spans can grow up to 22 ft or more!

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The Mantas at El Boiler love bubbles on their tummies!

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No words.

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A Whale Shark from below

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White Tips!

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My bubbles!

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Ah, you know how I love eels! This is the Panemic Green Moray.

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Coming out! There were eels out hunting frequently.

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Shoal of Creolefish close to the boat

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Amberjack and Creole

We wre mesmerized by the thousands of fish, and the sharks circling.

We wre mesmerized by the thousands of fish, and the sharks circling.

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Ah, the Moorish Idol! To my eyes, this is an absolutely beautiful fish. In Nemo he was “Scar”, correct?

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These Guinea Fowl puffers are so shy, but they are adorable!

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Beautiful Silkie Shark! Photo by Bob Kaltreider

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Incredible color! Photo by Bob Kaltreider

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

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

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Hammerheads!

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Photo by Bob Kaltreider

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White Tips sleeping.

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Dolphins.

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White Tips

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Getting the bubble treatment!

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

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Photo by Kathy Smith

Photo by Kathy Smith

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Black Manta, or Melanistic Manta.

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A photo to show you the scale of these animals!

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Our group had Nacho as a divemaster so I called us Team Nacho!

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Scuba bubbles

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Cheers, Team Nacho!

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to new friends!

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With my guys, Dave, John and Ray

 

 

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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. just amazing, as always. I just float along with you as I view the images, Tam.
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  2. barbara free says:

    Looking through the photo’s ALWAYS makes my day. Amazing. I also loved the video, which was very well done. I want to go diving sooo bad. Thank you for sharing.
    Barb

  3. Kimberly says:

    It’s such a treat for me to go along on these dives with you – even if only on the web! Thanks for always bringing back such a wonderful collage of your adventures!

  4. Carolann says:

    Amazing images as always!

  5. Those photos are so precious! You are so lucky having such a fantastic experience. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Zaria
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