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!
The lobsters are beautiful with their blue colors.
Enchanting San Benedicto!
Adil taking a photo of me while I take a photo of him.
The Mantas in the Revillagigedo Islands are all Giant Mantas, or Manta Birostris. Their wing spans can grow up to 22 ft or more!
The Mantas at El Boiler love bubbles on their tummies!
A Whale Shark from below
Ah, you know how I love eels! This is the Panemic Green Moray.
Coming out! There were eels out hunting frequently.
Shoal of Creolefish close to the boat
Amberjack and Creole
We wre mesmerized by the thousands of fish, and the sharks circling.
Ah, the Moorish Idol! To my eyes, this is an absolutely beautiful fish. In Nemo he was “Scar”, correct?
These Guinea Fowl puffers are so shy, but they are adorable!
Beautiful Silkie Shark! Photo by Bob Kaltreider
Incredible color! Photo by Bob Kaltreider
The eyes of a manta and its guest, the Remora.
Galapagos sharks are large, and built like tanks! Photo by Bob Kaltreider
Photo by Bob Kaltreider
White Tips sleeping.
Getting the bubble treatment!
Dolphins, thank you Marie-Elizabeth Mali! (go check out her website…amazing!)
Photo by Kathy Smith
Black Manta, or Melanistic Manta.
A photo to show you the scale of these animals!
Our group had Nacho as a divemaster so I called us Team Nacho!
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