My last post, What Diving the Revillagigedos Archipelago is Really Like, Part One, focused on the island Roca Partida. On this post we will head to the island of Socorro, the largest island in the group. The dive sites on this island include Cabo Pearce, Punta Tosca, and the Aquarium. The Aquarium was the most happening site! Most of all, I want to show you the topography and lighting down below, and though it isn’t soft waving coral, it has its own kind of beauty, as do the animals. I went on this trip with Dr Andrea Marshall’s Ray of Hope Expeditions!
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I love doing citizen science!
The scenes you show in the Revillagigedos archipelago, both in this post and the first part, are totally unlike any of the places I’ve been diving (the Caribbean, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, the Great Barrier Reef). Are there no corals there at all? Just rock? It looks particularly good for seeing larger creatures like tuna, sharks and mantas.
Rachel, the Revillagigedos does have coral, but not soft coral. The coral is rock-ish, and unlike the places you mentioned. It has its own beauty…the sheer size the sites and the rocks….just amazing. It has its own color of blue…I can always tell when an animal has been photographed there! The blue is amazingly individual. One goes to this archipelago for the pelagics: 7 species of shark (all of which I’ve seen), dolphins who actually play with humans, whale sharks and tuna and Manta Rays who love the bubbles divers make! If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it.
I am always so impressed with your photography and by reading about your underwater experiences. I know I will never dive, so I live vicariously through your adventures!
I’m so glad you do! Thank you!
I love your underwater photos, Tam! Really spectacular. Citizen science is a very interesting concept that they have been using in northern Canada for quite some time. Thx for sharing your learning adventure with us.
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Thank you so much! Citizen science has been around for a while, but still not mainstream, so I encourage it whenever I can!