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Dive Review of Solmar V in
Mexico (Western)/Socorro Islands/Revillagigedos

June, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Randall S Preissig, TX, US
Sr. Contributor   (29 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7022
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Raja Amphat, Komodo, Thailand, Burma, Sipadan, Palau, Truk, Fiji, Great
Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, Tahiti(including Ringora and others, Marquesas,
Ponape, Hawaii, Galapagos, Cocos, Red Sea, Bonaire, Cozumel, Caymans,
Belize, Bahamas, Belize, Virgin Islands, Fl. Keys, PNG 
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
73   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decompression diving.  Please hold to 60 minutes, but sometimes exceeded
without grief.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
Large camera table.  No compressed air.  "Dry"/camera only rules
not strictly enforced but not a real problem. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
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Comments  
The Solmar V has a well earned reputation for "big stuff" diving.
 We saw 2 whale sharks(15 ft), medium sized mantas (10 ft.), huge Galapagos
Sharks(5-10 ft), and scores of white tips and silkies with a few silver
tips and a couple of schools of hammerheads.  Dophins "played"
with us on several dives.  On one dive a couple were really
playing(mating).  They broke off, swam over towards me, re coupled and
proceeded to swim enjoined right past me as if to say....  I've had some
fantastic manta experiences in Kona and Indonesia so I was hoping to see
the giant mantas Socorro is famous for on this trip.  Alas, they didn't
show, but "regular" sized 10' mantas were on several dives. The
mantas, mobula, whale sharks, dolphins and other fish did not mind us
swimming with them--to a poi ...
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