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

Solmar V: "Socorro Islands aboard the Solmar V", Jun, 2014,

by John J. Sambogna, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7868 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Belize, FL Keys, T&C, Grand Cayman, USVI, BVI, Dominica, Bonaire, New England
Closest Airport SJD Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 73 to 76 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 35 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco diving, 130ft max
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 1 stars
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Comments Socorro lived up to its reputation for big animal encounters. I was on the last trip of the season and we still managed to see; giant mantas - too many to count, sharks - silver tips, Galapagos, silkys and hammerheads. No schooling hammerheads because the schools were too deep. 1 juvenile whale shark. Pods of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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