Proscriptive? Heck, in my old age, I've been going back to primes. Fast, cheap and sharp. Zoom with your fins!
Not to get off the OP's questions, but I'm dying to try the Nikon 28 f/1.8 on a D800 there...
Echo Tim's comments about murkiness at times in Socorros... viz can be up and down, as wind blows volcanic ash off the islands into the water, or surge stirs up the bottom. Of course, that's when you see the largest schools of hammerheads...
Whatever lens you take, you'll have a great time!
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