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drsteve

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Sharks of Roca Partida

12 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

One of my favorite dive spots on the planet is Roca Partida, which is part of the Revillagigedo Archipelago (sometimes called the Socorro Islands). When I was there last month we had ripping currents which make photography challenging. The upside is that strong currents sure bring in the sharks. Here is a short video I made while desperately trying to hold position.

https://flic.kr/p/nvAqBR

 

Enjoy,

 

...STeve


Curious Morays of Clipperton

10 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

Hi All,

I recently got back from a dive trip to Clipperton Island. One of the interesting things about this remote atoll is that Moray eels cover the reef and many are out free swimming during the day. They are completely unafraid and swim right up to divers. I put together this short clip of one of them.



Enjoy,


Sharks Hunting Tuna at Roca Partida

08 May 2014 - 09:16 PM

Last month I did a great trip to the Revillagigedos (Socorro Islands) and Clipperton Island aboard the Nautilus Explorer. On a late afternoon dive at Roca Partida it was clearly dinnertime as the big fish started striking the small ones. First the Sharks came in, then the Wahoo, then big Yellowfin tuna, and finally Dolphins. Here is a photo from the beginning of the feeding frenzy with Galapagos and Dusky sharks pursuing a big school of tuna. Awesome.

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Dinner time at Roca Partida by - drsteve -, on Flickr


Sharks Hunting Tuna at Roca Partida

08 May 2014 - 09:16 PM

Last month I did a great trip to the Revillagigedos (Socorro Islands) and Clipperton Island aboard the Nautilus Explorer. On a late afternoon dive at Roca Partida it was clearly dinnertime as the big fish started striking the small ones. First the Sharks came in, then the Wahoo, then big Yellowfin tuna, and finally Dolphins. Here is a photo from the beginning of the feeding frenzy with Galapagos and Dusky sharks pursuing a big school of tuna. Awesome.

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Dinner time at Roca Partida by - drsteve -, on Flickr


Octopus at Refugio State Beach (Oly5050 still delivers)

22 September 2013 - 11:19 AM

Yesterday was Coastal Cleanup day, and the Paradise Dive Club cleaned up Tajiguas beach near Gaviota.  Afterwards we had a shore dive at Refugio State Beach.  I don't bring my big camera on shore dives because it is too easy to drop it in the sand. Instead I dusted off my trusty old Oly5050, which hasn't been in the water for around 8 years and brought it along. I was glad I did.   I found this cute octopus munching down on a clam that he had recently caught. The octo seemed to pose for my camera.  I love the way his siphon looks like a third eye.  Enjoy.

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Octopus on a Half Shell by - drsteve -, on Flickr