Revillagigedo 2022 – Story

Known as the “Galápagos of Mexico” the Revillagigedo archipelago lies 500 kilometers south of Cabo San Lucas. Archipelago consists of four islands of volcanic origin: San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida, and Clarion.

We were lucky and at the turn of March and April we visited 3 of them: San Benedicto, Socorro and the amazing Roaca Partida. This diving project, lasting more than three weeks, was so far the best I have ever experienced. From the first week of diving with blue sharks and sea lions near Cabo San Lucas, through amazing week of diving at Revillagigedo archipelago to the final week of diving in the Sea of Cortez with sea lions and an army of devil reys. The picture is worth a hundred words, so instead of the usual report, I only attach slightly commented photographs.

Blue shark Cabo San Lucas Freediving Prionace glauca Mexico

Prionace glauca @ Mexico / Cabo San Lucas – Interview with a blue shark

he Giant/Oceanic Manta @ Boiler - Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: San Benedicto FreedivingThe Giant/Oceanic Manta @ The Boiler – Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: San Benedicto

The Giant/Oceanic Manta @ The Boiler - Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: San Benedicto freediving… and one more for Daniel.

Sea Lion - Zalophus californianus @ Mexico / La Paz freedivingSea Lion’s Hola! – Zalophus californianus @ Mexico / La Paz

Carcharhinus falciformis @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida Silky shark žralok hedvábný freedivingCarcharhinus falciformis @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida

Whale shark Rhincodon typus @ Mexico / La Paz velrybí žralok freedivingRhincodon typus @ Mexico / La Paz

Whale shark Rhincodon typus @ Mexico / La Paz velrybí žralok freedivingRhincodon typus @ Mexico / La Paz

Mobula munkiana (Munk's Devil Ray) @ Mexico / La Paz via Olympus EM1III + Olympus 8mm f/1,8 freedivingThe Army of Devils – Mobula munkiana (Munk’s Devil Ray) @ Mexico / La Paz

The Giant/Oceanic Manta - Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida freedivingThe Giant/Oceanic Manta – Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida

Zalophus californianus @ Mexico / La Paz via Olympus EM1III + Olympus 8mm f/1,8 sea lion lachtan freedivingZalophus californianus @ Mexico / La Paz

6.4. 2022 – Roca Partida: Whitetip Reef Sharks (Triaenodon obesus) @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida freedivingWhitetip Reef Sharks (Triaenodon obesus) @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida

Kladivoun Scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewini @ San Benedicto FreedivingStarship Sphyrna lewini in the Benedictine Nebula / Scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) @ San Benedicto

The Giant/Oceanic Manta - Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Socorro freediving diving

The Giant/Oceanic Manta – Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Socorro

Carcharhinus falciformis @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida freediving

What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor … –  Carcharhinus falciformis @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida

Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Socorro freediving diving

The Giant/Oceanic Manta – Mobula birostris @ Mexico / Revillagigedo Archipelago: Socorro

Prionace glauca @ Mexico / Cabo San Lucas blue shark freediving diving

Prionace glauca @ Mexico / Cabo San Lucas

freediver freediving socorro Revillagigedo

Buddy Mara @ The Boiler / San Benedicto (Revillagigedo/Mexico)

Mobula munkiana (Munk’s Devil Ray) @ Mexico / La Paz via Olympus EM1III + Olympus 8mm f/1,8 freedivingMobula munkiana (Munk’s Devil Ray) @ Mexico / La Paz


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06/2022 – Jan Kepič