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Trip video - Socorro, Dec 2019

Discussion in 'Mexico' started by CWK, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Fantastic video! Lucky you to see tiger shark there.

    I’m looking forward to my next trip there in May 2021.
     
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  2. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    Yes. I was lucky on this trip. Good luck in 2021.
     
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  3. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The tiger shark issue brings up a question I've had; seems like the Socorros, Cocos Island, Malpelo and the Galapagos have considerable overlap in what you may see there (though some varies by season) - mantas, hammerheads and so forth.

    It's my understanding from others' reports Tiger sharks are mainly associated with Cocos Island, and it's my understanding that's more in recent years (coinciding with a drop in sea turtle numbers there...).

    Anyone care to comment as to what other big animals one would see mainly at one of these destinations, or perhaps at two or three but probably not at another?

    I say big to keep it simple, and the Galapagos, depending on where you go, I'm told has the chance to see penguins and marine iguanas, so I'll lead with those as common knowledge.

    Richard.
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wow, awesome video! It was like diver porn . . .must have been based on the exclamations coming from my mouth. Sweet whale shark, so beautiful to swim right over to you and then turn, just you could catch every spot and ripple and ridge . . .MmmmMmmmmMmm
     
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  5. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    Was a little bit mmmmm...
     
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  6. large_diver

    large_diver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Fantastic video - thanks for posting! Makes me vrey excited or my own Socorro trip in a few weeks. That dolphin eye close up - wow!

    Would you mind telling us what your video set-up was for taking all that footage?
     
  7. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    Sony RX100 Mk5a
    Isotta housing and tray
    Keldan video lights but most clips were showing without lights.
     
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  8. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    I think that I should also disclose that I am upgrading from the Sony to a Panasonic GH5 for better low light performance.
     
  9. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Is this video a compilation or did you take it during one trip in December? They say that Hammerheads are there in May-June.
     
  10. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    All video clips taken by me on the one trip in December.
     
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