I think it is fair to say that we love our wide angle, big animal photography best. So it is with more than a little excitement that we start to get ready for our group trip to the Revillagigedo Islands that lie some 600km off the Mexican coastline, out in the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most prolific pelagic encounter destinations, but you have to have a slice of luck on your side. Both the weather and the marine life can be unpredictable!
But then, we are used to this, as we have done the Sardine Run in South Africa and sat bobbing for days without seeing anything! We have scoured our coastline here in the UK looking for basking sharks and blue sharks and only got sunburn in return! And we could repeat these stories from trip all over the world. But - if you do not try, then you definitely will not see anything. And when you do have a close encounter with a shark, manta, whale or dolphin - it is all the more sweet.
So we will head off, with a group of 31, to these remote islands that are famed for giant mantas, humpback whales and a huge number of shark species. We are diving from Nautilus Belle Amie
and when we return hope to squeeze in some sea lion diving as well as a day trip snorkeling with sharks with Cabo Shark Dive
. Keep everything crossed for us. Alas, we will not have any wi-fi whilst we are out at sea, so you will have to wait until we return for more....time to start packing...