Pause right there, it’s time for another round of #spottheclimber
! If you look veryyyyy closely, you may be able to see Wako’s spirit animal @colinshepitka
in this photo taken over May long weekend. Unlike other mythical creatures, it is actually far more unlikely to take a photo of Wako WITHOUT Colin in it. See if you can find him! ⛰
As the managing partner of Solmar V who is running the business end of the company, I problably get to be on the boat maybe only once or twice a year. This was my one trip of the year to Socorro, that we had to cancel due to hurricanes Aletta and Bud, which came early on the season. We changed the boat's itinerary to the Sea of Cortez and decided to do an exploratory trip instead of the typical diving trip. I managed to last minute arrange a Cessna as a spotter plane and tow our Pelagic Safari boat, The Mobula, just before leaving Cabo after I got a report of Orca sightings in Las Cruces, north of Cerralvo. We set anchor in Los Frailes at night, and the next morning we went out to look for the orcas. An hour in, we found them, and it was the most amazing underwater experience I've had in my life. Over an hour of a mix of curiosity towards us and predation as they were hunting a pelagic stingray. Life is good.