Baja California

29/4 to 6/5/2023

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ORCAS

ITINERARY

Join Insider Divers to the newest and hottest destination in the world to swim with the ultimate Apex predator. The whale that is know to take down grey whales, dolphins and amongst others great white sharks. Supported by micro light plane we will be covering a vast area around the cape of Baja California encountering whales, dolphins and giant pregnant whalesharks.

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THE WHALES

In April to June the worlds largest ray migration brings hundreds of thousands of mobula rays to the area which is a good starting point to look for Orcas, that are now known to hunt them. This time of the year is the highest chance to meet one or more of the 20 pods of Orcas that are thought to frequent the peninsula. It is also almost guaranteed to see Blue and Fin Whales as well as pregnant 15m long (!) Whalesharks. 

Of course we will also see dolphins and other ocean going animals like turtles.

THE ACTIVITIES

This is a snorkel and freedive only trip. It isn't necessary to be able to freedive but you will need to be ready to fin and swim, preferably without splashing on the surface. If this is your first trip in such a form, do let me know and I can brief you about preparations.

This can be a physically demanding trip. If the action is good, you will be doing numerous "jumps" per day, getting in and out of the boat. Boat rides can get very bumpy as we race across the water. If you suffer from serious back problems or have concerns, please do let me know.  

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THE SPECIAL SAUCE

The special ingredient for this trip is our microlight plane. It will cover very large areas to make sure we find the mobilas

THE TRIP
Hosted by award winning photographer Simon Lorenz you will be going out every day for up to 6-7 hours. Each boat will also have a naturalist on the boat. Our small groups of 7 people per boat minimizes the swimmers in the water when we encounter whales. The speed boats communicate with the microlite plane to find the best locations.

 

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YOUR INSIDER on this trip

Simon Lorenz

Simon is an underwater photographer and journalist who speaks 6 languages, and has dived on 6 continents. He aims to create group trip experiences with special extras, such as diving unusual sites, with unique animals or talks with local experts. A scuba instructor as well as photography teacher he offers additional training during trips.

On this trip Simon will hosts talks on Manta Rays and Sharks as well as how to best photograph them. 

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EXTENSION: offshore sharks

An absolutely fantastic experience is snorkeling with mako and blue sharks off Cabo San Lucas. This time of the season is very good for curious Blue Sharks and the fastest of all sharks - the Mako Shark. We might also encounter other sharks such as smooth hammerheads and silky sharks.

interested?

Contact us for more details on pricing and the trips itself.