SOCORRO 

27/3 to 4/4/2024

PELAGIC MANTA RAYS

THE ITINERARY

Join us on an Offshore Expedition to the remote Revillagigedos, 250km west of Mexico, also known as Socorro. Socorro island and its surrounding waters are increasingly famous for big fish action, manta rays, dolphins, thousands of sharks and even humpback whales. Hammerheads, silkies, oceanic whitetips, silvertips, Galapagos sharks, tiger sharks and even whale sharks can be seen here.

THE DIVING

The best known of the Revillagigedos of Mexico is Socorro Island, so much so that the group of islands is often referred to collectively as 'Socorro'. We will be diving 3 to 4 times a day, on all hot spots of Socorro, such as Roca Partida and the Boiler. Interactions with dolphins and sharks are guaranteed, as well as pelagic manta rays of up to 6m which get cleaned by large orange Damsel fish, a worldwide qunieu sight. The winter months are a good time for whalesharks as well as schools of hammerheads. And there is always the chance to see humpback whales. 

Check out the blog from the 2022 expedition.

Check out the video below

THE BOAT

With a maximum of 18 guests the Undersea has been recently added to the Nautilus Fleet after serving for many years as the main boat exploring Cocos Island. Its been completely overhauled and extended to Nautilus Standards in order to make it a perfect boat for the Socorro Islands. Being set up for a smaller group allows smaller groups and less people in the water. The Nautilus hospitality and management adds the final touches to this amazing experience. 

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Our dive boat

Nautilus Undersea

This is one of our favorite dive boats with it's large dive deck, sun roof and comfortable rooms.

Features

- Steel hull, seasoned offshore vessel (former Undersea Hunter)

- Full board food and soft drinks

- Small dive groups (boat only holds 18 guests)

- Luxurious bedding in comfortable staterooms 

- Prviate bath and individually controlled air conditioning

- Nitrox and rental equipment available

- Jacuzzi!

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Baja California EXTENSION - whale SPECIAL

Baja California is full of amazing wildlife adventures.  We will have two extensions on this trip.

GREY WHALES

First we will head to Magdalena Bay to encounter Grey Whales. This is a non-swimming encounter, but it is so special that we want to do it anyway. here you will be able to see a baleen whale closer than ever thought possible. These huge fellows love to get tickled and scrubbed by humans.

Video by Green Edventures

OFFSHORE SHARKS & WHALES

An absolute fantastic experience is snorkeling with mako and blue sharks off cabo. The operator we are using is also the Nr 1 Orca spotter, so if there are Orca in the area we will be able to swim with them. Finally it is peak humpback season and they are everywhere. While it not legal to swim with them we can get close and what is to say against you accidentally falling into the water with fins on ;-)

interested?

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

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YOUR INSIDER

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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