DIVE SOCORRO FOR ONLY $2999!

April 27-May 6, 2020
May 7-16, 2020

The Revillagigedo Islands (also Revillagigedo Archipelago) are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, known for their unique ecosystem. The islands are home to many endemic plant and animal species.  Socorro island is the most diverse in flora, fauna, and topography.

The islands lie 250 miles off Baja Mexico's southern shore. When embarking on a trip to the Socorro Islands we plan to dive the islands of San Benedicto, Socorro, and Roca Partida.  Due to the distance to Clarion, this is only dived on longer expeditions.

These islands are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Animals include schooling hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, friendly bottlenose dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, oceanic white tip sharks, whale sharks and manta rays.

Manta Rays are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands. The island where they predominately congregate is San Benedicto. The magical dive site called "The Boiler" is a submerged sea mount and cleaning station. More than a half dozen mantas frequent this pinnacle regularly. The mantas in the Revillagigedo Islands are friendly and enjoy the presence of humans. This is truly an exceptional place to experience the manta magic.

May is the season for whale sharks and baitballs!

This destination can only be dived by a live aboard dive vessel. It takes approximately 26-28 hours one-way to reach the islands. This is an excellent dive destination for large pelagics due to the open ocean nature of the islands, which sometimes include currents and choppy conditions. The underwater topography consists of rocky outcroppings, boulders and some incredible walls. There is not much in the way of coral as this is a cooler water destination.

Average surface water temperatures:

April 75F (24C)
May 80F (26C)

Itinerary

Below is our scheduled diving itinerary.  Weather and sea conditions may require changes to this itinerary. If unique animal sighting opportunities arise, we may suggest alternative options to divers.

Day 1 - Board the boat at 5pm / Dinner is served at 7pm / Boat departs shortly thereafter

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - San Benedicto - 4 dives scheduled

Day 4 - Roca Partida - 3 dives scheduled

Day 5 - Roca Partida - 3 dives scheduled

Day 6 - Socorro Island - 3 dives scheduled (check in with naval station)

Day 7 - Socorro Island - 4 dives scheduled

Day 8 - San Benedicto - 3 dives scheduled - at the end of the day we will start our return to San Jose del Cabo

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Arrive at San Jose del Cabo in the early morning hours - disembark at 8:30am


$2999 includes 6 full days of diving, all taxes, port fees, meals, beverages, tanks, weights and complimentary beer and wine. The only things not included are

$28 park fee
$120 Nitrox (if you want it)
Transfers to and from the boat
Crew gratuity (typically 10%-15% of the fare)

Subject to availability
Price is quad occupancy
Cannot be combined with any other offer

Guests board at 5pm on the day of departure so they can fly into San Jose del Cabo on the day of departure.  Get settled, enjoy a wonderful dinner and then off we go.  No need to rent a hotel room and pay for dinner!  When we return, guests disembark at 8:30am and can schedule their flight anytime after 11:30am.  So easy!

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