When: Feb 26 - March 7, 2017
|Premium Suite Shared Occupancy||2||4,595.00|
|Stateroom Shared Occupancy||12||3,495.00|
|Quad Stateroom Shared (co-ed)||4||3,095.00|
The Revillagigedo archipelago, of which Socorro is one of the islands, possesses an absolutely unique ecosystem with many endemic plant and animal species. That is why the Archipelago is often called Mexico's Galapagos. Indeed, it is as remote, as diverse, as pristine, and, well, even less inhabited than Ecuador’s pearl. And for divers, this is The Place to go for unforgettable manta diving, which is as unique as the Archipelago itself. This is the only place on Earth where you will – guaranteed – dive and interact with giant mantas.
People go to Socorro to dive with giant mantas, and this is by no means a trivial goal. Mantas of Socorro are true giant mantas, Manta birostris (aka manta ray), and should not be confused with the regular and smaller Mobula species, which can be seen far more often and practically everywhere. The giant Pacific mantas which you will meet at Socorro are the largest of the rays and, probably, the most majestic creatures in the ocean. They swim by moving their wing-like pectoral fins, which can grow up to 9 meters wide, but usually average about 7 meters. They are very acrobatic, able to leap high from the water, and here, at Socorro, these giants choose to interact with divers! They come in very close - less than 1 meter! - make eye contact with you and then swim along beside you - totally on their terms. What is even more extraordinary, mantas will often wait at the dive site while you take your surface interval and be there to greet you on your next dive. Shark-sighting is also very good at Socorro Island with common sightings of silky, galapagos, hammerhead, whitetip and silvertip sharks. Whale sharks are usually spotted in the first half of the season and then it's the whale season when a population of 1200 humpbacks moves into the island's waters.
Fly to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) the day before your departure date for an overnight hotel stay. The boat is stationed at API dock right in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Board the ship early in the morning next day.
Price: From $3,095.00 USD
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Departure & Arrival Information
Departure Date: Thu Mar 1 2018
The ship will be available for boarding in San Jose del Cabo at 8:00 pm
The ship is scheduled to board at 9:00 pm.
Disembarking in San Jose del Cabo on Fri Mar 9 2018 at 8:30 am.
- Dive Guides
What's Not Included?
- Dive gear (can be rented)
- Alocholic Beverages
- Port Fees ($65 USD)
- Wifi (Aprox $100 USD)
- Port Fees
- Dive Insurance (Mandatory)
- Travel Insurance