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Socorro Islands - Mexico - Only by Liveaboard!

Socorro Islands - Mexico - Only by Liveaboard!

Mexico’s Revillagigedo Islands are synonymous with liveaboards and big-animal encounters. The archipelago lies about 300 miles off the southern tip of Baja California, requiring a 22-hour transit from Cabo San Lucas.



Four uninhabited volcanic islands make up the Revillagigedos: Socorro, Clarion, San Benedicto, and Roca Partida. They raise up from sea level from 100 to 3,800 feet out of the water from the seafloor, creating exceptional walls, pinnacles and sheer drop-offs that act as cleaning and feeding stations for oceanic mantas and half a dozen shark species, including mass aggregations of scalloped hammerheads.

 

Revillagigedos is an oasis in the middle of the eastern Pacific. The four islands sit at the convergence of the cool California Current flowing from the north and the warmer North Equatorial Current, creating an ideal spot for nutrients to rise from the deep and attract passing pelagics. This makes Revilla a hotspot for manta rays, humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins, hammerheads, Galapagos sharks—nearly every variety of hungry traveler.



The Revillagigedos are part of a unique chain with amazing undersea volcanic mounds. Because of the remote nature, there’s just not a lot of pressure on the sites.

 

Cabo Pierce, the Aquarium, and El Canyon dive sites offer the chance to see just about any big animals you can imagine—humpback whales, pacific bottlenose dolphins, whale sharks, the list goes on.

 

Because these are important waterways for endangered megafauna, the islands were deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016, and a year later were established as the Revillagigedo National Park. Even though they’re remote, they’re patrolled by the local government to prevent illegal fishing.

 

Because the archipelago is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, certain protective measures are in place. Night diving, solo diving, and diving in the blue are not offered for safety reasons. Also, reef hooks, knives, dive lights not connected to cameras, and gloves are not permitted. In order to manage the number of divers on each site, liveaboards coordinate the timing of their dives. Because of this, if there are several boats at a site, they may limit the number of dives per day to three. The park has a set limit on the number of liveaboards that can visit, but flexibility is key in these parts.


Cozumel is Open for Diving - Aldora Divers & Villa Aldora

Cozumel is Open for Diving
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Villa Adlora and Aldora Divers
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The town of Cozumel is quiet but the diving is great, the people friendly, and the food tasty! We have some great packages with accommodation at Villa Aldora and premier dive services by Aldora Divers.

The Villas vary in cost from $95 per night to $295 per night for either of the two largest villas. The Aldora and Norte Suites can accommodate full families and feature full kitchens. All suites offer free guest parking, a private beach, free Wi-Fi and internet, TV, direct-dial phones, laundry facilities, kitchens, and a great outdoor Bar-B-Q. Bicycles are available for guest use. All rooms are airconditioned. 


Aldora Divers offers typical dive packages with two morning dives for $95 per person and also offers exclusive long-range trips for $200 per person. Aldora divers discovered five large coral heads way to the north of Cozumel in which large Caribbean reef sharks can be found sleeping in a somewhat catatonic state. This is the place where the fabled Isla Mujeres Sleeping sharks ran and hid. Not only the sharks, but the pristine coral formations with squadrons of eagle rays and other pelagic abound there. Long range, full day, 3 tanks dive trip to the North of Cozumel, depart at 7:30am from the Aldora dock.

Playa Escondida Resort - Sayulita, Mexico

Playa Escondida Resort - Sayulita, Mexico

Sayulita is a small town located about 40 km north of Puerto Vallarta in the mexican state of Nayarit. And we are pleased to be booking the Playa Escondida Resort. This spectacular destination is a secluded resort nestled in the hillside on a beautiful sand cove beach, and backed by Bird Canyon. The resort offers 29 unique rooms with beach view, ocean front, garden view, and Bird Canyon view accommodations.

Sayulita - a small town with a very special feel to it. The air is full of beach life, and the streets are full of people enjoying it. Street venders with their colorful wares, shops with their doors open to invite browsing and evening crowds of gringos and locals alike around the central plaza all give life to this village. Whether you are a surfer, sightseer or just curious, Sayulita offers a beach-style laid-back brand of Mexican culture. Slow paced and sunny!

Sun-worshipers, surfers and swimmers all relish Sayulita's beach time. The north facing bay has waves - usually big enough to surf - yet safe for swimming. The mostly sandy bottom makes good wading for the non-swimmer. Vendors walk the beach - hammocks, hats, shirts, silver, jewelry - to mention only a few of the variety of goods. 

Let you heart run wild at the Playa Escondida Resort. Enjoy the beach, hike the canyon, ride a horse, try a stand up paddle board, enjoy a massage at the spa, play golf, experience the whales, participate in yoga sessions, scuba dive, or just do nothing if that suits your desires.

This resort does not offer all inclusive packages but does offer seasonal rates for room accommodations. Rooms range from $275 to $395 for two guests, high season and $195 to $330 for two guests, low season. We are offering packages that include dives provided by Sayulita Dive and Surf. Contact us for discounted packages for rooms and scuba diving.

Banderas Bay and Riviera Nayarit offers a variety of dive sites for all levels from Marietas Islands National Park to the dives off the Bay on Corveteña Island, where you will find a variety of stunning sea life. If you're a experienced diver or never in your life have dived we designed packages to suit.

Dive sites include Marietas Island Underwater Park, El Morro, La Corbetena, Los Anegados, and Carrilleros.

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