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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.


Nautilus Belle Amie - LAST MINUTE - Socorros Nov 2, 2020 - $1795

Nautilus Belle Amie

LAST MINUTE DEAL 

Socorro Islands for 9 Days  8 Nights 

Departs Nov 2, 2020 - $1795 PPDO

2 Remaining Cabins


Nautilus is giving up on the Guadalupe Island Park officials for this year. For months they have been telling us to standby, we can expect good news within the week on the opening of our favorite great white shark destination. But the good news never comes. We say “screw it”. Let’s go diving. Nautilus is repositioning their boats to Cabo San Lucas and let’s get out to Socorro and start diving. The incredibly friendly giant mantas and dolphins as well as 10 species of shark are waiting. Water temps are in the low to mid 80’s. The diving is going to rock!!!

This discounted rate is for Stateroom accommodations, meals, and as many as four dives per day. Get this deal fast $1795 per person shared cabin occupancy. Rate does not include 5% tax or $65 Port Fee.

Nautilus Belle Amie - Socorro Islands - December 23-31, 2021

Nautilus Belle Amie

Christmas in the Socorro Islands

December 23-31, 2021

* *  8 Cabins Available  * * 


Christmas with the sharks at Socorro Island on the Belle Ami! 

 

This adventure will take you to the Revillagigedo Archipelago in Mexico. Socorro Island along with Roca Partida, San Benedicto, and Clarión are all amazing spots for scuba diving. These four islands are commonly referred to the Socorro Islands or simply "Socorro". 

 

Socorro is all about amazing interaction with giant mantas. No other mantas in the world behave like this. We don't know why but we love it… and the mantas clearly love us back. November and December boast the warmest water temps of the year in the low 80's. Aside from the usual interaction with mantas, dolphins and 10 kinds of sharks, this is the best time of year to see whale sharks in blue water and often excellent visibility.

 

This trip is both camera friendly and rebreather friendly!


The Belle Amie is a luxurious, stable vessel custom built for divers to the same SOLAS standards as the largest ocean-going cruise ships. With over 25 years-experience in liveaboard diving, this crew has a pretty good idea of when and how to get you in the water for the best possible diving experiences off Baja California, Mexico.


Our unique adventure package offers 9 days, 8-nights accommodation on the fabulous Nautilus Belle Ami liveaboard where we will visit the Socorro Islands. Over five full dive days you will be able to experience some of our favourite sites such as El Canyon, the Boiler, Red Rocks, Roca Partida, Cabo Pearse, Punta Tosca and Roca Oneal. We know that many of our guests want the option of as many dives as possible and we strive to offer an average of 4 dives a day other than the day that we do our mandatory check-in at the local navy base when you will likely have the option of 3 dives plus our world-famous silky shark night snorkel. Note that weather conditions, Mother Ocean or crowding by some of our competitors may limit some diving. This adventure may include some challenging dive conditions and may not be suitable for novice experience level divers.

 

This adventure includes single cabin, stateroom or superior cabin accommodation, 3 meals a day (plus snacks, water, coffee, espresso, tea, hot chocolate), nitrox for certified divers, unlimited diving with the dive day built around four daily dives.


Our Christmas Gift to you - FREE nitrox ($100) and a $200 airfare credit

 

Cost: Single Cabin - $4,325 per person single cabin occupancy including taxes 

          Stateroom Cabin - $3,460 per person double occupancy including taxes

          Superior Cabin - $3,985 per person double occupancy including taxes

Dive Socorro & Save 20% - Quino El Guardian - Baja California

Dive the Socorro Islands & Save 20%

* * * Quino El Guardian Liveaboard * * * 

Baja California, Mexico

Contact Us for Discounted Rates Today...!!

1-866.690.3483 Toll Free

Dive the
 Archipièlago de Revillagigedo

Quino el Guardian
December 6-15, 2019
Only $2640!

Regularly $3300, you'll dive with giant pacific manta rays, 7-species of sharks (including schooling hammerheads), and playful bottlenose dolphins. And December is whale shark season!

Price includes 10 days/9 nights and 
6 days of diving aboard Quino el Guardian Liveaboard with the best crew in the industry, 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

Boat departs and returns to San Jose del Cabo
Subject to availability
Cannot be combined with any other offer

Rocio del Mar Liveaboard - Socorro Island & Baja California

We are excited to be offering liveaboard diving adventures on the Rocio del Mar sailing out of San Jose del Cabo, Baja California. The Rocio is 110 feet of all steel construction, powered by twin turbo diesels, equipped with the latest marine electronics to get you to the best dive sites quickly and safely. Rocio del Mar has 10 staterooms, all with private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air conditioned, with convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.

Come and dive with the friendliest giant mantas in the world. Whale sharks and humpback whales in season. Dolphins, schools of hammerhead sharks, six different types of sharks, along with a variety of other sea life.

The 3 islands regularly visited are; San Benedicto, Socorro and Roca Partida. The Socorro Islands are 250 miles off Mexico’s Baja southern shore and are accessible from November through the end of May.

This trip is 9 days long with 6 full days of diving!!! Liveaboard packages are $3195 with limited availability in 2013, booking into 2014. Book your trip today!

 

Socorro Islands, Baja California - Rocio del Mar Liveaboard - $3195 pp for 9 Days!

If you want a "Galapagos experience" with all the big pelagic critters, hammerheads, mantas, whale sharks, but want a trip closer to home, here's your deal! We are now booking the Rocio del Mar in Baja California that cruises the Socorro Islands in search of the ocean's most majestic creatures. Built in 2008, the Rocio del Mar is the newest and best liveaboard ship in Baja. Unlike other ships that are refurbished fishing boats, the Rocio del Mar was built specific for divers. Your trip includes all the usual amenities, room and board, plus beer and wine are included. And if you book a space for a November or December 2012 trip, we will pay for your nitrox! Space is limited for the remaining 2012 charters but we do have better availability in 2013. Book a trip today! Our trips to the Socorro Islands are 9 days with 6 full days of diving.

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