Giant Manta Rays, Dolphins, Hammerhead Sharks, Whalesharks!
You can see giant mantas in many places around the world. But nowhere else boasts a population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkelers. While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are lots of other animals to see, including schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 10 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales. We will be traveling during “bait ball season,” giving us the opportunity to see massive swarms of fish and the predators that seek them out.
Socorro Island is a one day sail south of Cabo San Lucas, which is located at the southern end of Baja Mexico. We will be seeking out big animal diving at the cleaning stations of San Benedicto, Socorro, and Roca Partida. The behavior these giant mantas exhibit is almost inexplicable. These gentle giants with a wingspan up to 20 feet consistently approach divers for intimate eye-to-eye encounters. If you are able to be calm and still in the water, you are almost sure to experience what we call “manta love.”
You may also see up to 10 varieties of shark: schooling scalloped hammerheads, solitary giant hammerheads, Galápagos, whitetip reef, silver-tip, silky, tiger and oceanic whitetips. The list also includes whale sharks and dusky sharks and on occasion even a thresher shark. Your journey with us will include four dives per day (subject to weather and unforeseeable circumstances)—each an opportunity to encounter resident pods of playful dolphins.
- 20 Dives
- A berth on the Nautilus Explorer
- All food and soft drinks
- Kayaks, Paddle Boards
- Shoreline Tours
- Manta ID presentations
- Tanks, Weights
- NYC Instructor Escort
- Scuba Gear
- Gratuity for Local Crew
- Port Fee
- Dive Medical Insurance (Required)
Room Pricing (includes Tax)
Stateroom Double Occupancy: $3,669.75
Superior Double Occupancy: $4,194.75
Premium Double Occupancy: $4,824.75
Single Occupancy: $4,587.19
Triple Occupancy Available: $3,354.75 pp.
9 Months: $1000
6 Months: 70% of Package Cost
3 Months: Balance Due