Socorro - giant mantas, sharks and dolphins - Socorro Giant Mantas
Nowhere else in the world boasts giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkellers. The behaviour these mantas exhibit is almost inexplicable. These gentle giants with wingspans up to 20 feet consistently approach divers for intimate eye-to-eye encounters. If you are can remain calm and still in the water, you are almost sure to experience what we call "manta love." While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are also: schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 8 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that regularly hang out with divers at some dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales.
Dec 29, 2022 - Jan 06, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
Only 1 berth left
USD $3495*
Jan 22 - 30, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
Only 1 berth left
USD $4895*
Mar 11 - 21, 2023
11 days on the Nautilus Explorer
Only 3 berths left
USD $4295*
Mar 20 - 30, 2023
11 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
5 berths available
USD $3795*
Mar 21 - 29, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
Only 1 berth left
USD $4295*
Apr 16 - 24, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
Only 1 berth left
USD $4595*
Apr 17 - 25, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
Only 2 berths left
USD $3495*
Apr 18 - 26, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
5 berths available
USD $3195*
May 04 - 12, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
Only 1 berth left
USD $3495*
May 20 - 28, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
11 berths available
USD $3195*
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May 27 - Jun 04, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
Only 1 berth left
USD $3995*
Jun 04 - 12, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
Only 3 berths left
USD $3195*
Jun 05 - 13, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
11 berths available
USD $3495*
Jun 12 - 20, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
7 berths available
USD $3195*
Jun 13 - 21, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
12 berths available
USD $3495*
Jun 20 - 28, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
8 berths available
USD $3495*
Jun 21 - 29, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
6 berths available
USD $3195*
Jun 28 - Jul 06, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
Only 2 berths left
USD $4368*
Jun 29 - Jul 07, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
24 berths available
USD $3195*
Oct 30 - Nov 07, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
15 berths available
USD $3295*
Nov 09 - 17, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
8 berths available
USD $3295*
Nov 15 - 23, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
6 berths available
USD $3295*
Nov 16 - 24, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
15 berths available
USD $3295*
Nov 17 - 25, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
29 berths available
USD $3295*
Nov 23 - Dec 01, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
13 berths available
USD $3595*
Nov 24 - Dec 02, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
Only 3 berths left
USD $3595*
Nov 25 - Dec 03, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
26 berths available
USD $3295*
Dec 01 - 09, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
19 berths available
USD $3295*
Dec 09 - 17, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
9 berths available
USD $3295*
Dec 19 - 27, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Belle Amie
20 berths available
USD $3595*
Dec 22 - 30, 2023
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
20 berths available
USD $3295*
Dec 26, 2023 - Jan 03, 2024
9 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
10 berths available
USD $3595*
Dec 30, 2023 - Jan 07, 2024
9 days on the Nautilus Explorer
16 berths available
USD $3295*
5 night getaway - Sea of Cortez - Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez is an interesting place. We started diving here many years ago when giant mantas were common and multiple schools of hammerhead sharks would swirl around El Bajo. Commercial fishermen hit the place really hard in the 1990's before the government of Mexico enacted exclusionary zones and marine protected area. Our beautiful sea has come back to life but it is different than before. Whale sharks are still resident seasonally off La Paz. The sea lions at Los Islotes were never impacted. Humpback whales still show up every winter. And the huge schools of panamic fish are as abundant as ever before. We are seeing hammerhead sharks at El Bajo and Los Animas and mantas at La Reyna although not as abundantly as before. We finally figured out where the humboldt squid are and it's quite a trek to get there! We discovered the stunning number of whale sharks at Bahia de Los Angeles in the northern sea of cortez. And there is an excellent chance of seeing bull sharks at Cabo Pulmo. It's not Socorro. It's not Guadalupe Island. The Sea of Cortez is a unique and different destination with it's own charm - and generally calm water - albeit not the same number of big animals as our other destinations. We welcome the opportunity to give you more information and ensure that we meet your expectations.
Aug 20 - 25, 2023
6 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
5 berths available
USD $1795*
Sep 17 - 22, 2023
6 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
17 berths available
USD $1795*
Oct 15 - 20, 2023
6 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
Only 3 berths left
USD $2695*
Magdalena Bay Sardine Run - Magdalena Bay Sardine Run
During October and November, a magical event happens in the nutrient rich swirling blue waters off Magdalena Bay where striped marlin gather to hunt on the second largest sardine run in the world. This thrilling underwater action is spectacular. There is an excellent chance of also seeing california sea lions, dolphin, wahoo, pelicans, different species of gulls, boobie birds, frigate birds, shearwaters and even the awe inspiring albatross. While it's best to snorkel or free dive around the bait balls there will be plenty of scuba diving opportunities on your week long trip with massive schools of fish, turtles and the wreck of a WW1 submarine and the passenger steam ship SS Independence. But wait, there is more! Humpback whales are on the move at this time of year and if we are really lucky, we might even see orcas or blue whales!
Oct 15 - 22, 2023
8 days on the Nautilus Explorer
11 berths available
USD $2995*
Oct 22 - 29, 2023
8 days on the Nautilus Explorer
20 berths available
USD $2995*
* Trip Prices do not include taxes or a $65 per person port and park fee payable in cash ($35 park/landing fee for San Ignacio Lagoon)