Big Animal Encounters in Socorro

isla socorro, mexico

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Apr 13 - 22, 2019
Group size: 1 - 18
Big Animal Encounters in Socorro
isla socorro, mexico

Blue Planet Scuba
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26 reviews

$3680
Deposit: $500
Apr 13 - 22, 2019
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

9 nights onboard the M/V Valentina

Join Blue Planet for some incredible big animal encounters in Socorro, the “Mexican Galapagos.” These islands draw sharks, mantas, whales and pelagic fish in large numbers, promising a memorable week of diving from the M/V Valentina liveaboard.


Socorro

The Revillagigedos Archipelago, more commonly called Socorro, is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the tip of the Baja peninsula. These islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador or Cocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide…like up-close and personal encounters with the Giant Pacific manta ray, which can grow to 22 feet from wingtip to wingtip.


There are plenty of sharks — hammerhead schools, white tips, silver tips, silkies, duskies, Galapagos and occasionally tigers. Divers have encountered up to 7 species of sharks on a single dive! We may even get lucky and see whale sharks.


Add to the mix extremely large tuna, wahoo, thick schools of jacks and many other big critters along with endemic tropicals found nowhere else in the world, and you have the best big animal diving on earth!


As the diving here is usually deeper and more challenging, each diver must have a minimum of Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent) and at least 50 dives. Enriched air/Nitrox certification strongly recommended.


M/V Valentina

The 125 ft long M/V Valentina will be our home base for this incredible trip. It has 10 air-conditioned cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom. The dining room offers excellent cuisine with a variety of Mexican, European and Asian dishes, and also an open bar with a choice of various soft drinks, tea, coffee and draft beer. Relax between dives on the large, partially covered sun deck, or enjoy the stars at night while floating in the middle of the ocean.

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 9 nights accommodations
    Double occupancy in a double or twin cabin with a private bathroom, air conditioning and personal entertainment system.
  • 3-4 dives a day
  • All meals and beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Tax and service charges
  • Enriched Air/Nitrox
    $120; for Nitrox certified divers
  • Flights
    international flights to Cabo
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew
  • Chamber Support Fee
    $15
  • Onboard purchases

Available Packages

Deluxe Twin Cabin, double occupancy
Sold Out

Twin cabins have spacious wide bunk beds. Each has its own en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, personal entertainment system, etc.

$3680
Deposit: $500
Deluxe Double Cabin, double occupancy
Sold Out

Double cabins have 1 double bed and 1 single bed (non-bunk).  Each has its own en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, personal entertainment system, etc. 

$3680
Deposit: $500
$3680
Deposit: $500

Deluxe Twin Cabin, double occupancy
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Itinerary

Embarking
April 13, 2019

Upon arrival at the San Jose Del Cabo airport (SJD), you will be greeted and transferred to the marina complimentary as long as it is on the check in and check out date.  If you are already staying in the area, feel free to make your own way to the Marina named “Puerto Los Cabos” by 6:00 PM.  All guests must be onboard by 18:00 on all itineraries so the Valentina departs at 21:00. 


If you'd like to arrive in the area earlier, we can help with hotel arrangements. It's not a bad idea to ensure your bags make it before the boat departs! You can stay in San Jose Del Cabo or head a bit further south to Cabo San Lucas.

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Blue Planet Scuba
26 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

My second trip with Blue Planet and I must say it was incredible. I got to fit in all the diving I wanted to do, completed 4 classes, explored the island, and made so many new friends! I have so much fun with the Blue planet crew and I cant wait to experience my next adventure with them again!
Bonaire is a great location for diving, both by boat and uniquely for shore diving. There are more than 50 shore diving options. It is a true divers paradise with clear water, healthy coral, lots of fish and regular sightings of turtles, rays, eels, crustaceans, sea horse and more.. Blue Planet dive shop out of Washington, DC does an excellent job organizing the trip, making sure everyone is prepared and has a great time. This was my second time in two years and I hope to go next year too!
What an amazing trip! Heather, Jonas, and the rest of the Blue Planet Staff put together an AMAZING trip! The trip included 9 boat dives and unlimited shore diving; allowing divers to dive as much (21+ dives) or as little as they wanted! The boat dives and the crew were fantastic and made it a point to showcase Bonaire's amazing wildlife. We saw more than 50 turtles (ranging from little babies to massive adults), 20+ squid, 10+ eagle rays, 10+ stingrays, 4 + massive eels, crabs, lobster, and fish of all sizes and kinds! We even got to race our boat with a pod of 6 or 7 dolphins during one of our surface intervals. Blue Planet offered a wide variety of certification classes including Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and 5+ specialty classes (Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photography, etc.). Heather also went above and beyond by offering a fish ID class to everyone. And if you didn't want to take a class there plenty of fun diving. It was truly an amazing trip. From the instructors, the resort's onsite food options, the quality of the resort's dive shop, the boat dives, the unlimited shore diving, and the other trip participants- it was unforgettable and worth every penny.
PH
This trip was amazing! The food was perfect and the people were so fun. The diving was the best! We saw 2 whale sharks, lots of shark including Hammerheads, and so many giant mantas! I love Socorro. Thanks to BluePlanetDC for an unforgettable dive trip.
Enjoyed every minute of it!
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Hey! Please add me to the waitlist for the Indonesia trip in November! Thanks! Eran Patterson
By Eran Patterson on Nov 25, 2018