Big Animal Encounters in Socorro

isla socorro, mexico

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

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
61 reviews

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


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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Reviews

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This was my 4th trip with Blue Planet. They are my “go-to” group for diving trips. The Red Sea trip was on my bucket list and turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. We were originally scheduled for October 2020, but you know - COVID. Jonas and Heather kept us informed along the way on rescheduling, COVID requirements and other important information. I can’t say enough positive things about their customer service. It is obvious to all who deal with Blue Planet staff either in their shop, as a student or on a trip that customer service is their priority. I’ve already booked my next trip.
By Heidi C for Explore the Red Sea on 17 Sep, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Heidi! We're so happy you were able to join us on this trip and we can't wait until the next one with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
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All aspects of this trip, both land and sea, were meticulously planned. Our dive boat and it’s staff were of highest quality. They accommodated all our requests in order to make this a five-star experience. We then participated in most of the land portion of the tour. Our guide was superb and, again, all details were well executed. We can’t wait to go back and look forward to future trips with Blue Planet Scuba!
By Carla S for Explore the Red Sea on 12 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much, Carla! We're thrilled to hear you two enjoyed the trip, both on the boat and the land tour. We look forward to diving with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
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Another AMAZING trip with Blue Planet!!! Originally scheduled for 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19. Heather and Jonas did a great job communicating changes, unique requirements due to COVID-19, and answering all questions. The dive operator was great. Really enjoyed the professionalism of the staff and dive guides on the Blue Horizon. The Red Sea dives were amazing and extra special since fewer boats are operating than normal. The Red Sea was beautiful!! We even saw a Whale Shark from the boat! I joined the Cairo portion of the land tour, which was also great. Hassan, our guide, was very informative. 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for Explore the Red Sea on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you, Meryl! We're so happy you could join us and that you had a great time. We can't wait to dive with you again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
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Relaxing Dives, great location. Blue Planet Scuba always delivers.
By Charles R for West Palm Beach Photo Trip on 20 Aug, 2021
Thanks, Charlie! It was a pleasure to dive with you again, as always. :-)
By Blue Planet Scuba on 20 Aug, 2021
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Such a fantastic time! The folks at Blue Planet planned an excellent trip and Heather and Jonas were great leaders through it all!
By Joey B for Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach on 16 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much, Joey! We're so glad you could join us on the trip. We can't wait to see you underwater again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Aug, 2021
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