ISLA ISABEL NATIONAL PARK | SCUBA DIVING EXPEDITION

Campamento Isla Isabel, Nay., México

OE
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Dec 15 - 18, 2022
Group size: 1 - 10
ISLA ISABEL NATIONAL PARK | SCUBA DIVING EXPEDITION
Campamento Isla Isabel, Nay., México

1 review

$NaN
Dec 15 - 18, 2022
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Join our team of marine scientists and naturalists on this annual gateaway to explore and document the marine life of Isla Isabel National Park. This peculiar archipielago in the Mexican Pacific is teeming with life year round. Its extraordinary biodiveristy makes it a truly natural laboratoty for ecological studies. 
 

Under the sea you will enjoy amazing marine scenery and possible encounters with large swirling schools of Jacks, giant mantas, sea turtles and a myriad of colorful tropical fish and invertebrates that inhabit the rocky reefs and corals. On land, get lost in fascinanting trails around the island in search of the best island scenarios and learn about ots geology and natural history in communion with thousands of sea birds that call this island home. 

Departures from Mazatlan, ground transportation to Santiago Ixcuintla-Boca de Camichín and boat transfer to the island. 

$750.00 USD PER PERSON

BOOK BEFORE NOVEMBER 30TH FOR 10% OFF!

CODE: ISABEL2022

LIMITED SPACED AVAILABLE: 10 EXPLORERS!

This expedition is suitable for certified divers only, minimum OWD but Advanced is preferred. 

You are not a Scuba Diver? you have company? Free diving is your cup of tea?

Ask for our special rates for non-divers, companion or freedivers! 
 


IMMERSIONS

DIURNAL DIVES: 5


The reefs and banks around Isabel Island host a great biodiversity and underwater sceneries, from shallow reefs to amaziong volcanic formations and accidents that offer unique experiences and importan marine life agregations. 


NOCTURNAL DIVES: 2


At night, the submarine scenario shows its more colorful and active face. The same reefs and banks we dove during daylight, become a delightful assemble of diverse fauna and offers a unioque opportunity to experience bioluminescence and the magic of the oceans dark solitude. 

Explore the island

Although small, with barely 84 hectares,  2 kilometers long and 800 meters wide, Isla Isabel´s geographic accidents invites to explore and discover its natural and geological history. Isolation from continent it is not excuse to have a comfortable campling site, as well as abundant and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and refreshments, all prepared with love and dedication by our local hosts. 

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Land transportation from Mazatlan to Santiago Ixcuintla for an overnight and then to Boca de Camichín. Boat transfer to the island!
  • Professional guides
    Our expedition leaders are experienced marine scientists as well as RAID dive instructors.
  • Entrance fees
    Isla Isabel National Park visitor fee
  • Scuba Gear
    Complete scuba gear rental included in your price. You can bring your own gear as well!
  • Immersions
    7 in total= 5 diurnal + 2 nocturnal
  • Lodging
    I night at hotel in Santiago + 2 nights camping at Isabel Island
  • All meals
    3 breakfast + 3 lunch + 3 dinner
  • Snacks + refreshments
    Granola bars, fruit, cookies + soft drinks, coffee or tea
  • Extra activities
    Hiking, snorkeling, birdwatching
  • Tips and gratutities
    Guides, captains, cook and drivers.

Itinerary

Day 1
Let´s Vamonos!

We depart from Mazatlan around 13:00 hrs on a van bound to Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit (aprox 3.5 hrs)


Arrival at Santiago around 5 pm to rest on a hotel (shared occupation). If you not wish to sharer a room with another explorer please ask for our single occupancy rate. 


During dinner we will introduce part of the team and a briefing on our adventure. 


Meeting point for departure: WalMart parking lot at Marina. 


Your Organizer


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Onca Explorations
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Our ecotours and expeditions are specially designed to enhance your connection with nature and to inspire you to love and protect our living planet. Our one of a kind travel experiences combine elements of exploration, science, experiential learning and cultural exchange, with sustainable tourism activities, for you to witness and experience profound connections with wildlife. While we explore, we learn, we educate, and we document to promote awareness about the value and threats to biodiversity.

Reviews

We had a wonderful time , our guides were great , lots of knowledge . A must do once in a lifetime experience . The best excursion we have done .
By Mark B for SEA TURTLES & WETLANDS on 10 Nov, 2022