One female space in triple room
Ship: M/V Nautilus Under the Sea
Board: January 14, 2023, at 8 pm
Disembark: January 22, 2023, at 8.30 am
Duration: 9 Days, 8 nights
Dive Days: 5 days, +/- 20 dives
Departing from: Nautilus Liveaboards Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Nearest Airport: Los Cabos International (SJD)
Min Deposit to Reserve: 30% - taken upon booking on this site.
Type of trip: Mixed-gender Liveaboard co-hosted with Dive Ninjas
Experience: You should be at least Advanced Open Water certified with over 50 dives to attend this trip
The Revillagigedo Archipelago is constantly named by divers as some of the best big animal diving on earth. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest Marine Protected Areas in the world is located 240 miles off the coast of Mexico. The area is more commonly known by the name of its largest island – Isla Socorro. This is a place where mantas growing upwards of 7 meters wide (23 feet) are a common sight. A location where over 10 species of sharks can be spotted, friendly pods of dolphins join divers, and giant tuna can be seen hunting. But it is not just the abundance of pelagic marine life that makes this area so special. The interactions with these beautiful creatures at these unique islands are what underwater dreams are made of. I think it was best summed up by a close friend who said diving here is emotional. Imagine a massive oceanic manta ray spotting you from afar, and seeking you out. Swimming directly to your face to look you in the eye and then spending the next 20 minutes circling you as if she wants to begin a conversation. Picture pods of dolphins that actively seek out divers beckoning them to play. All the while white tip sharks gather in piles of 10s & 20s, schools of shy hammerheads create choreographed walls out in the blue, and huge tiger sharks patrol the depths. This is the Revillagigedo.
Final payment does not incude $65 port fee (paid onboard)
Our trip will begin at the Nautilus suite located on the marina in downtown Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We’ll set sail that evening for Isla San Benedicto, the closest of the 3 islands. The crossing to San Benedicto takes around 24-26 hours giving us plenty of time to settle in, catch up with friends, and learn all about the incredible encounters that are waiting for us. Award-winning underwater photographer & conservationist, Jay Clue, will be on hand to give a presentation about the current conservation work & manta identification projects going on in the area with the Pacific Manta Research Group. He’ll also show you how to get involved during the trip – and maybe even have the chance to name a manta!