Socorro Islands – Revillagigedo Archipelago – Mexico – 2021

Socorro Islands – 12. – 22.03.2021

Join us on our big fish expedition to Revillagigedo Archipelago in Mexico. Socorro Island and the rest of the Revillagigedo Archipelago are not only famous for big numbers of giant oceanic manta rays, they are also well known for more then 10 different shark species to encounter. We will also have the chance to encounter bottle nose dolphins and with some luck, humpback whales as we are right in the middle of the season.
Our Freediving Liveaboard trip starts in Mexico, Baja California, in the harbour of Cabo San Lucas, from where we will head straight out for 10 days, to the Revillagigedo Archipelago and searching for big animal encounters and making this a once in a lifetime experience. We will visit at least three of the Islands in the Archipelago – Socorro, San Benedicto & Roca Partida.

What to expect – Big animal encounters
You can see giant mantas in many places around the world. But nowhere else a population of giant oceanic manta rays (also the black morph) that literally seek out interaction with freedivers.

You will love it! While for many mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are a lot more big animals to encounter there – We promise! Socorro is well known for its abundance of sharks and the high number of shark species possible to encounter (some in high numbers, some are more rare). We can dive on Socorro with the following sharks: White tip reef sharks, Silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, Dusky sharks, Silvertip shark, Hammerhead Sharks, Oceanic whitetip, Tiger sharks, Whale sharks …

The world’s second largest migration of about 1200 humpback whales moving from Alaska heading south and can be found in the Mexican Pacific waters around the Socorro islands. The animals give birth to their calves and mate. Around the islands of San Benedicto, Socorro and Clarion and around the rock Roca Partido hundreds of humpback whales will gather during the cold water season in Socorro from January to April. During this time of the year its also possible to hear them on a regular base during your watertime and with some luck we will even see them in the water while diving!

Dolphin pods are very common in the Revillagigedo Archipelago and its not unusual to spot them as soon as our vessel arrives. As with the Giant oceanic manta rays so it is als possible to have one of a livetime interaction with a group of bottlenose dolphins. Many divers find they’re accompanied by the friendly squeaks and clicks of these playful mammals, even when they’re not directly in view.
As the above animals are for sure for most of us the highlights, there are many many more different types of fishes to see and encounter – promised! We have three scheduled freediving sessions per day – but, if there is some action in the water we for sure go again!

Boat / Accomodation
Your comfort is our priority everywhere on-board, for that reason we’ve been chosen the Nautilus Explorer for our trip. It is a very safe with heavy, strong steel construction and extensive soundproofing vessel. The vessel’s hull form, passive stability system and bulbous bow provides for a remarkably easy ride voyage to our dive spots within the Revillagigedo Archipelago.

All nine lower deck staterooms have private heads with separate shower stalls, central air conditioning and measure 90 square feet. Six of the staterooms have side by side beds. Two of the staterooms have large double beds and additional storage area. There is also one co-ed triple occupancy stateroom.

Three superior suites on the hot-tub deck measure 145 sq. ft and have large exterior windows. They each have private facilities, a desk and either bureau or wardrobe. Two of these suites have doors that open directly outside. The third suite boasts a large flat screen TV and DVD player.
Our premium suite is also located on the hot-tub deck (yes – we will have a hot-tub on board!) and is twice the size of the other suites. It has a bedroom and a separate lounge featuring a floor to ceiling picture window with an incredible view out onto the oceans cape. The bathroom even features a full-size bath-tub.

Boat Specifications
– 40m size
– Built in Canada and launched in 2000
– The world’s first fully SOLAS certified dive ship
– Stabilised
– ISM safety certified
– Internet access and satellite phone
– Cummins engine power
– 13 en-suite staterooms and suites

Food
When it comes to food we ensure you a great variety and high quality selection of products. Fresh cuisine is one of the cornerstones on liveaboard trips. Soups are homemade; Bread, pastries and deserts are baked onboard and there is always lots to eat with up to 4 meals a day and plenty of snacks.

We offer a mix of both buffet and table service with a menu that combines great taste, healty aspects and fits to out freediving diets. Our chef and 2 hostesses take excellent care of you! All foods and drinks are included, except alcoholic beverages. Mostly all special dietary requests can be cheerfully accommodated with advance notice.

Cabins / Prices*
1x Premium Suite (Double) – 4,950.00 €
3x Superior Suite (Double)  – 4,500.00 €
2x Single Stateroom  – 4,750.00 €
6x Double Stateroom – 4,050.00 €
* included
– full board including soft drinks on board of the Nautilus Explorer
– at least three dives per day
– divemaster’s and guide´s services
– pictures / videos

* not included
– alcoholic beverages
– tip for the crew
– travel and diving insurance
– entrances to national park (65EUR)
– flights to Los Cabos International airport – SJD

Water Temperature
22-25°C

Language
English / German / Czech / Italian (little)

Arrival / Departure
Los Cabos International Airport – SJD
Arrival: 11.03.2021
Departure: 22.03.2021 (or)

Boarding / Disembarking
Cabo San Lucas – Marina
Boarding: 12.03.2021
Disembarking: 22.03.2021 – around 8:50am

Registration
info@kaluna-freediving.ch
T + 41 (0)76 592 54 70

Looking forward seeing you on board

Daniel

 

Additional / Optional Program – extend your trip!

For all of you who still seeking for more animal encounter – You can join us for additional 5 days (3 days out at the sea)
As it is the right season to encounter the fastest shark – we will be heading out one more time into the Pacific Ocean in search for the Mako shark.
And if it is season for Mako sharks, that normally means, Blue sharks are in the area as well.
We will be doing a day trip on a small boat in search for these two shark species and keep our eyes on the horizon,
and with some luck, spotting some turtles or even pilot whales as well
With this we will end our water time in the Pacific and will dip our fins into the Gulf of Mexico and hopefully end our trip with
finding the biggest fish in the world – the Whale shark, and playing around with sea lions

Number of people will be limited to 10
Write us for more details.