Socorros on the New Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard, March 10-18, 2015
Join Us for an 8 Day Liveaboard Photo Expedition Starting at only $3355!
The Revillagigedos Islands, also known as the Socorro Islands, are located 250 miles offshore southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They form an oasis for pelagic life amongst their volcanic shores. Many hammerhead and silky sharks, giant manta rays, dolphins, sailfish, schools of jacks and tuna come to feed, mate and get cleaned by small endemic Clarion Angelfish. These animals tend to be quite friendly towards divers at times, allowing for fantastic interactions and blue water photo opportunities.
Giant Mantas: The giant Pacific mantas which you will meet at Socorro are the largest of the rays and we believe they are the most majestic creatures in the ocean. They swim by moving their wing-like pectoral fins, which can grow up to 7 meters wide, but usually average about 5 – 6 meters. What is even more extraordinary is that the local population of bottlenose dolphins have learned to mimic the behaviour of the giant mantas. It is very likely that these wild dolphins will also move in close and intimate to divers during your trip.
Shark sightings are also very good at Socorro Island with common sightings of silky, galapagos, hammerhead, white tip and silver tip sharks.
Humpback Whales: Optical Ocean Sales has organized this trip to go at a perfect time of year to see migrating Humpback Whales.
A population of 1200 humpbacks moves into the island’s waters in early spring and chances are excellent that you will have encounters with these mighty giants. You may even hear them singing through the hull of the ship at night as you lie in your bunk.
New Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard: At 140' in length and 300 tons, the Nautilus Belle Amie redefines luxurious diving. Staterooms are located on three decks and are very spacious with ensuite heads and twin beds and no bunk beds! Three high-speed rigid inflatable 28' dive skiffs are loaded on/off the stern, you just step on and off, your gear is ready! A hot tub and bar complete the upper deck, with a comfortable saloon and dinning room and another bar on the wheelhouse deck.
The ship is stabilized, fast and comfortable in a seaway. In fact, it's the only boat to offer 6 full days of diving on a week's trip! Departs beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Optical Ocean Sales: owner Jack Connick (making his 4th trip to the islands), will help you get the most of your underwater photo opportunities.
- 8 nights/9 days aboard the Nautilus Belle Amie, with 6 days of 4 tank dives
- Twinshare cabins; either Premium, Superior or standard Staterooms.
- Fantastic meals, snacks and more!
- Tanks & weights (special pricing on other rentals)
- Park Fees & taxes
- Airport Transfers
- Hotel the night prior to departure
- Alcoholic Beverages
- $65 Port fee
*Deposits are non-refundable, but transferable to another person.
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Edited by JackConnick, 21 August 2014 - 10:44 AM.